Going crazy with this COVID-19…
Firstly, I am not able to buy grocery online.
No online grocery shopping because all the delivery slots are taken… I had to physically get mineral water, sparkling water, cat litter and other heavy items. The most ridiculous thing is, paper are constantly out of stock.
It was a good thing I bought 27 rolls of toilet roll before this panic buying started. I had a hard time finding kitchen paper towels. So happy when I managed to find some. Each person is limited to 2 each.
Grocery shopping in Hong Kong has been pretty intense. The look on people’s face. So much frustration.
Secondly, all outdoor activities must stop because I have a baby at home. I stopped everything like gym, massage, facial, cooking classes and meeting friends. However, 2 weeks of no gym, I was putting on weight. Hence, I decided to continue. I make sure I wash my hands before & after gym, and when I got home. I wear mask when I am out and take Uber only.
Thirdly, all schools are closed till 16th of March. I guess school visits will have to postpone. I was so excited to bring baby to play group when he is 6 months but I guess I would have to play with him instead.
Fourthly, wearing mask when out. Honestly, if you are not sick, you should not be wearing a mask. It seems to be different in Hong Kong. Everyone is extra careful. I have seen people wearing goggles or gas masks. I get headache if I wear the mask for too long.
For the past few weeks, I was busy buying food to stock up. I had to also find space as my cabinets are all fully pack.
We have a helper’s room (137cm x 210cm) which was really packed with baby stuff. I had to think of how to better use the space. Finally decided to use it as a 3 function room.
- Study room
- Storage room
- Laundry room
Quite happy with the use of space. Below is my space where I can update household stuff, study and chill.
Table is from Ikea – VITTSJÖ Laptop table, white/glass (HKD 399)
Chair from FrancFranc – RETTA CHAIR FABRIC GRAY (HKD 1,020)
Clock from FrancFranc – Not available online (HKD 200)
Candle Warmer from Yankee – Purchased from Singapore (SGD 79)
Curtain from Taobao – Bought previously for my ex-helper (RMB 51.90)
As for laundry, I need to dry some of the clothes as the old washing machine does not dry well… I do not like to dry my clothes outdoor due to the weather. Hence, I do it indoor. Found a pretty space saving hanger.
Removable Hanger from Pricerite (HKD 265)
I hang the ironing board in the attached toilet. Only open it out when I need to iron.
As for the iron and hangers, I put them on a kitchen trolley from Ikea (HKD 249.90). Below is the initial setup where I have not gotten the study chair.
Took a few weeks to check and moved everything. I should have taken the initial picture of the messy room. There was a cat tree house and the kitchen trolley with just things piled up.
Pretty happy with how organised things got around the house.
Hope things will get better in Hong Kong.