From Left to Right: Gary Phua (Senior Marketing Executive), Faisal Kamaludin (Marketing Director), Michelle Lee (Assistant Marketing Manager), Kenneth Worsdale (Chief Executive Officer), Susanna Ho (Operations Director), Ryan Ng (Chief Financial Officer).

Extra Space Asia has been awarded by Superbrands yet again as Singapore’s Favourite Self-Storage Brand! Another big success for us this year as we receive the award for the fifth year.   

“It is an honour to be awarded Singapore’s Favourite Self-Storage Brand for the 5th year running. We would not have been able to achieve this without the hard work and dedication of every employee; it is truly is a team effort. Huge thanks to our customers for their unwavering support and trust that they have in us; we could not be more grateful”, said Kenneth Worsdale, Chief Executive Officer of Extra Space Asia. 

The Superbrands Status is awarded for quality, reliability and distinction across a comprehensive list of brand categories. It is offered to only the most outstanding brands, allowing the company to strengthen the brand position, adding prestige and reassuring customers that they are buying the best brand in its category.  

“This award serves as a strong motivation and gives the team reason to constantly try to better themselves. Rest assured that the gears are in motion already, and 2023 promises to be a great year”, said Kenneth. 

Our credibility and trust are attributed to our success. The award makes us reflect more on our business as we have committed ourselves to provide excellent customer service. Building our brand’s reputation and customer loyalty is a continuous and long-term goal that we strive towards. 

Extra Space Asia is the first self-storage company in the country to offer a loyalty programme where customers are able to redeem their loyalty points via the Yes! app for a multitude of rewards from over 50 participating merchants. 

Packing your Christmas decorations and trees away? We can always store these festive decorations in boxes and unbox them again next year. However, it can always be more organised when it comes to your storage process so that you will know where everything is stored. Here are five storage ideas for storing your Christmas items.

  1. Store Christmas ornaments by colour themes

Love buying new baubles and ornaments every year? Over the years, you may find yourself with many different colour themes. As such, why not try storing these festive items by colour? You can use the same size boxes or transparent bins to see what is stored in the containers easily at one glance. Storing them in the same size boxes will also allow for a smoother stacking process.

  1. Label your Christmas bins and boxes

Moving boxes from one location to another can be tricky if we do not know what is in each box. If your box includes fragile items such as glass or ceramic items, it will be good to indicate labels such as “fragile” or “this side up”, which will be helpful when you are going through your boxes. You should also include details such as what is in the boxes (e.g. Christmas lights, Christmas baubles, bells and so on) so that you do not need to open up all the boxes to find one item.

In terms of storage, you should always face the label side of the box outwards so that you can see them easily.

  1. Protect those fragile glass ornaments

It can be tricky to store all of the ornaments neatly. When storing those fragile ornaments, it is good to first organise them based on the pattern type or the colours. Once that is done, you can use bubble wrap to wrap those fragile ornaments. This sequence will act as a layer of protection in case you drop them or decide to keep them for a long time.

You can use egg trays to store them away for those baubles of similar colours or smaller sizes. You can also add cotton wool balls to protect against any breakages. You can also cover the baubles with coffee filters for an added layer of protection.

  1. Store your Christmas trees with stretch films

As we will only be using these festive items in December, they will usually be in the storage room or storage unit for one year. Thus, to keep your Christmas tree intact and dust-free, it would be good to utilise stretch films to hold the Christmas tree for easy transportation. Those planning to save even more time might end up wrapping up the Christmas tree with all the ornaments and ribbons rather than taking the tree down. If you are taking this approach, it will be good to store your tree in a standing position so that the decors are intact.

  1. Wrap your Christmas lights in cardboard

Storing Christmas lights is always a hassle. If they are not stored properly, the lights will end up tangled up in a bad state. If you have many different Christmas lights, you can easily store them in a box by wrapping them in cardboard. This will keep them in an organised state, and the lights will also be tangle-free. Once you have tied them around the cardboard, you can label the type of Christmas lights on the cardboard so that you do not have to try all of them every time.

