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!

 

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

 

 

 

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.  

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!

Planning for a renovation to spruce up your home? We understand that it can be both exciting and stressful.

During the home renovation process, you’ll be letting third-party contractors and workers roam and work freely around your home. In order to create more space for everyone to move, most homeowners would start to declutter right about now, clearing items they no longer need and keeping their personal belongings in boxes neatly. Renting a self-storage unit is also one of the most convenient ways for your personal and family items. Here are three reasons why.

  1. Safe and secure

By storing your items in a self-storage facility like Extra Space Asia, you can rest assured that your items are in safe hands. Customers have their own unique PIN code, which they will require to access the storage area. Each storage unit will also be locked by your very own personal lock. This will ensure that only you have access to your storage units and your items.

There is also 24-hour CCTV monitoring in the storage facility premise to assure the absolute security of your items. What’s more, unlike other storage companies, Extra Space Asia remains staffed during operation hours to provide you with further assistance when needed.

  1. Keeping your things in good condition

When your home is undergoing a renovation, it’s inevitable to find dirt or dust around. Even if we were to move all of our personal belongings to one isolated room covered with a huge protective canvas, they might still be dusty. Or worse, covered with paint.

By storing your items in a self-storage unit, you’ll be able to ensure that they are not compromised in any way. To keep your items dust-free, you might want to clean all of your items before storing them in a clear plastic box and vacuum-sealed bags. This will help you organise, and you’ll also be able to see what items are stored in a single glance. This will be useful and time-saving when you plan to retrieve your items.

  1. 24-hour storage access

A self-storage is like an extension of your home where you can access any time and day you wish. All you need to access your storage unit would be your PIN code and key to your storage unit. It’s that simple.

In addition, you’ll be able to also enjoy extra space to keep all of your personal collection, furniture and family items all in one place. This will make things more convenient when you decide to bring your items back home in one trip.

If you’re in need of a reliable storage provider, visit Extra Space Asia Self-Storage today or call us at 1300220288.

With the rise in property prices in recent times, land is quickly becoming a scarce commodity. More and more people are starting to look towards self-storage as a quick and easy solution to a lack of space. However, we often get many questions in the form of, “What can and cannot be stored?”.

 

Today, we shall address this very question and clear up any misgivings you may have thus far.

 

Let’s start with what you CANNOT store in a self-storage unit.

 

CANNOT BE STORED

 

Hazardous Materials

Well, this goes without saying. If it goes boom, it’s not allowed. This means no gasoline, oil, chemicals, cleaners, propane, and so forth. Our facilities are not equipped to store this sort of materials. The environment may not be the most conducive for said materials, as some may require a certain optimum temperature to be kept safe.

 

It would be best to store any non-hazardous liquids such as beauty supplies in containers and bags so that in the event they do leak, it will not contaminate anything else.

 

Perishable Items

Perishables generally refer to food that has a shelf life and is required to be stored in the fridge. Avoid storing any form of perishable food such as meat, dairy and produce as it may go bad, and the smell would then be the least of our worries! Decomposed food could attract unwanted attention in the form of rodents and bugs! Canned and tinned goods are fine, but remember to check back every once in a while on the expiry date. Don’t let food go to waste!

 

Living items

While we know how comfortable our units may be, keep in mind that it is not a place to live in! Please do not keep your pets in here as well. It’s not ideal to be kept in a confined space for long periods. A gentle reminder that this also applies to plants. Most plants won’t survive without sunlight, and our storage units would be a death sentence for them, which could lead to bacteria and pests appearing.

 

Stolen or illegal goods

This pretty much speaks for itself. While we may not know the contents stored in your unit, we are obliged to report to the authorities should we be aware of any stolen or illegal items kept in your storage unit. Let’s all be good citizens and not steal anything in the first place, and the world shall be better.

 

CAN BE STORED

Now, we move on to what actually can be stored. And the answer is just about anything else that is not listed above! We figure it would be easier to list out what cannot be stored first. 

 

Examples of some of the more common items stored with us include furniture, documents, books, building materials, commercial stock, wine, antiques, sports equipment, and many more! Our clientele comprises toy collectors, business owners, homemakers, students, corporate entities, film-makers, and so on.

 

 If you’re ever in doubt and need some clarification, please do not hesitate to visit our website at Extra Space Asia to find out more, or you can call us at 1300220288 to speak to our customer support team!

