In rare occasions, people choose to welcome the New Year in a new home as a way of starting anew. It gives them a renewed sense of energy and purpose just as how the year has started over and turned over a new leaf.

While we’re nearly a month into the new year, it doesn’t mean that you’re already too late to start with a clean slate. But, where do you begin?

Moving into a new home can be a stressful time with all the sorting, packing, furnishing, and re-arranging that have to be done. The pressure could only get worse when you feel you’re already a few weeks behind and you’ve just found out that the new place you’re moving into is smaller than the previous one and you can’t take all your possessions with you.

If you’re in a similar situation, there are plenty of ways you can make the move stress-free or at least, a little less frustrating—one is by renting a storage unit in Singapore to store your stuff for a while.

4 Situations You Can Benefit from a Storage Rental

Below are some situations when you’ll find a storage space rental useful during a move.

  • When you’re downsizing. As earlier said, moving into a smaller home often comes with the need to pare down your belongings. But, instead of making hasty decisions, disposing of the excess that you might later regret doing, you can keep them in a storage unit for the time being.
  • When you want to get a head start. Renting a storage unit can also help relieve stress by letting you take the time to pack and move. If anything, it buys you the time to assess whether there are things you’re ready to part with or perhaps, a time for a yard sale or a trip to a donating centre.
  • When you have to be out of your home before you move into a new one. Consequently, if you’ve sold your home, but your new place isn’t quite ready yet, a storage unit is also almost a necessity. It may seem inconvenient but at least you know where to keep them safe in the meantime.
  • When you don’t have the time to deal with your stuff yet. If you can’t find the time to unpack, a storage rental is a readily-available space to keep them for a while. It affords you the time to unpack at your own pace, but more importantly to finalise your floor plan and get a clear idea on where to place your furniture.

How to Pack Your Items for Storing


These situations illustrate how a storage unit can save you from the stress of moving into a new home. This is particularly true for people who have their plates full.

You can start packing away for storage, beginning with the items that you don’t use on a daily basis, followed by the bigger items such as furniture and appliances as the moving date gets closer. This affords you time to stay organised and clean up as you work.

Finally, as you store your items into the storage rental, make sure to label the boxes for easier retrieval.

Final Tip

Mandarin Self Storage offers affordable storage rental units that can be of great help during moving. To conclude, allow us to leave you with a few tips on how to better manage the stress when transitioning into a new home.

Plan accordingly. There’s no definite timetable as to when you should start packing. But, if you can, clear your schedule a few weeks ahead the time of a move.

Start small. Moving is regarded as a major life stressor and you probably know it by this time. There’s no reason to pressure yourself; small progress is still progress, all the same.

Stay organised. Planning can help in managing stress levels and gives you a sense of being in control. Keep on top of things, involve your family, and clean up as you pack away.

There you have all the tips to make moving a little stressful! Do you have any other tips to share? Let us know by leaving a comment.

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