If you run an office, it is likely that you are going to accumulate paperwork. Much of the documents that are kept in an office are full of sensitive information such as client’s names and addresses, invoices, bank details and other personal information which isn’t for everyone to see.Since not all documents once they are created are archived, it is likely that a good system is in place so that documents do not get lost or damaged. This means that someone in the office needs to take care of the management of how all of the different types of information are stored.Once more and more documents build up it is likely that office space can be taken up by boxes being stored with information since there just isn’t enough room for another filing cabinet. This is all well and good, but it isn’t just the active documents that are taking up the space.As well as ensuring a good management system is in place for your active documents, once those documents are no longer needed, they still need to be stored for a certain length of time depending on which law you come under. This means that you could be storing archived documents for any length of time from 6 months to 3 years.3 years is a long time to store information, especially when during that time more and more documents are coming into the office and also need to be stored.Paperwork and document storage is not generally on the mind of a business when they first start up, it is one of the things that comes with the work. This means that most businesses when looking around for suitable properties will not have taken into account the amount of storage space they need. They may have purchased a couple of filing cabinets, but depending on the growth of the business and the type of information they accumulate, a few filing cabinets could soon reach their capacity which then brings us back to storing information in boxes.Many businesses once they realise their office is overflowing with paperwork and documents may choose to look around for larger premises or look for an additional building to store their documents. This however could prove to be quite costly, especially when you take into consideration how much the new premises are going to cost as well as how much time employees will take out of their normal working day to retrieve information when necessary as well as ensure all new documents are filed away correctly.Not everyone knows that there are document storage companies around who specialise in storing and managing documents as well as other data formats. They are fully equipped to effectively manage sensitive information entrusted to them from a number of businesses who store highly sensitive information.Since no one is going to hand over their documents to just anyone, most of these companies will have taken great steps to ensure the safety and security of documents stored on their premises, as well as this, they will have an efficient management system in place to not only ensure that information is well managed, but also that information is kept in a clean environment so that no documents end up damaged because of poor storage.Document storage companies could also prove to be alot less costly than renting or purchasing additional premises for the sake of storing information. Take a look in your area to see what businesses offer this service and go and visit the premises to ensure that they are suitable for your document storage needs.