We all know the mantra: A place for everything and everything in its place. It’s a beautiful, succinct reminder of how uncluttered and simple life should be. Unfortunately, whoever came up with those wise words, never lived in a Singapore apartment, where the views may be stunning but storage is scarce.
Lack of space means a lack of a place for many a beloved belonging, but that need not consign them to the dustbin. It just means it’s time to think out of the box (or in the box). BoxGuru is a Singapore valet storage service that seamlessly extends your storage space by offering per box storage that’s picked up and dropped off at your door. Company director Chester Lum talks us through five ways valet storage can help clear your clutter and make the most of your space in the most convenient way possible.
1. Safeguarding memories
From wedding anniversary cards to your child’s first finger-painting masterpiece, no-one wants to throw out precious memories. But even though we treasure milestone memorabilia we may not need it hanging around on a day-to-day basis. Pack it up carefully in a clearly marked box, safe in the knowledge that it will be carefully stored and accessible, as and when you need it.
2. Growing families
As families expand, so does the amount of space they need, and let’s face it, kids’ stuff is expensive here. If you’re planning on another child, avoid the hassle of getting rid of toys, games and books that you’ll need to buy again for number two (or three!) and stash them where they can be conveniently delivered back to you, when the time is right.
3. Keeping warm in winter
Singapore’s endless summer is a wonderful thing, but not when it comes to winter wear. Many expats come from cooler climes and warm winter clothing is a must for trips back home, but storing bulky jackets and winter boots for a once-a-year vacation is wasted space. Pack them up for anytime retrieval and when holiday time comes around, they can go straight into your luggage, bypassing your wardrobe completely!
4. Filing away
Whether you’re operating a small business or simply managing your family affairs, paper has a way of proliferating. Keep your documents in order but out of the way by boxing up files and invoices that you’ll only need to access on an occasional basis. Each box has a unique ID number and can be clearly marked for easy retrieval.
5. Taking stock
If you work from home and have stock to manage, valet storage is a great way to stop your house becoming a warehouse and still be cost efficient. Compared to traditional self-storage, with pay-per-box valet storage, you’re only paying for the space you use, which means it’s not just your husband or wife who will thank you, but your bottom line too.
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