Whether you are looking to move out or reclaim some space at home, it can be very stressful. It is important to be as prepared as you can to minimise the problems that you might encounter.

To help make the process easier, ensure that you are prepared with the proper materials. Here are the top five must-have packing supplies that you will need.

Moving Boxes

When it comes to packing supplies, the most important one of them all is… the box. Boxes are vital for decluttering regardless of the size of your belongings. As such, obtaining moving boxes should be your priority.

One crucial detail that you should remember when purchasing the moving boxes is to ensure that it is sturdy enough to carry all your belongings.

You will likely require boxes in an assortment of sizes. It is also wise to get more boxes than you think you will need to prevent that extra trip down to the DIY shop to get more.

While packing your belongings, keep items that are similar in the same box. Categorising will allow you to be more organised in the future when you decide to unpack.

At Extra Space Asia, we provide a selection of boxes for your needs. Check out our Box Shop to find out more.

Bubble Wrap

Bubble Wrap

The next important packing material that you need is Bubble Wrap. While sturdy moving boxes protect your fragile belongings, it is not enough to prevent breakages during loading and unloading.

This is where bubble wrap comes into play. The most common mistake that you can make is thinking that bubble wrap is for professional use only. Bubble wrap should be used by everyone who wants to safeguard their prized belongings.

Protect any fragile belongings such as glasses, vases, and oversized picture frames by wrapping them up in layers of bubble wrap. It can even serve as dividers inside moving boxes, serving as an extra layer of padding.

Most DIY shops sell bubble wrap. However, if you really can’t find any, try our Box Shop for an affordable option.

Marker Pens

While not typically known as a packing material. You must have at least one marker pen when you are packing.

The purpose of the pen is to label all the boxes and list the items in each of them.

While almost everyone will have one at home, it is never too late to double-check before starting your packing journey.

Heavy-duty Clear Packing Tapes

Heavy-duty Clear Packing Tapes

Once you have packed all of your belongings into the boxes, you will need to secure them with heavy-duty clear packing tape.

Tapes are essential for packing as it keeps your boxes secured and reinforced. On top of this, you may also need to use some tape to secure the bubble wrap in places around fragile items to ensure that they do not fall out during the move.

Ensure that you have purchased the heavy-duty clear packing tape as they are specifically designed for packing. For these, we recommend you do not skimp on the cost as the cheapest packing tape is not going to last.

When sealing boxes, ensure that you tape the middle where the flaps meet and along the sides for extra support. If the boxes are heavy, consider crisscrossing the tapes on the box.

Tape Gun

If you are looking to save time and effort while sealing your boxes using heavy-duty clear packing tape, you might want to consider purchasing a tape gun.

You might think that the amount of time saved by purchasing a tape gun might not be much. However, owners of tape guns will tell you otherwise.

And the One to Avoid

Avoid packing peanuts. While it seems helpful in protecting your belongings, they are messy and take up tons of space. Instead, your bubble wrap is enough to protect your belongings.

If you require additional protection, try using Air-Paq, an inflatable airbag created just for this purpose.

And the One to Avoid

Before you purchase any packing materials, we recommend that you search for them at home. Chances are, you already have almost everything at home.

However, if you need any essential packing supplies, why not drop us a call to get some from our Box Shop?

 

 

 

You might come across storage facilities that offer either ‘climate-controlled’ or ‘air-conditioned’ storage units for both personal and business use.

While some may view both as the same, they actually are not. Customers will have to pick between the two types, depending on their needs. It is imperative to choose the right type of storage for your belongings, as certain items will need to be stored under a specific criteria to ensure their condition do not drop.

What is an air-conditioned storage unit? 

Air-conditioned storage units are sometimes referred to as temperature-controlled storage. As the name suggests, air-conditioned storage units are typically placed in an area where the temperature is maintained around 23 to 25 degrees.

What is a climate-controlled storage unit?

As with air-conditioned storage units, climate-controlled storage temperatures are also maintained around 23-25 degrees. However, they are also equipped with a dehumidifier, enabling the control of the humidity levels that keep the area dry.

One of the biggest benefits of storing in climate-controlled storage is that items like wood furniture, artwork, photographs, electronics, and antiques are protected against the risk of rotting and other moisture-related damages.

Contact us to view your storage units

At Extra Space Asia, we offer both air-conditioned and climate-controlled storage units. We’ll be glad to show you around our facility, to give you a first-hand view of the various amenities we have to offer, as well as to experience for yourself the difference between an air-conditioned storage unit and a climate-controlled storage unit.

