How to Live Comfortably In A Small Apartment

Mumbai, the city that never sleeps and where people across the country come flocking in to chase their dreams. It all happens here but at a cost. A steep cost in fact. All you see on the television with the lavish food, houses etc. But now Mumbai gives you match box houses. Tight storage spaces where you can’t move and you feel like the walls are creeping in. Fortunately, living comfortably and affordably in a small apartment is a possibility.

Step by step go ahead and re-think and re-design the space available:

  1. Bedroom

Renting furniture is moderately cheap these days with a number of e-commerce options. What do you want in your bedroom? A bed of course! What if you could get a folding one which also translates into a couch? Even better, isn’t it? Next, a light décor can work wonders. Make use of tall decorative elements which can give the illusion of a larger space. Storage in Mumbai can always be an issue in the bedroom, so get creative with your use of the space by taking advantage of the area under the bed to stow unwanted or bulky items. Put on your thinking cap and see what and how things can be used.

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  1. Kitchen

If it looks good, it will taste good for sure. What are we talking about here? Well it is the soul of the house – the kitchen! A well organized kitchen in a small apartment is always a welcoming sight. Keep the utensils and plates within arm’s length and the rest, store them over board. Keep clutter to a minimum and your brown appliances smaller.

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  1. Living Room

Like the bedroom, use the same mantra here. These days a lot of furniture has built-in storage available. You can store books, bed sheets, unused clothes etc in them. This provides a perfect home storage solution to comfort without having to sacrifice space. In our previous blog posts, we spoke about how certain elements add to more space such as mirrors, use of light and so on. Make an impression!

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  1. Bathroom

Lastly we come to the bathroom. Not much you can do with the smallest room of the house but nevertheless. Go simple and go monochromatic. This way, it gives an illusion of a grander room with a lot of space. For all your toiletries and other cleaning solutions, make use of the under the sink storage. If possible, install a few simple shelves for your soaps, towels, toothbrush and tooth paste.

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Let us hear your ideas in the comment box. If you need help, then simply look up BoxMySpace or call on 8767252252. We would be happy to help.

Until then Happy Boxing!

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Clever Home Storage Tips

Where do I store this and that? It is the first question that pops into our head. Yes, home storage facilities in Mumbai is paramount with match box houses these days. Go online and you have an array of ideas to get you started. But some of them are totally outlandish. Therefore, we have got you the perfect mix to get you the maximum storage space in your home.

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ROLL IT IN

Chest drawers are come into fashion once again. Couples when designing their homes think of storage first. Chest drawers are the answer. You can just slot them under the bed and automatically save a lot of space. Best of all! It is easy to gain access to your things without fearing the cupboard to burst open.

CLOSET ADDICT

Another storage tip for clothes is big wardrobes. Yes, these days due to the space limitation, installing a rolling wardrobe is a great boon. You have the luxury of having a big rolling wardrobe without giving up too much floor space. Try it out.

DIVIDE AND CONQUER

Divide your wardrobe into smaller boxes, and you will find more space instantly! In fact, with a proper storage plan you can start labeling the various spaces, so you find the things easily.

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Kitchen Storage

GO MINI STORAGE

The brown goods in your kitchen should be tiny and functional. You are not running an eatery, so spend less money on buying bulking products. What this does is, you can divide your kitchen into various sections and storage of these items is easy.

CORNER THEM

One home storage space in Mumbai no one pays attention to is the corners. Convert the corners of your cabinet storage and you will see a vast difference in your kitchen. More free space equals to tastier food. The cook of the house will be happy for sure.

CUT IT OUT

Your cutlery too, needs to be stored somewhere. Why not have unused mason jars turn into containers for your sharp knives? You can also store the forks and spoon and label them. Easy to find and saves a lot of time.

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Living Room

FUNCTIONAL FURNITURE

If you read our earlier posts, nowadays furniture plays a huge role in designing a home. People look for multi purposes within a product. So carpenters have acknowledge this and come up with unique answers. Your furniture/sofa now has place to store your books and have a mini library.

TELEVISION STORAGE

You can now store your DVDs and CDs behind your LCD TVs and have a movie library without building a new extra cabinet. Call us for the next movie screening. We will bring the popcorn and coke!

HIGH STORAGE

Make full use of the home storage space between the door and the ceiling by installing a full storage shelf. Not only does it use a previously unused area, it also creates a nice featured wall effect to the room.

