Just got the key to your new house and can’t wait to give it a makeover? Tired of the old same design and structure of your house? Perhaps it is the time to revamp and spice up your house! In this article, we will share with you three simple tips when you are planning for a home renovation.
Before you get all excited about the idea of owning a smart toilet or building a hidden bookcase door, you should sit and pen down a realistic budget plan. Distinguish your needs and wants to set a renovation budget within your financial ability. Avoid taking up large sums of loans to finance your renovation. If possible, try to finance all (if not most) of your renovation using your personal savings first before considering a renovation loan or personal loan.
Between renovation loan and personal loan, a home renovation loan might be a better option. The interest rate for a home renovation loan ranges from 2.88 percent to 5.8 percent while personal loans are around 6 to 9 percent per annum.
Secondly, you should exercise due diligence and compare across different renovation firms before settling down on one. This can be done easily by reading up on online reviews, comparing prices and quality of services across different companies. Though such comparisons take up more time and effort, it may be worth your while in the long run.
Thirdly, you should cultivate a good habit of keeping track of your expenses throughout the renovation process. You can construct an excel sheet to record your costs. This gives you a clearer picture of how much is spent for each renovation service. Using excel, you should also list down the estimated cost and budget for each service. Try to squeeze the estimated cost below your budget, preferably by 10 to 20 percent. This prevents overspills or miscalculations, and ensures that you are always prepared for ad-hocs during the renovation process.
Bonus tip: While renovating your house, you may need to find a place that can temporarily store your household items. This is where you can consider renting a self-storage unit. Here at Urban Space Self Storage, we provide clean and secure storage environments for our storers, giving them a peace of mind to store furniture. We are also flexible in terms of storage sizes and terms, catering to each individual needs of our storers.
Every year, approximately 30,000 students take the Singapore-Cambridge GCE O-Level examination. In preparation for the national examination, is this how many students’ room may look like:
Looking familiar? Textbooks, study-notes, assignments, practice papers etc. While most students choose to throw them away, those with younger siblings/cousins may choose to keep these study materials for their exam preparation. As a result, many students’ rooms are cluttered and messy, filled with things that they do not need now but are only needed in the future.
Here are 3 tips on how to store your study materials:
All you need is to buy an all-in-one (AIO) printer, or a stand-alone scanner if you already have a printer that does not scan. Then, you can begin to look through all the study materials you have around the house, convert them into digital copies and save them in your computer before throwing them away. This also makes revision for future examination much easier.
Having shelves cantilevered from the wall can be aesthetic and gives the illusion of more space and less clutter.
It also provides more storage space in places where it would otherwise not be possible to store items.
For study materials such as assignment books, textbooks and exam papers, it may be tedious to scan through each and every page. This is where you should consider renting a storage space. When you rent a storage space, you no longer need to worry about the environmental factors that can cause damage to your study materials. In a country with an average daily temperature of 30 degrees and humidity of 84 percent, it can be difficult to store your paper documents. With such high humidity, paper documents and books may become moldy and even home to creepy-crawlies.
Here at Urban Space Self Storage, we offer 24/7 air-conditioned lockers that keep your things away from dust and moisture. This ensures that your study materials remain dry, clean and odourless. We also offer a wide range of storage sizes, from 9sqft to 140sqft units. This way, you can find a storage size that suits your needs. Other than study materials, you can also store many other things-such as toys and collectibles. With so many storage size options to choose from, you would not have to worry about overpaying for excess storage space.
We also provide flexibility in your storage durations as well as security, with 24/7 CCTV surveillance and personalized access code. Store with Urban Space Self Storage now and our friendly staff will help you find the right storage sizes.
As the new semester approaches, many university students will be preparing to move into their halls soon. It is worrying to see many students bringing too many items not needed for daily lives. Those unnecessary items are just going to take up too much space in your room! You don’t really need to bring a lot of belongings as living with less will give you more personal and study space.
If you’re unclear on how to prepare for your move in, here are some easy tips to make your hall a livable home away from home.
