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Ways to make space at home — disposal, donation, auction and storage services

Image: Hot Lotz
 

Here are four ways to clear out clutter and free up space at home. Whether you give your items a new lease of life or put them away till you need them again, there is an option for everyone. 

 

 

1. AUCTION

You can be assured that your treasured and valuable items will be appreciated in a new home — while making some money at the same time.

Hot Lotz

Hot Lotz is an online and brick-and-mortar auction house that lets you buy and sell various things, including antique, vintage and modern furniture, decor and collectibles, fine art, jewellery and fashion. You can also consign items through the app on a ‘no sale, no fee’ basis — Hot Lotz only charges an all-inclusive fee upon successful sales. The Antiques & Interiors auctions are held every week at the saleroom, so don’t miss your chance to get a good bid on your items.

More information at www.hotlotz.com.

 

2. DISPOSAL

It may be difficult letting go of things, but you’ll feel better knowing that they are disposed of responsibly and securely, with the help of these waste management companies.

 

Junk To Clear?

This local company helps to clear bulky waste and furniture from homes and offices, and even has a same-day service to cater to urgent requests. If you have sensitive printed documents or confidential media that needs to be disposed of, Junk To Clear? takes care of that, too. An all-inclusive price is based on the volume of junk you have. Just specify the location and a truck will arrive to remove the waste, and the area will be swept up, too. The company also does what they can for the environment by donating and recycling as much of your junk as possible.

Prices start from $80 to $1,200 for a full lorry load, with manpower, transport and disposal; find out more at www.junktoclear.com.sg.


Mamoru    

With Mamoru, you don’t have to worry about data leakage when you get rid of your media materials and documents. The company’s disposal service provides tamper-proof steel bins for items to be discarded into, which are then picked up and transported by a GPS-tracked truck to its waste management facility. The destruction process is fully automated, starting from the unlocking of each steel bin. Media and IT equipment are destructed by a hard disk crusher machine to ensure that restoration of data is not possible. Besides secured disposal services, Mamoru also offers storage services.

More information at www.mamoru.com.sg.

 

3. DONATION

If your stuff is too good to throw away, hand them over to those who could really use them. You’ll be giving your old things a new lease of life, and for a good cause!

 

Pass It On

This non-profit project, by Central Singapore Community Development Councils and managed by The Helping Hand, channels donated items to the needy. Check online for specific requested items, including home appliances, furnishings and utility items, and donate accordingly, or donate anything in good working condition you have to spare.

More information at www.passiton.org.sg.

 

The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army accepts a wide range of items, from clothing to electronics to furniture, in good condition. The items are then resold in its Family Stores. Drop off smaller items at seven booths located across Singapore, or book a collection service for bulky items. 

More information at www.redshieldindustries.com.

 

4. STORAGE

Have more possessions than you have floor area, or have a knack of collecting larger items, such as furniture? Look to storage facilities to borrow extra space!


Storhub

With 10 locations across Singapore, Storhub offers self-storage services with units ranging from four to over 2,000sqf in size — versatile for storing whatever it is you may have, from seasonal items to bulky furniture. You can choose an air-conditioned unit, as well, if needed. With biometric access, retrieve your items any time. For added convenience, packing materials and trolleys are available to facilitate the organising and storing process. Even though the storage facilities feature security systems, the company also offers complimentary insurance coverage against fire and theft.

Prices start from $40 per month for a starter locker (can fit two mid-sized suitcases); more information at www.storhub.com.sg.

 

Extra Space Asia

The company, with nine locations here, offers secure, self-contained storage units of various sizes to suit the needs of individuals, families and businesses. They range from 16 to 450sqf, and can be rented for a minimum of two weeks. There are also options for air-conditioned units, dehumidifiers, ‘drive-up’ units that allow you to easily load and unload goods, as well as walk-in “cellars” where you can store wine at the ideal climate. The storage facilities are equipped with 24-hour security systems, and you get a personal access code to access youritems at your convenience. Also, with the new E-Valet service, get boxes delivered and retrieved, and keep track of what you have in storage remotely with the online inventory management system.

Get a quote at www.extraspaceasia.com.sg.