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This is just scratching the surface when it comes to designing the house you live. If you browse the Internet you will find more options. If you need help, then simply look up BoxMySpace or call on 8767252252. We would be happy to help.

Until then give us your ideas in the comment section, we would love to her from you!

Happy Boxing!

 

Become An Expert In Art Storage

Every house, office or studio you visit, one thing will always be there for sure – an art piece! It tells you a lot about the owner of the said painting. Sometimes it is more expensive than the house itself. Fast forward to movies where art or set design is the mainstay on which storytellers pay a lot of attention, when creating a masterpiece.
To jog your memory, Wes Anderson a renowned director known for his outlandish set designs, has his move filled with art décor. The latest among them – The Grand Budapest Hotel. So how do you take care of such priceless piece of artifacts? You don’t need to rob it or put it in a glass casing. It takes proper wrapping and transporting and a safe warehouse storage in Mumbai in place.

Here are some of the storing tips on hand:

Wrap it up

It is not rocket science to preserve a painting. A three layered wrapping method will suffice. First, you need to slowly wrap the painting in transparent plastic foil which is easily available in the market. Secondly, a layer of bubble wrap to protect the edges from being chipped off. Thirdly, a brown paper to seal the deal.
Additionally, when you are transporting the art, thermocol sheets are of great use. See how the packaging guys get your products. Just like that! You can also use confetti so there is a layer of buffer when you hit a bump on the road.

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Rack it up

When storing your paintings, always remember to make use of a rack in a warehouse storage. You can create one by cutting 2 x 4 wooden planks and placing it flat on to it. This way you avoid the water from dampening or any other insect from entering the artifact.

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Temperature sensitive

A painting or a relic does not like fluctuating temperatures. The paints and the canvas all get damaged because of a sudden change in temperature. Keep paintings covered with an acid-free cloth. So whatever the temperature, no harm is done to it.

Professional packing services

The big players like UPS, FedEx and TPCIndia all have their own ways of handling fragile goods. Depending on the weight, size and storage material used, you can get assistance to transport your goods from point A to B.

Move to a Storage Unit

The final option for you is a warehouse storage in Mumbai, if you plan to keep your art in storage for an extended period of time.

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At BoxMySpace, we provide climate and temperature controlled storage, clean, secure spaces and the peace of mind you deserve. Or else, you can call us on 8767252252. We are available in Mumbai, Pune and Bangalore.

Until then, Happy Boxing!

Creating your own mini library at home

It all begins with one small fairy tale, given to you by your parents. One gets engrossed in that fictitious world with supernatural and mystical powers, colourful characters and the surroundings. Fast forward to the present and suddenly you’re lost somewhere in that pile of novels, story books. The houses in the cities have small spaces, but your thirst for new books and more knowledge is increasing by the day. Book storage in Mumbai is an issue, with your parents now concerned where to store your books.

Give or take, each home is close to about 1000 sq. ft & to match it you’ve 1000 books. Hmm, you see the issue arising?

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What do you do in such a situation? Do you give away your cherished books? Leaving a void within you! Well, we have solutions that can help.

  • These days the sofas are multi-purposed. They will have slots at the arm chair to keep your newspapers, coffee table books, a Cuppa Joe etc. Why not place some of the great novels along the side of the sofa, or just behind it. Just pick up a book and continue where you left off. A little cozy English library feel to it, isn’t it?
  • You’ve heard that walls have ears, an age old saying. Well that is because in the olden days, book were stored  in huge shelves adjoining the walls. Walls gained knowledge, insights, and ideas. They were planning WWIII. No, no just joking, but you the gist of it. If you’re lucky enough to have a spare wall at home, the living room is a great to build a library.

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  • When renovating your home, think also how to create a library with lightings. Yes, add a spot light in your living room, bedroom or a kitchen. These spots can be used for storing your novels. A novel idea, really!
  • Another great idea for book storage in Mumbai for your cherished stories are – beside your bed. Bed time stories or a chapter in a thriller drama is a good way to unwind and relax your mind before sleeping. So if you’re the type who cannot do without reading in bed all snuggled up, this arrangement makes perfect sense. It just comforts the laziness and tiredness within you. As stated earlier, just mount a head lamp or a strong spot light for reading and you can get lost in a story within a matter of time.