It is advisable to first check the room sizes and plan accordingly on what you need to pack. If you’re staying in a double room, you can even share some appliances such as a fridge and broom with your roommate. As such, both of you don’t have to pack too many items to bring to your rooms. You should avoid creating clutter by just bringing the important daily belongings you need.
Extra Tip: Make a list to rank the belongings you require. This would help you to keep track of your belongings.
Apart from the cabinets and desk provided, do consider bringing your storage boxes. Storage boxes are useful in decluttering your rooms and easy to stack together. Moreover, you can keep them under your desks or closet to keep your room looking neat.
Keep your storage accessible by storing similar items together. In addition, you should label your boxes so that you can find your items easily.
Extra Tip: Discard items you do not require anymore and don’t treat your boxes as garbage bins.
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If you’re an international student, university halls can be quite small to store all your luggages and study materials. It’s not a good living and learning environment when your room is overly packed with your luggages. Thus, now is the right time to consider renting a storage unit together with your international friends. Not only can you share the monthly rental fees with your peers to reduce your financial load, but also create more personal space in your rooms. Time to declutter and rent a storage unit!
Moreover, before your holidays, you should store your belongings in a self storage facility nearby rather than moving all back home again. As such, your moving-in after the holiday will be hassle free and more convenient.
Urban Space Self Storage is just 10 minutes drive from National University of Singapore and other local universities. We provide a wide range of locker storage sizes, from 9 sq ft to over 140 sq ft, and flexibility in storage durations. Moreover, we offer 24/7 easy access to our working lounge space with free Wifi, light refreshments and air-conditioning that only our storers are allowed to use anytime.
Many working adults have been working in makeshift home offices due to Covid-19. What’s worse is that these home offices do not have enough office spaces to store all your work documents. Thus, locker storages are increasingly sought after due to its affordability and availability. If you’re looking for more storage space for your home office, here are the 5 important tips you should take note of when choosing your lockers in Singapore!
With so many self-storage facilities in Singapore, comparing the storage rates based on the storage sizes and duration of the storage contracts will provide a better analysis on which is the cheapest one. One good strategy is to compare the effective monthly rate or price per square feet of the locker storage units. This will help you to decide which storage space best fits your budget requirements.
Storers may often worry that they are paying for more storage spaces than needed. As such, having a variety of storage spaces is equally important in meeting the different concerns of our storers.
At Urban Space Self Storage, we provide a wide range of storage sizes, including locker storage. This way, you only need to pay for the space you use! Hence, you wouldn’t have to worry about over-paying for excess storage space anymore.
While Singapore is recognised for being one of the safest cities in the world, it is still important to have a good security system within the self-storage facility. Moreover, the facility needs to be in a clean and cozy condition for storers to keep their beloved belongings.
Why not consider Urban Space Self Storage? At Urban Space, our storers have their own personalised access code to enter our facility. Our facility also has a 24/7 CCTV monitoring system to ensure the premises’ security. Thus, you can trust to store your storage items in our good hands!
Singapore’s climate is the perfect reason for you to opt for a 24/7 fully air-conditioned storage. The high temperature and humidity could create moisture in your wooden furniture and electronics, resulting in mould and rust. To protect your documents and books from these irreversible damages, it is better to store in air-conditioned locker units. Read more if you want to find out more which items are more suitable to store inside air-conditioned storage.
Urban Space Self Storage offers 24/7 air-conditioned lockers with storage sizes ranging from 9 – 20 sqft. Hence, you don’t have to worry about your documents and furniture being damaged due to the climate while storing with us.
You should choose the facility most convenient to you if you want to pick up your documents easily. Moreover, the facility should be accessible by public transport or even on foot. Thus, your storage experience will be hassle-free and more convenient.
Urban Space Self Storage is located near Alexandra, Jalan Bukit Merah, Pasir Panjang and Harbourfront. We are also well connected to all the major transport nodes and just 15-minutes drive from the Central Business District.
At Urban Space, we provide a wide range of locker storage sizes and flexibility in your storage durations. We also have a co-working lounge for you to store and work at the same time. Storing in our lockers will help you to free up more spaces in your home office!
