We understand that choosing the right self-storage unit can be tricky, but it is important to make an intentional decision so that you do not have to pay any additional cost for the extra space you do not need. If it is your first time renting a self-storage unit, here are three smart tips to help you choose the ideal unit.

Take note of what you are planning to store

Before getting a storage quotation, you should consider what you are planning to store. You can start by making a list of the items or number of boxes you need to use. Boxes can be stacked and piled in most cases, so if you only have a few boxes, a small walk-in or locker storage unit might just be sufficient.

owever, if you are planning to store odd-sized items or furniture, make sure you are aware of the exact dimensions (with added buffer) before you find a storage unit size. If your items are temperature sensitive, it would be important to store them in a cool and air-conditioned temperature storage unit.

Take a look at the storage size estimator 

Most self-storage providers will showcase their general storage size estimator on their website to give their customers a feel of the available storage sizes. Consider looking at the storage size estimator to get a rough sense of what storage sizes best fit your needs.

Take a look at our size estimator here for reference. Usually, the size estimator page will provide a storage size measurement and simple information such as how many boxes can the particular unit fit. If you are unsure about what storage size you need, you should always contact the storage provider for more assistance. If you need to have an estimate on the storage cost, you can also submit a web quote as seen here, and you will receive a free web quotation within 1 minute!

Visit the storage provider to have a tour around the facility

If you are unsure about the storage sizes you need, visit the storage provider to tour the self-storage facility. During the visit, you will see the various storage sizes in person and have a real feel of the storage sizing.

During your tour, ensure that the storage unit facility has certain features such as CCTV, insurance, pin code or card access to the storage unit area. These safety and security features are essential as they will give you peace of mind knowing that you have stored your items in safe and secure storage space.

For more information on choosing the right storage size, feel free to visit any of our storage facilities to have a personalised storage tour or call us at 1300 22 0288.

Our friendly Customer Service Executive will assist you through your storage journey and find you the best fitting unit for your storage needs.

 

Held on November 11 every year, more commonly referred to as 11.11, it’s the one day in the year when you will see massive discounts on all shopping platforms—both physical and e-commerce. 11.11 Global Shopping Festival is a day that most businesses will not miss out after seeing the popularity of the sales and the amount of sales volume one can earn in just one day. As such, it is critical to prepare well ahead of 11.11 if you own a business. Here are three tips to get you started.

  1. Optimise your website and app for mobile use

Based on statistics, people buy a lot of things online and with time, it seems like more people are making those orders through their mobile phones. That is why it is important that businesses perfect their mobile experience so that there is a higher conversion rate when consumers enter the web store or app interface.

Prior to the 11.11 sales period, businesses should make sure that their pages and products are well laid out. From showcasing the best deals to the best-selling products, your business should have clear headings and consistent branding across web pages. This will be useful for SEO purposes too. Businesses should also ensure that the website and app have a good loading speed and do not crash upon a large-scale web volume entering the page.

  1. Advertise and communicate your promotional deals early

Despite being called the 11.11 sale, we all know that many businesses will tend to launch their pre-sale deals before the actual 11.11 sale date. A savvy shopper will definitely scour various sites to see what deals are worth buying. It would be strategic for businesses to advertise and communicate their promotional deals early. Advertisements should be done on relevant social media platforms and platforms your target audiences tend to see and engage in. With these advertisements, you might also reach out to new audiences or audiences that tend to have similar behaviours as your current customers. These will help boost your sales volumes as 11.11 might be a good time for new customers to try out new products they have been wanting to test.

Businesses can also engage Key Opinion Leaders (KOL) and influencers to reach out to the mass audience. It is key to reach out to the right audience if you are selling a niche or specific item to ensure that you will achieve a good sales volume during the sales period.

  1. Ensure that you bring in enough business stock

If you are running an 11.11 promotion or a special deal, always ensure sufficient inventory for those items that are high in customer demand or under the sales or flash deal category. With sufficient goods available, you will be able to fulfil all of your business enquiries and sales faster too! For those in the dropshipping industry, it is also good to prepare a storage space in advance so that you will not have storage issues when all your goods arrive.

