Storage For Rent
Storage For Rent: A Homemaker’s Best Friend
A typical homemaker has to strike a balance between making the home a livable space while accommodating an ever-growing stack of possessions accumulated over time. And this is proving to be a very big concern in Singapore since space is limited and real estate, aside from being downright expensive, is usually not an option anyway (can you imagine the prospect of purchasing a bigger house and going through all the troubles of relocation and everything else it entails?). On top of all these is a busy lifestyle that is the staple rather than the option in Singapore society. How then can a typical homemaker–who by the way is a very busy career woman during the day–continue to ace the ever growing race for space?
The Homemaker’s Battle Plan: The Garage Sale And Storage For Rent
Not everyone has the time to sift through towering boxes of unused stuff, but not everyone enjoys the luxury of space either. If you’re a homemaker who thinks she has done all possible ways to spare corners of the home for a bit more breathing space, think again. Maybe you haven’t tried the garage sale yet.
Garage sales are simple enough, although they do require you to unload those dusty boxes and look for things you think might still be of use to others. Don’t think of it as a money-making venture though, for garage sales are essentially for one great purpose only: sparing you space you never thought you had in the first place (and giving you some bonus cash in between).
To make the process a bit less complicated, make a mental inventory first of the items you have which you think would sell. Don’t just go out of your way disentangling contents from their boxes, because you might be making more of a mess than you would care to clean up afterward. Clothes? Gadgets? Kitchenware you never really used anyway? It’s time to say goodbye to these things. You need the space more than the thing itself.
Organise your stuff for sale according to function. You may also want to coalesce with your neighborhood for the best possible date for your sale.
Why Storage For Rent?
The next best thing to do is to look for space outside your home. Storage for rent is a growing trend in metropolitan areas, and rightly so in Singapore.
The concept is simple as well: you rent a space in which you can store some of your belongings for as long as you want (you pay only for the period you sign up for, whether a couple of weeks or several years).
Security shouldn’t be an issue if you’ve managed to find a storage firm that enjoys a steady patronage (which means this firm is trusted and reliable).
The key here is to not relocate everything you can in your new space. Even with storage for rent, you still need to manage well. Keep only those you won’t be using for quite a while so you minimise the instances you have to make the trip to retrieve your things (although these firms are open 24/7 for emergency needs).
So start making those smart choices. Make your house more of the home it’s supposed to be!