Moving houses 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 know that you need a little extra space for the time being, you may want to consider placing some of your items in storage.

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 are moving houses, 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 costs, people usually set their move-in date after they have moved out of their current place. However, 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

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When you are storing items in self-storage facilities, one key feature is security. Most 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 people 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.

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If you are considering storage space, Urban Space Self Storage is able to meet your storage space demands. You may also use our storage calculator so that can you estimate how much storage space you need for your items when moving houses.

So, what are you waiting for? Sign up with Urban Space today and make space for what matters! Follow our Facebook and Instagram @urbanspacesg for more updates too!

HDB Bomb Shelters are something unique you can find in every Singapore public housing. They come with a massive shelter door and ventilation sleeve, and designed to protect you in times of emergency. Bomb shelters are also one of the toughest rooms to design when it comes to renovation due to the thick door and ventilation sleeve. Here are 5 cool bomb shelter designs you can consider:

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Many dream of having a personal walk-in closet or wardrobe at home. However, this dream might be a harsh reality for many Singaporeans due to the shrinking housing spaces. You could fulfil this dream by transforming and designing your bomb shelter into your own walk-in closet or wardrobe. Moreover, you can save up more space in your bedroom for many other furniture!

Family Library

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“Libraries store the energy that fuels the imagination. They open up windows to the world and inspire us to explore and achieve, and contribute to improving our quality of life.”

By Sidney Sheldon, a renowned American writer and producer

HDB bomb shelter can be a suitable and quiet reading corner to keep and read your books. This could be a good idea to keep all the assessment books and files for your children to study. Moreover, you can keep the books tidy with bookshelves and simple labels too!

Mini-Pantry 

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Having a pantry in your HDB bomb shelter would allow you to organise all your dry food neatly and declutter your kitchen. In addition, this will help to keep your kitchen neat and tidy too. Do remember to keep your bomb shelter clean and hygienic at all times.

Extra Tip: Use containers and labels to organise all your food so that you can find them anytime you need! If you’re interested in organising techniques, continue reading our blogs here.

Bomb Shelter Music Studio Designs

It is unlikely that we could enjoy singing in outdoor karaoke joints anytime soon. However, you can build your personal music studio within the semi-soundproof thick walls of your HDB bomb shelter. This way, you wouldn’t have to worry about receiving any noise complaints from your neighbours!

Having a music studio at home would certainly be an interesting addition for many! If you’re feeling tired or stressed out, you can take some break and listen to nice music in the studio. You can also allow your children to practice new musical instruments or even design their own personal music studios! 

Include Racking System In Bomb Shelter Designs

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Storeroom racks and shelves are very important in keeping your HDB bomb shelters tidy and organised. You definitely wouldn’t want to leave your storage areas to be in a mess! In the case when you’re looking for storeroom racking system, do check out SIM WIN LIANG where where they provide Boltless Racks, that are made of galvanized steel, to homes and offices.


What if Not Enough Storage Space In Storeroom?

In the event that your HDB bomb shelter is not enough to accommodate all your belongings, you can consider another affordable alternative – Self Storage.

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At Urban Space Self Storage, we offer a wide range of storage sizes, from 9sqft to 140sqft units. We also provide flexibility in your storage durations as well as security, with 24/7 CCTV surveillance and personalized access code. Urban Space Self Storage helps you to free up additional spaces at home for you and your family.

So, what are you waiting for? Sign up with Urban Space today and make space for what matters! Follow our Facebook and Instagram @urbanspacesg for more updates too!

 

 

As the Singapore COVID-19 situation continues to remain in uncertainty, many companies are facing the dilemma of allowing their employees to return to office. While the government has officially stated that up to 75% of employees are allowed to return and work from home is no longer the default mode, the risk of the virus spreading is still present. As a result, the demand for traditional offices has drastically decrease and more people are choosing co-working spaces. Here are 5 reasons why co-working spaces are better!

1. Better Flexibility

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Co-working spaces provides greater flexibility for both companies and their employees. It is  why co-working spaces is much more in demand now as compared to traditional offices. Using co-working spaces also means that you are not required to be tied down to any sort of long-term lease. This means that you can basically come and go anytime whenever you want.

2. Cheaper alternative

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Due to its flexibility, co-working spaces are also generally much cheaper in comparison to traditional offices. As there is no need to sign any long-term contracts, most co-working spaces only charge you based on what you use. Furthermore, you can also choose to pay as you use, on a monthly basis or longer term-contracts if required. The fees are usually inclusive of utilities, internet & maintenance.

3. Improve teamwork and communication

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Relationships within employees is very important in the workplace. It helps to reduce stress and improve engagement as employees interact with one another. Shawn Anchor, the author of The Happiness Advantage, states that increase social investments allows people to survive stress better. Having good communication also leads to better teamwork and greater innovation as employees will be more open to sharing new ideas.

