What Are Your New Year Resolutions?

So an eventful 2016 comes to a close, filled with good and bad memories. What awaits in the year 2017 will be exciting nevertheless. But how many of us really stick to the list we make to improve ourselves? A handful at most isn’t it? A better action is to keep a resolution to change one day at a time.

Home Storage in Mumbai

So in the New Year, let us as human beings, resolve to change our habits, attitudes and lifestyle for the better.

In a simple statement: We need to get mentally tough, keep our heads down and prod through the obstacles.

In other words, do not keep an audacious goal. Work within your limits and surely, it can be met one day at a time.

Goal-setting, while admirable, is essentially pointless. Goals, in and of themselves, aren’t sustainable. They tell you where you want to go, not how you’re going to get there. You must have a mission in mind; whereas goals are just purely milestones.

Pick up a new hobby, get rid of old habits, bring a change within you.

Home Storage in Mumbai

Note down, dream it, and achieve it.

Here are three important ones worth mastering, if you want to be better this year (at cleaning, organising, or anything else):

Like the old saying goes; practice makes perfect. Whenever you find the time, make sure you practice the idea of organizing. Be it early morning just after your breakfast, or during the evening when you have an hour to kill after tea. This plan will take time to shape up but you will be glad you started it with great vigor. Trust us when we say, you will feel a sense of pride and joy with this activity.

Cleaning is a very important task in the overall process. Do not just dump things at random. You will suddenly find a pile of garbage (clothes and other things) and will be in a fix. Rather, take time of your busy schedule and clean up the house, one room at a time, or if you are at office, straighten your drawers and work desk. Research says, cleaning can help you release the stress and also increases your productivity ten folds.

Home Storage in Mumbai

Learn to be self disciplined and follow a system that works for you. At times like these, remember to be playful; have fun. Remind yourself why you are doing this, a small exercise in cleaning or organizing will bring joy towards the end.

So always remember to practice, plan thoroughly and finish the work started by you. Use this mantra and there will be rewards at the end of this mammoth journey.

For any storing concerns you have give us a call at BoxMySpace on 8767252252 and we would be glad to help you out.

Until then,

Happy Boxing!

Advertisements

Is Your Home Ready For Christmas?

Christmas is just days away and you can sense it in the air. The trees are being decorated, families visiting each other, clothes being traded in for warmer ones and some good wholesome family food being prepared. With all of this going on in the background, are you still dreaming of a clean and organized Christmas at home, right here in Mumbai?

So before the house bell rings let us help you tidy up and bring a welcoming feel into your lovely home.

Home Storage Services in Mumbai

(Image source: Google)

Wear your rubber gloves, bring a calmness into your chaos prepare, organize and clean. Make this holiday a truly memorable one!

Take one room at a time; what really needs your attention, the living room where the party will take place, or the bedroom which was recently painted – the choice is yours. Get started into smaller targets and finish them of your list!

Stress not, it is a simple, step by step progression. You’ll learn to stop dumping things in corners and begin to calmly clean and organize. At the same time, you’ll tackle a few holiday preparations side by side, like bringing home ingredients for a sumptuous for dinner, a little bit of sweets and so on. Your goal: Make your home feel Christmassy!

By mid week you will slowly see a change in the house. It gets more airy, your home in Mumbai will look like a good face lift. Your home will look more organized and ready for the celebration.

Home Storage in Mumbai

(Image source: Google)

MAN WITH A PLAN

Gifting is a big part of the Christmas holidays. It shows how much you love the dear ones. Formulate a list of all the presents you need to buy. Multi tasking is always fun and saves you a lot of time.

From gifts to new Christmas decor, cooking ingredients and other miscellaneous stuff; assign a list and break them down into easy-to-manage baby steps.

Ask for help from another family member. Delegating a few tasks will help burn-out and you won’t skip out important events before Christmas. You’ll be relaxed and ready to celebrate when the season arrives.

Finally, let’s do a recap of how to get things done. Here’s a little secret, keep a small notebook at the side to track and record all the little things, which make the celebration special.

Home Storage In Mumbai

(Image Source: Google)

Remember, dedicate each day to a room and start decorating them as you g along. So now for the next time any holiday arrives, you will have an organization binder. A total go to book for all the ideas you need. All of it right at your fingertips.

If you browse the Internet you will find more options. But why waste your time when you can 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 and from the BoxMySpace team, MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A GREAT NEW YEAR to all!