Have you ever thought of solutions to store your NS barangs barangs after you ORD-ed? Almost everyone would certainly dump them inside their storeroom, creating a clutter over time and reducing the space available at home. I’m sure you won’t like to see your beloved bedroom becoming another army bunk, right? Here are 3 simple storage solutions to keep your NS belongings!
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Using simple storage furniture like storage stools and racks to store your bulky NS equipment is one of the useful storage solutions as not only will it free up more space, but also arrange all your belongings in a more organised manner. For instance, IKEA would be one such place to purchase furniture specialised in storing items in many shapes and sizes. With storage tools, your items would be more easily accessible when needed.
Besides placing inside storage boxes, consider organising your NS belongings into various categories such as clothing and hardware by using labels and separators. Therefore, you don’t even have to be in a fluster when packing your bags for any upcoming In-Camp training! All you need is just one glance to find your belongings. Now, your storage can look much more organised and your home should feel like an ultimate vacation spot.
Lastly, self storage could be one of your best storage solutions to keep your NS belongings when your home has very limited spaces or you simply can’t bear to throw away those beloved memories! If you’re looking for a hassle-free and cheap self storage solution, why not consider Urban Space Self Storage? Here, you can enjoy the lowest storage rates in Singapore and get to choose a wide range of storage spaces from 9 sq ft to over 140 sq ft! You could even share a storage unit with your bunk mates too!
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It’s never easy to organise your inventory and some people may even find it very difficult to give or throw away their beloved belongings. If you intend to set up a business in Singapore, you would definitely need to start considering some cost-effective options for your logistic management. Hence, self-storage might be the best solution for you. However, with so many self-storage facilities, here are 5 quick steps to choose the best self storage facility.
In order to determine how much storage space you need, you should firstly measure the total space based on the items and boxes you’re going to store. Once you have determined the storage space you need, you can start looking for storage facilities with sizes that suit you the most.
At Urban Space Self Storage, we offer a wide range of storage sizes, from 9sqft to 140sqft units. If you’re still unsure of the storage size you need, try out our storage space calculator now!
Extra Tip: You can save more space and costs by packing your items in boxes and stacking them up.
It is very important to have a well-maintained security and sensor system within the self-storage facility. Moreover, the facility needs to be in a clean and cozy condition to protect the items from pests and mould. So, do remember to visit the storage facility to ensure that the storage is properly maintained.
Most importantly, all your storage items would be in safe hands with 24/7 CCTV monitoring system and security alarm systems at Urban Space Self Storage. You also get to enjoy our co-working lounge with free Wi-Fi. This would be the perfect environment for any individual or business owners to store and work at the same time.
Longer storage rental duration means that you can get to enjoy more promotional discounts when storing. Hence, it is important to consider the cost-benefit analysis on the duration of your storage. This would be a more cost-effective solution for individuals and businesses who are looking for long-term storage spaces .
At Urban Space, our leases are month to month for your convenience and we offer flexible storage durations for our storers. This way, you only need to pay for the space you use! Hence, you wouldn’t have to worry about over-paying for excess storage space anymore.
If you are looking for storage space to store your items, you should certainly choose the facility most convenient to you. The facility should be easily accessible by public transport or even on foot. As such, your storage experience will be hassle-free and more convenient.
Urban Space Self Storage is located near Alexandra, Jalan Bukit Merah, Pasir Panjang and Harbourfront. We are also well connected to all the major transport nodes and just 15-minutes drive from the Central Business District.
Many self-storage operators in Singapore offer similar services to their storers. What kind of services should you be looking out for then?
Urban Space Self Storage provides various services such as delivery services and free co-working lounge. This makes your storage experience more convenient. Our storers also get to enjoy 24/7 easy access to our storage facility. Urban Space would be your best partner in decluttering your home! Get in touch with us now to find a safe, modern and clean storage unit that matches your needs today!
Many of our clients asked for large size storage units, but what if it is not available at the moment? Therefore a suggestion would be to get several smaller units to make up for the size of a large unit. There are even several benefits that come from such a method.
