October 29, 2021

Moving Tips 101: Do I still need my self-storage unit after the moving process is complete?

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

The new home is much smaller than your previous home

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

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

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

More people living in your new home

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

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

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

Own a home business that requires business storage space

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

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

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

By: Michelle Lee

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