In Singapore, we’re always looking to get the most out of what we spend, no matter the investment. For some, it’s an instinct. For others, it’s all about the need to spend time researching for the best deals.

Self-storage is usually quite affordable. Most people tend to get more out of the space they have rented. However, to get the most bang for your buck, you’ll need a proper game plan to maximise your budget.

Here are four storage tips to help you save more during your storage rental period.

 

Research, Research, Research

There are many self-storage companies out there (cough-ExtraSpaceAsia-cough), and prices vary across the different companies.

Storage pricing is dependent on the storage location, size, duration, and ongoing promotions. For example, with Extra Space Asia, our monthly rental can start from as low as $50 per month. On top of this, some facilities offer two months of free storage with a minimum of 6 months of prepayment.

 

Taking Measurements

One major factor affecting storage rental costing is the size of the storage space and its square footage.

Take measurements of everything that you are putting in your storage space. Knowing the exact dimensions will help you explain what you need to the customer service executive to recommend you the perfect size/price combination.

 

Sharing Your Storage Unit

Sometimes, sharing your storage unit with your friends or family members will be more economical.

While there are many storage sizes available for you, sometimes, the self-storage facility that you’re looking at can just run out of space or a size that is just too large for you. Renting units that outsize your needs doesn’t make financial sense.

You can work around this by finding someone in a similar situation, someone who requires just a small enough space to split the bill together.

 

Go Vertical

Once you have your storage unit, ensure that you have fully utilised all the space available. The most wasted, underused space in a storage unit is usually the vertical space. Stack and hang things as upright as possible to maximise the use of space.

But remember not to stack your belongings too high, and always, always stack the heaviest, most durable items on the bottom.

Join Loyalty Programmes

Customer loyalty programmes are incentives that companies use to get people to purchase their products. Often, you get more than what you pay for when you join.

At Extra Space Asia, we have a customer loyalty programme that allows customers to earn points for every dollar they spend. Customers can use the points to exchange rewards from over 50 partnering merchants.

Maximising your storage budget is doable but will require some creativity and planning. If you’re thinking about renting a self-storage unit, keep the above tips in mind.

 

Try out our e-Valet solution

Valet Storage is an alternative affordable storage solution that provides a hassle-free, end-to-end storage solution. Starting from $5 per box per month, you can now store and retrieve your items from the comfort of your home or office while enjoying all the extra space! Valet storage is a good storage option for those who do not need a large amount of storage space but would like to store seasonal and not frequently used items.

Loading bays are a highly convenient amenity for self-storage facilities. They enable you to load and unload your belongings while staying sheltered from the sun and weather. For this reason, most self-storage facilities should have at least one loading bay.

 

Read on to find out how a loading bay can benefit you when storing at a self-storage facility.

 

Efficiency

With a loading bay, you will be able to park your vehicle as near as possible to your storage area, allowing you to load and unload your belongings with minimum fuss. Furthermore, a loading bay is often beside the cargo lift and trolley bay, granting you easy access to your storage units.

 

Safety

Having a loading bay also reduces the risk of injury as the trolley bay and lifts are close to you. This benefit also means you will be able to immediately unload your belongings onto a trolley, thus minimising the risk of back injuries.

 

Protection from the elements

Singapore has fairly consistent weather whereby it is most of the time — it is hot and humid. However, we are also affected by the two monsoon seasons (Northeast Monsoon and Southwest Monsoon) that can result in a heavy thunderstorm.

 

During these periods, a sheltered loading bay protects you from getting wet and reduces the risk of water damaging your belongings. On hot days, the sheltered loading bay also doubles as a shade while you unload your belongings.

 

If your belongings are temperature sensitive, it is advisable to select a self-storage facility with a sheltered loading bay.

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. At Extra Space Asia, all customers will have their 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. And check out our wide range of storage sizes in our climate-controlled facilities with flexible rental duration based on your needs.

Call us today at 6771 3100 to find out more about our various storage solutions. If you are looking for a mover to help you through your moving process, you can also engage our newly launched e-Move service. WhatsApp 9834 0347 today to receive a quick mover’s quote.

Let’s face it, if you’re thinking about renting a self-storage space, it can be difficult to decide what type of storage unit best suits your needs. After all, there’s a wide range of storage size available; from as small as 10 square feet to as large as over 200 square feet.

Furthermore, as our needs change over time, new storage types often emerge; wine storage for wine lovers, executive storage for startups, locker storage for personal use, etc.

Here are 4 common self-storage spaces that you might need in the near future.

Locker Storage

One of the most common storage space is the locker storage. If you’re looking for a small affordable storage space to store your personal belongings, this is it!

