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6 Things to Consider When Choosing Your Self-Storage Provider

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In today’s fast-paced world, finding efficient storage solutions has become increasingly vital. But what should you be looking for?

Whether you’re a homeowner seeking additional space or a business owner looking to manage inventory effectively, self-storage has emerged as a convenient and flexible option. The self-storage industry is witnessing rapid growth in Malaysia, driven by the rising demand for secure and accessible storage facilities.

With the flexibility to cater to diverse storage needs, self-storage providers like Lock+Store are revolutionizing the way people in Malaysia manage their belongings and business assets. By offering a range of benefits, including security, convenience, and customizable storage options, self-storage has become a trusted solution for individuals and businesses alike.

Here are six important things to consider when you’re looking for a good self-storage solution.


Ensuring the safety of your belongings and personal well-being is of utmost importance when selecting a self-storage provider. Look for facilities that offer 24/7 CCTV monitoring and secure keycard access. At Lock+Store, both local facilities, Lock+Store Sri Hartamas and Lock+Store Glenmarie, provide round-the-clock CCTV monitoring and secure keycard access. Additionally, Lock+Store Sri Hartamas enhances security by locking the main gate after 6:00pm on weekdays and throughout the weekend, while Lock+Store Glenmarie has a dedicated security guard onsite 24/7.

Lock+Store Sri Hartamas

Cleanliness and Adequate Lighting

A clean and well-lit self-storage facility is essential for a pleasant and safe storage experience. Bright lighting ensures visibility, preventing accidents while moving items to and from your storage unit. Lock+Store takes pride in maintaining clean, well-lit facilities, prioritizing the comfort and satisfaction of its customers.

Effective Pest Control Management

Regular pest control measures are crucial to protect stored items from damage and maintain public health standards. Lock+Store diligently carries out routine pest control at its facilities, ensuring a pest-free environment for your belongings.

Wide and Accessible Loading Bay

The convenience of a wide and accessible loading bay cannot be overstated. This allows for hassle-free loading and unloading of bulky furniture and goods, enabling efficient transportation to your storage unit. At Lock+Store Glenmarie, there is a spacious loading bay that can accommodate two lorries simultaneously. Moreover, Lock+Store provides free use of trolleys, ladders, and pallet jacks for your convenience.

Clean, well-lit, and easily accessible storage units

Onsite Parking

Considering that most self-storage customers in Malaysia drive, having onsite parking availability is crucial. Lock+Store Sri Hartamas offers one reserved parking lot for customers, ensuring easy access to the facility. Lock+Store Glenmarie, meanwhile, provides ample free onsite parking space, eliminating any parking-related concerns.

Wide Range of Storage Options and Flexible Terms

Different households and businesses have varying storage needs. Look for a self-storage provider that offers a wide range of storage options and flexible terms to accommodate your requirements. Lock+Store Sri Hartamas offers a diverse selection of non-air-conditioned units, ranging from lockers to storage units up to 60 sq ft in size. Lock+Store Glenmarie expands these options with both air-conditioned and non-air-conditioned storage units, including lockers and mini warehouses up to 500 sq ft. Storage units have heights of 2.35 to 2.5 m (7.7 to 8.2 ft), while lockers provide 1.11 to 1.25 m (3.6 to 4.1 ft) of height.

Lock+Store’s flexible storage terms, ranging from one month to a renewable year, empowers and enables customers to adjust their storage space according to seasonal demand. This is particularly beneficial for e-commerce and business storers who need to scale their inventory. Utilizing this method of storage, customers find it possible to enjoy seamless business growth, transitioning from storage units to mini warehouses as their needs expand. You can use the Lock+Store size estimator HERE to get an idea of how much space you need!

A 145-sq ft storage unit at Lock+Store Glenmarie

BONUS: Membership with Self Storage Association Asia (SSAA)

In addition to these six key things, it’s also wise to look for self-storage providers who are members of reputable associations like SSAA. Membership ensures adherence to benchmark standards in public and fire safety, as well as good business practices. Lock+Store Malaysia proudly holds membership with SSAA, a testament to the company’s commitment to maintaining high industry standards.

For a quote tailored to your storage needs, visit the Lock+Store website:

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