Choosing The Right Extra Space
Self Storage Vs On-Demand Storage
If you're looking to maximise your office or living space, you are probably looking at Storage Services to gain that extra space. Indeed, Storage is definitely an ideal answer to your solution.
To get that extra space, however, is it better to choose traditional self storage or on-demand storage?
On-Demand Storage is not for everyone. With that said, Self-Storage also has it's downside when it comes to looking for extra space. It really depends on what you need and want.
So let's go through the perks of Self Storage Extra Space vs On-Demand Storage Space;
Self Storage offers pre-determined sizes for storage. This is not always a good thing. If you get too small of a unit, you will need to stuff all your items in.
If you get too big of a unit, you are paying for unused space.
Because Self Storage is self-serviced, you will have to organise the unit yourself. You might forget where items are placed. If you are fulling utilising your unit, there's also a giant possibility that you will have boxes behind boxes, and more boxes behind those boxes.
Imagine trying to get one t-shirt that is stuck at the back of the unit behind 3-4 rows of boxes? Not that easy.
Some units offer shelves for better organisation - but of course, this will cost extra.
On-Demand Storage is not 24 hours, but by appointment during working hour. This limits access to your extra space, but for a good reason.
On-Demand Storage keeps an inventory of all your items - instead of going through every box to find an item - simply choose the box you want, and the facility will retrieve the box for you. It saves so much more time!
After you've found your item in the box, the On-Demand facility will put your box back - keeping your extra space organised.
If you only need to store 2 boxes, then you will only pay for 2 boxes. If you need to store 10 cubic metres, then you will only pay for 10 cubic metres.
If you take out 5 boxes, then your monthly storage bill will cost 5 boxes less for the following month!
This 'Pay for what you store' policy keeps pricing affordable for your extra space!
All items are kept in a large and organised warehouse. This gives the On-Demand facility the ability to retrieve the items for you.
The only time the facility will NOT know what's in your storage is if it's already in a box / container / bag. The On-Demand facility will not open these unless you ask them to.
Never worry about where your items are kept. The On-Demand Storage facility will keep your extra space organised.
Each box, suitcase, sofa will be given a unique barcode. In the inventory system, each item will be marked with their position in the warehouse so nothing will be lost and each item can be easily retrieved.
This is perfect if you're a bit too lazy for the logistics of storage.
On-Demand Storage facilities can pack for you. If you want to pack, they can pick-up using Vans or Lorries. If you need the items back, they can deliver to your doorstep.
This makes Extra Space storage easy - really there is no excuse!
We will not say that storage and extra space is a one-size fit all service. Some people like the freedom and privacy given by storing in a Self-Storage unit. However, there are others who love the A-Z services provided by On-Demand Storage. If you opt for self-storage, we hope that you don't let the space get as messy as the picture above! Imagine trying to find something in that!
At the end, the prudent thing is to weigh the pros and cons and how they relate to you.
Ask yourself some questions - Is it climate controlled? Do I really need 24 hour access? How much effort does it save me if someone did the packing and delivery for me?
Whichever you choose, remember what the goal is - to declutter your home / office and give you that extra space you deserve!
STORAGE BLOC SUMMARY
- Clothes & Textiles
- Accounting Files
- Buntings and Other Collaterals
- Festive Decorations
Need a few items back? No problem! Just e-mail / call us with the barcodes and we can send them your way
How can you store?
> Signature Box
Internal Dimensions - 63.5 cm (L) x 41.4 cm (w) x 34 cm (h).
Fits: 100 T-shirts, or, 20 pairs of shoes, or 7 large ring binders
As low as RM 12 / box / month.
The more you store, the cheaper per box per month!
> Cubic Meter
Total of all items stored (furniture, carton boxes, etc). As low as RM 44 / cubic meter / month.
The more you store, the cheaper per cubic meter per month
> Per Item
Singular items, such as luggages, carton boxes, golf bags, bunting bags, etc