For many businesses that are looking for large size storage units, it will involve storing big machineries. With multiple machineries and stock required to be stored in 1 big storage, it is better to organize by storing it in different smaller units. By splitting 1 big storage unit into a few smaller units for different purposes, it is easier to identify. This will also make it easier for the staff to enter the storage unit that is required for certain items. For example, machinery staff only need to go to the machinery unit and stocks staff will only need the stocks unit. As a business owner, it will also be easier to keep track of your stocks that are coming in and out through the activity report.
Another problem when it comes to squeezing everything in 1 unit is that you are unable to easily move around. Especially for businesses that need to deal with logistics and stock management on a daily basis, ability to move around is very important. Therefore having a few smaller units will make it easier for your staff to keep track of certain stock and you can even fill the unit up. By filling up the unit with the same stock, the staff will be able to know which unit to go for which stock and easily keep track of the amount that is left. Moving around a self-storage facility will prove to be much easier than moving around within large size storage units.
Bigger units are always running out which means that it is hard to be able to choose a desired location. Smaller units however, are more abundant. Therefore it will be easier to choose several small units that are located opposite or side by side each other. This might prove to be better due to the better organization and additionally, better location to move around in. As compared to a large unit in the far end corner of the facility, it is much better to go for 2-3 smaller units in the front of the facility. This would make it much easier for your staff to maneuver the stocks around as well.
Now that you have seen the benefits of combining units, you can ask for several quotes for smaller units! 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!
A new home is always exciting and fun. However, we will always need to crack our brains on how we should organise and find the best place for all your items. Here are some tips that can help you organise your home without cracking your brains.
There are many storage racks and shelving available on online stores that can help you organise your items well. For example, clothes organiser shelves for your wardrobes and shoe shelves for your entryway. Such organising tools help you to make sure that it is easy to find your items even when you are in a rush. For kitchens, you can even use racks to put your condiments or items on so that it is easily accessible.
One good trick for organising your new house is to do the organising when you are unpacking. It will help you make your new house easily ready for guests to come. You can also find the items easily. This would make it an easy task to just slot in items that you want. As you unpack, you will then realise what are the items that are not as important and can be stored away elsewhere till future use.
Once you are done putting in the items in the respective storage places, it is a good practice to put labels in the different areas and even on different items such as condiments. Putting labels makes it much easier to look for items you need instead of looking through each and every corner. When you put in labels, your brain will also memorise the locations where you put the items which will make is hassle-free to find it in the future. Having separators for items such as clothes and books will make it easier for you to find things that you need in a jiffy. Instead of having to one by one look through, it is always better to find it through a glance. This form of organising trick, will truly make your life easier.
Once you have finished packing, you would have realised that there are many items that are unused and will not be used in the near future. These are items that should not be staying in any of your rooms to take up space. Therefore it is a good practise to store it elsewhere, for example a self-storage facility. Self-storage is accessible and clean which makes it a safe place for your old unused items. Whenever you require the items, you can take it anytime as long as you are available, making it a convenient location to store.
Now that you have the tips for organising your new home, there is no fear for packing and unpacking! 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!
One of the biggest issues Singaporeans face nowadays is the ever growing concern of not having enough space. Houses are getting smaller and land is getting scarcer. In order to overcome this issue, people are getting more creative in utilizing the limited space that is provided. The easiest way to make more space is by using self-storage rental facilities to store away unwanted items.
However, when people talk about storage rental, most will assume it is only used for keeping their items temporarily. In actuality, storage rental facilities offer much more than that. Even if you are not moving or doing renovations, you can still use storage facilities to store away your valuable or unwanted items.
Here is a list of items that you should store away in self-storage units:
Obviously, Furniture is the most commonly stored item in self-storage facilities due to them being the bulkiest. Such items include Bed frames, Cupboards, Tables and/or Chairs. There are a few reasons as to why you would store away furniture in storage units.
However, just simply throwing away the furniture, when it is still in fine condition, would be a huge waste. Which is why storing them in self-storage facilities would be ideal since you can still use them in the near future. If you are storing especially large or bulky furniture, do remember to disassemble and clean them first to prevent any mold from growing.
