Relocating to another city or country? Whether you’re relocating due to a new job opportunity or for family/ personal reasons, it can be stressful as you are uprooting yourself from one place to another. In these cases, renting a self-storage unit could be more beneficial when you relocate. Here are three benefits of self-storage that you can consider in your relocation plans.

  1. Affordable self-storage rental vs expensive property rental

Some expats own permanent homes in the country. Once they have decided to relocate and move to another country, they will either sell the home or rent it out to earn some extra rental income. Alternatively, those currently renting their homes might be searching for storage solutions to store those items that they do not intend to bring along.

Sound like what you’re planning to do? Consider renting a self-storage unit to store big bulky furniture or family items. Renting a self-storage unit might be more affordable and even lower than continuing your home or room rental. It could also be easier to rent out the whole house to earn more rental income than renting out one less room just to store their items.

  1. Flexible storage period and terms 

Compared to being locked down by a permanent long-term contract to rent a home for a year or so, self-storage providers such as Extra Space Asia Self-Storage offer both short-term and long-term rental. Customers can choose to store from as short as 14 days to as long as needed. There is also a wide range of storage sizes, from lockers to walk-in units within the storage facility. At Extra Space Asia, customers can also store home items, documents, and even business inventory.

If you’re relocating to another country for an extended period, like a year or beyond, you’ll enjoy a better storage deal that will allow you to save more long term. Currently, new customers at Extra Space Asia Self-Storage can enjoy up to 30% discounts if they decide to store for more than one year. Customers can always contact them at 1300 22 0288 to request a free storage quotation. Alternatively, you can also simply visit Extra Space Asia’s website and fill up our Get a Quote form.

  1. Safe and secure storage space for your items

If you prefer to visit the self-storage facilities to have a personalised tour or to have a look at the various storage sizes, you can also visit any of our Extra Space Asia Self-Storage facilities during operational hours from Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm or Saturday 9am to 1pm. Our friendly Customer Service Executives will be glad to show you around our storage facilities. Customers can be assured that their stored items are in good hands, and should they need any assistance at the facilities, a staff will be present to assist immediately.

What’s more, Extra Space Asia facilities are also equipped with 24-hour CCTV monitoring, and all customers will be provided with a unique PIN code to access the storage area. In terms of storage units, they can only be accessed by the customers as only they have the keys to their storage units. The storage facilities are also climate-controlled with a 24/7 air conditioner and dehumidifier. With all these features in place, all customers can have peace of mind knowing that their items, even temperature-sensitive items, are kept in a safe and secure environment.

If you’re searching for a self-storage unit to store all of your home items or would like to learn more about the various storage services, feel free to visit any of our 4 Extra Space Asia storage facilities located around Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya today!

With Hari Raya just less than a month away, it is time to start preparing your home for the festive season. We know that it can be tricky trying to keep up with all the house cleaning chores and working/studying at the same time, especially during the fasting month. So, if you are tight on time, here are three useful tips to get your home ready for Hari Raya this year!

Start decluttering your home

During the Hari Raya period, most of us will invite our family members and close friends to our home to celebrate and feast together. This is why it is key to have your home look clean and presentable so that when your guests visit your home, they will have a pleasant experience.

If you have limited time, you should gather your family members and start tackling common areas such as the living room and kitchen first. Start throwing away items and food products that have expired or are not in good condition. If you have a corner where you tend to pile up various things and clothes, you should also declutter them. If you have items that are still in good condition but you find no use for them or are unable to fit into them, consider donating them to various charities as a way to declutter and help someone in need at the same time!

Seek professional help

Really busy (or too lazy) to do the cleaning yourself? Don’t fret. You can always seek professional help. There are many part-time cleaners that you can engage in Malaysia who can help you with your home spring cleaning at a time that fits your schedule. Just check out companies such as Maideasy, Kilat Kilat etc., who will provide professionally trained housekeepers at an affordable cost, starting from just RM30-60/ hour. If you are new to these cleaning services, it might be a good time to try them during the festive seasons.