If you are looking for reliable and safe storage space, you can always try Extra Space Asia Self StorageExtra Space Asia is the region’s dominant operator in self-storage solutions.

Today, Extra Space Asia has 72 facilities across Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Korea, Taiwan and Japan. With a wide selection of storage solutions and flexible plans to choose from, you will be able to find a suitable storage unit to store your business inventory. Check out our 5 storage facilities located around Malaysia, accessible 24 hours for customers and highly safe & secure too!

Psst… if you have read till here, we have some good news to share! We will also be having some exciting 11.11 deals in November. So, do keep a lookout if you are looking for extra space this November.

We’ve been waiting for this day for a while now. Can we say it? Dare we say it? Yes, we dare – Extra Space Ampang is officially up and running! Located in the heart of Ampang, within LOGOS Distribution Centre where parking is aplenty, you can find us at the Basement Level. We’ve spruced up the area and everyone is welcomed to pay a visit!

Catering to the growing demand for self-storage space, Extra Space Ampang now plays home to Extra Space Asia’s 5th facility in Malaysia, less than a year after Extra Space Kota Damansara was opened. This expansion comes at a time where property prices are booming and space is fast becoming scarce. Our aim is to help customers enjoy having ample space – at affordable prices.

Some may equate affordability with lack of quality – but that is not the case with Extra Space Asia. Security has always been our top priority, and it is one area we will never compromise on. We understand the importance ensuring our customers have peace of mind when storing with us, thus the reason why we constantly strive to ensure everything is well-taken care of. We have CCTVs monitoring the area round-the-clock. Nothing shall go unnoticed! Only customers are able to access the storage area with their unique pin, and there is a secondary layer of security in the form of a personal lock and key for their very own storage unit.

The best part about storing with us is that it is highly convenient for our customers as they can come and go as they please! There is no limit to the number of times that our customers can access, which makes it incredibly easy for business owners who need to access their inventories multiple times a day.

Wait, that’s not all! Saving the best for the last – classic marketing tactic. We have a new product offering exclusively at Ampang, which is something we call Warehouse Storage! With sizes starting from as small as 1,000 sqft, customers are given the flexibility and opportunity to customize and choose the exact size they need! Our prices are super competitive as well – from as low as RM2 per sqft! This is perfect for aspiring and potential business owners, who need a larger space for their inventories!

All in all, Extra Space Asia is the only self-storage company you will ever need. From sizes as small as 12 sqft, to as large as 1,000 sqft or more, we’ve got you covered! Contact us today at +603 2027 4715 or email us at ampang@extraspaceasia.com to find out more. Free coffee available for those who’d prefer to drop by! Hope to see you soon!

 

Extra Space Ampang - Reception

Extra Space Ampang - Storage Area Entrance

Just rented your first self-storage unit to store your personal and business items to enjoy more space? If you are planning to access your storage unit frequently, it is ideal to store your items neatly to access them with ease.

Here are three clever ways to effectively maximise your storage unit space over the years.

Tip 1: Dismantle your big ticket items and furniture

If you have big-ticket items and furniture pieces that you plan to store in your storage unit, consider dismantling them so that they take up lesser space in your unit. Items such as bed frames and bookshelves should be dismantled and wrapped neatly to be easily retrievable when needed.

Did you know that when you rent a self-storage unit, you are essentially paying for every square foot or square metres you rent? Thus, it is always encouraged to list down all the items you plan to store first and see what can be dismantled and wrapped so they will take up less space. This way, you will rent a more cost-effective storage unit that fits your needs and budget.

However, if you have more things to store over the years, you can always upsize your storage unit easily when you rent a storage unit at storage facilities such as Extra Space Asia Self-Storage.

Tip 2: Stack items or furniture to your best ability

If you have items such as chairs that can be stacked, you should try your best to stack them safely so that they will take up less space in your storage unit. Stacking also makes for a neater arrangement for easy access in the future.

