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Almost half of Singaporeans plan to rent additional storage space to declutter homes

Singaporeans want more space at home to increase productivity.

Nearly half of Singaporeans (47%) are keen to rent additional storage space to declutter and free up their houses, a StorHub Space survey revealed.

Most (35%) would use the additional storage space to store seasonal or infrequently used items. 

Singaporeans' willingness to rent additional storage is likely coming from the belief that they would be more productive if they had more space at home for work or study (60%).

During the pandemic, 62% of Singaporeans have already cleaned up or decluttered their homes to make space for home offices.

If they had additional space in their homes, Singaporeans would use it for storage to be more organised (39%), use it as a workout area to do exercises (33%) and expand their living or recreational area (32%).

About 20% of Singaporeans would use the space to earn more money, either by renting it out or starting a home-based business. 

The average household size in Singapore has been decreasing – from 3.75 persons per household in 1997 to 3.09 persons in 2021.

Smaller flats such as two-room Flexi and three-room flats have reduced the average size of residential space. The average HDB flat size reached a peak in the 1990s at 1,400 sq ft before dipping to 970 sq ft by the mid-2010s.

Given this, most Singaporeans (80%) value an additional 100 square feet of space or about the size of an HDB room at home at between $250 and over $1,000 a month.  

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