It is only the surface that is scratched with regards to book storage, it is best to visualize, chalk out and see spaces that can be utilized.

Finally, would like to end it with a simple thought. A home library is simple to develop, it is not rocket science and doesn’t burn a hole in your pocket. In fact, you have all the time in the world to organise and store your ever growing collection.

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Till then, if you still fall short of space and yet do not know where to store your books, call BoxMySpace on 8767252252, we would be happy to help out.

Until then, Happy Boxing and have a good read!

 

Easy Diwali Home Cleaning Tips

The festival of lights, brightness and happiness is upon us! Go into each corridor and you get a lovely aroma of freshly made sweets, bright coloured paints and crisply ironed clothes.
Well, a neat and clean looking home is always welcoming to the Gods during Diwali. So in the midst of reaching out, it is time to get your home organised for the festivities.

Release Clutter

Diwali time is family time. But alas, over the current year homes have got smaller and smaller due to the hoarding mentality. Humans get attached to inanimate objects, one reason being, they have paid so much for it, it can be used by someone else later. Good clothing bought for a family occasion is now lying deep inside the cupboard. It was only used once. Mom may have stocked few of her masalas over a period of time, which has stained the cabinets, and old jars are now turning yellow. It is best practice to keep a few and chuck out the rest. You’ll find more space, cleaner cabinets and a sweeter celebration, that is GUARANTEED!

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Vaccum and Floor Cleaning

However good you’re at cleaning and making your home spotless before Diwali, dust settles. Dust is the worst enemy and a real task to get rid of. A quick use of the vaccum cleaner over your carpet, sofa and other décor will maintain your cleanliness and a simple way to get your home organization in place. Of course, once you’re done with that, a full sweep of the house followed by swabbing is recommended, to kill the germs and make your house glisten like natural diyas.

Start Decorating

Now with all the muck taken away after hours of hard work, it is time to add life to your home. Take out your décor boxes from the attic or storage room and begin. Everyone is tech savvy these days, and e-commerce sites are attracting a lot of buyers with great deals. Make use of that, get in the new & do away with the old. The freshly bought bedsheets and curtains will bring a feeling of newness and life into your house. Set your diyas and rangoli art at the foot of your entrance and in smaller comfortable corners. They will definitely add light to your beautiful homes. Add Diwali decals to your freshly painted walls, give it a personality. Dress your sofas with new prints. There is so much one can do! A little bit of imagination and a whole lot of madness.

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Minimum Is Best

Minimum is the way to go. It not only looks great on the eyes but also it will help in saving you time and effort when you repack the items. Diwali is about spreading light into dark spaces to drive the evil away, then why clutter with more clutter?

If you look online, we bet you might get more ideas on Diwali home organization. We have covered the hot traffic areas for you and hope not to have skipped a spot (no pun intended).

If you are looking at getting your home organised just in time for Diwali, visit BoxMySpace or call on 8767252252 and we will be glad to help.

Until till, have a safe, bright and pleasant Diwali with your family and friends! Spread cheers and not tears!

Happy Diwali & Happy Boxing!

Organising The Perfect Library In Pune

Novels and story books take you out of reality and let you dream with your eyes wide open. There is something so calming yet exhilarating when one reads an engrossing novel. Each novel has a memory attached to it, but also takes space in your bedroom or living room. So how do you keep your favourite novels intact and yet make space for more?

In this week’s article, we will give you some simple home library organisation tips and tricks that will appeal to your aesthetic as well as emotional senses all at one go.

So before you pick on a strategy to organise your library in Pune, one must get down to the nitty gritty of the task.

Follow this simple checklist:
a) How many books there are that need to be organized?
b) How much shelf space there is for all of the books?
c) How often will you make a purchase of new books?

Once these answers get clear in your head, you can go forward with the planning of your library.

The reason behind doing this exercise is that, you will get a sense of how to organise, whether you need an extra shelf to be built and so on. More so when you’re half way done, you will start making changes.

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So now on to the different methods of storing your books.

Go ABCD route

The first thing we learn in school is the ABCD i.e. the English alphabets. This strategy is commonly employed by many across the globe. It is an easy and efficient way to organize your books so you don’t need to waste time looking for it. But one must decide which way to organise; either auhor’s name or in terms of the book name. Putting books in alphabetical order based on the last letter of an author’s name in a title helps make a shelf look more oddly arranged. Now if you do use this method, you must have a good memory you can rely on. Imagine having placed books where the author’s name starts with a T or a P and is silent. Instant hara-kiri. This method of book organisation is very reliable and as simple as A for apple.