4. Less clutter

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Co-working spaces are often less structured and well designed with bright and colorful concepts to help motivate employees. They are also much more open than traditional office spaces which will help employees to feel less stress when working. Having a minimalistic concept, they will be lesser clutter surrounding the workspace and employees will feel more relaxed and improve their work productivity.

5. Networking

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One other benefit of using a co-working space is that it provides a wide variety of networking opportunities. As most co-working spaces are shared areas, this encourages people to interact with one another. Working in a co-working space also means that you will encounter various people from different backgrounds and companies. This allows you to build new business contacts that may provide great value and potential to improve your own business.


 

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With all these kinds of benefits that co-working spaces offer, it is not difficult to see why more and more people are choosing to work in co-working spaces instead of traditional offices. Urban Space Self Storage offers a 24/7 working lounge space that only our storers are allowed to use anytime. With free Wi-Fi, light refreshments and air conditioning provided, storers can use this space to do their work or simply just sit down and rest for a couple of moments.

So, what are you waiting for? Sign up with Urban Space today and make space for what matters!

Have you ever wondered what you can do with an extra room? As new homes are getting smaller, it is harder to find extra spaces or even rooms. However, it is not difficult to create more space at home by yourself as there are many ways to do so. Once you have sorted out your items, you will probably have extra room of space to work with.

Instead of using that spare room to store your items, here are some creative ideas that you can turn your spare room into:

  1. 1. Study corner

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As COVID-19 is still ongoing, most people are still spending their time at home. What better way to utilize this time at home than to learn something new?

Having a study corner allows you to focus properly on the task at hand and provides a distraction-free environment. You can also use this study room to relax and read some books to distress.

  1. 2. Kid’s playroom

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If you have any young kids in your household, consider turning that spare room into a kid’s playroom. You can load it up with various toys or arts and crafts supplies for them to play with. Giving them extra space to move around will also encourage your kids to stay active.

  1. 3. Home office

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If you are working from home, turning that extra room into your own personal home office would help you to focus better. This would remove any unnecessary distractions around you and boost your work productivity.

Don’t be afraid of adding a bit of decoration or colours here and there. The point is to make sure you feel comfortable while working from home.

  1. 4. Studio or Music Room

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For the musicians or music creators out there, having your own studio or music room allows you to express your music talents freely and creatively without having any disturbance from other sources.

You can place whatever music instruments or gear that you need such as guitar, drum set or even a Disc Jockey (DJ) set. Furthermore, it is important for you to sound-proof your walls so that you do not end up disturbing others.

  1. 5. Game room

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If you have a bigger spare room, you can consider converting the room into a games room. A pool table or foosball table would be great to put in the middle. If you prefer board games, just place a large table with a few chairs or sofas and you are good to do.

Just remember to include a few shelves as well so that you can keep your board games neatly and find them easily when you need it. If you need some ideas, you can check out The Gaming Mancave!

  1. 6. Guest room

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The extra room can also be used as a guest room for those households that frequently has guest visits. This provides greater comfortability for your guests as they would not need to squeeze with other people.

Even if there are no guests staying over, you can still put some tables and chairs and use it as a study room. Just because it is empty, does not mean that it is unusable.

  1. 7. Walk in wardrobe

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This is one of the ultimate fantasy goals that most females will dream of, which is having their own walk-in wardrobe. There is no greater feeling than walking in and having racks of clothes hanging from side to side and shelves filled with bags and shoes.

  1. 8. Put a minibar

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For the alcohol collectors out there, you can consider turning that spare room into your own over the counter mini-bar room. Place a few shelves and you can elegantly display your alcohol collections for everyone to see.

It is the perfect place to invite a few friends over to relax and catch up with one another over a few drinks, especially since now outside bars are only opened till 10.30pm.

  1. 9. Theatre room

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If you have a larger space and bigger budget, why not turn it into your own personal home theatre room? A giant TV screen surrounded by multiple speakers and a few couches is all you need to enjoy your favourite shows comfortably.

  1. 10. Exercise/gym room

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Having your own personal gym room to exercise and workout is a good way to utilize your spare room. You can place a few weights and dumbbells or install a pull-up bar. Even a punching bag would also be good to get rid of some stress by throwing a few punches.

Consider getting a large wall mirror so that you can see your own posture when exercising and some mats to put on the floor.

Conclusion

The possibilities are endless in how a spare room can be used. Instead of storing your unwanted items and boxes, you can use the room to do the things that you love. If you are looking for storage space to store your items, consider self-storage facilities to be your alternative. At Urban Space Self Storage, we offer a wide range of storage sizes, from 9sqft to 140sqft units. We also provide flexibility in your storage durations as well as security, with 24/7 CCTV surveillance and personalized access code.

So, what are you waiting for? Sign up with Urban Space today and make space for what matters!

Why get small locker storages? When most people think of storage, large storage units usually come to mind. Therefore people usually only think of storing large furniture and stocks. However, you do not necessarily have to rent out big storages if all you need to store is small items. Here are some ways a small locker can help you with your daily life storage.

