5 reasons to consider storage space when moving house

Looking at a storage container in Singapore

Moving in Singapore can be both exciting and (a little bit) stressful. 

A big part of this stress can be deciding which furniture to take to your new place and what may not be needed right now. 

If you’re undecided on what to take. Or you know that you need a little extra space for the time being, you may want to consider placing some of your items in a storage space. 

With more Singaporeans now working from home, it is becoming increasingly common to put some items in temporary storage to give us a little extra space

If you are moving house, we have outlined five common reasons why you may opt for storage space

1. Make way for your home office
As work from home still remains the default option for most companies, many people are setting up their own offices within their own homes. However, this means that you would have to make more space in order to accommodate your home office. This is where most people face the most difficulty because spaces are becoming more and more limited. 

The fastest way to create more space is to take any unnecessary items from your home and store them into self storage facilities. Rather than throwing your items away, keeping it in a self storage facility allows you to retrieve them back whenever you need it.

2. New place comes with furniture
When people move to new places, they usually associate it as a new beginning. With that in mind, they tend to purchase new furniture for their new homes to replace their old furniture. However, some people may not be willing to dispose of their old furniture immediately as they prefer to keep it in case anything happens. Keeping their old furniture in their new place would take up lots of space, so the best alternative is to use self storage spaces as they provide much flexibility and convenience for stores to use.

3. Move in date is after you move out of your current place
This is one reason that many people tend to easily overlook. In order to save some costs, some people usually set their move in date of their new place only after they have moved out of their current place. However, due to unforeseen circumstances, the move in date might be delayed and this causes a gap in which they have no temporary place to store their items.

4. Keep your favourite items secure
When you are storing items in self storage facilities, one key feature is security. Most, if not all, self storage facilities are equipped with 24/7 CCTV surveillance and security alarm systems to detect any forms of unauthorised intrusion. Due to its highly secured aspects, many people choose to store their valuable items in such places. Furthermore, there is insurance coverage available as well so that in the event that any of your items get stolen or damaged, you are able to claim back some of its value.

5. It’s time to declutter
Many people tend to collect and accumulate items even after they no longer require them. This is because there is a tendency for people to develop emotional attachments and causes them to be unwilling to dispose of those items. As a result, this causes clutter to increase and having clutter may have negative impacts on a person’s mood.

Hence, it is important for you to declutter your items regularly so that it does not accumulate. Furthermore, decluttering will also provide you with more space to do the things that you love.

If you are considering storage space, be sure to look out for a reputable and affordable storage company.

Reputable Singapore storage companies such as Urban Space will come to collect your items from you and provide a handy calculator so that you estimate your storage needs.

With many of us not wanting to dispose or sell some of our favourite possessions, storage is something to consider when moving house. 

August 15, 2021