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!

 

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!

 

Many people love to collect toys, figures, wine, shoes/sneakers or even books. Some people will also go the extra mile to find that one piece missing to complete the whole collection. Some would even spend a fortune on their toy collection. However, as much as these collectors love to collect and expand their collections, they might face the issue of lack of space at home.

To resolve this space limitation issue, one solution that commonly gets overlooked is the option of storing in a self-storage facility. Here are three benefits you can enjoy when using a self-storage for your precious collection.

Extra space to grow your personal collection 

By renting a self-storage, you will be able to expand your personal collection to your heart’s content. With the flexibility to upsize your storage unit at any time, you can choose to rent a storage unit based on your current needs and upsize at a later time when needed. This way, it will be a cost-effective storage solution as you will only be paying a storage rent based on the space you rented and not more.

Free up space in your home for other purposes

Most of us are either staying in a small home (it’s never big enough!) or in a shared living space. This is why the use of self-storage can also go beyond just using for our collection. If you need to store some seasonal items or items that your family no longer need, you can also rent a bigger storage unit to store all of these items. This way, we will be able to enjoy extra space at home.

Here’s a storage tip to maximise your current storage unit:

You can always purchase a shelf from Extra Space Asia’s Box Shop and place it in your storage unit. In this case, it will also be more organised, and you can further optimise the storage unit in terms of the width and height of the storage unit. With a shelf, you can also split the racks for either your personal collection use or for your family storage use.

24-Hour Access with your personal PIN Code

In Hong Kong, we will usually choose to rent a storage unit that is close to our home for convenience. As such, having a mini storage unit is like an extension of our home space. With Extra Space Asia, you can access your storage units 24 hours any time, any day you prefer, with your very own customised PIN code. Unlike other storage providers, which require you to purchase a storage access card, you will receive a complimentary PIN code when you rent a storage unit at Extra Space Asia. 

By having a PIN code, it will also be more convenient as you no longer have to worry about losing your storage access card. Remembering your PIN is the only thing you need to access your storage unit.

Feel free to visit any of our Extra Space Asia storage facilities to experience and check out the wide range of storage sizes. Our operation hours are from 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday and 9am to 1pm, Saturday. You can also call us at 1300 22 0288 to find out more about our various storage services.  

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.

 

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!