Extra Space Asia Self-Storage

Are all the seasonal decoration items and clothing taking up too much space at home? Why not free up your home by renting a self-storage unit with Extra Space Asia today? We’ve got storage units in various sizes, from Lockers to Walk-ins, to fit every customer’s needs. Contact us today at 6771 3100 or visit our storage facilities to learn more about our storage solutions.

Self-storage has seen an increase in demand in recent years. However, there are still several misconceptions floating around.

Unfortunately, these myths can either dissuade you from renting a storage unit or use them for the wrong reasons. You may have heard them vaguely from someone else and became needlessly concerned.

Rest assured, here are some common myths finally debunked!

Self-storage is not safe and secure

One of the most common misconceptions about renting self-storage spaces is that they are not safe.

However, not only is that untrue, but self-storage spaces in Singapore have a high level of security! Most self-storage facilities are equipped with 24/7 CCTV surveillance with PIN code access, ensuring that only you can access your storage unit.

At Extra Space, we offer additional security features such as:

  • Regular security patrol around the storage area
  • Regular security checks by the facility staff during business hours
  • Monitored individual storage alarm, which activates upon intrusion when PIN code is not activated
  • Locked by your own padlock so that none of our staff can access your storage unit
  • Smart access storage with digital locks (Only available at selected storage facilities)
  • Recorded 24/7 CCTV footage

Renting a storage unit is expensive

Another common myth about renting a self-storage unit is that they are expensive and only meant for those who are well-off. This belief is reinforced by reality TV shows depicting storage with priceless antiques, paintings and collections.

The truth is, self-storage is for everyone, regardless of monetary wealth or status. There are different types of storage space created to cater to different needs.

The cost of renting a self-storage space will differ due to storage size, duration and ongoing promotions, starting from $50 per month.

You can only rent self-storage for long term

Whenever you mention ‘self-storage’, most people would often think of ‘long-term’, leading many to believe that renting a self-storage unit is a long-term commitment.

While this may be true in the past, many self-storage companies are now offering more flexible storage options for their tenants who only require the space short-term!

At Extra Space, the shortest lease period is 14 days, slightly shorter than the standard in the industry. You do not have to worry about signing up for the long haul if you do not need it.

Furthermore, if you require a longer lease period after your 14 days are up, you can even opt to extend the lease!

Clean Self Storage

You can store anything in your self-storage space

There are no restrictions on what you can store in a self-storage space

In movies, characters always seem to have everything they need to be stored conveniently in their self-storage space, including items that may be considered hazardous, flammable, toxic, and even dangerous.

However, most self-storage companies will restrict what you are allowed to store in your storage unit. Here is the list of some of the most common items that are not allowed in your storage;

  • Flammable or Combustible Materials
  • Radioactive, Hazardous, and Toxic Materials
  • Plants and Living Items
  • Perishable Goods and Food

If you are unsure if the item is allowed to be stored in your storage unit, simply ask any of our customer service advisors, and they will be happy to assist you!

Multi Size Self Storage

Storage spaces offered are all large warehouses

Storage providers in Singapore provide a wide range of sizes for their units. You can select the storage size you need based on your requirements.

At Extra Space Asia, our storage sizes range from as small as 6 square feet to as large as you require!

Still not sure how much space you need? Just speak to our customer service advisors!

Only hoarders and business owners make use of self-storage

Another common misconception that people have is that only hoarders and business owners make use of self-storage. While this is partly true, it does not mean that the average person does not use self-storage.

At Extra Space Asia, we have customers who use storage spaces for a wide variety of reasons, such as:

  • Storing seasonal items
  • Storing items while relocating
  • Store furniture, appliances, and other belongings while their home/office is undergoing renovation
  • Storing archive
  • Storing their collections
  • Storing memorial items, such as marble plaque or personal diary

People can live and sleep inside their storage space

This is one of the more bizarre self-storage myths out there. However, people are not allowed to live and sleep inside their storage space.

