If you are in the market to rent small shop space, and you are already suffering from sticker shock, you really will want to read this article by Mouser Self Storage, serving South Fort Worth, Alvarado, and Johnson County from our location in the 917 Industrial Park. Call us at 682-800-3949 for current storage units pricing and self storage availability.

Purchasing small shop space?

In today’s economy and business world, where small companies are gaining in market share, it is rare to find many of those companies purchasing commercial property or industrial space.  The down payment for the mortgage is usually beyond the realm of possibility for those with tight budgets and limited working capital.  That in no way is a negative statement against purchasing; we are simply stating that the owners of small companies usually cannot afford to purchase the physical property, which leads them to leasing small shop space.

Renting a small shop for rent?

The cost of leasing a small shop space will depend upon your needs.  Generally speaking, the larger the shop, the larger the monthly lease payment.  In Fort Worth, the city we are most familiar with, that lease payment can be as low as $1000 per month and as high as $5000 or more per month.

We know of properties like those found at Box Office Warehouse Suites, located in the Fort Worth Design District in North Forth Worth, which can be had for approximately $1000 per month. However, those are not the norm, and we feel confident in saying that most shops for rent will run you closer to $2000 per month . . . plus utilities and other overhead expenses.

Still too expensive for your budget? We have a suggestion, which follows in the next section of this article.

An alternative you may not have considered.

Some storage places, like Mouser Self Storage and our sister company, Blue Mound 287 Self Storage, offer small shops for rent within our storage facilities. These range in size from 12’x30’ to 24’x40’, and range in price from $400 to $840 as of the time of this writing, June 2024.  Storage Units offer 24/7 access, security monitoring, lights, and electricity, making them the perfect alternative for those with limited budgets. Some units include 220v electricity. If you have outgrown working on your hobby at home, give us a call. No long-term contracts. Month to month lease.

The hobby shop spaces are perfect for someone who does woodworking, rebuilding or repairing a car, or anything that needs extra space with electricity.  Can these units be used for business? No, but they can be the working area for a small business, with the actual customer transactions being handled in your home, zoning permitting.

Is this the perfect solution for everyone looking for shop space? No, but is is an affordable alternative which is, at the very least, worth considering.

A final word about Mouser Self Storage.

Mouser Self Storage and our sister company, Blue Mound 287 Self Storage, are locally owned and operated, and we think that is important.  We are local, we are your neighbors, and we believe neighbors should treat neighbors with respect and fairness.  We think that shows in our interaction with customers. Call us today, and inquire about our car storage, RV self storage, and boat storage units.