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Items You Should Store In A Self-Storage Unit

Written By: Ros Atrisya

As your life and career progress, you will be more inclined to upgrade your home and move into a bigger, better one. Time will eventually pass, and you will find yourself accumulating more stuff along the way without realising it. Because of this, the need for space among homeowners is constantly in demand. Beyond decluttering, self-storage offers a great alternative to your need for extra space, especially for things you rarely use. If you have too much stuff in your homes or workspaces, renting a storage unit is a convenient storage solution to keep your excess belongings temporarily.

Whether you’re relocating to a new place, a frequent traveller without a permanent residence, cleaning out your office space or planning to stay abroad for a while, here are a few items you can store in a storage unit:

1. Inventory for small business owners
The internet has provided aspiring entrepreneurs with numerous options to sell items to a worldwide market via e-commerce platforms like eBay, Carousell, and Etsy. Their products can range from intricately crafted accessories to smart home products that are becoming increasingly popular these days. Regardless of what they are selling, online stores are a great way to work out of their homes.
For entrepreneurs who don’t have a lot of room in their homes, storage units can be a great option. Once their business begins to pick up, they will need more to accommodate their inventory in warehouse storage. Storage units come in handy as they offer a safe and secure space for products. Storage facilities, such as SelfStore, have advanced security measures like CCTV video surveillance, and exterior and interior lighting to safeguard the facility.
2. Photos and Keepsakes
When it comes to preserving your vintage family photos, there are a few things to keep in mind:
● Temperature: Keeping photos at temperatures higher than 24 degrees celsius can cause discolouration of the chemicals used in photo processing. When it comes to photo storage, the cooler the better.
● Moisture: Consider the humidity levels of the place where you intend to store those photos.
● Lighting: Exposing photographs to too much light will cause them to fade. Be sure that your prints are stored in a dark place if you are unable to enclose them completely.
Because of these factors, it is best to rent a storage space to store the precious family photos that you can’t seem to find a place for around your home. We recommend safeguarding your vintage family photos in storage units since they are well-ventilated and their humidity levels are low.

3. Seasonal Clothing & Home Decor
Self-storage units are great storage solutions if you enjoy decorating your home for the holidays or with the seasons. Renting a storage space eliminates the need to keep multiple boxes in your home’s storeroom and the risk of damage from mould and moisture. Rather than cluttering your home with boxes full of seasonal decor, put them in a storage unit to keep them in mint condition and use the extra space in your storeroom to keep items you use regularly. The same goes for your seasonal clothing, especially your bulky holiday winter wear. At SelfStore, our storage units are available 24/7 and they are well-ventilated, so you can be sure your items will be kept dry and safe!

4. Luggage
When you don’t travel often, luggage bags can be tricky to store at home. They are bulky and take up a lot of space. A luggage’s large surface area also causes it to accumulate dust easily. Rather than keeping these luggage bags in your closet or guest bedroom, consider storing them in a self-storage facility to make more room in your home. Besides, it will be a long time before we can travel abroad for leisure again due to the current travel restrictions; you might as well store all of your travel essentials in a storage unit until then.

Renting A Storage Space In Singapore
If you need more space in your homes or offices, storage space for rent is a perfect solution. Furthermore, keeping them in a safe, clean, easy-to-access storage unit will give you peace of mind that your belongings, which hold loads of memories, are in a safe place.

With SelfStore, you can make more room in your home. We are open 24 hours a day so you can retrieve your items anytime, and we are centrally located so you can travel back and forth easily too! Looking for extra space? Contact us today to find out more about our storage units!

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