If you’re new to the idea of self-storage, it provides individuals and families with extra space to rent and keep their personal items. Depending on your storage needs, self-storage providers like Extra Space Asia offer a wide range of storage units, ranging from as small as 11 sqft to as big as 260 sqft. Customers can also choose to store long-term or short-term, which can be a cost-effective approach. Here are some common items you can store in a self-storage unit to enjoy more space at home.

  1. Furniture

If you’re planning to do a home renovation or in the midst of a home transition and looking for a safe and secure storage space to store all of your furniture pieces, family, and personal items, the idea of self-storage could be a great solution for you. By choosing self-storage providers like Extra Space Asia, you can enjoy a safe and secure storage space with the flexibility of storing your furniture and various items for as short as 14 days to as long as you need. This will be an economical option for accommodating the extra items while you stay with a friend or family member during this period.

After your home renovation or home improvement project, you can also explore the option of downsizing your storage unit to store items that you rarely use in your new home or your business items if you are working from home or own a business. This will allow you to enjoy more space at home and in the office.

  1. Personal Collection

For those running out of space at home to store your growing personal collections of figurines, toys, books, etc., renting a self-storage unit might be a good option to explore.

By storing your growing personal collection with Extra Space Asia, you will not only enjoy more space to grow your personal collection but also a safe and secure storage space where you can visit to admire your collection any time, any day! At Extra Space Asia, we offer air-conditioned storage units. Thus, if you are planning to pack your items or admire your personal collection, this is a good storage option to consider! By storing your items in a mini storage facility such as Extra Space Asia Self-Storage, you will be provided with a unique PIN 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. Seasonal Items and Decorations

Most seasonal items and decoration pieces are only used occasionally in a year and can take up quite a lot of storage space at home. Thus, these are common items that one will plan to store in the storage unit as you will still be able to access them when you need them, and they will not take up so much space at home too. Simply box up all of your Christmas decorations, cling-wrap your Christmas tree, and place your thick seasonal clothes in clean, labelled plastic boxes so that you will know where to find them when you need them.

If you need any packing items, such as boxes, you can easily purchase them at any Extra Space Asia storage facilities’ Box Shop during the operational hours.

If you have any storage queries, feel free to contact Extra Space Asia Self-Storage at 1300 22 0288 or you can also drop by our facilities to have a personalised storage facility tour.

Packing your personal and home items for the upcoming relocation project? When you have multiple items to pack, using sturdy boxes and labelling them clearly is essential. Here are three box-packing tips to make the process easier:

  1. Fill boxes to capacity but avoid over-packing

Partially filled or over-packed boxes can tip over or collapse when stacked during the move or storage. It’s important to find the right balance. It might also be dangerous to lift the boxes up during the move as the items might fall out due to the heavy weight.

If a box becomes too heavy but still has empty space, you can fill the gaps with packing paper or bubble wrap to prevent items from shifting. This will ensure that the items do not move around during the moving process.

  1. Use sturdy and high-quality storage boxes 

When relocating, there are bound to be plenty of items that you will have to pack for the move. Opt for sturdy, good-quality storage boxes to ensure your items remain in good condition throughout the moving process. Consider using double-ply boxes for added durability.

If you are using a moving service company, you can always check in with them to see if they offer complimentary boxes and packing materials to pack your items. This will be more convenient as you do not need to purchase from another place and incur additional delivery charges to deliver the packing items to you.

When packing items with multiple parts, dismantle them and store the smaller parts in boxes. Double-tape the box’s base to ensure that it is strong enough to hold the items in the box.

  1. Protect all fragile items with bubble wrap and packing materials 

Safeguard delicate glassware and furniture pieces by wrapping them in bubble wrap or packing materials. These extra layers of protection will help prevent damage during the move and storage.

