Singapore Expats Forum

advice on storage tips as we're going away for 5 months

Moving to Singapore? Ask our regular expats in Singapore questions on relocation and their experience here. Ask about banking, employment pass, insurance, visa, work permit, citizenship or immigration issues.

Sponsored by:
Image
The Club Residences

morethanmum22
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 3
Joined: Wed, 16 Mar 2011

advice on storage tips as we're going away for 5 months

Postby morethanmum22 » Wed, 20 Apr 2011 9:42 pm

hiya

just wondering if anyone can guide me re storage tips etc in singapore. we're going away for 5 months, and currently have a 4 bedroom appt which we want to pack up and put into storage (as lease is nearly up anyway). but ive been reading some horror stories about the stuff getting runied in storage espy in tropical climate like singapore- not sure to what extent its true and what kind of items are likely to get damaged...

we have mostly teak furniture rather expensive antique-victorian style furniture, dining table n chairs, coffee table n arm chair sets, large study room leather top table etc and also large wall mirrors and paintings... also coming from a cold weather country originally, we have a lot of heavy winter clothing with leather wear etc..

so my question is- how can i avoid things getting spoilt- if at all, is there anything speciak that the Mover/packers can do re packing so that nothing gets damaged with humidity etc...
any tips, ideas and advice wud be really great...!! many thnx :):)

vozzie
Regular
Regular
Posts: 85
Joined: Fri, 26 Feb 2010
Location: Singapore
Contact:

Postby vozzie » Fri, 22 Apr 2011 9:01 am

Probably not what you are after, but just the other day I came across a huge Self Storage facility at ....Bus Stop 53151 ...sorry, don't know the address. It's just that I noticed it because one of our friends was looking for one.

You could pop in there and have a chat to them about the best way to safely store your goods.

User avatar
sundaymorningstaple
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 35509
Joined: Thu, 11 Nov 2004
Location: Still Fishing!
Contact:

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 22 Apr 2011 10:42 am

There are several storage facilities on my links page below as well. You would need to check to see if any offer climate controlled facilities. I'm sure some will but obviously at a cost.

User avatar
ev-disinfection
Chatter
Chatter
Posts: 459
Joined: Fri, 18 Dec 2009
Location: Singapore
Contact:

Re: advice on storage tips as we're going away for 5 months

Postby ev-disinfection » Fri, 22 Apr 2011 11:38 am

morethanmum22 wrote:hiya

just wondering if anyone can guide me re storage tips etc in singapore. we're going away for 5 months, and currently have a 4 bedroom appt which we want to pack up and put into storage (as lease is nearly up anyway). but ive been reading some horror stories about the stuff getting runied in storage espy in tropical climate like singapore- not sure to what extent its true and what kind of items are likely to get damaged...

we have mostly teak furniture rather expensive antique-victorian style furniture, dining table n chairs, coffee table n arm chair sets, large study room leather top table etc and also large wall mirrors and paintings... also coming from a cold weather country originally, we have a lot of heavy winter clothing with leather wear etc..

so my question is- how can i avoid things getting spoilt- if at all, is there anything speciak that the Mover/packers can do re packing so that nothing gets damaged with humidity etc...
any tips, ideas and advice wud be really great...!! many thnx :):)


Have known many expats who go abroad and when they get back, find almost the whole place infested with mold, there are a few things that you can do,
01, Buy a couple of good dehumidifiers and place each into every room. will probably be cheaper than to transport all your stuff into a storage place and the storage charges, and you still have to deal with the infestation to your place. Cover all furniture with bed sheet size cloths.
02, www.extraspace.com.sg www.lockandstore.com.sg www.bigorange.com.sg www.store-it.com.sg
03, Get a helper to go to your place, air it, clean the dust... once every fortnightly.

User avatar
aster
Manager
Manager
Posts: 1593
Joined: Fri, 15 Jan 2010

Postby aster » Fri, 22 Apr 2011 12:09 pm

Yeah, dumping loads of dehumidifiers all over will help contain the moisture. But for 5 mths I'm not sure how many you'll need... probably tons. Will anyone be popping in to see how things are, or will the doors to your place remain sealed for 5 mths? :)

It would help if you could program the aircon to switch on at a set time each day or twice daily, even just for several mins.


  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Return to “Relocating, Moving to Singapore”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest