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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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!

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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

Great Home Storage Ideas in Pune

We humans love to organise our homes, offices and other recreational spaces. It is because we are social animals. We are exposed to many things in the world every day. Change is constant and should be adopted in our lives.

Do you ever feel the need to change something at home? Are you happy with clothes just lying around the place? Remember, a happy house is a happy you. We get attached to worldly possessions easily. We need to adopt a simple attitude of “letting go”.

Therefore in this post we are going to provide you with tips and get your mind churning with ideas so you can find a place for everything and enjoy more leg room you dreamed of living in Pune.

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Welcome Everything With Open Arms

Like we said before, humans want and need acceptance in this world. Therefore, we get attached to non-living things easily based on our perception and experience in the world. So, the first order of business is to take your hand and swipe everything off the canvas and start fresh.

Make a list of what “stays” and what “goes” – remember the stuff that matters.

If one doesn’t let go, one will remain with the clutter in the house forever. You’ve got to get rid of some of it first, even though I know this can be a daunting task.

Formulate a Calendar/Chart

The vision is to have a clean and tidy house isn’t it? Therefore in order to achieve nirvana, one must have smaller milestones. Form every day checklists, smaller goals, seek help from friends on how to organise your home in Pune. Start with the living room then go on to the other subordinate rooms. One step, one item at a time.

Challenge yourself to a one month cleaning program. See if you get the results out. You will soon notice the change you wish to see in your home.

We bet you can take the first step with great swagger. Let your creative juices and imagination run wild.

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Big Storage Containers

Think Japan and China and if you visit their homes, you will notice they live with the basic necessities. Everything else is placed neatly and compactly in containers from the biggest to smallest. Storage containers recently have become a storage solution in Pune.

Remember these containers need to be washed and dried once every three months. Whatever the ad reads in the newspaper, dust collects and even the camphor tablets fade out eventually. When buying these new containers, always have a plan in mind and a place where you can store them.

You want to create less clutter and more space, not increase on it.

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There are so many other ways in which you can contain clutter and yet keep a very hip and happening house. Donate to the needy and other charitable trusts; pass the old clothes to the younger ones in the family. Every product in your house has a second use. Either as containers or can be used in day to day activities.

Ultimately it comes down from years of experience and the constant bug of change. One will always want to make their home stand out in the neighbourhood. So invest time in planning your home, have a budget in place and let your imagination take over.

Are you ready to begin to get your home organized and find the right home storage solutions for you? Let’s begin!

If you’re stuck at some point in the process of elimination or storage go ahead and give BoxMySpace a call on 8767252252 or log on to our website. And fill in your details on the form we will keep you focused, motivated, and help you plan making your home the belle of the ball.

Until then, Happy Boxing!

Simple Home Office Storage Ideas – Pune

These days everyone is running their business from the comfort of their home in Pune. All they need is a laptop, a smartphone and they are good to go. Study says that it is vital to bring colour, vibrancy and organisation into your play zone to boost productivity. Remember, there is always place for storage in and around you. It just takes the right imagination to make use of it. You juggle multiple clients while concentrating on strategy; then why not organise your office? Read on for some of our favourite home office storage ideas.

The First

We have covered this point in our previous posts. One most adopt the modern and minimalist approach. Your home office should include a simple desk with drawers. These drawers are storage savers. You can even label them from the outside and have everything within arms’ length.

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The Second

Your desk speaks volumes about the work you’re doing. Certain people require smaller tables while others require a secondary help. Secondly, the size of your office in Pune is also vital for your office desk space. Décor comes in secondary. It is just fluff around the core ingredient. Regardless of what style of desk you select, it’s important to consider how much storage space it offers you. As we said before, by simply adding drawers and desk top organizers such as stationary holders, file organisers you can help maximize the amount of storage space in and on your desk.

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The Third

As we move away from the desk and the various contents it consists of, sometimes you see piles of files and folders just lying in and around the desk. Visit any of your Fortune 500 firms or Government office in Pune, you will see big, rusty steel cabinets being overload with paper work. While they serve us with the right functionality, they’re not the attractive, full stop. These days there are plenty of wrapping paper or designer cum storage office furniture. You can definitely enhance the beauty of your office as well as provide storage space for your files. Pick a corner to place this new swanky cabinet in an otherwise wasted space of your office.

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The Fourth

If you are an active follower of our blog, we recently covered different methods in creating a functional library at home. Shelving is a method adopted by many millennial startups these days. What do we mean by that? Well, simply add flat wooden slabs on the wall at an equal distance and place your books, important files and more. Also you can have your small baskets to store your other items Keeping small things in a container of some type will prevent them from looking like clutter on the shelf.

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The Fifth

Crates, yes you do get them in the open market are a great way to store your office goods. A couple of these crates filled with colorful file folders can actually become an artistic part of your office design. You might even want to select colored crates to enliven your office decor. *rubs palms*

The Sixth

A bench seat with storage can be an attractive addition to a home office in Pune. You can place your bags inside them. Add a sofa cum bed in your office space. The lower part can be used for storage of pillows, bed sheets (for those long nights etc.) You deserve to have a restful place to take a break from work from time to time.

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To keep your home office organized and attractive, you’ll probably need to incorporate a variety of storage ideas into the design. Look up various websites/ forums and such to get those creative juices flowing.

If you are really looking for the right answer, then have a look at BoxMySpace. We would love to help you out. You shouldn’t have any trouble finding storage after that.

Until then Happy Boxing!