For items like photos, place them in plastic containers to keep them safe. As these items are made of paper, they can be easily destroyed by water damage. Thus, by storing them in a tight plastic container, not only will you be able to see the content easily, it will also protect them from water damage. Another perk about clear containers is that you will be able to see the content clearly. In this case, you can also try to organise the photos by indicating the year and photo details on the boxes for reference. If you plan to store these temperature-sensitive items, besides storing them in an air-conditioned storage unit, it would be good to also let your self-storage provider know so that they can advise you further if needed.

For items that are odd shapes that do not fit into any boxes, you can use bubble wrap with stretch film to protect them during the relocation process.

How to store your boxes in a storage unit?

Planning to move these boxes to a storage unit? Remember to label them so that you do not need to open up all of the boxes just to find one item. When stacking the boxes, start with heavy or bulky boxes to create a solid base. To maximise space, try to stack similar-sized boxes together. This organisation will make accessing items in the future much more convenient.

If you need more sturdy boxes or packing materials like tape and bubble wrap, you can always visit any Extra Space Asia Self Storage facilities to purchase them in their box shop. The box shop is open during the storage facility’s operation hours from Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm and Saturday, 9am to 1pm. Feel free to visit, and the staff on duty will be glad to assist you. If you would like to learn more about the various self-storage solutions that Extra Space Asia offers, you can always send them a Whatsapp at +601135574662 .

The idea of eliminating clutters and chaos can be daunting as it takes up quite a lot of time and effort, especially for those living with other family members and kids. Thus, one will need a lot of motivation to start the decluttering process. For a start, consider trying these three steps!

1. Ask your friends and family members for help

We all need second opinions for some matters. In this case, it does not hurt to ask your friends or family members to lend a helping hand and eye to check and see if there is any value or use for the items in your home so that you can plan what to do with them. Schedule a date with your friends and start the process of decluttering. Having an extra pair of hands will also be great if you are on a tight deadline to clear your items for upcoming relocation or renovation plans.

2.Tackle it step by step

If you plan to declutter your home, you can choose your battles of either starting with the space or room with the most clutter to declutter or the room with the least items so you can improve the storage. By choosing your rooms, you can also be mentally prepared to do it and not be too overwhelmed by the mess or things you have to clear.

To eliminate the clutter and chaos, you can also split the various rooms with your family members staying in the same home. In this case, the owner of the room will be the one clearing up their room as they are in a better position to figure out what is needed to throw, donate or keep.

3.Decide what to keep, store, donate and discard

Before packing your home, prepare some trash bags and boxes for items you wish to donate or throw away. Remember to label the bags so that they will be handled correctly. If you need boxes, you can purchase them from Extra Space’s Box Shop.

As for big-ticket items or your growing collections, which you plan to keep, you can explore the idea of renting a self-storage unit. Before storing your items in the storage unit, you can pack all of your items in boxes or transparent plastic cases with labels so that you will know what you will be storing in the storage unit and also be able to estimate the storage size required. The perk of having a storage unit is that you will be able to enjoy more space to grow your collection and more space to enjoy your home with your family.

If you are new to the idea of storage, you can always contact Extra Space Self-Storage at 1300 22 0288, and we will be glad to assist.

Are you looking for a safe and reliable storage space for your luggage and other items? If so, why not consider luggage storage in self-storage facilities like Extra Space Asia Self Storage? Here are three reasons why:

  1. Flexible storage duration

If you’re unsure how long you need to store your luggage, a self-storage facility can offer you greater flexibility than most luggage storage providers, which typically charge a daily or hourly rate.

Extra Space Asia Self-Storage offers both short-term and long-term storage options, from as little as 14 days to as long as you need. If you’re uncertain about your storage duration, you can start with a shorter plan and extend it as needed. After which, if you need to store longer, you can just pay on a monthly basis or call the Customer Service Executive to understand the next best approach.

One thing to note is that some mini-storage facilities might provide you with a better discount plan if you are storing for a longer period of time. This will be a cost-saving approach if you decide to store for an extended period. Thus, it is always good to check in advance to understand more.

