Are you ready to work from home again if you need to? Perhaps you’re thinking about setting up a small business from home, or the pandemic has forced you to relocate from an existing business premise into your home. Whatever the reason, we have some tips to improve your workspace, and some storage solutions for when you get overly cluttered with “stuff”!
2020 may have taught us all a few things about working from home, but perhaps you’re ready to reimagine your home workspace. It’s always a challenge to reorganise in space starved Hong Kong!
Here’s some trusted advice and ideas from the team at RedBox Storage for making it a hassle-free process.
1. Sketch out your new layout
Planning is a vital part of the process. Having a layout helps you organise where the key furniture should go.
2. Position is important
Make sure to find the perfect spot to locate your workspace. For example, you might want to be near a window, have a clear background for video calls, or situate yourself away from anything distracting.
3. Power supply and lighting
It’s important to have access to enough power points for all your electronics and to ensure there is sufficient lighting for you to work in the space throughout the day.
4. Shelving and drawers
Having shelves near your workspace is great for easy access and keeping the area tidy. Drawers also keep small things in order and prevent your items getting dusty.
Once you start using your new workspace, it’s inevitable that your office paraphernalia – from documents to equipment, or inventory if you’re a retailer – will steadily increase. For a deep dive into maximising your space, RedBox Storage offers a range of business storage solutions, allowing you to focus on your work and let the business thrive. Whether you’re downsizing from a big office or retail space or just starting out, the team has practical suggestions for you to make it a stress-free experience.
If you’re moving an existing business into your home, why not safely store all non-urgent files off site? To meet the business compliance requirements of keeping company records for seven years, self-storage is the ideal solution. For peace of mind, consider storing these documents in Firebox units; these are certified fireproof storage units that guarantee maximum safety and are ideal for archiving any quantity of important documents.
Seasonal and excess stock storage:
If your business involves samples, products and stock, you’ll know how quickly items and inventory start building up around your desk. Why not consider using an easy-access storage unit so you can access your stock whenever you need to? You can keep your workspace clear of clutter, and any seasonal stock can easily be stored away during the off-season period.
Equipment and furniture:
If you’ve moved your business to your home temporarily because of the pandemic, rather than storing all your office equipment and furniture in your home, move it into secure, humidity- and temperature-controlled storage. As soon as business picks up, you’ll have everything you need to scale up quickly again.
Office move or renovation:
Any time you need to move office, it’s important you keep your business running as smoothly as possible with minimal interruption. Store all your furniture, equipment and everything you need in RedBox’s large-scale self-storage facilities until your new workspace is ready to move-in. However much storage space you need, RedBox offers flexible rental plans and services that deliver value for money.
A word from customers
Tomas Mena, Nan Wan Trading Company
From the first day, the communication has been perfect. The staff are always ready to solve any inconvenience. The facilities are first class, always at a good constant temperature and free of any dirt. It’s always good to be able to work together with a company that is professional and serious in every sense, and provides a service of the highest quality. My recommendation to anyone that requires these services is always RedBox.
Ms Leung, Columbia International Removals
With so many self-storage operators in the market, we’ve maintained a good long-term relationship with RedBox all these years. Their spacious, large-scale facilities, high priority placed on safety and security, and the flexibility to scale up or down is important to us to meet our constantly changing and demanding needs as a business. I would highly recommend them to any businesses looking for a premium storage operator.
RedBox has multiple locations in Hong Kong, including Sha Tin, Chai Wan, Yau Tong, Tuen Mun and Tsuen Mun. Find out more about storage solutions at the website, redboxstorage.com.hk.
This article first appeared in the City Guide 2020 issue of Expat Living magazine. Subscribe now so you never miss an issue.