Life Hacks: How to Make the Most of Your Space / 生活小技巧:如何充分利用你的空間

(按此看中文版)

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It is almost common sense, that Hong Kong has been one of the cities on earth with the most expensive housings for several years. However, international and exchange students might not know that the residence halls you are now living in CityU – is among the most expensive districts in Hong Kong.

With an average of HK$12,285 per square feet, you are actually living in a 13-square-metre luxury mansion.

To make the most out of your dorm room, here are some tips you can consider:

  1. Utilize your wardrobe doors with sticky holders 
    • Since sticking holders on the wall often damages the paints, you can stick them on the wardrobe doors instead – to hang towels, the clothes you are going to wear, pocket hangers and etc.
  2. Share the shelf (the one next to the wardrobes) with your roommate
    • Make the shelf as a ‘sharing station’, and put nothing else but things that you share with your roommate. Toilet papers, tissues, food, cooking utensils and etc… When you share, you can save a lot of money, and also space.
  3. Organize your stuff with storage hacks
    • Go on a shopping spree at IKEA, get some cheap storage containers… There are many ways you can organize your things without making your room and shelves look like a battlefield. There are a lot of “storage hacks” ideas online that you can learn from.

Don’t hesitate to make the most of your space. After all, you should enjoy living in one of the most expensive areas in Hong Kong. Local students always tell this joke, “We live on top of the hill of Kowloon Tong… Well, not the mansions, but right next to one.”

Writer:   Michelle CHIANG (Hall 10)
Image:   www.bobvila.com

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香港是世界上房價最昂貴的城市之一,這一點大家已經達成共識了。然而,國際生和交換生可能不知道,我們現在所住的學生宿舍正位於香港最貴的地區!

以平均價格每平方英呎$12,285港幣計算的話,你實際上正住在一套13平方米的九龍塘豪宅了。

所以,為了充分利用你的空間,你可以考慮以下小貼士:

  1. 在衣櫃門上貼黏鉤
    在墻上貼黏鉤可能會造成油漆剝落,所以你可以貼在衣櫃門上── 掛毛巾,要穿的衣服,掛口袋的架子等等。
  1. 和室友共用衣櫃旁邊的架子
    把這部分的架子劃為「分享區」,別放別的,只放和室友共用的東西。紙巾、廁紙、食物、廚具等等。與人分享,既節省錢也可以節省空間。
  1. 整理物品時運用一些小技巧
    去宜家進行一次搶購吧,購進一些便宜的儲物盒。不需要把房間變成戰場,你也可以整理好你的物品。網上有許多儲物小技巧可以學習。

別猶豫啦,快好好利用你的空間吧。畢竟住在香港最昂貴的區域之一,這種機會不是人人都能擁有的,好好享受這段時光吧。正如本地同學總開玩笑說:「我們就住在九龍塘山頂豪宅──的旁邊!」

文:蔣敏瑩(舍堂十)
譯:王琪(舍堂十)
圖:www.bobvila.com

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