  1. Wide range of storage sizes

If you’re storing more than one piece of luggage, or other furniture and boxes, a self-storage facility is a better option than a luggage storage centre, which may have fixed dimensions and rates that could cost more if your items are classified as oversized. If you are planning to store more than one piece of luggage and also other furniture pieces and boxes? It will be a better option to choose a mini storage facility instead.

At Extra Space Asia, you can choose from a range of storage sizes to fit your needs, and you can upsize or downsize your storage unit as required, from 10 sqft to 200 sqft.

  1. Safe and secure storage environment

Most luggage storage centres are located at transportation hubs like airports, where there is high human traffic flow. If you need to repack your items, you may need to be cautious as the centre may not be able to provide you with additional boxes or packing materials at the last minute.

Extra Space Asia, on the other hand, provides a safe and secure storage environment for your items. All our facilities are equipped with 24/7 CCTV monitoring, advanced PIN-code access and control systems, and on-site security personnel. Each storage unit has its own security system, and on-site customer service is available during operating hours for quick assistance. Additionally, you can purchase packing materials such as tapes and boxes at the Box Shop located in the facility. With 24/7 storage access, you can store and retrieve your items at any time, any day.

If you’d like to learn more, you can contact Extra Space Asia Self-Storage at 1300 22 0288, or drop by any of our storage facilities during our operating hours from Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm, Saturday, 9am to 1pm, for personalised storage facility tour.

At Extra Space Asia Self Storage, we understand different customers have different storage requirements and needs to consider before renting their first storage unit.

Why choose Extra Space Asia Self Storage as your first storage space?

Unlike big warehouse storage and office leases, where you are committed to a specific rental duration of one year or more, the rental duration of a storage unit is more flexible. For self-storage companies like Extra Space Asia, customers can choose to store from as short as 14 days to as long as needed.

By storing at self-storage companies like Extra Space Asia, you will have the freedom of round-the-clock access to your air-conditioned storage unit. All you have to do is to key in your unique PIN code, and you will be able to access the storage unit. This feature is important for our customers who have businesses to run, as it enables owners and operators to boost efficiency without being affected by the operating hours of a storage facility.

With Extra Space Asia Self Storage, you can also be assured that your items are in good hands, as our storage facilities are all equipped with 24-hour CCTV monitoring for extra protection.

Long-term storage

Calling all hobbyists, business owners and even families!

Did you know that Extra Space Asia Self Storage offers good storage deals for customers who plan to store for a long period of time? This means that it will be more cost-effective to rent for a longer period of time to enjoy the higher storage discount perks if you see yourself needing that extra space to extend your living space or for business use.

Besides the flexible storage duration, customers can also enjoy the freedom of downsizing or upsizing their storage unit anytime! No more fussing over the risk of having incompatible storage space when your needs change in the future.

Short-term storage

Did you know that at Extra Space Asia, we provide short-term space rental – from as short as 14 days? Yes, that is right.

If you are planning for an upcoming home renovation project or in between homes due to rental issues or home improvement plans, don’t fret!

Come visit any of our self-storage facilities during our operating hours or simply call us at 1300 22 0288 to speak to any of our friendly storage consultants, and we will be glad to find you a suitable short-term or long-term storage plan that will best fit your storage needs!

 Are you starting or expanding your e-commerce business? As you navigate the initial phase and plan for growth, it’s essential to have an effective inventory storage plan.

While storing inventory at home may work for smaller quantities, a self-storage facility can provide the space you need for larger stock volumes. When selecting a self-storage facility for your business, consider these three important factors:

  1. Self-storage brand and location

With numerous storage providers available in Malaysia, it is important to narrow down your options. Research self-storage providers near your business location to find one that offers convenient access for storing, retrieving, and restocking your items.

If you are not sure where to start, you can google online to find out more. For example, if you are staying in Kuala Lumpur, you can search online and check out all of the self-storage providers in the area where your business is operating. This will save you time on traveling from storage company A to storage company B.

