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3 Benefits for Renting an Extra Space Asia Self-Storage Unit When You Are Moving

Hey, we know the process of moving into a new home can be daunting with all the planning and packing checklist. The list never ends, and it’s stressful even thinking about it.

Before the moving, there’s always the process of wondering:

1. Do we really need that item?
2. Where to do I keep that big photo frame passed down from my grandparents?
3. Is there enough space for the family’s personal items?

There are plenty of ways you can make the moving process a smooth one. One sure way is to use self-storage, an incredibly convenient service and solution to the questions above.

What is self-storage?

Self-storage companies provide highly secure, self-contained storage spaces to give individuals & families the flexibility to rent a space according to their needs. Storage spaces range from 10 square feet to 450 square feet and the rental period start from as short as fourteen days to as long as you need. You also have the freedom to upgrade or downsize your storage space at any time.

At Extra Space Asia, each storage space is equipped with a locking mechanism that integrates with a 24-hour security system, as well as a personal access code system for customers to access their items 24/7, all year round. Air-conditioned and dehumidified storage spaces are also available and the temperature is maintained between 23°C to 25°C.

How can self-storage help during your moving period?

1)      Extension of your living space

Having an Extra Space Asia self-storage unit is like owning more living space where you can store your personal items. The extra space can also come in handy for your furniture while you renovate your new home. In addition, it’s also a safe and secure place to keep your growing personal collection and memorabilia which you might not have space for in your new home. The best part of using a self-storage? Things will be kept in good condition, and accessibility is 24/7, which also means you can store and retrieve any time, any day!

 

2) Cost-effective alternative

Most self-storage facilities in Hong Kong allow you to start renting a storage unit from as short as fourteen days. However, did you know that you can enjoy attractive recurring discounts if you’re storing for a longer period at Extra Space Asia. With over 200 different sizes available in a self-storage space, you can be certain of taking up a storage space that best fits your needs. Most warehouse spaces do not allow 24/7, unsupervised access too. Now, you no longer have to throw precious belongings away due to lack of space, only to repurchase the same things when your new home is ready!

 

3) Flexible storage terms

Using self-storage facility is an excellent option as it offers flexible storage terms. For storage rental period, you can choose to store from as short as two weeks to as long as you need. What’s more, you can rent a bigger storage unit should you require more storage space during the renovation period and choose to scale down to a smaller storage unit as you remove items. Perfect for your private collection or even business inventory!

Bottom line: Using Extra Space Asia self-storage’s unit during the moving transition period will smoothen your moving process without you having to worry about your furniture getting dirty or whether you have enough space at home to keep all your personal belongings.Don’t compromise the safety of every item in your storage unit. Choose Extra Space Asia today, Hong Kong’s favourite FSD Approved self-storage facility!

 

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Extra Space Asia: 3 great ways to store your winter clothing

Winter clothing can be real costly! Therefore, proper long-term storage is the key to ensure that your winter clothing is in tip-top condition for your next winter vacation. Here are 3 simple storage tips to keep your winter outfits in good condition for future uses. Try it out!

  1. Wash and store

Just came back from a winter vacation? Be sure to clean everything well before storing them. Sort all your winter outfits materials by either machine wash or dry-cleaning. Wash them before storing as unclean items may contain residual perfumes, oils and even lotions that can cause stains and yellow spots on your clothes.

After wash, add some Lavender in your storage space to prevent musty odours. Lavender scents work well to repel moths and keep your winter outfits smelling fresh and clean. Don’t forget about the footwear: wipe down and condition your winter shoes before storing them.

  1. Storing your winter outfits the right way

Believe it or not, the way you store your winter outfits affects how they look like in the future. Do not store your winter outfits in plastic garment bags as these bags retain moisture that may cause your winter clothes to smell and have yellow spots. Try not to cramp too many winter outfits into one vacuum-sealed bag. It may be space-saving, but the items could lose their shape over time.

As for tall winter boots, simply fill them with plastic boot sharpers or by stuffing loads of tissues inside for a quick and cost-effective alternative!

  1. Choosing the correct storage spots

Heat affects how and where you choose to store your winter clothing. Always choose a spot that is dark, cool, dry and away from direct sunlight as sunlight can fade the colours on the winter clothes.

Most winter clothing like your thick coats and sports gears can take up quite a lot of space in the wardrobe! Since winter outfits, accessories and sports gears are necessary yet not frequently used, why not consider storing them at a self-storage facility like Extra Space Asia. By storing in an air-conditioned unit at Extra Space Asia, you can be ensured that the temperature and humidity factors are constant, safekeeping all your winter gear in their optimum condition.

