It’s the time of the year again. Shopping malls are all decked out in red and the music being played is all too familiar, on an endless loop no less, “Gong Xi Gong Xi Gong Xi Ni Ya!”. This can only mean that the Chinese New Year is here!

New year, new beginnings. Exciting times ahead indeed. According to the Chinese zodiac, the year 2020 is the Year of the Metal Rat, and it marks the start of the zodiac’s 12-year cycle.

What does the year ahead hold for us? We’ve consulted our in-house fortune teller (who moonlights as our Head of Operations – wait, or was it the other way around?), and here’s a sneak peek of what to expect in the coming months!


This is the year to be decisive and act! Carpe diem! It’s a good year for professional opportunities, be it climbing the corporate ladder or landing that dream job you’ve been eyeing for a while. Of course, it’s not going to be as smooth-sailing as speed bumps and obstacles are bound to crop up. However, take these obstacles not as a hindrance but a challenge and opportunity to bring out the best in you. Be confident and determined in following your goals, and we have no doubt that you’ll definitely achieve them. We’re rooting for you! (so are those who are expecting bigger red packets from you)


To those who have yet to find their other half, Chinese New Year gatherings and reunions are indeed a dreaded time. Brace yourself for countless interrogations and well-intentioned matchmaking services from your relatives. It’s a good time for love connections, as it is predicted to be a peaceful year for love. Relationships with your loved ones, your significant other or friends and family will be harmonious and also breed goodwill. As in all relationships, communication is key. So, be honest and truthful with one another, and thy love shall blossom.

Lifestyle & Health

2020 calls for a radical lifestyle change – it could be as drastic as a move abroad or simply changing your daily routine. Being too stagnant in life is not a good thing, so make that change happen this year! It could be something as small as deciding to take the public commute to work instead of driving, to giving up a bad habit (such as smoking), or even something as major as moving homes! Just saying: should you choose to move houses and need a temporary storage solution, do reach out to us at Extra Space Asia and know that you’ll be in good hands.

In terms of well-being, good health is expected all-year. Sports, in particular, has been highlighted as a good way to maintain good health for the Year of the Rat. Incorporating sports into your life will not only improve your quality of life, it has also been proven to enhance your quality of sleep and boost higher productivity. Keeping active, that’s a win-win-win all year!

Looks like it’s shaping up to be an exciting year ahead! Changes are bound to happen but take them in your stride, and 2020 will be your best year yet! To those who celebrate, “Gong Xi Fa Cai” from us all at Extra Space Asia! May the year ahead be filled with success, happiness and prosperity!

With Chinese New Year just around the corner, most households would be busy cleaning up their home and sweeping away the bad luck to usher in all the good luck!

Here’s a fun fact, did you know that there is an auspicious date to do your home spring cleaning? According to the traditional schedule for Chinese New Year preparations, the house cleaning should be done on the 24th day of the 12th Lunar month, which happens to be 18th January 2020 this year.

We’ve prepared 3 tips to help tackle your Spring Cleaning more efficiently in a short time period.

  1. Focus on the furnishing, appliances and carpets

Chinese New Year is the best opportunity to declutter and organise all the items. Start your spring cleaning routine this year by throwing away those items which you have not used for the past year.

Once you have decluttered, focus on items which are more visible such as your doorway carpet, floor areas and big fixtures like your ceiling fans. Start shaking and washing your carpet to keep them clean so that they can trap all the dirt from your visitor’s shoes before entering your home. After which, vacuum areas under the furniture. Remember to also remove the dust on your ceiling fans and light fixtures with a cloth or a vacuum with a soft nozzle attachment.

  1. Engage a helper to aid you in your Spring Cleaning

If you’re really lack of time or too tired to clean up your home after a long day at work, consider engaging an external help to aid you through the cleaning process! Try Helpling, a website that helps you find quality part-time cleaners at a day and time of your choosing! They also offer extra services like interior window cleaning, fridge cleaning at the same hourly rate. You can now relax and enjoy a clean home at the same time when you outsource the cleaning process.

  1. Short Term Self-Storage Solution

Planning to host a reunion this Lunar New Year but lack of space to accommodate all your guests? Don’t fret, you can always free up some space in your home with self-storage providers like Extra Space Asia that offers both short-term and long-term self-storage solutions.

Choose to store from as short as 14 days to as long as you need. What’s more, you can start with a bigger storage unit to store all your big furniture, personal items and seasonal rarely used items. And when it’s time to retrieve them, you can scale down your storage space to a smaller unit anytime!

One key benefit of using a self-storage unit is you can enjoy round-the-clock access to your personal items! That means if you need something urgently during the festive period, you can always visit your storage unit to retrieve them.

Extra Space Asia’s Chinese New Year Promotion

This festive season, simply solve the puzzle on our Extra Space Asia website to unlock your exclusive CNY discount! The promo code will entitle you to an additional 5% discount on top of all prevailing promotions. For every successful sign-up, you will also be able to receive a Limited Edition Extra Space Asia Red Packet set.

Don’t miss out on this sweet deal ending 31st January 2020.

Looking for the best deals for self-storage? Look no further! We have consolidated the LATEST promo codes for January 2020 for all ongoing self-storage promotions in Singapore!

No matter what storage sizes that you are looking for, there’s always a promo code that you can use.

Here’s the list of promo codes that you can use while requesting for a self-storage quotation in Singapore.

Promo Code List – Valid till 31st January 2019

    • TRES1DM : Move In for $1
      • Minimum Storage Duration of 3 months.
    • TR5FREE : 2 Months Free Storage for selected storage sizes
      • Minimum Storage Duration of 6 months.
    • TRWS5FREE : 2 Months Free Wine Storage – BKR Wine Storage Expansion
      • Minimum Storage Duration of 6 months.
    • CNY2020 : Additional 5% Discount
      • Enjoy an additional 5% off storage on top of all prevailing promotions.
    • TRFREEWDL : Free Transportation Service at Extra Space Woodlands
      • Minimum Storage Duration of 3 months.
    • TR35MWWA : Up to 35% off Medium storage at Extra Space Woodlands, Extra Space West Coast and Extra Space Ang Mo Kio
      • Minimum Storage Duration of 4 months.
    • TR30MBKR : 30% off Medium storage at Extra Space Boon Keng
      • Minimum Storage Duration of 4 months.
    • TR35LELK : 35% off Large storage at Extra Space Eunos Link
      • Minimum Storage Duration of 3 months.
    • TR30SIMM : 30% off Small storage at Extra Space IMM and Extra Space Toa Payoh
      • Minimum Storage Duration of 4 months.
    • TR40XSMMR : 40% off Extra Small storage at Extra Space Marymount (Bishan)
      • Minimum Storage Duration of 3 months.
    • TR40SKWY : 40% off Small storage at Extra Space Kallang Way
      • Minimum Storage Duration of 4 months.
    • TR25WSU : 30% off Wine storage at Extra Space Boon Keng
      • Minimum Storage Duration of 4 months.

Utilise these promo codes at Get a Quote page to generate instantly discounted quotations.

We’ll be updating this article every month with new promo codes. Stay tuned!