It is important to store with a company that is reputable and trustworthy as you are storing all of your business inventory with them. You would not want to worry all the time about losing your goods or losing your money once you have chosen a storage facility to store your items.

  1. Storage amenities and features 

When researching storage options, it is important to note that some providers require booking appointments before visiting their facilities. These facilities may be predominantly unmanned, so contacting them in advance is necessary. However, for customers, this can be inconvenient if immediate assistance is required.

To ensure a smooth experience, it’s recommended to personally visit the storage facility before committing to a unit. This visit will give you an idea of the facility’s offerings. For example, at Extra Space Asia Self-Storage facilities, you’ll find that the 24/7 CCTV monitored premises with staff available during operation hours from Monday to Friday, 9 am to 6 pm and Saturday, 9 am to 1pm. This provides peace of mind, knowing that your items are secure. Moreover, Extra Space Asia Self-Storage offers customers a unique PIN code for access, eliminating concerns about losing physical cards and potential penalties. Additionally, they provide free use of trolleys to easily transport your business inventory.

  1. Storage sizes and promotions 

Once you have narrowed down your choices to three storage facilities, it’s time to learn more about their storage sizes and rental costs.

Before visiting, make a list of the items you plan to store, including any odd-shaped or long items that may affect the required storage unit size. Share this list with the self-storage personnel during your visit or inquiry. They can recommend a storage size that suits your current needs.

After confirming the availability of suitable storage sizes, it’s worth inquiring with the storage provider about any discounts or promotions for long-term storage. Some facilities may offer extra perks for customers planning to store for over six months, so it’s beneficial to explore these possibilities.

For those seeking flexible storage options that allow for upsizing or downsizing based on their evolving needs, consider renting a storage unit at Extra Space Asia Self-Storage. They offer a wide range of storage sizes, from 11 sqft to 260 sqft, along with flexible storage terms. To learn more about their storage offerings, feel free to contact them at 1300 22 0288.



Nine months might seem like a long time, especially when you are expecting a new life. During this period, we understand that it can be stressful as you deal with this major transition, and part of the change is finding ways to prepare your home for the baby.

For new parents, you might be overwhelmed by what to get, and different parents will have different priorities. Thus, it is important to take your time to deal with one task at a time. Here are some things you can try to prep your home for the arrival of your little one.

  1. Prepare a baby room with the essentials

It would be good if you have a room for the baby so that you will have ample space to move around and also for your baby to sleep and play over time. You can start by checking the big ticket items such as baby cots/cribs, car seats, strollers, baby carriers, sanitisers, baby monitor, diapers, baby bath items, baby bottles and baby clothes. To extend the shelf life of the items, you can opt to purchase items that are more functional so that you can use them even as your baby grows.

For the baby’s essentials, you can also place them around your home instead of just one location so that you do not have to rush to the baby’s room whenever you need something. This will save you time and also the strength to move around.

  1. Babyproof your home

Take a careful look around your home for things that need baby-proofing. This can include moving your cleaning products and placing them on higher grounds. You would also need to find ways to secure your cabinets and doors that your baby can reach.

Next, avoid long curtains and hide your cables and cover the electrical supplies. Babies are naturally curious, and their hands might start to grab things within their reach. Thus, it is important to keep these items and cords out of the way so that they will not harm your baby as they crawl and move around your home. The act of baby-proofing can differ for every family, and it is up to the parents to prepare accordingly as every home layout is different too.

  1. Try to declutter and clean up your home

With the baby’s arrival, it might take a while for you to get used to it as you will have to cater to your baby’s needs first. This is why it is recommended to declutter and clean up your home first when you can. You can start by decluttering some parts of your home that will be a shared space for your baby and you. This will include your living room, bedroom etc.

If you have furniture sets, personal collections or even seasonal décor items and clothing that you do not wish to throw but lack the storage space at home, consider renting a self-storage unit near your home. This way, you can enjoy more space for your growing family by renting a storage space. With a new family member, it does not mean that you will have to give up your personal collection. You can always continue growing your personal collection with the help of an extra storage unit.