Seasonal items can vary from clothing and accessories to holiday decorations. They are commonly kept in storage units because they are not usually needed until the actual season. For example:
Storing such seasonal items also helps to preserve their condition so that you can still use it when you take them out of storage.
Another commonly stored items are toys and collectibles. Toys tend to possess lots of sentimental values, and it would be such a waste to just throw them away. Who knows, maybe you and your spouse might decide to have another child, and you might use the toys again.
Furthermore, certain toys may also be worth a lot of money as time passes on. Just look at this 1999 shiny Charizard Pokémon card, which was recently sold at auction for a record £169,000. Guess you Gotta catch em all!
With E-commerce on the rise, more people are starting their own online business from their own homes. As a results, documents and files tend to naturally pile up and causes clutter to occur. Storing them at an off-site storage facility will not only help to reduce clutter, but also free up more space in your home.
When storing at Urban Space, you would not have to worry about losing any sensitive documents or files. Urban Space has 24/7 CCTV surveillance and storers can only access their storage unit using their personalized access code.
By storing all these items away, you would be able to create a clutter-free and stress free environment at home. This will allow you to be able to do more of the things you enjoy with the extra space. Besides, if you really think you no longer need those items, you can also consider donating them.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 80304216 for help!
Most people tend to assume that if they store their items at a storage facility, there is no need to buy insurance as storage facilities are generally safe and highly secured. Or that storage insurance is unnecessary since they will only be storing for a short period of time. What most people don’t realise, is that storage insurance is in fact compulsory when renting a self-storage space. Many of us don’t actually know the importance of storage insurance and how it can protect their stored items.
It is insurance that you get for your storage items. The purpose is to protect your items while they are being stored in an off-site storage unit. Generally, storage insurance covers majority of personal properties, such as furniture, electronics, and clothing. Items such as jewelry or cash are usually not covered by storage insurance, so avoid trying to store such items.
Storage insurance covers your personal items from a list of perils such as burglaries, fire and/or damage that stems from natural disasters. You can obtain storage insurance from various sources, most commonly from the self-storage provider itself if you can’t find your own.
If you feel that storage insurance is really unnecessary, here are 3 reasons to show the importance of storage insurance.
Most storers are people that have too many items but are unwilling to discard them due to its monetary or sentimental value. As a result, they look for other space alternative such as self-storage facilities, where they can keep these items for long periods of time. Storers can also opt for higher insurance coverage if they feel that the current coverage value is not enough.
Natural disasters are hard to predict or control and it can be anything from floods, earthquakes, fires, or hurricanes. Such catastrophic events can cause major damage to your property or belongings, which is why storage insurance is so important. While the risk of natural disasters happening in Singapore is relatively low, it is always better to take cautionary measures to ensure your items are fully protected at all times.
As Singapore has consistently been ranked as one of the safest countries in the world with a relatively low crime rate, chances of theft and burglary occurring is also very low. Urban Space Self Storage offers a safe and secured self-storage facility with 24/7 CCTV surveillance and built-in alarm. Each storer also has their own personal access code, which means no unauthorized personnel can enter the storage facility.
However, a low crime rate does not mean there is no crime as there is still a small chance that your items may get stolen. Hence, it is still important to get storage insurance for your personal items.
As the old age saying goes, “It is always better to be safe than sorry”. Having storage insurance is just as important as having car or health insurance because there will always be uncertainties. You can never be too careful when it comes to things that are important to you.
Urban Space Self Storage offers storage insurance for all our storers when they sign-up with us. The basic coverage for storage insurance starts at $1,000.00 and if it is not enough, we also offer higher insurance coverages as well.
To find out more, you can get in touch with our friendly sales team and they will be more than willing to assist you. Urban Space is located at 3 Depot Close #01-02 (109840) and is easily accessible from Telok Blangah, Bukit Merah, Alexandra, Pasir Panjang, Queenstown and Harbourfront.
