There’s no stopping the all-too-Filipino trait of hoarding, no matter how hard we try. For whatever reason, we find it impossible to throw things away, instead allowing piles of junk to clutter our houses. One way to declutter and hold on to things you don’t want to dispose of is by renting a storage space—a service available throughout Metro Manila.
These services let you rent space in warehouses where you can keep your things under lock and key. It’s a good solution for messy houses and for those who might be going abroad for long periods of time. Whether it’s old memorabilia, things you don’t need, or even car parts you swear you’re going to install soon, renting storage space is a headache-saving solution to decluttering.
All of the storage services listed below offer quality solutions and enough space for a minimum of around five balikbayan boxes. All are equipped with air-conditioning, round-the-clock security, and insurance. Prices are anywhere between P1,000 to P20,000 per month depending on the size of the space and how many things you want to store.
Features: Inventory management system; pickup, storage, and delivery services; plastic crates instead of boxes; and document, office, and merchandise storage plans.
Locations: Taguig, Taytay, and Pampanga.
Features: Packing and moving services, in-house auctions for items you don’t want, and file inventory for all your items.
Locations: Taguig and Quezon City.
Features: App monitoring system, GPS tracking, inventory system, pick-up and return, and packing.
Location: Pasig, Makati, Taguig, Paranaque, and Muntinlupa.
4) Storage Mart
Features: Valet storage, self-storage, and packing and moving services.
Locations: Makati, Quezon City, and San Juan.
Features: Storage sizes ranging from ‘largantic lockers’ to ‘gigantic,’ PIN code access to facility, and e-mail notifications for every unit entry.
Locations: Pasig, Makati, and Taguig.
Features: Lockers and self-storage for individual clients, and storage and warehouse use for businesses.
Features: Double-lock system, biometrics, in-house auction, brokerage, and free pickup services.
Location: Mandaluyong, Makati, San Juan, and Quezon City.
Contact: (02) 8741-7159
NOTE: This story originally appeared on Esquiremag.ph. Minor edits have been made.