If you are new to self-storage, you can try storage providers such as Extra Space Asia Self Storage. The storage brand has been awarded Singapore’s favourite self-storage brand since 2018 and is a trusted brand in Singapore, with over 70 storage facilities in Asia. It is always good to visit the storage premise during operation hours from Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm, Saturday, 9am to 1pm, to understand more and see the various storage offerings in person. Alternatively, you can always contact the storage facilities located in Kuala Lumpur at 1300 22 0288 to find out more storage information or simply visit the website to request for a complimentary web quotation to understand the pricing for the different storage sizes too.

Renting a self-storage unit can be a great storage solution if you are planning to relocate, renovate, or even downsize your home. One common item that most people store in their storage unit is furniture pieces. As we all know, our storage rental is calculated based on the storage square feet that we rent. Thus, to maximise your storage unit space efficiently, you should also consider how to better store your furniture in your storage unit to save some rental costs too. Here are three tips on how to store furniture in your storage unit.

  1. Disassemble your furniture as much as you can

Whether you plan to store your furniture items temporarily or long-term, it is good to disassemble them as much as possible. By segmenting each piece into its parts, you will maximise storage space while making transportation easier when moving from one location to another.

In terms of storage, you should try to store them flat to free up storage space. For items such as your bed frame and shelving, you should have them nearer to your storage unit’s walls. Like Tetris, it is not about stuffing your storage unit but how you arrange your items in an optimal manner. For items that you plan to retrieve a particular item after a short period of time, you should also try to arrange them near your storage door so that you can retrieve them easily.

  1. Utilise your storage unit’s vertical space

To save costs, you should try to find ways to utilise your storage unit’s vertical space as much as you can. For storage rental, prices are usually determined based on the length and width of your storage unit. Thus, you should try to maximise your vertical space before renting another bigger storage unit, as that will incur more storage rental too.

Adding a shelf to your storage unit is a good tool to effectively make your storage look more organised and space efficient. You can just set up some shelving in one part of your storage unit so that you can place those smaller items and any odd shape furniture pieces on the shelving so that it is easier to store and retrieve them. On the other side of your storage unit, you can stack similar-sized boxes upwards.

  1. Properly wrap your furniture items

Keeping any items or furniture pieces for a long period of time will definitely lead to dust accumulation. Thus, it is always important to wrap your furniture items, such as your bed and sofa set with stretch film. Stretch films are a good packing material that helps to keep your furniture intact and also makes transportation and storage much easier. If you are planning to store fragile items like your television set, mirror, glass table top or any glass items, it is also good to layer your items with bubble wrap as it will serve as a cushion during your storage process and if you accidentally drop them. These packing materials will also protect your furniture from any scratches and dents during the moving and storing process.

If you are in need of any packing materials like boxes, and even bubble wraps, you can always purchase them from Extra Space Asia Self Storage’s box shop at the storage facility.

By storing at Extra Space Asia, you can also enjoy the flexibility of upsizing or downsizing your storage unit at any time to fit your storage unit. This will help to save money over time as you will not be paying for the storage space that you do not need.

Riding a bicycle is a sport that is fun, healthy, and can be done solo or in a team. Here is a fun fact: Cycling can also help to protect someone from serious illnesses, including stroke, heart attack, obesity, depression, arthritis, and more.

When it comes to bicycle specs, some people love to collect different kinds of bicycles for leisure and sports purposes. In this case, we all need somewhere to store our bicycles when we are not riding them. When searching for a bicycle storage solution, it is key to find something practical for the long term and also easily accessible. Here are some common bicycle storage ideas that you can try.

  1. Arrange your collection using floor racks

Floor racks are the most basic kind of bicycle storage which comes with advantages such as quick setup and ease of moving them around the home. A bicycle floor rack will help keep the bicycle upright and stationary at a particular location, which is easy to use.