For box storage, it is key to stack the ones that are heavier and bigger at the bottom so that you can retrieve them easily without straining your back. Do remember to label the boxes too, so that you do not need to open them up just to find one item. It would also help if you stacked the boxes of similar sizes so that they would not stick out in an untidy manner or fall over.

If you need some sturdy boxes, you can always purchase them at Extra Space Asia’s Box Shop.

Tip 3: Utilise the vertical space in your storage unit 

When you have a self-storage unit, shelving can be a good organisation tool to add. The shelving will be great for dividing the space into your storage units according to your needs.

If you are renting a storage unit to store all of your business inventories, it would be good to organise your items based on popularity. Or sort them in a first-in-first-out basis so that you can do your stock-taking easily in your storage unit.

With proper sturdy shelving, you will also be able to fully utilise every inch of space in the storage unit from top to bottom. By optimising your storage space, you’ll be able to save on cost, spending only on what you truly need!

If you are looking to upsize or downsize your storage unit, you can always visit our reception during our operating hours and our friendly Extra Space Asia‘s consultants will be glad to assist you with your next storage unit of a different size.

 

Starting to feel that your children’s toys are taking over most of your space at home? We understand that it can definitely create a level of stress for parents who are constantly cleaning up their kid’s toys every day. As such, here are three ideas to organise toys and items neatly over time.

Choose storage solutions that can survive wear and tear

As we all know, when it comes to playing, kids might throw their items in all directions that could end up damaged in no time. Thus, for children’s storage, it would be good to purchase high-quality plastic bins as they are more durable, easier to clean and allow for labels that can help with your packing and organising process.

However, opting for durable items does not mean parents can only choose those unattractive toy boxes. To spruce it up, consider purchasing different coloured storage boxes to help categorise items and toys. For easier stacking, go for same-size boxes for that neat overall aesthetic.

Use a toy storage system that encourages kids to clean up

To keep the idea of storage fun and easy, parents can try different toy storage systems that fit their kid’s playing methods. For instance, if you have younger kids, you can use labels with pictures instead of words.

Toys that are often used should be placed at locations that are easy to retrieve and put away. For example, on lower shelves, children can reach out easily without much difficulty. For heavy toys, parents can position them on the floor area close to the play area.

It would be preferable to avoid placing all the well-loved toys together in a big box, as that arrangement would encourage children to pull out all the toys and create a mess just to retrieve one single item.

Only keep toys that are frequently used 

Toys have a way of multiplying over the years and over various occasions such as birthdays and Christmas. Year after year, parents might find themselves having to spend more time sorting through more toys. Thus, it is a good practice to narrow down your kid’s toys and only keep those that they play with frequently. This habit will also give the kids a chance to learn how to gift and share their toys with other children who might have lesser or no toys to play with.

If you find your home over-cluttered with toys and rarely-used items, you can also consider storing them in a self-storage unit with your other family items to make more space at home. These unused toys and clothing might come in handy in cases where you are still planning to have more children in the future.

We understand that it can be hard to create an organised home when you have children around, but it is not impossible to create an organised play area for your little ones. We hope these toy storage tips will help you find a toy storage system that works for you and your family.

If you need extra space at home, you can always store unused items at self-storage facilities such as Extra Space Asia. Come visit our clean and secure storage facilities located at Ampang, Chan Sow Lin, Kota Damansara, Section 51A and Segambut from Monday to Friday, 9 am to 6 pm, Saturday, 9 am to 1pm, to learn more about our various storage solutions. Alternatively, you can also contact us at +1300 22 0288 today to find out more.

Planning to relocate back to your hometown or another country for work? Relocating is one of the most stressful things, even for those who do it regularly. Thus, self-storage might be a useful tool for most expats to try.

