Just moved into your new home and wondering if you still need that storage unit that you rented during the transition period? Don’t fret, and let us help you decide if you should continue renting that storage unit. Here are three cases where the self-storage unit will still come in handy even when you have moved to your new space.

The new home is much smaller than your previous home

We understand that some new home settings can be smaller than the old homes. As such, when you move and bring over all of the items from your previous home to your smaller new home, you might find it hard to store everything. If you have included ample storage space in your new home to keep all your items, then you do not have to extend your storage lease.

However, if you still do not have enough space at home to store your family or personal collection, a self-storage unit might be useful. With the storage unit, you can store those hardly used seasonal clothing and furniture pieces or even memorabilia.

By renting a self-storage unit at storage providers such as Extra Space Asia Self Storage, you will be able to upsize or downsize your current storage space according to your storage needs. In this case, you will only be paying for the storage size you require.

More people living in your new home

Living with your extended family or the in-laws? When you have more people staying at home, your living space will tend to become smaller. In such cases, it would be beneficial to continue your storage lease to enjoy more space at home. If you are a personal collector or hobbyist, by having a self-storage unit, you will also enjoy extra space to grow your collection.

storage space is like an extension of your home where you will enjoy 24 hours access, any time and any day. To minimise the storage rental cost, you can also share your storage unit with your family members and divide the storage cost among your family.

You can maximise the storage unit space by setting up shelves to utilise the depth and height of the storage space fully. In this case, your family members can each enjoy a dedicated corner in the storage unit too.

Own a home business that requires business storage space

If you are a home business owner, a self-storage unit will continue to come in handy for your business purpose even after you have moved into your new space. You can convert your storage unit to a business storage space where you can store all of your business inventory and document. With a storage unit, you will be able to enjoy more space to grow your business and be able to maintain a neat and conducive working environment at home.

Self-storage is a good business storage option as you can enjoy maximum flexibility on your storage duration and choose to either store long term or short term. You are not tied into any leasing contract by renting a self-storage unit with storage companies like Extra Space Asia, unlike a warehouse space that usually comes with at least a year contract.

At Extra Space Asia Self Storage, you will also be able to choose from a range of storage unit sizes depending on your business needs which will be more cost-efficient in the long run. With round-the-clock access to your business items and documents coupled with a state-of-the-art security system, you can be assured that your business inventory is in good hands. If you would like to find out more about the various storage solutions that Extra Space Asia Self Storage offers, you can contact us at 1300 22 0288 today or visit any of our storage facilities located at Petaling Jaya, Selangor and Kuala Lumpur from Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm or Saturday 9am to 1pm.

Many will ask why we need to store our items and furniture in a self-storage facility during the moving or renovation transition period. A self-storage unit can be a lifesaver, especially during these stressful transition periods, as it provides you with a temporary storage space for all your items while you move into a smaller home or nowhere to keep all of your belongings.

It is also a storage solution to store your furniture during your home renovation to protect them from dust. When researching for the best storage fit for your needs, here are some tips on how you can choose a self-storage solution.

Search for storage providers who offer short term storage plan

During these transition periods and renovation times, most people are looking for a short-term storage solution (approximately three months or less). When you are finding a self-storage facility, it’s important to find out the shortest storage plan available.

This will help cut down on the unnecessary cost when you only need to store for one month. If you are looking for a self-storage facility that offers less than one month of storage, you can choose to store with providers such as Extra Space Asia Self-Storage. Our facility provides a minimum 14 days storage period as compared to a minimum of one month storage period at most storage facilities.

Look for a storage facility near your home

If you are planning to store your furniture and belongings in a storage facility, it is always good to find the storage space nearest to your home. This will help cut down the travelling time and cost if you are thinking of moving your items by yourself to the storage unit. By choosing to store in a storage facility near your home, it will also be more convenient if you need to store or retrieve from your storage unit. For Singapore, it will be easy to find one storage space near your home as there are many storage providers available. However, it is important to choose a reliable option so that you can be assured that your items are in good hands.

Choose the storage provider that has a person in charge at the facility 

With a professional present at the facility, you will enjoy peace of mind knowing that if you need immediate assistance during operation hours, there is someone there to assist you immediately. The on-ground service staff will also act as a form of security as with them around, you can be assured that your items are stored in a safe environment. If you are looking for a self-storage in Singapore with on-ground customer service executives, you can always store with Extra Space Asia Self-Storage.

Store with a storage provider that offers a wide range of storage sizes

Unsure about the storage size you will need to store all your items? It is good to visit the storage facility that you plan to store your items before confirming all of the details. This will help you to better understand the storage surroundings, the available storage sizes and also know who to find should you face any problems down the road. If you choose a storage provider such as Extra Space Asia Self-Storage with a wide range of storage sizes, it would also be more convenient for you to scale up or downsize your storage space to fit your changing needs. This will also be a cost-effective storage solution as you will still be able to enjoy more space at home and also save the cost of relocating your items to another storage facility.

Choose Extra Space Asia Self-Storage

Founded in 2007, Extra Space Asia has over 60 storage facilities with over 15,000 storage units across Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Korea, Taiwan and Japan. Our industry-leading presence in Asia gives us credibility and allows us to operate self-storage facilities of the highest standards worldwide. We’ve also always strived to build facilities to improve people’s lives and work. This is professionally delivered through our cutting-edge services, uncompromised security, and a wide variety of storage unit sizes available 24/7. If you’re looking for storage solutions for personal, family or business use, rest assured that your items are in the safe hands of Extra Space Asia.