A storage unit is specifically designed for storing items while keeping the outside elements such as dust, dirt, water, and sunlight away from your belongings.

This meant there would be no windows or water/electric supply. Furthermore, the room will be completely sealed. As such, it will be highly unsafe to live in your storage unit.

Store at Extra Space Asia

Misinformation is rampant in the digital landscape – and self-storage is among its many victims. If you are uncertain about the information you have received, feel free to call us at 67713100 so that we can provide you with the correct information.

 

 

 

Smart storage units are the latest technology in the self-storage industry. Instead of a traditional storage space door secured by a lock, smart storage allows users to access their storage unit using their smartphones! This is done by integrating a wireless smart lock system into the self-storage unit.

At Extra Space Asia, we are Singapore’s first self-storage company to integrate the award-winning Noke smart security technology into our self-storage system, offering a keyless self-storage experience.

Here are two benefits of our keyless smart storage unit for your consideration!

Experience seamless convenience

We believe that your storage experience should always come first, and our keyless smart access storage system offers you the most convenient self-storage experience.

You will no longer need to remember your PIN code or handle a physical lock and key to gain access to your storage unit. All you need is your smartphone!

Enjoy peace of mind

At Extra Space Asia, our keyless smart access storage also offers our customers a wealth of on-site data for both security monitoring and predictive analytics on top of our existing security system.

This means that all smart storage unit activity is monitored in the app, and our customers will only have access to the area where their storage space is located.

Furthermore, all our keyless smart access storage space is equipped with End-To-End Bluetooth Encryption, thanks to Noke, an award-winning smart security solution!

Share access with your friends and family

Another benefit of Noke that customers frequently use is the shared access feature. This allows our customers to share and control access to any family or friends all without being required to be physically present at the storage unit!

There are many reasons why you will store at a self-storage facility. It can be because you are storing your belongings during the moving transition or just your toy and hobby collections.

One question we often receive from our customers on self-storage is how to know which storage unit is the right fit for their storage needs.

Did you also know that the price differences between renting small and medium storage units can be more than $800 a year? It pays—literally—to estimate the correct storage unit size you need before renting the storage unit.

Here, we will answer that question and show you how to pick the perfect storage space.

Perform an inventory check of all your belongings

The first step to estimating the storage space size you need will be to identify all belongings you would like to store.

Count all boxes and identify any fragile items or odd-shaped items that might not be stackable. Be sure to note down everything so that you can refer back to it at a later stage.

Double-check your home storage options

Before renting a self-storage unit, it is always advisable to double-check your home storage options. This step ensures you have used all your available storage space at home and do not pay extra for a larger storage unit.

The difference between a small and medium-sized storage space is around $800 per year. As such, we will always advise you to ensure that all home storage is fully utilized before considering storing at a self-storage facility.

Calculating the storage space required

After confirming the remaining belongings to be stored at a self-storage facility, you will need to calculate the space required.

When picking a storage size, find out the square footage (sq. ft.) required. To achieve this, stack the items like how you will store them if they are placed in your storeroom. Once done, multiply the total length and width of your belongings. Remember to buffer some extra space to factor in future storage needs.

It is not advisable to take a storage space with the exact dimension that leaves no room for additional belongings unless you are sure that you do not plan to store anything else in the future.

To help calculate your required storage space, you can refer to our storage size estimator guide or simply drop our customer service advisor a call at 6771 3100!

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 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 Singapore, 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 mini-storage operator in Singapore? 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. There are also 11 self-storage facilities located conveniently around Singapore.

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 various storage facilities with flexible rental duration based on your needs. Call us today at 6771 3100 to find out more!

 

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?

 

 

 

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.