Here are three benefits of self-storage to expect:

  1. Safe and secure extra storage space

The idea of self-storage will come in handy for expats who have moved from a bigger home to a much smaller home but still have many pieces of furniture or boxes that would not fit into the current home. They can start to rent a self-storage unit first to store those items that do not fit in their homes during this transition period.

By storing your items in a self storage facility such as Extra Space Asia Self-Storage, you will be provided a unique Pincode to access the air-conditioned storage area. For added protection, only the storer has access to the storage unit. Even our Customer Service Executives do not hold any keys to the lock on the storage unit.

  1. Flexible storage duration

In cases where you are planning to relocate soon, the storage space becomes a safe and secure choice for storing your personal items and furniture. It is a good transition space where you can store your items first until the relocation details are finalised for the transporter company to move everything to your new location.

For self storage providers such as Extra Space Asia Self-Storage, expats will also have the choice of storing from as short as 14 days to as long they require. There is no fixed storage contract to adhere to. If you require more time to settle your relocation arrangements, simply extend the storage duration by speaking to the Customer Service Executive directly.

  1. Cost-effective storage solution

Compared to continuing the property rental for a prolonged period, which can be expensive in Malaysia, expats can save more by storing their personal items at a self-storage facility that offers a more flexible storage plan and duration to fit their storage needs. You will be glad to know that you only need to pay for the storage size you rent, some administration fees and insurance coverage.

Did you also know that if you plan to store for a longer time period, there might also be more storage rental discounts that can bring about more cost savings down the road? Thus, it is important to always check in with the various mini storage providers to check out the latest promotions that best cater to your needs.

About Extra Space Asia Self-Storage 

Searching for a stable, safe, secure self storage operator in Malaysia? Extra Space Asia Self-Storage might be what you are looking for. We offer a wide range of storage services with 24/7 CCTV monitoring, 24/7 pin code access. We also have 5 storage facilities located around Kuala Lumpur and PJ area.

Come visit any of our storage facilities from Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm, Saturday, 9am to 1pm to learn more about our wide range of storage sizes in our climate-controlled facilities with flexible rental duration based on your needs. Call us today at +1300 22 0288 to find out more!

 

Overwhelmed by all the items you own and looking for a good storage solution to store your growing personal hobby items and enjoy more space at home?

Good news! Here are some long-term practical storage ideas for you to consider.

Bike Storage

When it comes to bicycle storage, there are a few storage options to choose from. Firstly, you can purchase a sturdy wall frame to hang your bicycles on the wall while freeing up the floor space for other uses. Simply mount the bike storage hooks on the wall and hang your bicycle. If you have limited space at home, you can also explore storing your bike outside your home. When you store your bike outside, remember to ensure that your bicycle is secured with an added cover to protect it from dirt.

However, if you have purchased an expensive bicycle, you can consider storing them in a self-storage unit facility such as Extra Space Asia. Choosing this option will make sure that your items are stored in a secure environment. On top of your bicycles, you can maximise the use of your storage unit by storing other rarely-used family household items.

Golf Clubs

Looking for a storage solution to store your golf clubs and gear when not in use? If you want your golf equipment to last, it would be advisable to store them properly to keep them in the best shape possible.

Did you know that moisture and humidity can cause your gold club to rust? That is why it is important that you store them in a temperature-controlled, dry environment, as extreme hot or cold temperatures can cause the glue to weaken on your club heads and grip area. As such, explore the option of storing them in a self-storage facility such as Extra Space Asia, equipped with 24/7 air-conditioning and dehumidified storage. These features help to ensure that your temperature-sensitive items will be stored optimally for the long term.

Fishing Rods

Storing your fishing rods the right way can help to keep them protected against any form of wear and tear. Even though fishing rods are known to be strong enough to withstand heavy loads, they are also very delicate and vulnerable to damage.

With proper storage, you can effectively extend the life of your fishing rods, reels and lines. You can choose to store them vertically or horizontally, with the reels attached or removed, but it is important that you carry out proper cleaning and drying before storing them as moisture can lead to damage too. Some home storage options include wall-mounted racks to hold the rods horizontally on the wall or a vertical storage rack to keep them off the floor and within easy reach. If you have a growing collection of fishing rods, think about keeping them in your storage unit to make more space for other gear at home.