  • Keeping Important Documents in Small Locker Storage

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Especially documents that involve finances such as insurance and wills, it is important to store it safely. However when it starts to stack up as we grow older and have more documents, we might forget where we store. This is due to the lack of organisation which might lead to molding. Air conditioned lockers are the best way to keep them safe, organized and free from mold.

  • Keeping Precious Collectibles in Small Locker Storage

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Small storage lockers are also useful keeping collectibles. Collectibles usually take up space in rooms and it does not serve much purpose. Therefore, storing in small lockers can help you to organise your collectibles in a safe place. The small storage lockers are perfect for figurines, cars, dolls, etc. It also helps your collectibles to be out of reach for your children. Putting it in air conditioned lockers will also help to keep it in good condition.

  • Keeping Tools and Equipment in Small Locker Storage

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These small storage lockers are also apt for storing any loose and heavy equipment that you might rarely use. It can include scientific equipment, microscopes, measuring gear, power tools, foldable chairs, builders’ tools and more. Even for people with hobbies such as golf and photography, having a small locker helps with organisation. At the same time, it will keep your equipment safe and in good condition under dry environment.

Spring season is here and at Urban Space Self Storage, we are giving away $50 Urban Space Voucher for new sign-ups in the month of February! Here at Urban Space Self-Storage, we offer a variety of storage sizes at competitive prices, ranging from 9 to 100 sqft! With highly-secured CCTV surveillance and 24/7 personalized access, you can have a peace of mind when storing at Urban Space! We are located near Alexandra, Bukit Merah & Harbourfront, so feel free to check us out at 3 Depot Close, Singapore 109840 for a quick tour of our storage facility and we will make sure you will leave satisfied while storing your items with us. 

Feel free to contact Urban Space Self Storage at contact@urbanspace.com.sg or 80304216 for help!

Spring cleaning comes from the days when homes were heated by fireplaces, and efforts were made to prevent heat from escaping. The coming of spring and warm weather was an opportunity to air the house and clean it of soot and all the grime accumulated over the winter month. The tradition of spring cleaning came down to Singapore as a day to make sure our houses are clean and ready to welcome our guests and wealth for the Lunar New Year. It is therefore important for us to start clearing old items away to effectively spring clean the house. Here are some ways to improve the spring cleaning process!

 

  • Buying Storage Furniture

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Having storage furniture such as storage chairs and storage tables, helps you to hide unwanted items from guests. It also helps to make our homes look much bigger and spacious. When you require to use the items, you can take them out easily from the storage furnitures. Even beds have storage that we can use to hide unwanted items. However if you have big furniture, you will not be able to hide it with storage furniture. Fear not, there are also other ways to store those big furniture. 

 

  • Setting a Room aside as a Designated Storeroom for Spring Cleaning

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Having an extra storeroom in your house means extra space for the rest of your house. Not only can you put small items away, you can also put big furniture away too. Having a room set aside would mean that you can easily access these furniture and items anytime you want. The only downside to this is that you will have to sacrifice a room. This would mean having lesser rooms for you and your family. This might end up serving as an inconvenience in the future is your family is still growing.

 

  • Getting a Storage Unit in Self-Storage Facilities

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This option is for people who do not want to sacrifice a room just to hide unwanted items. More often than not, unwanted items will not be touched for a long time. Therefore setting aside a room that can be used for other activities, can be inconvenient and not effective. Having a self-storage unit however, will help you to be able to store away these items for a long time. You would not have to sacrifice your rooms as well. Not only are self-storage facilities safe and secure, you can enter your unit anytime you want. If you are afraid that your items will spoilt, feel free to choose an air-conditioned unit. You can sign up anytime you need it and terminate anytime you do not. Therefore you can consider renting a self-storage unit to store away unwanted furniture and small items. 

Spring cleaning usually happens after clearing away old items and the best way to do that is to store it some other place. Once you do, spring cleaning will be simpler and easier. 

Spring season is here and at Urban Space Self Storage, we are giving away $50 Urban Space Voucher for new sign-ups in the month of February! Here at Urban Space Self-Storage, we offer a variety of storage sizes at competitive prices, ranging from 9 to 100 sqft! With highly-secured CCTV surveillance and 24/7 personalized access, you can have a peace of mind when storing at Urban Space! We are located near Alexandra, Bukit Merah & Harbourfront, so feel free to check us out at 3 Depot Close, Singapore 109840 for a quick tour of our storage facility and we will make sure you will leave satisfied while storing your items with us. 

Feel free to contact Urban Space Self Storage at contact@urbanspace.com.sg or 80304216 for help!

2020, what a rough year it has been. Nobody would have expected 2020 to turn out as it did, especially how COVID-19 has affected the entire world. However, through all the tough times, 2020 has also taught us many valuable lessons that we can learn from. These lessons, as listed down below, can help us to better prepare ourselves for whatever may happen in 2021.