A locker storage unit is roughly half the size of a small closet, allowing you to store small household items, books and collectables.

Many people also rent a locker storage unit as their second wardrobe or for seasonal decorations that they can switch from time to time.

Storage Tip: To maximise the space in a locker unit, try stacking your boxes.

Air-Conditioned Storage Space

Another common type is storage spaces with air-conditioning. For air-conditioned storage, people usually store belongings that have to be kept at a constant cool temperature.

The most important benefit offered by air-conditioned storage is the ability to safeguard your belongings from damages caused by sub-optimal temperatures. For example, if you store your leather bags in a non-air-conditioned storage, the heat in Singapore might damage the leather over time.

As such, if you’re looking to store belongings which are more prone to damages by heat (such as leather products, paintings, etc.), opting to store at an air-conditioned storage space will be a much better option.

Premium Storage Space

A less common type of storage unit is known as the premium storage. Premium storage units typically offer not only air-conditioned storage but also a climate-controlled environment.

Climate-controlled storage units allow the facility to control the humidity within the storage area. By keeping the air dry, it’ll minimise the damages to your belongings against moisture-related damages.

These specialised storage spaces are best suited to store any prized collections, artworks, electronic, photographs and antiques.

Storage Tip: As premium storage usually costs slightly more than an air-conditioned storage space, determine if you really need the climate-controlled feature. If not, an air-conditioned storage space will do just fine.

Executive Storage

Newly-launched back in 2017, the Executive storage was created to provide a flexible and cost-effective solution for businesses.

Not only does the Executive storage provide you with a wide range of storage sizes, but a shared 24/7 workspace was also implemented to allow users to work near their storage space in a conducive work environment.

With high-speed wi-fi and printers to print your documents, the Executive Storage is fast-becoming the favourite among small business owners looking to work near their storage space at an affordable rate.

If you’re unsure what type of storage units that you require, feel free to drop us a call at 6771 3100 and we’ll advise you accordingly!

With so many self-storage providers in Singapore, it can be quite hard to find one storage provider that fits all your storage needs. If you are looking for some storage ideas on how you can store your boxes of items or documents, we are here to help you! In this article, we have narrowed down the box storage options to just two simple choices, and hopefully, you will be able to find the one that fit your every storage needs.

1. Door-to-door storage service

If you are looking for a convenient box storage option, there is a door-to-door storage services option where you can simply rest and relax at home, and the storage provider will do all the heavy lifting for you. Usually, for such door-to-door storage service, all you have to do is call them or create an account on their website. After which, they will send you some empty storage boxes that you have ordered. Once you have packed all of your items in the boxes, the storage provider will then come to pick up all your boxes. Once collected, the boxes will be stored in the storage facility. In such cases, storage is made simple, and you would also be able to save the time and effort required to coordinate with your mover company as these storage services usually come with a one-time complimentary move from your home or office to the storage facility.

At Extra Space Asia, our E-Valet storage lets you enjoy hassle-free, end-to-end storage at just $5 per box/month. If you prefer contactless delivery, that is definitely doable with our E-Valet storage too! Our friendly delivery team will communicate with you through the whole delivery process so that you will know when your boxes are delivered and collected at your doorstep. It’s that simple! Find out more about our E-Valet storage today by clicking here or call us at 6771 3188 to book your first E-Valet box.

However, by engaging door-to-door storage services, you will usually need to pay a small fee for every retrieval of your boxes from the storage provider. It might also take some time for them to send it to your home or office after you indicated it on the website or in your account. Therefore, if you are planning of retrieving the box often due to work purposes etc., it would definitely be more cost-effective to rent a storage unit where you can enjoy 24 hours access to your items any time, any day.

2. Self-Storage

If you are looking for a storage solution where you can have 24 hours access to all of your stored items any time, any day, consider storing in a self-storage near your home or office space. This will cut down the travelling time, and it will be more convenient for you to move your items up and down the storage facility when needed.

By renting a self-storage unit, you do not have to worry if your items are unable to fit into the various storage boxes as you are able to choose the storage size of your needs. This will be a good option if you are thinking of storing large odd size furniture pieces, bicycles or even your personal collection. When you store with a storage provider like Extra Space Asia, you will also be able to choose to store from as short as 14 days to as long as you need. Yes, you can store either short-term or long-term based on your preference. One plus point to note is that you can also choose to store in an air-conditioned storage unit where the storage spaces are climate-controlled, so you can store your temperature-sensitive items without a worry.