However, as the name suggests, floor racks usually take up more valuable floor space and might not be a one-size-fits-all bicycle solution. If you buy a floor rack that can store more than one bicycle, you might also need more floor space to store all your bicycles in one location. We also have to consider the material of the floor racks as some materials may bend easily, making them less stable over time which poses a danger if you have young kids who are constantly on the move around the home.

  1. Mount your bikes on wall racks

Wall bicycle racks will allow you to store your bicycle away from the ground by hanging them on the wall. By using a wall rack, it will definitely take up lesser floor space. This option will come in handy for homes that are tighter in space. In terms of installation or setup, some wall racks will require fixing to the wall, while some will only need you to simply lean it against the wall. Another perk to note is that the wall rack can also act as a piece of art corner for you to showcase your bike collection.

However, do note that there is definitely a weight limit for all wall racks. Thus, it is important to choose what best suits your bicycle collection. Also, even though you are hanging your bike on the wall rack, you will also have to take note of your head space as the bicycles are suspended in the air. Not to forget, some strength is also needed to carry your bicycle up and down the rack.

  1. Choose to store your items in a storage unit

For those with a wide bicycle collection that includes foldable bicycles, mountain bikes, road bikes or even hybrid bikes, consider renting a self-storage unit. With a storage unit, you will have extra space to store all your personal items, collection pieces, or even items you hardly use to free up some space at home. This way, you can better enjoy extra space to grow your bicycle collection even if you have limited available space at home.

Come store your items with self-storage providers such as Extra Space Asia Self Storage which allow you to access your storage unit any time, any day, 24/7. To maximise the storage space, you can also use it to store your family items or business inventory. You can also be assured that your items are in safe hands as there is 24/7 CCTV monitoring, and each customer is given a unique pin code to access the storage area.

To learn more about Extra Space Asia’s storage offerings and the various storage sizes available, you can visit any of our 5 storage facilities located in PJ and KL during their operating hours from 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday, 9am to 1pm, Saturday or give us a call at 1300 22 0288.

With Chinese New Year 2023 right around the corner in January, it is the time of the year again to start your spring cleaning routine! Here are three quick ways to prepare your home for the year ahead.

  1. Out with the old, in with the new

The start of most spring cleaning routines is the process of cleaning and decluttering your home. You can start by throwing the old items and donating those in good condition. Once those are done, you will have some extra space to introduce new items such as blooms or even new furniture pieces.

If you have maxed out on all the available space at home to store your personal collection and seasonal items such as thick winter clothing, the Christmas tree and festive decoration, you can opt to rent a storage unit at storage facilities like Extra Space Asia Self Storage. These self-storage units can come in handy as they serve as an extension of your home that are accessible 24 hours, any time, any day.

This Chinese New Year, be the first 50 new customers to sign up for a storage unit at Extra Space Asia Self Storage and stand a chance to enjoy up to RM288 worth of storage rental rebates. Call 1300 22 0288 today to find out more about the wide range of storage options available.

  1. Introduce some touches of red and gold CNY decoration to welcome some luck

If your home lacks a festive vibe, it would be good to incorporate some Chinese New Year decorative items. You can hang decorations on your main door or over the interior walls to welcome blessings and warm, celebratory themes.

The colour red is also regarded as an auspicious colour. By adding some touches of red and even gold, your home will become instantly look more vibrant and festive looking, which makes for great additions at home to welcome the Lunar New Year.

  1. Spruce up your home with some New Year blossoms

Why not spruce your home further by simply shaking some things up a little? For a start and at no cost, you can try rearranging the furniture layout so that there is more space for family members and friends to hang around the common spaces in your home.

Next, you can purchase festive flowers to add spring colours to your decor. Here are some flowers choices and their significance:

– Tangerine tree for wealth and good luck.

– Pussy Willows for growth and prosperity.

– Lucky bamboo for strength.

– Peach blossoms for prosperity and growth.

– Plum blossoms for endurance and courage.