Title is important

When we say title, we do not mean British Royalty like “Sir”, “Madame” et al, in fact we show respect to the author’s title. Yes, many readers remember the book titles easier than their author’s name. Go do a quick survey and you won’t be disappointed. Approach your bookshelves as if they are a table you are arranging for a large gathering – you would be a bad host indeed if you purposely placed foes next to each other and ex-lovers right across the table from one another. Books are also paired like a good wine and a little bit of cheese.

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Colour me silly

Sometimes a book/novel can be boring and story just redundant; but one buys the book because of the cover page. Colour in psychology terms plays a vital role when reading a book. In fact many a times, if a reader wants to read something soothing, she will pick a blue coloured novel, just to release the stress. This type of book organisation in Pune, appeals to the aesthetic side of your brain. It will look pleasing to the eye, even though the books are placed in a chaos. One will find a romantic novel beside a murder mystery, (hey wouldn’t that be an excellent movie). You can create your very own man made rainbow in the living room.
The other sub method in this type is to group them by weight or size, where one keeps the heavier books at the foot of the bookshelf and lighter and easily accessible books at arm’s length.

There are other several ways one can make a library look neat and welcoming. We would love to hear your ideas as well. Post your ideas in the comment section below and maybe you could win an award! (Yes, we do give out awards too)

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So what’s keeping you here, go create your very own novel library.

For more information, call BoxMySpace on 8767252252.

Until then Happy Boxing!

Home organisation done the right way.

We all dream to have a perfectly kept house with a gorgeous view. But alas we find that very hard in reality because we are emotional beings. There is a big tug-of-war going on in our heads with what to keep behind and what needs to go. Our human needs are never ending, and we always want more and more. It is because of our constant need to buy, is where the mess/clutter begins.
So here is the first step towards a more organized home; you need to downsize your possessions and that in turn will automatically create the spaces you need. Keep in mind maintaining this state of mind is another challenge altogether.

Before you start losing your marbles and start screaming, we have created a list of how to create a clean-up process that will calm your nerves and keep your home tidy.

  1. Clothes

Clothes as an item/good are more of a fad. It goes through a life cycle, where every Tom Dick and Harry is wearing it to satisfy their ego. There are others who decide to buy a specific piece of clothing & wait for the perfect occasion but it never happens. So here is what you do; take out all the clothes you purchased or had been gifted to you in the last two months. Sift through it and see if you still look good in it, keep it. If it doesn’t fit grab an empty basket and donate it away to a charitable trust.

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  1. Musical instruments

We all have music idols in our life, or been bit by the music bug as a kid. So much so that we took it up to learn an instrument. A piano is easy to organise provided you don’t store it in the attic or basement or a dingy corner of your house as the heat and humidity can damage natural wood and cause corrosion. But many a times the enthusiasm dies out after a couple of classes and the instrument is just kept lying unattended. It is best to wrap them up in a soft cloth with paper or you can give it away to someone who will make use of it.

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  1. Sports

Sports gear is seasonal in nature; you might not make use of it throughout the year. Another factor is your kids will outgrow their gear between seasons and therefore will only occupy the space at home. Why not donate them to a sports shop that sells second hand? You get the space you want & they get new customers, it a perfect win-win situation. Or else, if you wish to keep it, protect it from attracting rust with proper care and ample wrapping of paper or cloth.

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  1. Furniture

A living room remains incomplete without some kind of furniture. Furniture is an extension of your personality. It could be a nice cushioned sofa or it could be a nice arm chair with a reading lamp. People in the modern society now adopt the minimalistic approach, or “JUST-WHAT-YOU-NEED”. To extend the longevity of your furniture, there are different ways one can restore its value. You could use bubble wrap so that the edges don’t get chipped off. Make use of a brown paper or non-ink paper to cover the vases or lamp shades and poles so they are safe when being transported. Alternatively, you can donate it to a near furniture shop so they can make use of it.

The benefits of home organization are plenty, but it takes a calm mind and a whole lot of effort to reach your desired results. Take your time, and start gradually turning your home by creating beautiful spaces.