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!

 

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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!

Student Storage: Class 101

Ah the college days where you live with the basic things in life and sharing is literally caring for all of us. When you move out of your house to study in a new state, new city or even new country, there is an instant culture shock. There are no parents helping you out, a course meal is just a notion and you will need to take 6 am cold baths to make it for your lecture. There’s more! You are pushed into small dorm rooms where you will share space with another student.

It is a fact that there’s almost no way that everything a college student wants or needs to have will fit in their tiny room. That’s why the know-how of utlising your space is essential. Check out a few tricks and tips for how to store some of your most important stuff.

Storage for you

Proximity is the name of the game. Yes, finding the right storage facility is very important. The shortest journey from your dorm to the facility is ideal. The right storage facility will also offer the storage size that you need for the right price. Please remember to do your research thoroughly; sit with your options and pick the right one before you make your decision.

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Pack attack

Work smarter not harder. So with that mantra remember to “pack smart.” Make sure that when you pack, you pack in a very orderly manner so you find it easy to move stuff around. Some tips include packing books i.e. (study material, stationery et al) in smaller boxes; your heavy clothes (like jackets, blankets and bedspreads will go into another set of boxes; you could also double up fragile items wrap in clothes) to prevent chips.

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Rotation wise

Do not take rented space for granted or rather do not be abusive to empty space. Adopt a rotation policy when storing goods. Let us expand on that point. Store wisely. Because you know you’ve space for fill all your excess goods, you’ll be amazed how quickly a storage space will fill up. Remember to pack your boxes along the wall, creating a path for you to safely and freely move about. You can get in and get out in no time.

Security

Before you choose your storage facility, it is best if you can do a quick tour of the facility. This step is very important. You are placing your precious goods into someone else’s hands. You have the right to check the security options at the facility. Make sure you pick a facility that protects your belongings.

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Label loving

Go label crazy with every box packed by you. This will help you and the storage facility workers to help you quickly remove the boxes and save on time. That’s why we recommend that you label everything. Use a permanent marker and make use of old printed sheets of your study material. Write down all the things you have placed in that.

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So whether you’re heading into your first year at college, or if you’re into the later stages of college, you will need space. Remember, when you leave college at the end of the year, your storage facility can be used to preserve your belongings as you head out for summer break)

Contact us today to find out how we can help you.

Book it, store it.

Right from a being a toddler, we have had our parents reading stories to us. As we grow older, we switch to the larger novels. But at any moment, for a book lover we tend to purge our books, seal them in boxes and store them away to either make space or keep them for the next generation.

So we have got you some clever tips and tricks to overcome the challenges faced when storing books, with great ease.

  1. Stack ‘em up.

Your valuable story books and novels stored either flat or stored upright so you can read the spine correctly. PLEASE do not store books with the binding or spine pointing upward direction, it will ruin the binding; loosen the pages and perish quickly.

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  1. Building bookshelves.

Make use of a spare wall by building small square compartments and place your books, so that they are easily accessible to all. It acts like a small library within your room and you create a cozy corner to get lost in fiction and let your imagination run wild.

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  1. On the desktop.

Another great way of organising your books is by placing it at your work desk. So the next time you need to look up something, all your important books can be accessible within an arm’s reach.

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  1. Floor to ceiling.

For a voracious, can’t-let-go kind of reader, this is your best bet at book storage. This is like your shrine within a house or room. Make use of the floor-to-ceiling shelves system to provide storage for books and display space for collections. Also just remember, that your beloved treasure trove needs a bit of protection from the sunlight, so when you’re not reading, shut the blinds so the pages remain safe from turning brown.

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  1. Hide and seek.

Yes, just like the game, you can store your books using a wall and a building a foldable table-top. This idea can be integrated within your kids’ room, which is an absolute game changer in terms of space. Also, it acts as a place where the kids can do their homework, and an educational/knowledge zone.

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  1. Window display.

Books not only expand your knowledge but also, give you a fresh perspective. Why not practice what you read? By building small shelves near your window, you add an aesthetic layer to the room. Go ahead and try it out, you might soon start running a home library. Keep the tea and biscuits ready.

Alternatively, a storage facility too is a great place to store your precious authors.

It is important to properly prepare and pack the books so they stay in good condition. Below are some tips:

  • Pack books in small or medium size boxes
  • For rare or limited edition books you will want to take special care, wrap them up in bubble wrap, or non-acidic archival paper to protect the surface from dirt and other natural elements.
  • Avoid wrapping books in aluminum foil or plastic bags.
  • Do not stuff your books, you can wreck their spines and damage it.
  • Label the boxes noting the content.

Books are great to have, to enjoy and to read. If you’re still looking to store them away safely, there is always a need for a good book storage solution.