Explore self-storage to enjoy extra space at home

Living in a small space or finding ways to maximise your home space? Why not try renting a self-storage unit? This way, you can store your family and personal items and enjoy extra space at home! By renting a self-storage unit at self-storage facilities such as Extra Space Asia Self-Storage, you will also enjoy 24 hours access to your items where you can store and retrieve your items any time, any day. These storage units will also come in handy after the festive season as you can use them to store your personal collection or even festive-related items and big bulky belongings that are hardly used.

The best part about renting a self-storage unit at Extra Space Asia is that you are only paying for the storage space you rent, and the storage duration is also flexible as you can rent from as short as 14 days to as long as you need! At Extra Space Asia, we offer both lockers and walk-in units, which you can choose to rent according to your storage needs.

If you are unsure about what storage size you might need, you can simply contact us at 1300 22 0288 or visit any of our four storage facilities located in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor, and we will be glad to assist you.

 

The term self-storage might not be common for most living in Malaysia and it could also be a relatively new space concept to some in Malaysia. However, with home size decreases and real estate prices increases, one might start considering the use of self-storage space in hope of enjoying more space at home or in their office. The idea of self-storage is mainly to provide the customer be it families or businesses a safe and secure extra storage space to store their personal, family and even businesses inventories. Here’s 3 reasons why choosing a self-storage unit is a good way to expand your living space.

Long term vs short term storage

Not sure how long you should rent a self-storage? Don’t worry, there are self-storage providers such as Extra Space Asia who provide flexible storage rental duration of minimum 14 days storage to as long as you need. In this case, you’ll have the option to choose your storage duration according to your storage needs. This is also a cost-effective approach as you’ll only be paying for the storage period you require and nothing more.

Here’s how self-storage can help you:

Short-term storage will be useful if you’re undergoing home and business transition period such as a home renovation or in the midst of finding a new location. For business who are also just looking for a temporary storage space to store your festive sale items, it’d also be wise to just rent short-term storage for your business use.

Long-term storage will be a great option for those who are looking for a safe and secure storage space to store their growing business inventory or personal collection for a long period of time. If you’re planning of relocating to another country due to work or personal reasons, renting long-term storage will also be good as self-storage providers such as Extra Space Asia have staff present at the storage reception area during operation hours. This will help to ensure that your stored items are in good hands.

Self-Storage vs warehouse

Both the option of renting a self-storage and warehouse will provide you with that extra space for your personal and business items. However, there are some key differences which you should take note before making a decision.

Firstly, the amount of storage space available for rent. Self-storage units are offered in pre-determined sizes such as Locker or Walk-in storage unit while warehouse storage spaces can be customised based on your needs. If you’re mostly storing big scale machinery items or odd-sized items, the warehouse storage could be more beneficial to you. However, if you’re looking for a storage space to store a fixed quantity of items that require daily access, you might want to consider renting a self-storage unit.

Secondly, rental cost. Most warehouses would require you to sign a yearly contract while a self-storage unit is more flexible in terms of storage duration. By signing a yearly contract for a big space like a warehouse, it might lead to a higher deposit or down-payment compared to renting a self-storage unit. That’s because most of the storage rental cost is calculated based on the amount of space you rent at the point of time. In addition, once you sign a yearly contract for your warehouse storage, it’s best that you use the space for the full year (or longer, depending on your rental period). Otherwise, you’ll risk wasting money when you forfeit the contract. With a self-storage unit rental, you have the flexibility to move out of your unit anytime.

Self-storage tips and recommendations

If you’re a first-time self storage user, here are some self-storage tips to take note beside the storage rental price. Firstly, you should always choose a self-storage provider that’s credible and here to stay with a proven track record. This way, you’ll have peace of mind when you choose to store your items with them.

Secondly, you should always personally visit the storage facility prior to signing up for a storage unit as this will provide you insights on how safe is the storage facility. During the visit, you should check the security features at the storage facility. Look out 24-hour CCTV surveillance cameras, the presence of the on-ground staffs and whether there’s any PIN code or card access to the storage areas. These security features are important as they will help to ensure that your items are store in a safe and secure storage facility.