The next best part about having an Extra Space Asia’s storage unit is the 24/7 access to your extended personal storage space where you can retrieve and store anytime, any day you like! ‘Cool’, right?

Call us today at 3974 6000 if you need extra storage space for your winter items.

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Choose Extra Space Asia to be your first self-storage in Hong Kong.

With so many self-storage providers like Apple Storage, Hong Kong Storage or even SC Storage, why is Extra Space Asia Self-Storage still one of the top choices?

Space is typically limited in Hong Kong; that’s why self-storage is high in demand. But with so many choices around, customers now consider beyond price and promotions – they look for things like service, security and safety.

Here’s how Extra Space Asia Self-Storage satisfies that need:

1. Presence of facility staffs in the storage facility during operating hours

Thought of visiting some Hong Kong storage facilities during your free time, but forgot to book an appointment? Fret not, unlike other self- storage companies which might not be able to assist you as they are unmanned, you can always come to Extra Space Asia Self-Storage any time during our operating hours from 10am to 7pm (weekdays) and 10am to 2pm (Saturday).

It will also be comforting for you to know that there is consistently someone at the storage facility to safeguard the stored items. This also means if there’s an emergency (like forgetting your PIN) during our operating hours, we’ll be there to help you. Need a service staff’s assistance to upgrade or downsize your storage unit? Simply visit our office and get it done instantly!

2. Advanced security technology

Most Hong Kong storage providers would usually request for customers to purchase access cards (or Smart Cards) to enter their storage area. But what if that card goes missing? Here at Extra Space Asia Self-Storage, we understand the hassles that go into replacing your lost card – not to forget, replacement fees! That is why we provide a unique PIN code to each of our customers so only YOU can access your storage, no one else.

Fun fact about this PIN system: it will always light your way to direct you to your storage unit if you ever decide to retrieve something from your storage unit in the wee hours like 3am. Cool, right?

That’s not all! You can also find 24-hour CCTV surveillance cameras all around our storage facilities to ensure the absolute security of your items.

3. Trustworthy storage facility company - Fire Safety Department (FSD) Approved Self-Storage

After the fatal fire accident at one of Hong Kong’s storage facilities in 2017 that took the life of a firefighter, Extra Space Asia Self-Storage was one of the first self-storage companies to attain the Fire Safety Department (FSD) approval. That means all of our storage facilities strictly adhere to the rules and regulations of the FSD and are safe for all customers to use. This should be an important factor when you choose a self-storage company, as storing with an FSD approved facility ensures the safety of all your belongings.

In 2018, Extra Space Asia Self-Storage was also crowned as Singapore’s Number 1 Self-Storage Brand in the Superbrands Award. Superbrands is the world’s largest independent arbiter of branding, paying tribute to the strongest and most valuable brands in the world. Our consistent pursuit of excellence won us yet another Superbrands Award in 2019 – we are now the only self-storage brand to win this award two years in a row!

 

Do give Extra Space Asia a try if you’re looking for a storage facility in Hong Kong. More than attractive discounts and flexible packages, we have all the features that will give you added peace of mind!

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Renovating your home? Here’s why you should use self-storage!

Congratulations, you just received keys to your new home! Before you go on creating interior design mood boards on Pinterest, have you got a solution to store all your personal items and furniture yet?

No? Fret not. Self-Storage is here!

By storing your items at a self-storage facility, you not only protect them from dust but also unexpected damages that may occur during the renovation period. That’s not all: Here are 3 more benefits of why you should use a self-storage!

1. Flexible storage options

Self-storage companies like Extra Space Asia offer flexible storage options in terms of storage period and storage unit size! By storing with Extra Space Asia, you can enjoy storing from as short as 14 days to as long as you need. You can rent a Locker or Walk-in storage space base on your current storage needs during the renovation period. Choose to upgrade or downsize your Locker storage unit after the renovation – it is all up to you and your storage needs. Your storage unit also comes with 24/7 access, enabling you to store and retrieve items any time, any day.

2. Clean and climate-controlled environment

Here at Extra Space Asia, you can ensure that your furniture and personal belongings are dust-free; our cleaners work hard to keep the facilities and surrounding premises spotless and sanitary. Storing your items with us presents a huge difference and advantage compared to keeping them at home in the middle of chaotic renovation works.

The air-conditioned storage unit at Extra Space Asia is climate-controlled with temperatures that range from 23 to 25 degrees Celsius, keeping all your items in optimal conditions.