  1. 1. Out with the Old, In with the New

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COVID-19 has brought about significant changes to not just our families and communities, but also various businesses. We have seen an increase of companies transitioning to digital practices and having employees work from home. Even as we move into 2021, changes are still being implemented as companies are trying new ideas and coming up with more creative ways to conduct their business.

Many companies are also shifting to online platforms and e-commerce channels to conduct their business. As a result, there is a higher demand for storage spaces for such companies in order for them to store their products safely.

Urban Space provides highly secured storage facilities that has 24/7 CCTV surveillance. Furthermore, storers do not have to worry about their products getting damaged as there is insurance coverage as well. Each storer will have their own personalized access code to ensure their items are safely secured in our storage facility.

  1. 2. Nothing is more important than Self-care

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A new year means it is time for you to do some tidying up and decluttering of your homes. Due to COVID-19, many people have been stuck in their homes for months and this causes clutter to occur. Studies has shown that clutter can cause a great amount of stress and has other negative impacts on your life. By decluttering and clearing out your old items, this will allow you to have more space in your homes and provide a greater peace of mind.

If you have any keepsake items that you are unwilling to get rid of, why not store it in self-storage facilities instead? Urban Space offers a wide range of storage space sizes that can be suited to various needs. It is a good alternative to just throwing all your memorabilia away. To find out how to create more space for your items, you can check out our other blogs.

  1. 3. The best time is Now, not Later

Looking back, 2020 has definitely been one of the hardest years in recent times. However, it has also made us understand one important thing, which is to never take anything for granted. If you are thinking of trying something new for the first time or starting your own business, don’t hesitate any longer. There is no point waiting for the right moment because you will never know how much time you have. Changes will always be constant, which is why the best thing you can do is to trust yourself and make use of whatever opportunities at present.

With 2020 firmly in hindsight, it is important that we do not get complacent and assume 2021 will be better. We should keep these lessons in mind and continuously find new ways to innovate and improve further.

Packing for the Festive Holiday Season! Christmas season is coming up and it is time to start packing up the old items to welcome your new gifts! However, what are the best ways to pack up your old items? Here are some of the ways you can consider to clear up space in your house to invite new presents in!

  1. Donate your used items such as clothes and books to the Salvation Army

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It is very common for people to have multiple clothes and books left as they grow older. As people grow older, growing past pre-loved clothes and books that we once loved. Therefore, it is important to donate these old pre-loved items to people that really need it. Not only will you be able to clear up your old items, you will also be able to do charity with it. It will always feel better to know that your pre-loved items are well loved by someone else.

 

  1. Sell all your old usable items to Carousell

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Carousell is a good platform to allow you to sell away old useful tech items. These items may not be what you want to keep, but might be what others are looking for. So if you feel that donating these items is wasteful, selling it will allow you to get back part of what you paid for. This will not only help you to have an extra income, you will also be able to clear up your items quickly. You never know when the money will come in handy to buy yourself other gifts.

 

  1. Pack up all your items into boxes and store it in Self-Storage Facilities

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If you feel that your items can be kept for future usage, fear not. You can always consider leaving these items in self-storage till it is time for you to take out and use it again. Self storage facilities in Singapore are safe and secure with most storage facilities allowing you to have 24/7 access. You can even choose between air-con and non aircon storage units if you would need a dry condition to protect the quality of your items. If you have a lot to store away, there are also different self storage unit sizes that you can consider. In addition, anytime you want to stop storing, there are also flexible storage periods that you can consider. Therefore self-storage facilities are a great place for you to consider for storing your old items to gain space for new Christmas gifts.

Festive season is coming and at Urban Space Self Storage, we are giving away freebies for new sign-ups in the month of December! Here at Urban Space Self-Storage, we offer a variety of storage sizes at competitive prices, ranging from 9 to 100 sqft! With highly-secured CCTV surveillance and 24/7 personalized access, you can have a peace of mind when storing at Urban Space! We are located near Alexandra, Bukit Merah & Harbourfront, so feel free to check us out at 3 Depot Close, Singapore 109840 for a quick tour of our storage facility and we will make sure you will leave satisfied while storing your items with us. 

Feel free to contact Urban Space Self Storage at contact@urbanspace.com.sg or 80304216 for help!

As the festive season approaches, many of us are starting to prepare for the busiest time of the year as companies are starting to release their year end sales. If you are still unaware, Singles Day (11/11), Black Friday (27/11) and Cyber Monday (30/11) are all happening this month and many consumers have already begun preparing themselves for when the day comes. However, don’t worry even if you only just found out about it. There is still time for you to catch up on the latest deals. We are here to tell you how to prepare and make the most out of it when shopping online!

  1. 1. Do your research

By now, most retailers and companies have already published their deals for consumers to see. Which means that you should have time to look through which are the best deals for you and compare them. While you are looking at deals from your favourite stores, don’t forget about other stores which you may not usually look at. Sometimes, some of these stores may offer better deals than your favourite stores. To find more Black Friday deals, you can click here to view the available offers.