Choose Extra Space Asia Self-Storage

Founded in 2007, Extra Space Asia has over 62 storage facilities with over 15,000 storage units across Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, 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.

Come visit any of our 4 Malaysia self-storage facilities located around Selangor and Kuala Lumpur today if you’re looking for a secure self-storage space and storage service near your home or office space, or a place to purchase storage boxes! Feel free to call us at 1300 22 0288 today to learn more about our various storage offerings.

 

We are absolutely delighted to announce the opening of our 4th facility in Malaysia – Extra Space Asia Kota Damansara! Located in the heart of Damansara, Emporis, the facility is easily accessibly via public transport and boasts ample parking as well. This expansion is in line with the company’s pipeline to continuously expand its footprint across the country, to serve the ever-growing demands for self-storage.

In recent times, space has slowly transformed into a luxury instead of a necessity. The scarcity of space and the skyrocketing prices of land and property in Malaysia are two of the many reasons people are starting to turn to self-storage as a solution. A foreign concept to many in the previous years, self-storage is now beginning to grow in popularity. More consumers are picking up on the many benefits of self-storage and its affordability, making it highly attractive.

This spike in demand is strengthened because remote working is now the norm, with companies saying that hybrid work is here to stay. With that being said, more space will be needed at home to accommodate a home office for many. Moreover, studies from Stanford University and University of Chicago Booth School of Business and Hoover Institution show that working from home increases productivity. It is more crucial than ever to create an optimum environment that will enable one to work effectively. This is where self-storage comes in. Customers get to enjoy flexible terms and duration of storage rental while effectively storing their excess belongings to make way for a more conducive home office.

Extra Space Asia’s commitment to flexibility is a breath of fresh air in times of uncertainty and doubt. More often than not, customers who rent a storage unit can only estimate how long they will need it for. Construction work timelines are unpredictable, and inventory forecasts may not always be accurate, lockdowns – these are just some examples of unforeseen circumstances. As such, Extra Space Asia has always held on to their policy that customers are not only able to extend or shorten their rental duration, but also to upsize and downsize their storage units as they wish.

At Extra Space Asia Kota Damansara, you need not worry about security in the slightest. Safety has always been the company’s priority, without compromise. CCTVs are installed at prime locations within the facility area and are running round-the-clock, 24 hours, 7 days a week. What’s more, entry to the storage area is only granted to customers of Extra Space Asia – so rest assured! Each customer will be provided a unique Pin code during the move-in process which you will use to access the storage area any time, any day. In terms of storage units, they can only be accessed by the customers as only you will have the keys to your storage units.

Unsure of the storage unit size you might need to store all of your business and personal items? Don’t worry! At Extra Space Kota Damansara, we offer both Lockers and Walk-in storage units with a wide range of storage sizes ranging from as small as 12sqft to as large as 189sqft. If you have any storage enquiry, feel free to visit our Kota Damansara facility during our operational hours from Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm and Saturday 9am to 1pm. Our on-ground Customer Service Executives will be glad to show you around our storage facility and also the various storage sizes available that might fit all of your storage needs.

If you’ve made it all the way here, we have a juicy titbit to reward you! Extra Space Kota Damansara will not be the only new facility opening in Malaysia for the year. Plans are underway for our 5th facility, which will be up and running by Q4 of 2022, so stay tuned for more details!

Extra Space Kota Damansara is located at R-03A-03, Emporis, Persiaran Surian, Kota Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan. Click here to find us via Google Map. Drop us a call within office hours to speak to our team at 03-2027 4771 or swing by to have a chat with us!

Image: Extra Space Kota Damansara's Reception Office

Image: Extra Space Asia storage area featuring lockers and Walk-in units

 

 

 

Many of us are no strangers to self-storage. But here’s something you may not know: Extra Space Asia Self-Storage offers short-term space rentals – from as short as 14 days. This solution is ideal for individuals and businesses that require more space temporarily. Here are three key benefits of short-term self-storage.

