Moving homes can be stressful. Whenever you’re preparing for a move, tend to go through a ‘materials’ triage – the process of sorting out your belongings to determine what you need and don’t need in your new home. For some, it could be a sentimental process. For others, the act of throwing things away can be hard. Another option that you may not know would be to sign up for storage services. For space-starved Singaporeans, storage services can seem like a god-send.
You should make sure of your storage services options as soon as possible before your move, to make sure you will have the necessary amount of space and a rental rate that works best for you. Some moving companies, such as A Star Transportation & Services, also offers storage space among their moving services. If you’re still on the fence as to whether you would need storage services in Singapore, here are some of the more common reasons why you should seriously consider it.
You’re Still Looking for a Place to Live
Sometimes a move comes up so quickly that you do not have time to find an apartment or house before you actually arrive in the area. While you are staying in temporary lodgings such as a hotel, you will need to find cheap storage services for all of your stuff. The best place to start looking for those is with the company that helped you move in the first place. If you know you are going to be searching for housing beforehand, you can work out a deal on storage along with the actual moving or shipping of your items.
Your Move is Only Temporary
If you are headed to Singapore for work or educational purposes, you may know that your move there will only be for a certain period of time. In that case, you may not want to rent a large place to live. Then you will need to store most of your stuff until it is time to move again. You can obviously do this in the area you will be returning to once your time in Singapore is done, but you may want to consider taking it all with you just in case you decide you want to stay longer than initially planned for.
Your New Home is Smaller Than Your Previous Home
Many times people find themselves changing the size of their home when they move. They may go from a large house to a tiny apartment, or vice versa. Going from smaller to larger isn’t as much of a worry as the stuff you have will fit in the new home. But going from larger to smaller is not as easy. It may be necessary for you to store all of the stuff that you don’t use on a daily basis. You can always get rid of things you don’t think you will need, but some items are precious or hard to find and you will want them again someday. You may also have a lot of seasonal or holiday stuff that you only need part of the year. You can store these items between uses.
You Are Moving Into a Shared Space
It is one thing to move into a home of your own where you can spread out your things in all rooms and closets. It is another to move into a shared space where you have to contend with someone else’s stuff as well. If you are going to be living with someone how has already provided dishes, furniture, and even bathroom items, you won’t need to bring your own similar items with you. You may not want to get rid of them, however, as you will probably live in your own space again one day. Storing the items you have so they are not cluttering up your shared space is a good idea in such a case.
If you think that you may benefit from renting a storage space in Singapore, you may want to give us a call. We offer no-frill storage space rental for short or long leases.
If you’re moving homes and looking for more tips on how to make a move in Singapore stress-free, check out our article, “30+ Useful House Moving Tips to Ensure Stress-Free Move in Singapore“.