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.

Home Storage In Mumbai

(Image source: Pexels)

  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.

Home Storage Services in Mumbai

(Image source: Pexels)

  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!

Home Storage In Mumbai

(Image source: Pexels)

 

  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.

Home Storage In Mumbai

(Image Source: Pexels)

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!

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?

Book Storage in Mumbai

(Image source: TipJunkie)

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.

Book Storage in Mumbai

(Image source: Designrulz)

  • 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.

Book Storage in Mumbai

(Image source: Designrulz)

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!

 

Modern Kitchen Practices

Ask any person to describe what a kitchen means to them; you will get a vivid range of answers. Soul of the house, sweet conversations, where love starts, brings family together and so forth. But all of them have one main villain – CLUTTER. Kitchens in our modern time are designed to be functional. Alas! We do not follow this thumb rule. We have cookware we do not use, gadgets that are still in mint condition and crockery just to make up the numbers. The kitchen is and always will be a perplexing place to organize. So whether you have a big or small kitchen in Pune, it doesn’t matter. Adjusting and making the most of it is where the challenge lies.

We have got you a list of ideas that will hopefully spark a revolution in your kitchen.

The Kitchen Counter

This is the first area that needs your attention. You set up all your ingredients and utensils and leave it as it is and then dump everything in the sink for later. Segregate your counter mentally into cutting and placing area. The aromas of the food get lost when there are too many cooks spoiling the broth, literally. Try and get more spacious and make good use of your time. You will instantly see space open up.

Kitchen Storage in Pune

(Image source: Freshhome)

Racks That Stacks

Clinging, clanging and clonking, you stuff your lids into a tiny little space that will often just burst out when you open your cabinets. It is a challenge. Fortunately, if you have a small compartment or rack installed just above the sink, then you’re golden.

Plate Racking

Crash! You just broke an expensive China ceramic plate while storing it. Your whole world has come crashing down. Well calm down, you can cut down your risk of breaking the next set. All you have to do is find a slot in your kitchen dedicated to your crockery.

Spoons And Forks And Everything Sharp

Cutlery is a crucial element in the kitchen. They are the supporting actors to a meal and bring the balance needed. Therefore, it is the best practice to store them in separate cases or containers. This keeps your sharp objects safe from kids, stays hygienic and you will never lose a piece of cutlery the next time.

Home storage in Pune

(Image source: Etsy)

The Perfect Pantry

There are a number of ideas to make your pantry stand out. You can have pull-out drawers, spice racks, cleans towels and more. You must have an idea as to what and how your final kitchen should look like. Sometimes adding colour to your pantry will give it an oomph factor. Make a list, follow a process, it won’t be hard.

A person who understands space and knows what is needed in a pantry will spend less time, effort and money than the others.

Kitchen storage in Pune

(Image source: Google)

It is a fun exercise – reorganizing all the kitchen appliances, and the crockery. If you have a set kitchen in mind and wish to start rearranging things, try some of the ideas we have for you.

We would love to see what you can come up with as well. Do not worry if at first you find this an impossible task. Break it down into smaller milestones and move forward. You never know when you can hit the sweet spot.

If in case you’re looking to store your kitchen ware temporarily, BoxMySpace is here to help out. Call us on 8767252252.

Until then Happy Boxing!

Simple Summer Home Renovations: Pune Edition

A home renovation project is the best thing that can happen for a family. The joy and tireless hours spent in remodeling your dream home, is always special. The trend is driven by people staying in their homes longer and needing more space or to redefine the space they currently have.

Home storage in Pune emerged due to this very reason. Space in India is sold at a very high premium. Therefore, people on occasion do clean their homes and make it tidy and clean.

If you’re that sort of person who loves to spruce up their digs every now and then and eliminate clutter in the process, you’ll be happy to hear, it is really cost-effective to remodel your house. With a small budget, get ready to flip your homes and make it the belle of the ball.

Home Storage in Pune

(Image source: Flickr)

KITCHEN SPACE

This is the SOUL of the house. Cooking delicious and creative food only will be prepared if the kitchen is welcoming. Punekars love their seafood cooked and presented to them properly. Reserve a small amount of your remodeling budget and make a few renovations within your kitchen. It will work wonders. So go on, add surface space for food prep and service, as well as extra storage room to keep seldom-used equipment handy and out of reach from the children. If you already have a big kitchen there is nothing like it.

