There are days when a person needs some “space”—quite literally—because their living space has been littered with clutter, from memorabilia to unused items, with which they can’t part despite Marie Kondo’s advice.
According to Frank Niles, Ph.D., a social scientist and life and business strategist, there are two main reasons why a person can’t toss things: security and nostalgia.
In this kind situation, self-storage, which is becoming a popular concept here in the Philippines what with the opening of several facilities, appears to be the best solution.
With self-storage, storage spaces or units are rented out to residential customers or small-to-medium business owners who need the extra space.
The concept is different from warehousing, which provides limited security and fire protection for the possessions, co-mingles clients’ items, limits access, charges for movement in and out, and may well tie the renter down to a long-term contract.
Loc&Stor 24/7 is one of the self-storage facilities available in Metro Manila that offers professionally run facility for a short- or long-term basis.
Its units range from 1.5-square-meter lockers that can fit eight balikbayan boxes to 18-square-meter jumbo-size units that can accommodate the contents of a 40-foot container.
The storage facility boasts convenience, safety, and security. Loc&Stor’s facilities are situated within a guarded, gated, and flood-free compound with 24/7 building security.
It also utilizes high-definition closed circuit television cameras with night vision to monitor and record all activities within and around the facility. Further, every storage unit has individual alarms, and renters use their own personal locks to ensure privacy. The PIN arms and disarms the unit’s alarm, and all access to it is electronically logged. The system will even notify the renter through e-mail whenever their unit is opened without authorization.
Smoke detectors, fire alarms, and sprinkler systems have been installed throughout the facility. Loc&Stor 24/7 also offers climate-controlled areas where humidity is regulated—perfect for storing goods that are temperature-sensitive like leather goods, antique documents, books, artworks, winter clothing, shoes, and more.
For thorough protection of possessions, the facility also offers a comprehensive, custom-designed insurance plan for the renters’ varying needs.
Moreover, it allows flexible month-to-month rental, which will renew automatically each month until the renter serves a 14-day written notification of move out.
Storers are also assured of no-sweat load-in and load-out procedures with the facility’s loading docks, which can accommodate up to a 40-foot container. It also has heavy-duty trolleys and carts that can be freely used on-site to make moving items much easier.
Loc&Stor 24/7’s facilities are strategically located near the metro’s residential and business centers. Its flagship facility is in Bagong Ilog, Pasig. It also has a facility in Urban Makati.
To cater to more individuals in need of space, it recently opened its third facility in J.P. Rizal, Makati, where slots are now available for reservation.
Loc&Stor 24/7 is now accepting reservations for its newest facility at 155 J.P. Rizal Ave., Space Solutions Bldg., Brgy. Tejeros, Makati. This facility also offers more size options—locker, small, medium, large, x-large, xx-large, jumbo, and the new gigantic. Storers can also avail of two months free rental if they sign up for a 12-month contract. For reservations, call (02) 810-9556 or 0917-7095390.
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