A storage unit is a great opportunity for both homeowners and businesses to utilize an external space in order to store their belongings safely and securely. However, it’s worth noting that there is a difference between the purpose of a storage unit for residential owners and those who own a business.

Whether you’re a business owner or you’re looking to store some belongings away from the home, there are many benefits to renting storage in Singapore. It may be a short-term rental or a long-term, regardless there’s something to suit everyone’s needs. Let’s look at the difference between storage units for residential and commercial customers.

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What are personal storage units used for?

Many homeowners will use personal storage units for a variety of reasons. Some will hold onto it for a long time, while others may only need the extra space for a short period. What are personal storage units used for anyway?

Provides extra space in the home

If you’re looking at your home environment and finding that you have very little space to work with, then a storage unit might be a great solution. Freeing up space is often why many homeowners will use storage space. It means they can have a more minimalist environment if they choose to, or to have space to store even more!

Secures sentimental and expensive valuables

For some, peace of mind is always beneficial when it comes to your belongings. Many will often use storage units as a way of protecting their most expensive or sentimental valuables. Whatever these may be, however big or small in size, are often going to be safer in this location than at home. That’s because it has 24/7 security in place for most storage unit facilities.

Helps when moving house

Moving house can be a bit of a logistical nightmare, especially if getting from one property to another isn’t possible to do all in one day. With that in mind, it’s important to note that a storage unit can be good to have in place, in order to store furniture that you’ll need to place somewhere while your move is in limbo.

External tools and equipment

For external tools and equipment, like garden equipment, for example, you may not have room for outside storage or own an outdoor shed. With a storage unit based off-site, it can be a great way to keep your external tools safe and secure. This can be particularly important if you don’t want to store dangerous equipment within reach of the children.

Seasonal homeware

When it comes to seasonal homeware, it’s only needed during a limited time of the year. That means it’s probably best to get a storage unit not only to store anything extra in there but to move all of that seasonal homeware that’s lying about the home, to the unit too. It also frees up some space in the attic or garage, depending on where your current seasonal homeware is being stored.

What are business storage units used for?

Businesses will likely require a storage unit for different reasons and often enough, they may need more than just the one unit in question. How are business storage units used?

Storing stock

For some businesses that are just starting off their business or find themselves expanding, storing stock can be a challenge. With that being said a storage unit can help you manage your stock in a more efficient manner while having the ability to increase stock size as and when it’s needed. With storage space, you can add shelving units to help store stock in an organized fashion.

Packing orders

Packing orders when it comes to your business is something that can be hectic when running it from home. In that transitional period of growing a business, there may be a time when the home has become overrun and there’s a need for extra space. Storage units can provide that extra floor space needed to get away from the home that has perhaps become a business premise in itself.

A quiet space for getting work done

Sometimes, a change of environment can be important for those businesses that need to get away from the typical workspace. For growing businesses especially, a storage unit, despite its appearance, can be a quiet space to do work. While the signal might be a little dodgy depending on the location of the units, it’s a good alternative. 

Work equipment and events decor

There are certainly some business equipment and events decor that might be best placed in a storage unit, rather than within the office building. This can free up space for more desks and spaces that are beneficial for the business premises to have access to.

Benefits of using storage units for home and business

With self-storage in Singapore, they offer general benefits, whether it’s a home or business customer. With that in mind, here are just a few ways in which they can be beneficial to both residential homeowners and commercial businesses nowadays.

Declutters the existing space

Looking to declutter the space that you have available? Storage units are a great way of freeing up space that’s currently causing issues either at home or in the workspace. Decluttering is a mentally boosting activity and can also help improve safety by not having to clamber over everything to navigate the space.

Security from damage or theft

Damage to property and theft can be fairly common, which is why storage units offer a great opportunity to further protect your belongings. Whether it’s work equipment or sentimental valuables, the security provided in many storage unit facilities, are some of the best out there.

Helps in transitional periods

In those transitional periods of moving house or growing a business, a storage unit can be that helping hand that you need.

Get in touch today to secure a storage unit

If you’re looking to try out storage space in Singapore for your business or home, then get in touch today to learn more about how we can help.