Furthermore, if you are unsure of the product’s details, you can always head down to the physical store in advance to have a look. This will be the best time for you to ask any questions about the products and other any identical items. They can serve as alternatives should the original product be sold out.

  1. 2. Convert to shopping online

Due to COVID19, many retailers have made the transition to online shops. As a result, this year’s sales will mostly be conducted through online platforms. Some important factors to take note when shopping online is ensuring your internet connection is stable. There’s nothing worse than suddenly seeing your internet slow down or lose connection just when you are about to check out or confirm your purchase.

  1. 3. Avoid impulse purchases

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While some deals may seem very appealing at first glance, you should ask yourself, do you really need it? Is that new air fryer really necessary, even though the one you already have is working fine? Chances are that you do not really need it. You should also be careful of special offers that requires a minimum spending.

  1. 4. Ensure that the retailer ships to Singapore

This might be something that most people easily overlook when they are shopping online. They get caught up in the promotion and didn’t check whether the retailer ships the products to Singapore. By the time they realized this, the products that they actually want might be sold out already. To be safe, take some time in advance to check which retailers are able to ship to Singapore.

  1. 5. Have a backup plan ready

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During your research, you should have come across a few alternatives to the product that you are looking for. This is important because if the item that you were looking to purchase is sold out, people tend to panic and desperately pick whichever items that they can get their hands on. As a result, you may end up wasting money and buying something that is not what you were looking for.

  1. 6. Prepare space to keep your items

Buying more items means you would need more space to keep them. If you are worried about not having enough space for all your new clothes, a good solution is to use self-storage spaces. Urban Space offers various storage solutions at affordable rates to fit your needs. You can choose from a variety of sizes, from 9 – 140sqft and have personalized access to them 24/7. We are conveniently located near Jalan Bukit Merah, Harbourfront, Pasir Panjang, Alexandra & Queenstown. So, if you are keen on finding out how to create more space, feel free to contact us at 6282 0000 or WhatsApp us at 8030 4216!

 

At the end of the day, the purpose of having all these promotions is to ensure you make the best value out of your purchases. All the tips that we have mentioned is to prevent you from spending unnecessarily on items that you might not even use and help you save even more. Ultimately, you should feel satisfied and happy of your own purchases.

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How to organise without throwing away precious memories? There has always been a constant confusion between organizing and decluttering. Although the two activities go together, the main purpose of organizing is to find your items easily. Your closets and drawers can be packed but totally organized. Or, you may have a relatively clutter-free house but can’t ever find what you’re looking for. To ensure that you have an organised space, it is important to keep track of where you place your items. Here are some tips that can help you organise your house.

  • Get storage-type furniture

Having storage type furniture means more spaces to store items. It also helps you to remember and keep track of where you store different categories of items. A storage chair is one of the more popular storage furniture that you can get from most furniture shops. Families like to keep toys or smaller daily use items in it due to the ease of access. Children can also easily reach to open up the chairs to find their favourite toys. Even sofas that allow you to store electronics can also help to prevent any loss of wires whenever you are looking for it.

  • Use different compartments for different category of items

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When you have a lot of clothes, it is easy to lose track of where you have placed certain clothes when you get new ones. Many times the old clothes get buried by other old clothes and you will eventually forget its existence. There is a better way of categorizing clothes that can allow you to see what you have and find it. You can try rolling up clothes and putting them into custom drawers from IKEA. By rolling clothes, you can see all the clothes that you have from that category and would not forget about it.

  • Keep collectibles in Storerooms

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When you tend to collect random items, you will realise that it takes up a lot of space due to the fact that you can’t use it on a daily basis. That is when you will need more space to put in stuff that you actually need to use. Since collectibles are there as a hobby, it is more efficient to leave it in storage spaces. A storeroom is a good place that can be used to store unused items, but you have to put it in boxes to make sure it stays organized.

  • Keep unused memorable items in Self-storage facilities

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Self storage facilities are one of the best places for you to utilise and store unused items, including your favourite books, hobbies, collectibles and even clothes. You can even store old furniture if you do not feel that it is time to throw it away. For smaller items, you can always choose to store it in locker size storage as it is a budget friendly option. However, for bigger furniture and more items, you can organize them in boxes and store it in larger cabinets. This will help you to clear up space in your homes without throwing away your preloved items.

It is common for people to not want to throw away preloved items due to the value of time that came with it. If so, do take a look at storing in other places. If you are unsure on which self storage, don’t worry! Here at Urban Space Self-Storage, we offer a variety of storage sizes at competitive prices, ranging from 9 to 100 sqft! With highly-secured CCTV surveillance and 24/7 personalized access, you can have a peace of mind when storing at Urban Space! We are located near Alexandra, Bukit Merah & Harbourfront, so feel free to check us out at 3 Depot Close, Singapore 109840 for a quick tour of our storage facility and we will make sure you will leave satisfied while storing your items with us. 

Feel free to contact Urban Space Self Storage at contact@urbanspace.com.sg or 80304216 for help!

