While Singapore self-storage facilities are used effectively for storing personal belongings and freeing up space around the house, it is also great for work purposes. For individuals who helm their own businesses and dabble in sales, storage space is usually a recurring headache as stocks and equipment tend to grow over time. There is also a need for business owners to be able to conveniently have access to their stocks and external warehouses are not an ideal storage solution as they are usually not flexible in retrieval times.
44-year-old Steve Chua, Director of Steve Florists & Gifts Centre Pte Ltd, is one satisfied user of Extra Space storage facilities. 24 years ago, Steve Florists was just a small retailer in Bukit Timah Plaza, but through many years of hard work and perseverance, Steve now owns retail cum showrooms at The Verge and IMM building and handles one of the biggest wholesale trades in imported artificial flowers, plants and other accessories. Yet, a growing amount of goods quickly resulted in insufficient space to store them. During the Christmas season, storage space becomes even scarcer, as there is an increasing demand for Christmas trees.
“Before Extra Space, we stored our stocks in our own warehouse,” Steve explained. “But this caused a shortage of space, especially during festive periods.”
As Steve displays his trees at his IMM showroom every year, the management soon recommended him to start using self-storage facilities to help him solve his storage problems. Although he had never tried using self-storage before, Steve was soon won over by the convenience of Extra Space’s IMM facility, which was located close to his IMM outlet. As his Christmas tree stocks are artificial ones and not genuine plants, Steve did not need an air conditioned space. Instead, he rented a 200 sq. ft.storage room, about the size of a one-car garage, and found his problem instantly resolved.
3 - 4 years later, Steve still finds himself coming back to Extra Space during the festive period, and attributes it to the sheer convenience of the whole self-storage experience.
“Extra Space’s all-round 24 hours access benefits me as there is not restriction. I like that self-storage makes it suitable for my retail customers to collect their products instantly as well. Though I do have plans to storing other goods with Extra Space for the time being, I recommend their services to anyone who would like to try, as it is very easy and accessible.”