Self-storage is usually a solution for people who are moving houses or need space to store business stocks. However what many do not know is that self-storage can help to ease up space for everyone. Especially so for families that require space for their children to play and grow. It is also space for parents to enjoy their hobbies and work.
Moreover, when moving to new homes or renovating our homes, what happens when we’re running out of storage space for our furniture? As such, it is important for everyone to understand the benefits of renting a self-storage space.
Being a parent can be fulfilling, but it causes you to lose your hobbies. It makes you question whether you should throw away your once favourite equipment or to sell it away. If there is no space in your house to store your hobbies, you can consider storing it away in self storage facilities. Even when you cannot enjoy your hobbies at the moment, you can still keep it in a nice space till you can start enjoying it again.
For frequent travellers, self storage facilities can be one of the best places to store your travel equipment. With different sizes available at self-storage facilities, you can place anything you want in it and take out anytime! This makes self storage once of the best places to store your hobbies.
Do you have items that were passed down to you from your grandparents? If you do, it is definitely important for you to store it somewhere safe from your children’s reach. Especially when it comes to old furniture and even paintings, it is always better to store it elsewhere and not at home.
Singapore self storage facilities have air conditioned storage spaces that can keep your items in a dry condition. This will prevent them from spoiling especially in humid Singapore.
If your home storeroom is running out of space, why not consider renting self storage units? Self storage provides extra spaces for your family to live more conducively and create a minimalistic home for you. You can declutter your storeroom much easily with extra spaces to work with. Moreover, many self storage facilities provide 24/7 free access to the storage, so you can always come down to store your items!
If you’re running an ecommerce business or looking for more storage spaces for your stocks, you can consider self storage facilities. Moreover, you can easily access your stocks 24/7 anytime you prefer and track your inventory. This will be the best inventory management system if you’re looking for cheap and convenient storage. With affordable storage rental, this could lower your costs and improve your profits over the long run.
There are actually many more benefits that come with self-storage facilities. If you’re keen to rent storage space, do you know how to choose the best self storage in Singapore?
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.
As space in Singapore is becoming more of a scarcity, newer houses are getting smaller. It becomes harder for families to create more space in their own homes for their own use. Besides smaller areas, another reason for less space is having too many unnecessary items. Some people may find it hard to let go of their personal belongings even when its no longer useful. In order to address all these problems, the easiest solution is to turn to self-storage providers to increase their storage space. This will help to prevent clutter at home or in the office.
However, with so many self-storage providers in Singapore, how do you go about choosing the ideal storage unit for yourself?
First and foremost, it is important for you to identify which items you want to store. Once that is sorted out, you will be able to estimate roughly how much space you require to store your items. Most self-storage providers offer various storage sizes that caters to various customer needs. It also ensures that you will be getting the most value out of the storage unit that you chose, rather than paying for extra space which you are not using.
Urban Space offers a flexible range of sizes from 9 – 140 sqft at an affordable price. This allows you to store even items that are of odd sizes. If you realized you need more space for more items, you can upgrade your storage size anytime you want.
Next, you have to decide how long you need the storage space for. Different self-storage providers offer different promotions based on the storage duration. Usually the longer you store, the cheaper it is. Besides that, the duration also affects how you store your items. If you are storing it for long term, it is encouraged that you use better packing materials so that they will last longer.
Our storers can choose various storage duration, starting with 1 month to 12 months. Once the storage duration is over, storers can then decide whether they want to renew for the same duration or shorter. This allows greater flexibility for our storers.
Other than storage space, it is important for you to also ensure that self-storage providers offers additional features or benefits such as trolleys, packing areas or packing accessories. Some customers tend to overlook these features when choosing their storage space provider.
At Urban Space, we provide complimentary trolleys and ladders for our customer to use at any time. There are also packing areas setup for customer to do their packing or unpacking of their items. Moreover, our storage facility is accessible 24/7 as each storer has their own personalized access code.
At this point, you have to evaluate what are your available storage options and which criteria are the most important to you. Various factors such as location, price, storage facility quality and service play a part in the decision process. Is location convenience more important to you than quality? Or is the service more important than price?
