Space is a precious commodity in Malaysia, people strive to create space in their lives and renting self-storage is the most common and sensible option.
If you are renting a self-storage for the first time, here are a few tips you may not know.
Why rent self-storage?
Free up space
A spacious living area can make people feel relaxed and comfortable. No matter whether it’s a home or a work environment, renting self-storage can help us get more space. The various facilities will also ensure the safety of your belongings. Store things you don’t need for the time being to make more space and make your life easier.
A lot of people will have this scenario when their lease expires, the new home is not ready yet or is smaller than their existing one, and have to live in temporary accommodation. Therefore, they will rent a temporary self-storage to store their household items such as furniture, electric appliances, and clothes.
During the renovation, everywhere can become messy and dusty, and some items may be damaged. Many people prefer moving them away from the construction site to protect their belongings. It is wise to store them in a self-storage until the renovations are finished.
When traveling abroad or relocating for a few months, some people will choose to move out of their home, and store their household items in self-storage. Not only does it save the rent, but the climate control in self-storage will also keep your items safe from the weather.
In Hong Kong, the climate is changeable throughout the year. It is hot and humid in the summer and cold and dry in winter. Seasonal items will not be used very often, so they can save space by storing them in self-storage.
At the end of a semester, students usually look for a place to put all their books and assignments. Therefore, they need temporary storage solutions. Self-storage is always a good choice for them!
How does self-storage operate?
When you’ve confirmed the right storage, the first thing to do is sign the contract. The lease term will be determined by the amount of time you need to store. Generally, the minimum lease term is one month and the fee is calculated on a monthly basis. In general, the longer the storage period, the higher the storage discount and the lower the storage cost.
Each storage company offers a different service. You pay for the service you need. It’s very flexible and convenient. For safety reasons, tenants are forbidden to live, do business or connect to electrical outlets in the storage.
How much storage space do I need?
Most people have no idea what a storage size equates to. How big is 16 square feet? Will 50 square feet be big enough for my furniture? You probably have many questions on what you should take.
To get help and answers, you can contact customer service and tell them what you want to store. The professional customer service team will calculate the storage space you need depending on your requirement.
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Do I need to insure the items?
In general, items in self-storage must be insured to ensure the customer’s peace of mind. If you want to add insurance, you can also consult your trusted insurance manager or contact self-storage’s customer service. In general, facilities are equipped with a variety of equipment to protect the storage, such as secure access, fire protection equipment, CCTV, etc.
How should I choose self-storage?
Choosing a self-storage based on your inventory is the best way to go. If you want to store business supplies, documents, and products, then you can choose business storage. Security, access at any time, but also climate controlled, is the best choice for businesses.
If you need long-term storage and don’t need to access your items from time to time, you can choose a managed storage solution. The personalized managed storage is climate controlled, and the monthly fee is relatively low, however, you need to be accompanied by a staff member to access the storage.
If you want to have free access to self-storage at any time and have your own storage space, then you can choose a personal self-storage. Personal self-storage uses the personal lock and no one can enter your storage unit except you.
The following points can help you distinguish between a good and bad storage service:
1. Climate controlled
2. Secure access system
4. Fire protection equipment
5. Clean and comfortable environment
6. Convenient location
7. Reasonable price
8. Storage solutions (arrange handling and packing of materials)
9. Online review
10. Customer service attitude
What key points must be covered in the self-storage lease?
• self-storage size
• Term of lease
• Rental costs
• Payment term
• Total deposit amount
• Terms and conditions of payment
• Additional charges
• Rights and responsibilities of tenants
• Rights and responsibilities of owner
• Cancellation of contract
• Move out rules
The storage step?
Confirming storage space and move in date > Get a quote > Choosing a good storage solution > Sign contract > Settling rent > Packing /dismantling furniture > Labelling boxes > Handling arrangements > Moving into self-storage > Sorting storage
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