 

How to ensure a smooth house moving? It is always an exciting process to move houses especially when we first get our own homes. However, most of the time we do not get to fully prepare ourselves for the moving process. When it comes to moving to new homes, we need to wait for the construction, renovation and purchasing of furniture. What if the furniture comes faster than the completion of your new house? 

When it comes to moving into your new home, Haulmate allows you to organise your entire move in 90 seconds. Everything from moving quotes to end of lease cleaners.

If you’re unsure of what you need to organise, here are some tips for you to better plan your moving process to make sure it is smooth and stress free.


  • Have a backup place to stay

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In Singapore, buying new houses comes with long application and waiting process before we can get our home keys. There can be unexpected situations causing the late collection of keys. As such, new couples should have a plan as to where they can stay while waiting for the keys. Common choices are renting out rooms or staying with their parents. 

  • Plan the dates 

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When you have just collected the keys, the house will be completely empty. Therefore you should plan how long the interior renovation of the house should be. It will be best if you are able to have the furniture delivered right on the day when constructions are complete. However, do note that there will always be unexpected circumstances that will cause delays to happen. 

  • Have a place to store household items

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When waiting for your new house to be ready, there will always be unexpected circumstances. That is where you should find a place that can store your movable household items. Self storage facilities have clean and secure storage environments that will give you a peace of mind to store furniture. This will give you more time to plan the move and less time worrying about your items. Self storage facilities are also flexible in terms of the size and term. 

  • Have a driver to facilitate your smooth house moving process

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When you purchase big furniture, it is difficult for you to move your household items from one place to the other. That is where movers come in to help. There are many independent movers that are flexible in bringing your items anywhere. If you place your items in self storage facilities, they will also have vendors that can help you move your items. Therefore, making your moving process as smooth and easy as possible.


If you are waiting for your new house and not sure where to keep your furniture or household items, don’t worry! Here at Urban Space Self-Storage, we offer a variety of storage sizes at competitive prices, ranging from 9 to 100 sqft! With highly-secured CCTV surveillance and 24/7 personalized access, you can have a peace of mind when storing at Urban Space! We are located near Alexandra, Bukit Merah & Harbourfront, so feel free to check us out at 3 Depot Close, Singapore 109840 for a quick tour of our storage facility and we will make sure you will leave satisfied while storing your items with us. 

So, what are you waiting for? Sign up with Urban Space today and make space for what matters! Follow our Facebook and Instagram @urbanspacesg for more updates too!

You have probably heard of Marie Kondo and read her international bestselling book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. Or maybe you might have even seen her Netflix show, Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. For the others that are unaware of who Marie Kondo is, this article will tell you how the KonMari Method can help to tidy up not only your belongings, but also tidy up your life as well!

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Marie Kondo is a well renowned tidying expert that helps people to clear their cluttered homes and make more space for themselves. Through the KonMari Method, it encourages people to dispose items that are no longer purposeful or meaningful. Its minimalism-inspired approach gets people to tidy their stuff and only keep items that still serves a purpose or provide “joy” to them. Instead of sorting room-by-room, the KonMari Method sorts out item category-by-category and it should be in order of:

  1. 1. Clothes

  2. 2. Books

  3. 3. Papers

  4. 4. Komono (Miscellaneous items)

  5. 5. Sentimental items

It is important that you follow the order listed above and only move on to the next category when you are done with the previous. By doing so, it will help to prevent confusion later on when you are decluttering items of the same category that are stored in different areas of your home.

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How you start off is by gathering all the items of the same category and gather them into one pile. Once you have done so, slowly go through each item by each item and ask yourself whether the items spark joy for you. If it does, then keep it! If it doesn’t, it means its time to let it go! You will repeat these steps until you have gone through every item and category.

Why is KonMari Method Important?

This is to help you visualize your ideal lifestyle by only keeping items that are worthwhile to you. There is no point in keeping items that will not help you to achieve your ideal lifestyle and goals.  By discarding away irrelevant items, you will end up with a home that is clutter free and able to give you a peace of mind.

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If you realized that you have too many items or do not have enough storage space, a good alternative is to store these items at self-storage facilities. At Urban Space, we provide cheap storage units of various sizes options. We are conveniently located near Depot Road, Alexandra, Harbourfront, and Pasir Panjang. Furthermore, our self-storage facilities are highly secured with CCTV surveillance, and you would have 24/7 personal access to your own storage units. Our storage units size ranges from 9-100sqft so that you do not have to worry about not having enough space.

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At the end of the day, decluttering is a continuous effort and should never be an “one-and-done” sort of event. The KonMari Method is meant to make decluttering a meaningful process, with the intention of improving your life. The KonMari method will help to declutter everything and prevent you from going back to your cluttered ways.

So, what are you waiting for? Sign up with Urban Space today and make space for what matters! Follow our Facebook and Instagram @urbanspacesg for more updates too!

