Storing personal belongings, company files, or sports goods in mini storage units has become one of the most popular ways of getting around Hong Kong’s ever rising cost of space. As housing prices continue to rise, more and more people are cherishing the limited amount of space they have by not wasting space in their homes and offices storing infrequently used items.
Mini storage size
Currently on the market, there are different sizes to choose from when it comes to mini storage units. If you aren’t much of a hoarder, you may find it difficult to fill up even the smallest of mini storage units, so you may choose to rent a storage locker instead. A storage locker is around the size of an average car trunk and is equipped with an individual lock. Storage lockers can easily fit files, books, or even luggage and other household items.
What else can I choose other than mini storage?
Other than mini storage, you can also choose storage box services. What’s a storage box, and how does a storage box differ from storage lockers? Compared to traditional mini storage and storage lockers, storage boxes come with more of a ‘service’ angle. For starters, someone will come straight to your door to collect your storage box when it’s ready, and vice versa when you need to have to storage box back. This service usually charges according to the size of the box and the number of boxes needed.
Also, as it involves manual labour, there’s a limit to how much each storage box can weigh. For example, a 40x30x27cm box cannot weigh more than 15kg while a 60x40x30cm storage box must stay below 25kg. Thus, if you’re looking to store heavier items such as textbooks and files, it may be difficult to fill up a whole box without going over the weight limit. Thus, you must calculate precisely what to put inside each storage box to make sure that the space inside the box is used efficiently without going over the weight limit. Simultaneously, depending on the service provider, storage box door-to-door services may cost extra.
Stowing small goods in a storage locker
Compared to storage box services, storage lockers are more economical and don’t require users to weigh the items they intend to store. The weight load of an upper deck storage locker may hold up to 200kg which is firm enough for a small washing machine and loads of books at the same time. This is especially important for those looking to store smaller household items or business goods for SMEs. At the same time, companies providing storage locker services, such as Minibox Self Storage, also provide mini storage units, so if you suddenly find your locker too full, it’s easy to upgrade to a bigger space any time.