Home Storage in Pune

(Image source: Pexels)

If you have a smaller kitchen, turn it into more of a functional one by increase decreasing clutter and gaining more storage space:

  • Install shelves to keep your spices and other condiments, near the cutting area (vegetables). These small spice containers hardly require any space.
  • Get yourself one of those tilt-out storage bins and racking system.
  • Make use of inexpensive cardboard panels that act like vertical dividers in cabinets to keep baking sheets and pan lids upright.
  • Similarly install hooks all around the kitchen so that you can hang your pots and pans.

BATHROOM SPACE

We do not have big bathrooms like those abroad. The bathroom space in Pune is limited yet you can do really cool things. Here below are a few things you can do.

  • Make use of vertical space and add wall cabinets or shelving. If you’re on a tight budget, wooden fruit crates can be painted and hung on walls for a clever, inexpensive storage solution.
  • Install peg rails around the perimeter of the bathroom for hanging towels.
  • If you have room, consider a built-in storage tower or a free-standing storage shelf.
  • For a more dramatic (and more costly) solution, have a carpenter create storage niches over your vanity using the space between wall joists.[3]
  • If you have absolutely no money to spend, consider turning an unused tub or shower stall into closet space. Just put up a pretty shower curtain on a tension rod, and you’ve found several cubic feet of free storage.
  • Add a folding station. This can be a simple board that drops down on a hinge and folds up to the wall when not in use.
  • Install a bank of shelves or upper cabinets for storing laundry products.
  • Hang a wall-mounted drying rack for delicate items.
  • With a little elbow grease and a bit of imagination, you can find or create additional storage space without breaking the bank.

Home Storage in Pune

(Image source: Pixabay)

If, you are still interested in renovating your bathroom, visit BoxMySpace and we will surely help injecting life into your house with modern styled ideas that will make the neighbours feel jealous.

Till then good luck with your home renovations.

Happy Boxing to you!

5 Things To Immediately Do About Dorm Room Spaces

When you move out of the comfort of your home that was spacious into a smaller shared room, instantly you get into a “basic living” mode. Dorms serve the basic purpose of living i.e. a bed, a side table and a cupboard.

Don’t worry there are others too in your same situation. To begin your year of freedom and independence why not start on the front foot with our simple dorm room organisation tips and enjoy the simple and easy joys of living.

Under the bed

This is your first space you would always want to store your things. You have seen your parents use it, and by trade you used use it too. In college, the space under your bed is vital; I know it sounds crazy. But you make do with what you have. College life is where we have to rough it out.

under bed storage_0 - angieslist

(Image source: Angieslist)

Wall storage

Your bed will be in one corner of the room. Use the blank wall as a storage or it can double up as a wall of memories. Go to any fittings store and you will find a range of stick pods, hooks and other storage articles for your room. This pods can hold on to your nail-polish, toiletries, stationary, keys and more. Instead of creating holes in the wall, which will raise an eyebrow at the university, go with easy-to-stick options.

mobel-oak-wall-storage-unit - pixabay

(Image source: Pixabay)

Closet it

This is your Plan A, your cave, your kingdom (still thinking of a better superlative). Your closet is the main place where you will be putting your valued possessions. So forming various compartments needs to happen so you can make best use of the space. Make use of hangers, boot boxes, plastic containers, and your mom’s old bags and chart out a proper storage plan for your closet/cupboard. Also it best to bring only a few set of clothes, so you can keep a set at home and rotate it over the vacations.

Rubbermaid-Closet-Organizers - betteroffted

(Image source: Betterofted)

Desk

Another great storage option when living in a dorm is your desk space. Along with your study material and stationary, use the additional space when not in use. Get rid of the old books, or donate them to the college you study in. Place all important documents in folders. When you are not using your study, you can place your plastic containers on it.

schoolhouse-storage-desk-c - pkimgs

(Image source: PKImgs)

Grab those corners

Pool in some cash with your roomie, and pick out a corner shelf to add to your room decor. These shelves are great for storing books and pictures. You could also add a bean bag in the corner or a lamp. There are other ways you could use a corner.

build-storage-bench-seat - walldecorations

(Image source: Walldecorations)

Whether you are having a study party (or just a regular party), we get how important dorm space is. These tips will save you space in your room and make you the envy of the hall. Have a good year in your spacious home away from home!

Alternatively, you can lessen your burden by storing your goods at our facility. To find out more, visit our website.

Until then Happy Boxing!