It has been 2 months since the Singapore government has announced the start of Phase 2 of the COVID safety measures. Many companies are still currently having their employees to continue to work from home, as a mean to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19. However, there seems to be some misconceptions that people have about having to work from home. One major misconception that people have is that you are unable to be productive when you are working from home. Is that true?

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Based on a research done by Prodoscore, they were able to see whether employees working from home were less productive or not and some of the results derived from the research are as follows:

  • – CRM activities increased by 176%
  • – Telephone calls increased by 230%
  • – Email and chat messages increased by 57% and 9% respectively

Overall, the data showed that there was an increase in productivity by 47% in 2020, as compared to 2019, even though most companies were operating from home. So as a matter of fact, the assumption that people are unable to be productive when working from home is not true. So how is that possible? Well, there a few ways that can help you to increase your own productivity when working from home and we have listed a few of them down below.


1. Manage your space

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It is very important that you allocate a specific space at home for your work. If you use the same space for your relaxation and work, you would not be able to maintain focus on your work or even relax properly. By allocating a specific workspace at home, this will help you to set clear boundaries between work and home. You will also be able to concentrate better during working hours and improve productivity.

If you have limited space at home due to having too many items or not having enough space to store them, here at Urban Space, we are able to provide various storage options that can best cater to your needs. From locker size units to large size units, you do not have to worry about storing your items with us and can properly focus on what matters instead!

 

2. Give yourself a break

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When you are working, from home or office, it is only natural that you have to take a break once in a while. If you push yourself too hard, you will find yourself easily drained or burned out from work. Research has shown that the best way to stay productive is take breaks – so don’t be afraid to get up, walk about, stretch, grab a snack, or even take a short nap every so often.

One particular method, the Pomodoro Technique, is commonly used by many people to help them relax and come back more focused. It goes as follows:

  1. 1. Pick a task to accomplish
  2. 2. Set a timer for 25 minutes
  3. 3. Once the 25 minutes is up, put a check mark on a sheet of paper
  4. 4. Take a 3-5 minute break (this indicates the completion of one “Pomodoro”)
  5. 5. After every 4 Pomodoros, take a longer break of 15-30 minutes
  6. 6. Repeat this cycle until the end of your workday

This technique will allow you to maintain your productivity at an optimum level.

 

3. Maintain a schedule

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Working from home allows you more flexibility and freedom in managing your own time and tasks. You can determine during which time of the day allows you to be the most productive and efficient. However, this also works as a double-edged sword because having more flexibility means more self-responsibility as well.

Which is why it is very important for you to set a timeline or routine and stick to it. Having a schedule will allow you to feel more structured and helps to keep you more focused, almost as if you are working back in the office.


The pandemic has given the employees and employers the chance to experience work from home model. Even though it could bring about an array of benefits, we do also need to consider the pros and cons of working from home.

As businesses are slowly recovering from the COVID-19 setback, some employees are already required to report back to office while many others are still working from home. As such, it is still important for us to continue to practice proper safety measures – such as wearing a mask, washing your hands, or maintaining social distancing. With everybody doing their part, it will not only make your work environment a better place, but your life as well.

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In the previous post, we talked about clutter and how it commonly occurs among many households in Singapore. Furthermore, we also mentioned some of the negative effects of what cluttering can do to you. That is why for today’s article, we will be showing you how to reduce clutter through various methods. Here are 5 ways to reduce clutter around you and create more space!


  • 1. Get rid of stuff that are useless or you think that you “might” use

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The best way to decide which items that you should get rid of are stuff that you have not used for over a year. Ever heard of ‘Out with the old & in with the new’? That is exactly how you can reduce clutter and get rid of those items that you no longer use. Besides, there are various good options of getting rid of stuff other than just disposing them in rubbish bins, such as consignment or donating them.

 

  • 2. Go vertical, not horizontal

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If you have small living spaces available, do not forget about the space above your head. Most people easily tend to overlook these spaces, which can be great for storing little-used items. Vertical storage helps to create more storage space and can make a home feel less cluttered in general.

 

  • 3. Get multi-purpose home furniture items

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Not only does this method help to reduce clutter and create more space, it helps you to save more money as well. For example, an ottoman primarily serves as a couch or coffee table, but it also has a built-in storage space as well. That way, you can store your unwanted magazines or books instead of having them lying around everywhere.

 

  • 4. Maintain a regular habit of decluttering

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So, after you are done with decluttering your home, you may think that the job is finally done, and everything looks fine now. However, the truth is that it is not the end because after certain periods of time, clutter will naturally pile up again if you do not regularly manage your clutter. It is important to set aside some time (maybe once a week or once a month) to declutter every now and then, depending on which works best for you.

 

  • 5. There is always more space outside

At the end of the day, you may find that certain items are too difficult to store or that your home capacity has been fully used up. The best solution for situations like this is to store your items with off-site self storage.

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If you are unsure of where to find one, Urban Space offers various storage sizes at affordable prices that can best fit your needs. We are can easily found near Harbourfront, Pasir Panjang & Alexandra. With highly secured storage facilities and personalized access 24/7, you do not have to worry about storing your items with us!