If you have any storage questions, it would be good to speak directly to any of our Extra Space Asia consultants at 1300 22 0288. Alternatively, you can visit any of our Extra Space Asia Self-Storage facilities located around Malaysia during our operating hours from Mondays to Fridays, 9am to 6pm, Saturdays, 9am to 1pm to find out more!

 

With travel restrictions being lifted and beach holidays being back on the menu, it’s high time to start working out for that beach bod! Oh yes, and also the health benefits you stand to gain from working out are pretty amazing too. However, for many (or is it just me), going to the gym is one of life’s toughest struggles. It’s a constant battle lazing on my bed versus going to the gym, and more often than not my bed wins! Well, if going to the gym is an issue, why don’t we bring the gym to you! It’s actually not as hard as it sounds, to set up a simple home gym! Here are some tips and pointers:

Step 1: Finding and choosing the right space

Picking the right place and having ample space is crucial. Ideally, we should choose a large empty compound, as having more space wouldn’t go amiss. But it is important to also keep in mind the type of workout and exercise you’re aiming to do. You may need as much space as you think, when you’re doing High Intensity Interval Training cardio as compared to strength training, which will require bulky equipment. Do ensure that you like the spot you chose, and that you feel good about it, as having the right mindset will motivate you more to workout.

Step 2: Having the right equipment

As mentioned, determining the type of workout that you will be doing most often is important as you will then know what equipment is needed. Some small and simple equipment to get for cardio training include skipping rope, yoga mat, resistance bands and so on. If you have ample space, you may also opt for a treadmill. For those who are looking to bulk up and do some strength training, will need weights such as dumbbells, kettlebells, barbell and rack especially, and so on.

Step 3: Setting up your home gym

Now that you know what you need, you can begin setting up your very own home gym! Clear out all unnecessary items in the area that you have allocated as your workout space, as it can be distracting. A space that is clutter-free helps clear the mind, putting you in the right mood and motivation to work out. If you’re running out of space to store your excess belongings, know that Extra Space Asia is just a call away! You can store just about anything with us, and enjoy great flexibility in the sense that you can upsize or extend your storage duration should you wish to!

If possible, having a mirror full-length mirror for your home gym would be ideal. You will be able to monitor your own form when doing various exercises to ensure you’re doing it right. Not to mention the fact that you can check out how good you look too!

Step 4: Wipe down and clean after use

Always make sure the area is clean and tidy, especially after use! It would be dangerous to use weights lying around, as one could trip over it. With hygiene being our top priority these days as well, do wipe down your equipment after use. This keeps the place from reeking of sweat, which can be a turn off and demotivates one from working out.

Having a home gym is highly convenient and it would make it hard for one to procrastinate about working out anymore. It does not have to be expensive, and you can always make do with the space you have at home, with the help of Extra Space Asia!

Storage unit is a good addition for businesses when they require safe and secure storage space to store the inventory. Once you have found the right storage unit, the next step is definitely finding ways to maximise your self-storage space! Try these four ideas today.

  1. Add proper shelving in your storage units to maximise your self-storage space

As we all know, your storage rental is based on the storage space area (square feet). Thus, to lower your start-up operational cost, consider finding ways to maximise your storage space to store more items in your storage unit.

One way to do that is to utilise the vertical space in your unit, as this is one factor commonly overlooked by businesses. Invest in a good proper steady shelving that you can use for the long term. This way, you can stack your business items upwards and still be able to pick them up quickly for your customers or stock take purposes.

  1. Strategise your storage layout

When you first get your storage unit, it is a good idea to plan how you want to place your business inventory in the storage unit on paper. You should find ways to group similar items and create sections in the storage unit for specific business inventory so that you can find them easily.