Home is where the heart is. This saying resonates stronger than ever before, especially in the face of the pandemic that is COVID-19. Many are stranded away from home due to work or personal reasons, with the majority of the countries locking down their borders. Although we know nothing compares to your actual home with your family and loved ones, let’s try to make the best out of the situation to transform your current dwelling into the next best thing – a home away from home. Here are five easy tips!

Lighting, lighting, lighting.

This is so important, we feel the need to emphasise it thrice! The one most crucial element for any room or space to look bigger and more spacious boils down to the lighting. Natural light works wonders in opening up the interior of a room. If you don’t have access to natural lighting, consider painting the walls and ceiling white for an open and airy aesthetic. No more feeling cooped up and confined in a small space!

Revamp your bedroom

For many, the bedroom is a sanctuary. It’s where we spend a majority of our lives for resting, sleeping, studying and working. There’s no place safer than the comfort of our bedroom. In a new country, it’d be best to replicate as closely as possible to your own bedroom back home. This gives you a sense of familiarity as well as a sense of security. Zest it up a little, of course, with scented candles and a good sound system!

Channel your inner Gordon Ramsay

Missing the food back home? With the wide array of digital tools online these days to help us learn and pick up cooking, you’ll be able to learn and whip out a dish in no time! Some of us actually find grocery shopping therapeutic, and it’ll be a thrilling experience to explore the local market and foods of the area where you’re currently residing. Cooking traditional food from home is one of the best ways to cure the homesick!

Keep in touch!

 Thank God for technology, right? Connections are now so much easier with tools such as WhatsApp, Facetime and practically dozens of other applications out there! Although you may not be there in person, you could at least be there in spirit and in video for events that you may be missing out on back home.

Keep your home clean and tidy

Coming home after a long day of work to an empty house or room may be disheartening, but on the bright side, it’ll look amazing if you keep it clean and tidy! Being in a foreign country is a daunting task, and many of us would pack more than what is needed. As my mother used to say, you’ll never know when you may need this. From experience, these items would just be lying around taking up space. Should you have too much stuff around, consider decluttering your space and store what you don’t need with us at Extra Space Asia. Where you can access it any time, any day as our facilities are open 24/7!

There’s no place like home. But while we’re somewhere else, let’s soldier on and we do what we must to rise above these unique times.

 

 

To sell or to donate? When you undertake the task of spring cleaning and decluttering your home or office, you might ask yourself questions like: ‘What should I do with this?’, ‘Would this come in handy one day?’ Doubt it. ‘Does it still have value?’ ‘Would anybody buy this?’ These questions are enough to leave us stuck and eventually put off the entire task altogether.

Stop procrastinating. We’re here to help. Let’s weigh the pros and cons together!

Selling

Selling can actually net you quite a fair bit of profit if done right. However, always consider the time investment you have to put in to sell it. Do it if the resale value is high, as selling would justifying the amount of time and effort spent. If you’re looking to make money, by all means, catalogue your possessions that you would like to sell and utilise the various platforms that are available like the Facebook marketplace, flea markets, Carousel and so on. Some people enjoy selling as to them it’s a win-win situation, they get to offload their clutter and at the same time make some cash out of it! It’s also a good training ground should you consider a career in sales at some point in the future.

Do also keep in mind that there are fussy buyers out there and they might make unreasonable demands at times. Imagine customers demanding discounts, original receipts, original boxings/casings and more. If this thought feels frustrating to you, selling may not be the path you seek. There have also been horror stories of how sellers take the time out to meet a potential buyer at an agreed location and time only to be stood up. Time wasted is equivalent to money wasted! As in every aspect of life, there’s always the risk of things not working out as intended.

Donating

On the other hand, if time is a constraint for you, donating your belongings sounds just about right! Not only are you doing a good deed, but there are convenient drop-off points for donation drives. Simply bag it up and head on over to the nearest drop-off point! Your house has now been purged from clutter.

However, there are also several points to consider before donating. Do remember that when you donate, someone is going to be using it for their own use. Only donate items that are still in decent condition. So pause and ask yourself before you donate, does this item still serve its main function properly? If the answer is no, it probably belongs in the bin.

It’s entirely up to you to sell or donate your pre-loved items. Take some time to understand the pros and cons, and you’ll have a clearer idea of your next steps. However, if both these options are not ideal for you – if you feel the need to clear the items yet NOT get rid of them – consider storing with us at Extra Space Asia! We’ll take good care of your stuff until you find a need for it again one day in the future. Till then!