After spending several hours of decluttering and packing things up, your belongings are now ready for storage. Before you start moving them to your rented storage unit, make sure you purchase storage insurance first!

Even though storage facilities in Singapore help both homeowners and business owners keep their items secure and protected, unexpected situations might happen that could cause huge damage to their belongings. Thus, storage insurance is recommended to get extra protection for your items.

Moreover, you already went the extra mile to pay for storage to ensure your personal belongings are safe. It just means that those items hold so much worth, thus it makes sense to insure them.


Reasons for Getting Storage Insurance

  • Protect Your Valuable Items
    In Singapore, there is no shortage of storage service for our valuable items. It is going to be a waste to rent a unit if it is just going to be a dumping zone for our unwanted items at home. So, to make the rent worth it, we choose items that are useful to us. Something that is highly sentimental or has high monetary value.

    Any sentimental item is priceless to us, especially one with emotional attachments to it. Once it is gone, you can not replace it anymore no matter how much money you have. At least for items with high monetary value, you may get compensated if you got storage insurance. Just remember to review the coverage of the insurance to get the maximum protection for such valuable items.


  • Natural Disasters Might Happen
    One of the things we cannot control is natural disasters. It includes storms, hurricanes, floods, fires, and earthquakes. It is a good thing that the reported man-made disasters in Singapore are low. However, this should not be a reason for you to stay complacent and choose not to avail of storage insurance. Even though there are few natural disasters in the past, it does not mean that it will be the same in the future. Besides, it does not hurt to take extra precautions to make sure your belongings are protected.


  • Unexpected Burglaries
    Singapore is known as one of the safest countries in the world. However, the crime rate in Singapore is low— not zero. Thus, storage insurance should be considered too. Fortunately, storage facilities in Singapore have tight security systems to make sure your items are safe and secure. We even monitor their facilities for 24/7 to ensure there would be no unauthorised persons who could get inside. Moreover, each storage unit has a built-in alarm, so as to prevent any malicious behaviors.


You can’t be too careful, especially for items you value the most. Thus storage insurance is essential even for short-term storage.  Sometimes, this is included in home insurance policies already, but the coverage is only limited.

To ensure your personal belongings are safe, choose a secure storage company in Singapore. Here at Mandarin Self Storage, we have a 24-hour surveillance system to provide maximum security for your stored items.