Contact Extra Space Asia Self-Storage today at 6771 3100 if you are looking for reliable and secure self-storage facilities to store all of your personal and business items. If you would like to have a personalised tour to check out the various storage unit size personally, feel free to visit any of our 10 Extra Space Asia Self-Storage facilities located around Singapore from 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday or from 9am to 1pm on Saturday. No prior appointment required!

Planning for an upcoming home renovation project? Downsizing? Moving abroad due to work or personal reasons? Besides personal and family belongings, some of us might even have some furniture sets that we’d like to store as a keepsake or for future use. Unlike personal belongings like clothes or books, which can be stored in boxes, furniture is usually bulky and odd-sized, making it difficult to store while requiring more storage space. This is where self-storage solutions come in handy. Here are 3 reasons why self-storage can help.

  1. Wide range of storage sizes

From bed frames to sofa sets, cupboards, coffee tables and dining tables, there will always be a storage unit size that will be able to fit your needs. At Extra Space Asia Self-Storage, we offer a wide range of storage sizes ranging from 6 sqft to a spacious 500 sqft. You can also choose to store your items in a Locker or a Walk-in storage unit. If you’re unsure how much storage space you require to store all of your furniture, you can always call our friendly Customer Service Officer and let them know what furniture you’d like to store together with the measurements, and they’ll be able to assist you!

Here’s a storage tip: You should always disassemble big furniture items like bed frames and wrap them with stretch film or bubble wraps for fragile items. This way, it’d be much easier to store them, and they will also take up lesser space in the storage unit. If you need any packing materials, you can always purchase them at our Box Shop located in all Extra Space Asia facilities.

  1. Safe and secure storage space

When we only have a few items, we might just store them in our family’s or friends’ home. However, furniture usually takes up more space. By storing your furniture in a self-storage, you can be assured that it will be in safe hands. Most storage providers like Extra Space Asia have 24-hour CCTV monitoring system. In addition, at Extra Space Asia Self-Storage, you’ll also be provided with a complimentary unique PIN-code to access the storage premise. For added security, your storage unit can also be locked with a personal lock. This will provide you peace of mind knowing that only you’ve access to your storage units and items.

  1. Short-term and long-term storage options available

Unsure about how long you need to store your furniture? Don’t fret. At Extra Space Asia, you’ll have the flexibility to store for as short as 14 days to as long as you need. This means that you can freely choose between short-term or long-term storage options. And depending on your storage purpose, you can choose to downsize or upsize your storage unit anytime.

For customers who are going through a home renovation, short-term storage will be a great option to ensure that your furniture is clean and not damaged during the home renovation process. For customers who need to relocate or downsize their home, our long-term storage option is normally recommended so that you can store your furniture and belongings for as long as you need.

Here’s an extra perk to take note of! Most storage providers will usually provide a better deal for long-term storage customers.

Call us today at 6771 3100 to reserve your storage space or to find out more about our various storage solutions!

Living in a country of space limitations increases the need for self-storage solutions. This is especially true when you are moving homes, have plans to expand your business, or when your personal collection is growing!

With so many options available, how do you find the best and most reliable storage brand to store all your precious items? Here are some common questions in the minds of potential self-storage users:

  1. “How long has this self-storage brand been around for?”
  2. “Are their storage facilities located near me?”
  3. “What storage options can they offer?”

“How many years has the self-storage brand been around?”

Self-storage was introduced to Singapore about 14 years ago, and one of the few dominant self-storage brands was Extra Space Asia Self-Storage. Today, we have ten storage facilities across Singapore. Being one of the self-storage pioneers in Singapore is important to us because we know our customers prioritise experience and reliable expertise for peace of mind.

Success, the fourth time in a row!

In 2018, Extra Space Asia Self-Storage was crowned as Singapore’s Number 1 Self-Storage Brand in the Superbrands Award. Superbrands is the world’s largest independent arbiter of branding, paying tribute to the strongest and most valuable brands in the world. Our consistent pursuit of excellence won us yet another Superbrands Award in 2021 – we are now the only self-storage brand to win this award four years in a row!

“Are the storage facilities near me?”

Extra Space Asia Self- Storage has a total of ten storage facilities located around Singapore, and you can easily locate our iconic red ‘e’ building whether you are in the North, South, East and West of Singapore.

What’s more, we have also created a Store Locator for customers to search nearby storage facilities with the best promotion plans. All you need to do is input your postal code, and you will instantly see the top three nearest facilities near you, together with their most attractive promotions. Time efficient, and money smart!

“What options can the self-storage brand offer?”

Extra Space Asia extends living spaces by safekeeping customers’ belongings, ensuring that there is always more space at home to live better. We offer a wide selection of storage solutions. Apart from personal use, business owners today also have a more cost-effective, secure and convenient way of storing their goods and records.

