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!

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Image: Extra Space Kota Damansara's Reception Office

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

 

 

 

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!

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

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

  1. Gauge by the number of filled boxes

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

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

  2. Making use of the Size Estimator function

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

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

  3. Visit or call the storage facility directly

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

    Here are some benefits to visiting the storage facility personally:

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

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

    Extra Space Kota Damansara

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

A home office is an office space at home to run official business functions. Start-ups and entrepreneurs commonly use home offices as their very first office to lower the cost of operation. However, as a business owner, there will be times when you feel ready to move out of your home office to an actual office space.

Here are five good indicators to start packing and move to an office space.

Your business is growing quickly

Take a look around your home space. If you feel like your home space is turning into an office space with business inventory occupying more than 50% of your home space or space to work, it’s time to set up an office elsewhere. You can always start by renting a small office space of a good size to fit your business items and office equipment so that the cost of renting an office space is minimal and upsize accordingly.

You are hiring more employees

As your business grows, you will need more manpower to help you in the daily operation of your business, as it will be hard to do everything on your own. When that time comes, you will need to hire more employees, and it might be hard to fit everyone comfortably in your home. This will be the right time for you to look for a new space that is big enough to fit your team and workflow.

The lack of space to store business inventory

Planning to bulk up on inventory for the upcoming festive sales? If this is causing you a temporary space problem, you can always rent a self-storage unit at a storage provider such as Extra Space Asia Self Storage, where you will enjoy unlimited space to store all of your business inventory. Renting a storage unit is like an extension of your office space where you can access your goods and inventory 24/7, any time, any day. You can also be assured that your items are in good hands with the 24/7 CCTV monitoring in the storage facility area. With a wide storage size available at the storage facility, you will also be able to affordably find a storage space to store all of your items. If you need storage assistance, you can always contact 1300 22 0288, and Extra Space Asia Self Storage will assist you accordingly.

If this space-related problem is a long-term issue, you can always find an office space near a storage facility. This way, you will be able to enjoy ample space for your goods and also a comfortable room to operate your business.

The lack of space to hold client meetings

When you just started your business, most of your client meetings might be at home or a local coffee shop. However, as your business grows, it might look unprofessional to hold all the physical meetings in your home. Firstly, there might be limited space to move around. Secondly, it might be hard to speak about confidential matters with all the employees in the same room. As such, it’s good to consider renting an office space with some rooms so that each function can have room to operate clearly.

Too many distractions at home

We can all agree that working at home is comfortable and ideal for most as everything is within reach. However, it’s not always the best place to work as distractions are too many at home for us to work in peace. Especially if you have kids or rowdy pets at home, distractions make it challenging for us to engage in deep work and stay focused during a meeting.

 

 

The terms self-storage is starting to become common for most living in Malaysia Self-storage primarily provides extra storage space for families and businesses to store their personal, family and even business items. With this extra space, they can now enjoy more room in their home and office space. That is why not only families and businesses can benefit from using self-storage. If you own a business, here are three benefits to look forward to when you rent a self-storage unit with Extra Space Asia.

  1. Fuss-free move in process

Similar to setting up a business and company easily, business owners can expect an effortless move-in procedure when you rent a self-storage unit at self-storage providers like Extra Space Asia. All you have to do for a start is to visit a preferred storage facility during operating hours for a tour. During the facility tour, you will be able to figure out the right unit for your storage needs. You can also choose to either store in an air-conditioned storage unit if the items you are storing are temperature sensitive. Once you are happy with the storage size, simply let us know how long you would like to rent, sign up and start moving in!

If you choose to store your business inventory, business document and personal items with Extra Space Asia, you can be assured that your items are good hands as we have on-ground security and 24-hour CCTV monitoring for extra protection. Our team is also available for any quick assistance during office hours. Just pop by any time from 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday and 9am to 1pm on Saturday to purchase any box shop items or sign-up for a storage unit – no prior appointments required. This will also be more convenient as you can choose to visit our storage facility at your preferred timing effortlessly without the hassle of scheduling your visits in advance.

  1. Flexible storage terms

Unlike big warehouse storage and office leases where you are locked in for 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. In this case, businesses do not have to worry about long-term operation costs or the need to break the fixed rental contract just to downsize the business.

Besides the flexible storage duration, customers are also able to downsize or upsize their storage unit anytime. If your business needs more inventory to keep up with the growing demand, you can just let our Customer Service Executives know, and we will find you the next suitable storage unit to fit all your extra inventory. If your business is moving slower than usual and you need more cash flow, you can also downsize your storage unit and pay for only the storage space you require. These flexible storage terms will be beneficial to SMEs and e-commerce businesses.

  1. 24-hour access to your storage unit

By storing at self-storage companies like Extra Space Asia, you will have the freedom of round-the-clock access to your 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 is important for businesses as it enables owners and operators to boost efficiency without being affected by the operating hours of a storage facility. Some storage units at Extra Space Asia are air-conditioned. This means inventory management tasks such as packing or stock checks will definitely be more comfortable. Simply speak to our friendly Customer Service Executives to find out more today.

At Extra Space Asia, we would like to extend a helping hand to entrepreneurs and businesses who need an immediate storage space to store their business inventory and document. To learn more, call our hotline +1300 22 0288 or visit us from 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday and 9am to 1pm on Saturday.