We're a couple moving from India to Hong Kong, the plan is to live in Hong Kong for at least 2 years, maybe more depending on work.
Our home in India is a 3 bedroom duplex and we've acquired a lot of furniture over the years. Obviously, we understand that we're not going to be able to fit all out furniture in a 2-bedroom apartment that we're looking to rent in HK.
My employer will cover shipping our household goods if needed, but our dilemma is with options as follows:
1. Ship all our wooden furniture (queen bed, 2 chests of draws, dining table, a leather couch, tv cabinet etc) to Hong Kong and hope that it fits in our apartment. My employer covers the shipping cost.
2. Don't ship anything to HK, put everything in long-term storage in India (we pay out-of-pocket for storage, employer doesn't cover this). Buy basic furniture in HK (IKEA?) our estimate is about 20K-30K HKD for a bed, couch, tv cabinet, dining table, and some miscellaneous items. This is an expensive option given we're probably going to have to eat up the upfront housing deposit of 3-month rent for a 20-25K rental apartment. That's a lot of money to be spending upfront given the India-HK exchange rate, if you were to do the math
Looking for advice here from folks that may have gone through similar decision process.
Thanks in advance, appreciate any comments.