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Declutter and free up space with convenient self-storage solutions

By Sponsored content 10 December 2019

It’s the awful truth, but Hong Kong’s housing is one of the city’s major and most pressing problems. A lethal combination of stringent government regulations on land development, low-interest rates, and currency stability means housing demand is always on the rise. Rents consistently rank among the most expensive in the world; for the ninth year in a row, Hong Kong’s property market is rated the world’s most unaffordable by the 15th Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey: 2019.

This might be acceptable if our homes were relatively worth the sky-high prices, but unfortunately, the government-controlled supply of land continues to diminish. This lack of viable living space has given rise to increasingly shrinking home sizes, which is why Hong Kong’s houses are also notorious for being tiny. Entire homes here could be roughly the size of one room in the average American house. Does anyone remember James Law’s OPod Tube housing concept from early 2018, fashioned out of concrete drainage pipes and only measuring about 15 square metres? This might well be the kind of property prevalent in our near future.

This might be acceptable if our homes were relatively worth the sky-high prices, but unfortunately, the government-controlled supply of land continues to diminish. This lack of viable living space has given rise to increasingly shrinking home sizes, which is why Hong Kong’s houses are also notorious for being tiny. Entire homes here could be roughly the size of one room in the average American house.

Does anyone remember James Law’s OPod Tube housing concept from early 2018, fashioned out of concrete drainage pipes and only measuring about 15 square metres? This might well be the kind of property prevalent in our near future.

Essential living

Minimalism might be what’s in right now, but everyone still has physical possessions. We can’t all simply Marie Kondo our stuff out of the picture and live in burrows. What about items of sentimental value or things that spark joy, but are not useful every day? Maybe you have lots of seasonal items buried away that are still handy to have around but only put into use rotationally: think winter wear, ski gear, and camping equipment. Everyone also has a lifetime’s worth of paperwork and important documents that will be needed at some point for one emergency or another.

These are not items that you use in your day-to-day, so it only makes sense to reclaim the precious space that they take up in your home. Every inch is worth more than its weight in gold. For a place like Hong Kong, we think self-storage facilities are the best solution for maximising the space you live in while not needing to minimise anything out of your life.

Freeing up your space

RedBox is a self-storage system in Hong Kong that aims to make this service as hassle-free as possible. Here is an easy breakdown of how it all works in a nutshell.

  • Contact RedBox to figure out how much space you need. Click here to view the sizes of storage units available, along with prices.
  • RedBox will deliver your required storage boxes and packaging materials to your door.
  • You get down to packing, keeping track of your belongings with photos and descriptions as you see fit.
  • Move your boxes and belongings into one of RedBox’s temperature- and humidity-controlled, high-security warehouses. RedBox can also help you book vans and movers if needed.
  • At any time when you decide you want your stuff back, or wish to add to your self-storage unit, visit the warehouse during their working hours from 7am to midnight.
  • In the meantime, you can keep track of what you have in storage at all times, on mobile or desktop.

It’s that easy! RedBox will set up a personal access code to the facility, and you can add an extra level of security with your own padlock on your storage unit as well. Along with their 24/7 security already in place, you can rest assured that your belongings will remain safely in the exact state in which you brought them in. The convenient facilities dotted across the SAR are also kitted out with big trolleys and industrial-sized lifts for customers’ ease of moving.

What’s great about RedBox Storage is that there are no minimum rental contracts and no minimum space to take out. Everything from packing materials to an online inventory can be arranged. In a thoughtful touch, RedBox even has wardrobe boxes and furniture covers to provide for customers, so you can protect your belongings the way you see fit, safe in the knowledge that they will remain in good condition within the RedBox vaults.

An award-winning offer

RedBox Storage has recently won the Squarefoot Best of the Best Awards 2019, in the category for Best Self-storage Service. Squarefoot is Hong Kong’s market-leading cross-media property platform, and their yearly Best of the Best Awards highlight leading industry players that have redefined standards of excellence. The fact that RedBox has won this award speaks for itself about the kind of outstanding and innovative property services they provide, as well as the quality of self-storage solutions they offer in Hong Kong.

To celebrate their success with Localiiz readers, RedBox will be launching a special Christmas promotion. From now until January 31, 2020, enjoy 20 percent off of standard rental prices for self-storage units with our exclusive discount code PRLocaliiz! This could be the perfect motivation to start spring cleaning your home ahead of time.

RedBox Storage

To find out more about RedBox Storage, visit their website or call (+852) 2556 1116.

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