1. It’s a lifesaver during home and business transition periods.

 

Only those who have experienced will know – buying/selling a home or moving offices is never smooth-sailing as expected. Plans get derailed. Transactions get delayed. What happens to all your items then? Choose short-term self-storage to securely keep your belongings, so that you have peace of mind to focus on your home and business arrangements.

2. It’s cost-effective for your business.

Why rent a big, expensive space just to store inventory? We know businesses need more space for extra stocks during the festive sale periods. Instead of expanding your storage space permanently, choose a short-term option with us. This way, you save on storage expenses and rent a space only when you need it. It’s safe, flexible and accessible – you can retrieve or store your items any time, any day!

3. It keeps all your belongings safe and tidy during renovation.

Renovating a new place can be exciting, but as we all know, everything tends to get dusty and messy. Having a short-term self-storage unit will be useful. Here, your furniture and belongings will be free from dirt and damage. Plus, more space for you and your contractors to move around and work.

All your belongings will be in good hands at a self-storage facility like Extra Space Asia. 24-hour CCTV monitoring and security ensure that all your items are protected round-the-clock. Only YOU have the keys to your storage unit.

Renovating or stocking up on inventory soon? Call us and arrange for a short-term storage unit today!

Thinking about renting a self-storage unit due for your growing business or upcoming home renovation? At Extra Space Asia, we know that it can be hard to decide what storage size you might need in order to store all of your home and business items.

Here are 3 useful tips to help you decide whether to rent a locker or a walk-in storage unit.

  1. Gauge by the number of filled boxes

    Prior to finding the nearest self-storage, keep track on the items you’re really going to be stored in a storage facility. You can start by going through all of your items and separate them into the “Throw”, “Donate” and “Keep” boxes. With this process, you’ll not only be decluttering your items but also know how many boxes you’ll be using.

    Once you know how many boxes you’ll be using, this number will determine how much storage space you need. For reference, Extra Space Asia Large box is 55cm x 55cm x 55cm. If you have less than five of these boxes, renting a Locker unit would be sufficient. One thing to note is that most storage spaces are charged by per square feet or per square metre. Therefore, all space rented should be put to good use. Otherwise, you’ll be paying more for space you don’t need.

  2. Making use of the Size Estimator function

    Unsure about what storage sizes are available at the storage facility? Check out the size estimator function available on most self-storage websites or simply click here. The size estimator will usually show a sample illustration of each storage space ranging from the Locker units to all the various different walk-in units sizes. This would show you an estimate of what can be fitted into the storage unit, i.e. how many boxes and items, and the possible arrangement configurations.

    With a size estimator, you can roughly gauge the type of storage size you might need for your items. This will help narrow down the options on whether to rent a locker unit or a walk-in storage unit.

  3. Visit or call the storage facility directly

    If you’re someone who prefers to see the storage unit personally in order to better understand how the storage unit looks like in the various storage sizes, visit the facility instead. Some storage companies might need advance bookings, but storage facilities like Extra Space Asia Self-Storage welcome all customers to visit any of their 4 storage facilities during operating hours from 9am to 6pm, Mondays to Fridays and 9am to 1pm on Saturdays. No appointments needed!

    Here are some benefits to visiting the storage facility personally:

    • View different storage sizes all in one day.
    • Understand how much it costs to rent the storage unit on a short-term and long-term basis.
    • Rent spaces immediately, prepay the storage rental accordingly, and you’re good to move your items into your storage unit.
    • Purchase boxes or packing materials like bubble wrap and tapes directly from the storage facilities’ Box Shop to pack all your items.

    Do not have time to visit the storage facility? Call us at 1300 22 0288 to find out more! Simply let our storage consultants know what items you would like to store, and we’ll be able to assist you from there. With the help of our friendly consultants, you’ll be able to find the most suitable self-storage space. With Extra Space Asia, you can also choose to upsize or downsize your space anytime you like!

    Extra Space Kota Damansara

    Did you know that Extra Space Asia opened our 4th storage facility at Kota Damansara? Come visit our new facility located in Emporis R-03A-03 today to have a personalize storage tour or contact us at +603-20274607 for a free storage quotation!