We provide highly secured, self-contained storage spaces giving individuals, families and businesses the flexibility to rent a space according to their needs. Storage spaces ranging from 16 square feet to 450 square feet are available and rental periods start from two weeks to as long as required. Customers also have the freedom to upgrade or downgrade their storage spaces at any time.

Each storage space is equipped with a lock mechanism that integrates with state-of-the-art 24-hour security systems, including a personal access code system which allows customers to access the property at their convenience, 24/7, all-year round. Air-conditioned and dehumidified storage spaces, maintained between 23 °C to 25 °C are also available.

Extra Space Asia also provides personal and business wine storage in Singapore, Malaysia and Taiwan. ‘Walk-in cellars’ fitted with industry-grade shelving, and wine lockers, offer storage capacities ranging from 24 to 450 cases. Each facility enables easy access to wines and constant optimal conditions at 12 °C to 14 °C and a 65% to 75% humidity level. At several facilities, complimentary use of tasting rooms are available and are specifically designed to provide a private and cosy ambience for wine collectors to appreciate wine with customers, families and friends.

If you are interested in one of these storage solutions, you can always give us a call at 6771 3100 to learn more.

A big THANKS to all our current, past and prospective customers for choosing and trusting Extra Space Asia as your preferred self-storage brand. We strive to constantly strengthen our capabilities, always here to make room for more possibilities.

 

 

You’ve signed up for a storage space and are waiting eagerly to move in your clutter. But on your first day at your storage unit, you realised a big problem – your storage unit is too small. This is just one of many mistakes that new storage owners make when they sign up.

Finding out that you require a place to declutter is important, but so is avoiding these newbie mistakes so that you maximise every dollar that you spend.

Choosing the wrong storage size

One of the biggest mistake people make is selecting a storage unit that is just too small for all their belongings.

While it’s understandable that you want to save money by selecting a smaller unit, it’s not advisable to cram all your belongings into a smaller storage unit as you’ll risk damaging them.

Instead, you can share with the storage facility managers on the dimension or photos of your belongings, and let them advise you on the storage size required accordingly!

Refusing storage insurance

Insurance exists for a reason, and that is to protect your belongings in the event of a fire, as well as theft by forcible entry and other extraneous perils. While the chances of these happening are low, it’s always better to be safe than sorry.

At Extra Space Asia, storage insurances are mandatory. At only $3.21 per month, it’s affordable and provides you with a minimum coverage of at least $1,000. Higher coverages are also doable and affordable as it is always advisable to get an insurance coverage that is comparable to the value of your storage items.

If you are unsure of how much coverage you should be getting, simply check with our facility managers on the available coverage and the respective monthly rates of the different insurance policies.

Failing to check storage security features

Singapore is ranked no.1 in order and security, according to the World Justice Project. As such, many people often overlook this important aspect when selecting their storage space.

It’s easy to think that no one will steal your belongings in Singapore, as long as they are locked within the compound of the storage facility. However, never take security for granted as being low crime doesn’t mean no crime.

Always check that the storage facility has critical security elements such as 24/7 CCTV, controlled access gate, trained security guards and individual storage unit alarms. To find out how safe Extra Space Asia is, click here!

Storing prohibited items

While renting a storage space helps with decluttering your home, there are some things that you just can’t store in a self-storage unit! Here’re some of the items that you should never store in a self-storage units:

  • Food – Never store food in your storage unit as they will bring pests into the facility. The last thing you want to find is a cockroach in your storage unit, right?
  • Plants – Plants can’t survive in the dark without sunlight and water. Dying plants can rot and damage other belongings in your storage unit as well as invite pests.
  • Pets – Locking your pets up in a storage unit with lack of access to food and water is a criminal offence. Your pets deserve your love and attention and should spend their time with you at home.
  • Flammable Goods – Never leave hazardous material in your storage unit. Flammable goods such as propane or gasoline do not belong in a self-storage facility and should be stored somewhere that is specialised for them.

If you’ve any questions on what you can or can’t store in your storage space, reach out to our facility manager for their clarification!

Using newspaper to wrap your belongings

Try to avoid using newspaper to wrap your belongings when possible. The inks on the newspaper might smudge onto the wrapped belongings, causing stains and even damage. If possible, purchase proper storage packing materials such as stretch films or bubble wraps from our Box Shop.

Forgetting to label your boxes

Labelling your boxes might seem like an easy task, but it’s one task that many fail to do. Just remember that it’s really frustrating to spend hours and hours looking for something. By labelling your boxes, you’re saving yourself from this frustration.