3. Safe and secure environment

Safety comes first: Here, you will receive a personalised pin code and key just for you and no one else – so that ONLY YOU can access your storage unit. CCTVs are also well-positioned to monitor activities 24/7. All equipped, to give you peace of mind.

Try Extra Space Asia Self-Storage today. This solution will definitely help relieve stress while you focus on completing your new home. Now, you can safely keep your belongings in a secured facility; no more worrying about losing items during your renovation period. Start now and start here, at Extra Space Asia.

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3 benefits that students can enjoy with mini storage

Homes in Hong Kong generally come with space limitations. But as students, you might have a lot of books, lecture notes, project assignments and future references. While important, this pile of study materials will eat up your extra space at home! Why not try renting a mini storage?

Here are 3 reasons why mini storage can be beneficial for students like you:

  1. You will enjoy the luxury of having extra space

Having a storage unit feels like a second home where you can store items that you might not need daily (think winter clothing and luggage). Freeing up space at home makes for a more relaxing and conducive environment. Don’t you know? Cluttered spaces add more stress in your life. A mini-storage will definitely help eliminate stress-related problems. Start now, by renting a locker storage unit for your personal items.

  1. You can look forward to having more space to grow your personal collection

Your personal hobbies and collection will also occupy much of your precious space at home. The more you have, the more space you need to keep them. These items include:

  • Musical instruments (guitar, drum sets etc.)
  • Toy collectables (Marvel collection or limited-edition Barbie dolls)
  • Books and comics

A storage unit is an ideal solution to keep your items and expand your ever-growing collection. All, without cluttering your home.

Mini storage companies like Extra Space Asia Self-Storage have storage units that are accessible 24/7 so you can come visit your Locker storage or Walk-in storage unit to admire your growing collection any time, any day.

  1. You will have peace of mind knowing that your items are safe and secure

Unlike your home or hostel where you might not be around 24/7, Extra Space Asia Self-Storage is fully equipped with CCTV security cameras all around the facility. Only you can access your own storage unit with your personal private pin code and keys to your storage lock.

Hurry! Call us today 3974 6000 to reserve your first mini storage!

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5 Pointers to check if your self-storage facility is Fire Services Department (FSD) approved.

Are you renting a mini-storage that complies with Fire Safety regulations?

Did you know: if a mini-storage unit is certified unsafe, it will seriously put your items and personal safety at risk? What’s more, mini-storage that are not compliant with the fire protection regulations may close down at any time, causing inconvenience to the customers. If you are planning to store your precious belongings in a mini-storage facility, here are some key pointers to note.

1. Ensure that windows at the self-storage facility are not blocked.

If you notice your mini-storage has messy compartments or items such as wooden pallets and boxes blocking the windows, it could mean that this mini-storage has violated one of the fire safety regulations. Obstructions near a window opening is a fire safety concern that may affect a fire rescue mission.

2. 2.4-meter gap rule between storage units

The Fire Services Department (FSD) proposes a legislation that requires a fire escape path at least 2.4 meters wide to prevent the rapid spread of fire in the facility. This space is required for every 500m of items, with the mandatory requirement of working sprinkler systems in place.

3. Adequate coverage of firefighting equipment in the facility

When choosing your mini-storage, you should make sure that there is sufficient firefighting equipment in the facility such as hose reels and ceiling sprinkler systems. The distance between the ceiling sprinkler system and the content in the storage unit should not be less than 0.5 meters. Request to take a look inside the storage unit. If items in the storage unit are piled up all the way to the ceiling, it is also a Fire Safety violation.

4.  Clear exits and directional signs

Beware of mini-storage facilities with a lack of exit and direction signs. Pay attention to make sure there is clear and sufficient indication towards the direction of escape and exits as they are very important during the event of a fire.

5. Taking note of the storage size and height

Fire Safety Regulations state that the length of either side of a single storage unit cannot exceed 20 meters and the total estimated area cannot exceed 50 square meters. So, remember to keep a lookout for any oversize storage units (bigger doesn’t mean better!).  In addition, the height of the storage compartment has been limited to no more than 2.35 meters; the top of the storage compartment must be at least 1 meter away from the ceiling to meet the specification of the mini-storage.

At Extra Space Asia, safekeeping your items in a regulated environment is our priority. We are proud to say that both our Hung Hom and Sai Wan storage facilities are Fire Services Department certified, in full adherence to all the Fire Services Department regulations. By storing with us, you can be assured that your personal belongings are in good hands! For reliable and secure mini-storage, call 3974 6000 or visit us today for a free quote.