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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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)