If you are still unable to decide, the best option is to visit the storage facility and have a hands-on experience at what the storage facility has to offer. Urban Space is conveniently located near Telok Blangah, Bukit Merah, Alexandra, Pasir Panjang & Harbourfront. You can easily access your storage facility and have a free live touring of what Urban Space has to provide!
By following these 4 steps, you should have no issues deciding which storage unit is the right fit for you. It is always important to first determine what you need to store before finding storage space providers. That will allow you to better understand what your storage needs are and what you need to look out for.
How to store as a professional content creator? Being a content creator is a fun way to share your creatives in social media platforms. However to be a professional content creator, you would have to start preparing equipment and even make your own studio. If you are a content creator with a lot of equipment, here are some tips for you to organise your equipment and do a makeshift studio.
Content creation is not as easy as doing an insta-story using your iPhones. It consists of better quality videos as well as a good microphone. Even lighting and background can come into play for your videos or any other content. As such, a professional content creator usually has several cameras that they use for different reasons such as vlogging or general filming. With professional cameras, comes lighting equipment as well as the different lenses to be used for different shots. Lastly, the different background setting equipment that will make or break a quality content. As such, it is important to organise properly all items to make it easier for you to find when you need it immediately. Additionally, these equipment are very expensive, which is all the more important to keep it organised and safe for long term usage.
After properly organising, it may become a problem if you are doing this business on your own. You will find that your house will have a lack of space for storing and filming at the same time. That is why some content creators make their own studios in other places such as self storage facilities. Self storage facilities are safe and accessible with 24/7 CCTV and personalised PIN access. All you will have to do, is pack your equipment well to make sure that you can easily find it.
Some content creators like to use their homes as a makeshift studio as it is convenient for editing purposes. However it can be a problem filming with your younger siblings or even parents at home. As such, having a quiet environment would be much better for your filming setting. You will not need to worry about additional background sounds as well. If you do not like a warm environment, there is even Air-con units for you to choose from.
Content creation is a very expensive career, therefore it is important for you to create space easily without losing your equipment. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Air-conditioned storage unit provides artificial control of temperature, humidity and air movement. It helps to protect storage from sensitive high temperature and climate.
It is true that not all storage items require air conditioned storage units to store in. Yet, it is still impossible to deny the fact that air-conditioned storage space plays a huge role in keeping your items in a better state.
The climate in Singapore is humid and hot, causing certain items to deteriorate faster. Don’t forget that some biological contaminants such as dust mites and fungus thrive in this environment!
If you’re still thinking between air-conditioned or non air-conditioned storage, here is a checklist of common household items which are vulnerable to Singapore’s climate.
Anything made from paper can easily become breeding grounds for microscopic contaminants due to the humid weather. This may cause your items to turn yellowish over time. Storing these items in air-conditioned storage units where the moisture in air is minimal helps to slow down mould and fungi growth.
It is important to note that clothes and fabric must be completely dry when first brought into storage. Any existing moisture will result in fungal growth, mildew and mould. When kept in an air-conditioned storage unit, clothes and fabric will remain dry, clean and odourless.
The same goes for mattresses. Not only will the fabric get destroyed by mould, the metal springs can become rusty and unusable. Fine linen such as silk and velvet are especially prone to deterioration due to heat and humidity.
Wood can deteriorate and rot quickly if left in a hot and humid environment. Cracks and mould may grow on these furniture over time. We don’t want this to happen to your furniture or antiques which hold special meaning in your family!
Wood rot can occur on wooden musical instruments such as acoustic guitars, violins and pianos. Singapore’s hot climate can easily damage instruments such as cymbals and trumpets by constantly expanding and contracting. Drums which are made with leather skins will also be susceptible to fungal growth.
Musical instruments usually cost a fortune because of its craftsmanship and historical value. Hence, you should take extra precaution when storing these instruments!
Rest assured that your storage items would be in good hands at Urban Space Self Storage. Urban Space provides clean and modern storage units with a variety of storage sizes. Moreover, our friendly and professional concierge will provide the best storage solutions for you.