Battling with your wardrobe and falling clothes every day due to a lack of space and proper organisation? Here are three ideas on how to keep your clothes, shoes, bags and accessories organised and maximise your wardrobe space.

 Do a proper spring clean of your wardrobe

Before you start organising your wardrobe, you should declutter and consider donating your clothes that you no longer use or wear. We recommend this routine every quarter if you have a small wardrobe space. This will help create more space in your wardrobe for your new clothing or those clothing lying on your floor and around your room.

Trying the KonMari folding method

If you hastily fold your clothes before putting them away in your wardrobe, not only will they look wrinkled, you will also be wasting your precious wardrobe space unnecessarily. When it comes to folding hacks, people would recommend the KonMari folding method. The KonMari folding routine includes folding your clothes into neat bundles that can stand on their own so that you will be able to see everything at one glance. Her space-saving techniques will be a lifesaver if you have many clothes but insufficient space to store everything. This folding system includes many tutorials on folding various clothing like tops, socks, sweaters etc., that you can try out.

Get creative with organising your wardrobe 

You should try organising and arranging your wardrobe based on your personality and personal habits. For example, you can organise your clothing based on colours, seasons, garment type or even the order of how you get dressed.

For those seasonal items that are bulky and take up a lot of space, you can also try using a clothing vacuum bag that will help to pack your items into tightly sealed bags and minimise the overall storage space required to store them.

If you are looking for extra space to store your seasonal items or items that you hardly use, try storing them in a self-storage unit. Some perks of using a self-storage unit include the freedom to store more than your personal belongings. This dedicated space can also be used for your collection hobby, business inventory — you can even share spaces with your family members to fully optimise the storage unit.

It is also like your home where you can access any time, any day, 24 hours. At Extra Space Asia, we also offer climate controlled and air-conditioned storage units to store your temperature-sensitive items in peace. For more storage enquiries, you can also contact Extra Space Asia Self-Storage today at 1300 22 0288 to learn more about our various storage solutions. Feel free to also visit any of our 4 storage facilities located in Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya today from 9am to 6pm (Monday to Friday) or 9am to 1pm (Saturday) to learn more about our various storage solutions.

 

With Chinese New Year right around the corner, most people are planning to start their spring cleaning activities to welcome the lunar New Year. If you still have not started your CNY spring cleaning, here are three spring cleaning hacks to speed up the cleaning process.

Create a cleaning plan

Never start without a plan. If you are short of time, gather your family and divide the workload to cover different parts of the home. Each family member can clean and handle their personal room for a start. For common areas such as the living room and kitchen, each family member can handle any one of these cleaning objectives: decluttering, mopping, and vacuuming. They can also plan to do it on different days of the week when they are free.

With a cleaning plan and schedule, you will also know who is in charge and how much time is required. This strategy will help reduce the time needed to figure out who and what to do, especially if you are short of time.

Seek professional help

Really busy (or too lazy) to do the cleaning yourself? Don’t fret. You can always seek professional help. There are many part-time cleaners that you can engage in Malaysia. Just check out companies such as Maideasy, Made4u, Grabmaid etc., who will provide professionally trained housekeepers at an affordable cost starting from RM25/hour.

If you are new to these cleaning services, you might even enjoy a first-time promotion which could be a good time to try, especially during the Chinese New Year period.

Declutter and organise your home

Planning for your small reunion dinner or gathering at home this year? Start decluttering your home so that your loved ones can enjoy more space. It might also be a good time to recycle or donate items of good condition to people or organisations in need, so you can also share the blessings with them while making more room at home.

For individuals or families who are looking to store their seasonal or festive items and hardly used furniture sets, you can also rent a self-storage unit to store all of these items. These self-storage units can come in handy as they are like an extension of your home space which you can access 24 hours, any time, any day.

This Chinese New Year, be the first 20 new customers to sign up for any wallk-in unit with a minimum of 6 months storage duration, and you will be entitled to a rebate of up to RM300 off your mover’s fee. Engage any movers of your choice to transport your belongings into our units!

Click here to learn more about our Chinese New Year promotions today!