For stock placement, try storing your best-selling items towards the entrance of your storage unit for quick, easy access and seasonal items towards the back or top of your shelves. Remember to keep the floor areas clean so that you can access your items safely without tripping over your items that are on the floor space.

  1. Ensure that you take stock of the items

Before you start to move all your business inventory to your new storage unit, it is important to do a checklist where you can clearly categorise your items into various categories. This way, you can follow the spreadsheet to store your items nicely on the shelving. You should note how many inventories you have now, so you can order more of your business items when the inventory count is low. Having a clear overview of your stock will also give you a good estimate of the type of storage unit you need during the initial sign-up process.

By storing with self-storage providers like Extra Space Asia, you can always choose a storage unit that fits your current storage needs and upsize or downsize accordingly at a later stage. This flexibility will be a good approach for new businesses, with various storage sizes and storage services for different needs.

  1. Use sturdy clear containers with labels

For areas where you cannot build up or install your shelving, you can try purchasing sturdier containers that enable you to store long-term too. That is because most business inventory will usually come in cardboard boxes that can develop mould or be dented when you store for a long period of time.

By storing them in sturdy containers, you can also stack them nicely in your storage unit. Add labels so that you will know what is stored in each container. If you need more packing materials, you can also purchase them easily at Extra Space Asia’s box shop, which is available at all Extra Space Asia storage facilities.

Extra Space Ampang

Looking for a cost effective and reliable storage solution in Malaysia for your personal and business items? Come check out Extra Space Asia’s all-new warehouse storage at Extra Space Ampang today and enjoy greater savings on all your rentals! Storage sizes are customizable too – starting from 500sqft.

Contact us at +603-20274607 to find out more today!

 

Just received the confirmation for your relocation to another country? If yes, you will need to pack everything and choose what you need to relocate, discard or donate. It can be a stressful period to pack and prepare for the relocation. This is why we have come up with 3 smart tips on how to pack and relocate everything efficiently if you only have a limited amount of time to prepare.

Pack your important document and necessary items

Packing can be a nightmare when you do not know where to begin. For starters, you should get a sturdy waterproof box that you can use for all of your important documents, such as your family passports, visa documents, and folders containing all the necessary documents. This is so when you start packing everything, you do not have to worry about losing these essential items, and you will also be assured that they are packed safely in the beginning.

Once you have packed all of these key items, you can start to prepare and pack the other items around your home either by room or by category of items.

Pack, declutter and donate your items

Before you start to pack up everything, it is vital to get enough packing materials like packing tapes, bubble wraps for your fragile items and boxes for all of your items weeks before your move. You can purchase these packing materials from online retailers, self-storage providers like Extra Space Asia, or packing supply shops.

As we all know, the more you ship, the more you would incur for the entire relocation process. As such, you should try to declutter as much as you can and pack according to what you really need so that when you reach your new destination, you will not have another headache trying to reorganise and unpack so many items. If the items are in good condition, you can also consider selling them to your friends or donating them to people who might need them.

Look for a reliable relocation service provider or self-storage provider

If you have a lot of boxes and items to relocate, it would be good to look into various relocation service providers to assist you. Relocation services can effectively help you move all your items to your new home in another country. After confirming the items you plan to move, it would be good to contact a few relocation service providers to request a moving quote before deciding on one. It is always good to read up on reviews to know that your items are in safe hands for this entire relocation journey.

If you are working overseas for a year or so, you can also consider using a self-storage unit where you can store all of your items. By storing at a self-storage facility such as Extra Space Asia, you will be able to access and retrieve your items any time when you are back. Your storage rental is also based on your storage duration and storage size. If you are storing for an extended period, there is also a great storage deal now where you can enjoy 2 months free when you store at selected Extra Space Asia Self Storage facilities.

Call us at 1300 22 0288 today to learn more about our various storage offerings. Alternatively, you can also visit any of our Extra Space Asia storage facilities today during our operation hours from 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday and 9am to 1pm on Saturday. Our friendly customer service officers will be glad to assist you!