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Originally published by Jenny Leung. Last updated by Jen Paolini and Celia Lee.
We’re not going to lie, it’s hardly the most exciting topic in the world, but given the cramped nature of Hong Kong living, and the fact that renting or buying a bigger place to store all our stuff is rarely an option, some help from the city’s self-storage providers is always appreciated. So, gather up your clutter, give these guys a call, and create some much-needed space in your life.
Renting out a storage facility can seem daunting. Locking a part of your life away is never easy, especially when you need to commit to a one-year- or two-year-long storage plan. If you are looking for a reliable and flexible self-storage provider, RESTORE is undoubtedly the smart choice. Unique among storage providers in the city, RESTORE does not require hefty six- or 12-month prepayments up front for customers to enjoy discounted rates. Instead, you just pay as you go with a credit card, very much like monthly subscriptions for online services, freeing up your cashflow for other good things in life. A 14-day notice is all you need to move out at any time, meaning fewer headaches from pre-commitments and more flexibility to deal with your fast-paced life in Hong Kong.
Thoughtfully designed, RESTORE’s facilities across the city are fully compliant with the latest fire-safety regulations, yet reassuringly warm and welcoming. With up-to-date security and climate control, round-the-clock access, customer parking, storage items insurance, and a friendly and obliging customer service team, it’s no wonder RESTORE enjoys over 1,000 favourable customer reviews online.
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With four locations dotted throughout Hong Kong and four sizes of units ranging from 16 to 84 square feet, The Store House gives you plenty of options and is one of the most convenient providers out there. Best of all, with a minimum term of only one month, you’re not locked into an extensive contract, so your storage unit can change along with your needs.
You can also access your unit 24 hours a day and seven days a week, and with facilities staffed by security every hour of every day, all protected by CCTV cameras and an access card system, your precious belongings are always safe but never out of reach. The Store House has locations in Ap Lei Chau, Aberdeen, Tuen Mun, and the Western District.
This company really goes above and beyond when it comes to making storage as small a headache as possible. If you’re a first-time customer, you’ll be welcomed with a complimentary move-in service, where all you have to do is pack your belongings and RedBox will move them.
RedBox also has a van service that’s cheaper than most out there, and you can have them pick up and drop off your things at your storage unit using their packing service if you wish! Units come in a variety of shapes and sizes across five locations in Hong Kong.
How much: Starts from as little as $50 per month for luggage storage, or from $490 per month for a self-storage unit, depending on size and location
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Cube has a neat, intuitive website which is often half the battle when dealing with this kind of life admin. It’s all interactive so you don’t have to conceptualise how much space you may or may not need, which makes the whole process a lot smoother.
Friendly and helpful staff ready to serve you, climate-controlled storage facilities, hi-tech access cards, and CCTV monitoring for peace of mind—with an emphasis on their special design lock, 24-hours-a-day uninterrupted access to self-storage units, and free door-to-door pick-up and delivery of Cube Mini storage crates. Also, its motto is “We’re Cube, not a square,” which is just adorable. You can find their storage units in over 20 different locations.
Offering one of the more affordable storing solutions in the city, My Storage is equipped with 24-hour air-conditioning, security, CCTV surveillance, and fire service installations and equipment. You can store items such as your household goods, out-of-season clothing, suitcases, bicycles, toys, photo albums, furniture, and more at your private lock-up units 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days a year. There is no minimum period and their mini storage prices can be as low as only $218 a month, which is pretty darn competitive.
Take your pick from the range of seven to 200-square-feet lockers for whatever you need to store at Extra Space Asia. They’ve got 24-hour CCTV monitoring, 24-hour access, as well as 24-hour air conditioning. That means that your items will be kept in their prime conditions and you can retrieve or store them whenever you like! That’s to be expected of a company with over 44 facilities across Asia with one of the highest standards in the industry.
Aiming to become the leader of smart storage in Hong Kong, Spacebox provides top-notch door-to-door storage solutions for better living and working space. Simply put in your order online or by phone, and empty boxes will be delivered to you within 48 hours. Contact the team again when you’re done packing and they will pick it up right from your doorstep!
You can choose the price according to the number of boxes or by square feet with up to $1,000 in insurance per box against theft and damages, but their warehouse is only accessible for staff members so the likelihood of that happening will be quite low.
Spacebox, Unit 101, 1/F, Sunbeam Centre, 27 Shing Yip Street, Kwun Tong | (+852) 3586 3386
Boxful is more than just storage—they create a flexible lifestyle where space isn’t a luxury and it’s readily accessible. Their service allows you to store and seamlessly manage your belongings from your computer or mobile device and know that they’re just a speedy delivery away.
You can choose from the direct-access self-service lockers, paid per box storage or by square feet. They also provide free door-to-door drop-off and pick-up services, free boxes and packaging materials, free moving and wrapping services, as well as free insurance coverage! You can find their locations in Aberdeen, Kwun Tong, Lai Chi Kok, Ngau Tau Kok, and Kwai Chung.
Mini Storage is perfect for homes and businesses in Hong Kong. For households, it is useful for storing clothes not used in the current season, old personal documents or belongings, or even seasonal sports equipment like skiing gear and bicycles. All eight of their mini storage branches are following the latest FSD regulations, and are purposely situated near MTR stations so that it's easy for you can retrieve your items whenever you want.
Metro Storage, locations across Hong Kong | (+852) 3018 8512
How much: Costs vary depending on location and storage unit size
Honestly, you’ve never seen a self-storage space like this. Start decluttering your life by using Apple Storage to not just store your items, but sort them out, too. From six to 210 square feet, their storage units come in different sizes for a variety of needs. You can even use their toy storage space to safe-keep your beloved toys or look into the sneaker storage service, where your collection can be displayed for a private showcase.
Its clothing storage area comes equipped with private changing and dressing rooms for you to conveniently use as an away closet! In-between the rows of lockers, there are lounge areas as well for a spot of rest. You can find Apple Storage in Kwai Chung, Tsuen Wan, Tin Hau, Wong Chuk Hang, Kwun Tong, and Sha Tin.