The demand for self-storage space has increased many folds in recent years. However, there are still a number of myths pertaining to storage units because of which people hesitate to use a self-storage space. Some individuals are concerned about storage unit security, while others are concerned about hidden fees. Most of these myths are propagated through preconceived notions and a lack of experience in renting a storage unit.
Here are some myths debunked for you:
Myth 1: Storage Units are Not Safe and Secure:
One of the most common misconception around self-storage spaces is that they are not safe and your belongings will be stolen. However, that is certainly not the case! Self-storage spaces in Singapore have 24/7 CCTV surveillance and high-level security. Also, no one is allowed to enter your storage unit without your permission. Some self-storage spaces even have digital door locks that can be operated through mobile apps. You are even allowed to put on your padlocks to ensure safety. You will retrieve your belongings in the same condition in which you stored them.
Myth 2: Storage Units are Expensive:
There is a myth that storage units are expensive. However, the fact is that most of the storage units are quite affordable. There are different types of storage unit these days that are catered for different needs. With the choice of storage unit rented, you can surely find one that fits within your budget.
Myth 3: Storage Units are for Long Term Commitments:
Many people believed that renting a self-storage is a long-term commitment. The user has to sign a contract for at least 6 months or 1 year. While this may be true in the past, many storage providers are providing shorter lease terms or even flexible lease terms already! You can rent a self-storage unit on a monthly basis. This means you can lease the unit for one or a few months depending on your requirement. Also, you can easily extend your lease if you need to do so.
Myth 4: Storage Units are Dirty:
Another myth that misleads people is that self-storage spaces are dirty and filled with dust, filth, and cobwebs. The reality is that pests and dust are kept at bay in storage facilities. The Storage providers take precautions to protect your belongings from the elements and any potential damage. They also take the responsibility for maintenance of the complete storage unit.
Myth 5: Storage Companies Demand Heavy Security Deposits:
This is not true. Work+Store provides small to large units in a warehouse for rent at a reasonable rent and low-security deposits. This makes a self-storage space cost-effective for users.
Myth 6: Storage is Just for Hoarders:
Another fallacy due to which some people do not rent a self-storage unit is that these are used only for hoarding purposes. However, the reality is that self-storage units can be used for various reasons such as:
- Storing seasonal items.
- Storing items while relocating.
- Storing furniture, appliances, and other items while your house or office space is under renovation.
- Storing items that are currently not in use.
- Storing of business inventory.
- Storing items while you are traveling.
Myth 7: Air Conditioning Not Available Inside Storage Unit:
Work+Store provides self-storage units with air conditioning that help to maintain a certain temperature within the unit. Aircons also protect your belongings against adverse weather conditions such as intense heat or cold or humidity. Many goods such as cosmetics, pharmaceutical products, music instruments, furniture, leather items, photographs, and others are susceptible to damage if stored in such conditions. Therefore, storage units with air conditioners are the best option for preserving your belongings.
Myth 8: Storage Units are Not Accessible:
This is another misconception. Some of the self-storage spaces in Singapore are accessible 24 hours and 7 days a week. Established storage providers usually has multiple location for you to rent one that is most convenient to you too. Locations with public transport in the vicinity would be a bonus.
Myth 9: Storage Units are Large in Size:
This is not true as larger storage providers in Singapore do provide self-storage units in a wide range of unit sizes. You can select the unit size as per your requirement.
Work+Store offers self-storage spaces in Singapore in three different size ranges:
- Small unit (100sf – 199sf)
- Medium unit (200sf – 299sf)
- Large unit (300sf – 399sf)
We hope that this blog would have debunked many of your myths pertaining to self-storage spaces. It is a simple, effective, and economical option for additional need of storage spaces. The storage spaces are well equipped with basic amenities such as lights, aircons, windows, ample parking, and others. If you are storing for business purpose, you can even process your online orders and get them ready for the courier in the unit too. It is quite suitable for e-commerce businesses and start-ups.