Decluttering may seem daunting at first and you may tell yourself that it is impossible, which is why many people just choose to ignore it. However, it is not as impossible as it seems. All it takes is just the first step and you are on your way to making a better living space. Once it has become a habit over time, the time and effort you put in to declutter will compile quickly and the results will show for themselves.

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Have you even been stressed out from work and when you reach home, find yourself feeling even more stressed out due to clutter in your house? Or have you ever thought of tidying up your house but realized that there is too much stuff all around and end up stressing over it? If your answer to either is a resounding “YES”, that means it is time to do something about it!

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Clutter is a collection of things lying around in an untidy mess. It causes the mind to be restless and unfocused as it is constantly moving in different directions. As a result, stress begins to build up within when no work gets done. Based on a research done by UCLA’s Centre on Everyday Lives and Families (CELF), it shows that clutter has a direct impact on a person’s mood and may lead to increased levels of stress. Further studies done by the American Association for Nurse Anesthetists also reveals that there is a direct correlation between stress and clutter. This can result in health issues such weight gain and anxiety issues etc.

If cluttering is bad for you, why is it so common among many households? There are many various reasons as to why cluttering occurs so often. Below are 3 main reasons as to why you have clutter.

 

  • 1. There is too much stuff that you do not want to dispose

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This is one of the most common and obvious reason, yet it is also the hardest one to deal with. We are used to collecting and accumulating a variety of items even after we no longer need them anymore. There is a tendency to develop emotional attachments to these items and makes us unable to dispose them.

 

  • 2. Lack of organizational systems

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Besides not knowing when to dispose your items, another reason is that you do not know how to store your items properly. When you are unsure of where to keep your items, there is a tendency of placing these items anywhere. As a result, it causes them to pile up and naturally create a clutter.

 

  • 3. Transitional Periods

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Major situational changes in life can often be very chaotic and disorderly. For example, having a new baby will require extra space for baby furniture. Or you may be getting ready to move into a new home and do not know how to start packing. These changes eventually cause stress and clutter to accumulate over time.

Now that you are aware of what clutter is and the reasons as to why cluttering occurs, take some time, and have a look around your house. Do you spot any areas of clutter within your home? If there is and you have no place to store it, feel free to contact us and we will find the best storage size to fit your needs!

Here at Urban Space, we provide a wide range of self-storage solutions at our Depot Close self-storage facility. We can help to store your items with great care, such as documents, clothing, toys and many more. Furthermore, we are located near Alexandra, Jalan Bukit Merah, Pasir Panjang and Harbourfront We are also well connected to all major transport nodes in Singapore.

So, what are you waiting for? Sign up with Urban Space today and make space for what matters! Follow our Facebook and Instagram @urbanspacesg for more updates too!

Start to Declutter with Self Storage

Having so much clutter both at home and in the office impacts you negatively. It makes your house feel like an uncomfortable place to live in. It causes unhappiness, stress and in some cases, even depression. There are many homes that use bedrooms not for resting or slumber, but as a storage space. This is why it is so important to declutter regularly. Most of our personal belongings such as seasonal clothes will only be used occasionally. As such, they require proper storage space when not in use. In such instances, self storage facilities provide the best solutions to help you declutter your households. Your belongings can be stored in easily accessible dedicated storage spaces. 


Why Declutter with Self Storage?

More Space At Home 

There are many reasons why self storage is suitable for decluttering. The first reason is simply to create more space at home. Everyone’s home should be conducive and comfortable to live in. Creating more space will be beneficial for your child’s growth and development too! 

Moreover, when people downsize their houses, there isn’t enough space to store all their furniture. Hence, self storage helps to store your unused furniture securely and create more space at home.

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Urban Space Self Storage offers 24/7 easy access for our storers and you can come down to settle your storage anytime you want! Hence, only at Urban Space, you can enjoy hassle-free storage experience.

Declutter with Temporary and Cheap Storage

Self storage services is not necessarily a permanent solution. What it offers is a temporary and cheap solution while you take some time to declutter and organize your home. Freeing up some space initially will also help you by making your decluttering easier. 

Keep reviewing your storage regularly to determine which stuff you can discard and which you would like to keep. This way, you will maintain a clutter-free home and only use minimal space at your self storage facility.

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Be it whether you live in a big mansion or your parents’ box room, you should never stop decluttering your home. In Singapore, many families simply store all their storage inside their bomb shelter storerooms. However, this will eventually snowball into a huge clutter. You wouldn’t love to see your home becoming messy, right?


At Urban Space Self Storage, we offer a wide range of storage sizes, from 9sqft to 140sqft units. We also provide flexibility in your storage durations as well as security, with 24/7 CCTV surveillance and personalized access code. Urban Space Self Storage helps you to free up additional spaces at home for you and your family.

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So, what are you waiting for? Sign up with Urban Space today and make space for what matters! Follow our Facebook and Instagram @urbanspacesg for more updates too!