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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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!

One In, One Out – Seasonal Clothing Storage

Whether you are ready or not, the seasons come and go every four months. We all are happy that the winter Gods has blessed us with cool weather. So soon we’ll be trading our swim suits, sundresses and flip flops for warm and cozy sweaters. But remember packing away our delicate summer clothing is more complicated than just tossing them and shoving them under the bed.

We have got for you a simple 5 step process to storing all your clothes with great ease.

  1. Sort it out.

You are well into winters and your warmer clothes have begun to surface. With that, storage space becomes an issue. Many a times due to low cupboard space, you cram up the clothes which leaves it all crumpled up. To add to it, you’re not ready to part ways with certain ‘favourite’ clothing.

You might be still deciding what needs to go and what stays. Sit down with your clothes and take your time to segregate your clothing. Make one pile that you want to keep such as (couple pairs of jeans, a favourite tee, warm coats and so on). Doing this will automatically create a “pack-up” pile which can be stored. Do also consider a ‘donate’ pile, as you know we all out grow our clothes very quickly.

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  1. Wash it.

Wait, you’re not yet ready to store your clothes away. Before you do, remember to give it a good wash. Why you ask? It not only keeps your clothes smelling fresh and looking crisp but also keeps all the bugs and pests. Again remember to sort out your clothes between hand wash (your whites, expensive clothes) and your regular summer clothes that can get a quick rinse in the washing machine.

P.S. A dry cloth will suffice to clean your shoes too or a very mildly damp sponge is another option. This way you don’t spoil the material of the shoes.

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  1. Fold it.

Once all your clothes have gone through the wash and dry cycle, fold it neatly right from the heaviest to the lightest. Take a leaf out of your laundry guy; to avoid creasing and getting crushed, insert a sheet of newspaper amongst your clothes.

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  1. Box it.

Nowadays there are so many options to store your clothes in. If you’ve bought a new TV or a music system, don’t throw away those huge corrugated boxes. It might come in handy. But if you decide to store your clothes, go for plastic boxes. They are durable, light, reusable and pest-proof. You can also use your grandfather’s old suitcase, whatever is your fancy. Make sure you wash the containers and keep it dry to avoid your clothes from attracting moisture and pests. See to it that there is adequate air circulation inside for your clothes to breathe.

  1. Store it.

Remember all your medicine bottles or tablet strips that have this statutory message on it, “Store the medicine in a dark and cool place”? Well that is exactly with what you need to do with your clothes too. Dark closets and beneath your bed are great options when it comes to where to stash your storage boxes.

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So if you think we’ve missed out on anything or you’ve another storage idea that you tried out. Tell us by leaving a comment below; we’d love to hear from you.

More Space, Better Living In The New Year

It is best to start the year off on the right foot by creating more free space in your beautiful home. Furthermore, remember reorganizing in the New Year has immediate positive effects mind, body and soul. It sets you up perfectly to tackle the challenges that lie in the future.

Follow these simple steps and we are sure that you will reclaim your identity, your home.

  1. Start at a point.

Before you hit the panic button, remember take it slow and one step at a time. Whatever has got you tossing in the bed at night, attack that first. It could be a pile of newspapers or a swollen up bedroom cupboard. Get that organized first. It does act like a great motivation catalyst.

  1. Do one job at a time.

It’s easy to get yourself pulled into another congested zone and leave the job you started. Stop right there! You’ll have two partially de-cluttered areas, and it will look like you’ve accomplished absolutely nothing. Stick to one part of one room until it’s complete.

  1. Just trash bag it.

One of your New Year’s resolutions should be “Think simple, live simple.” It is only then, when you can enjoy living with complete freedom. So pick up a bag and begin the clean process. Go around the house, one room at a time and see what you really need in your house. Leave your sentiments aside and go for it. It is the only way forward.

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  1. Set a time limit for everything.

Don’t say, ‘today I’ll clean my bedroom’. Instead, say, ‘I’ll spend some time sorting out the kitchen ware; next week I’ll work on sports equipment.’ JUST DO IT! Do not put off what you can do today for tomorrow, it will end up not being done. Also put your heart into what you are doing, do not leave it half baked. Finish what you have started; it is okay to go a little over time.

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  1. Every item has a “home.”

This should be your ONLY mantra, because if you don’t have a place to put a good, it will just lie there. Before you create a permanent home for any object, make sure it’s something that is truly useful, important, valuable or otherwise worthy of keeping.

  1. Stay motivated.

Yes, the hardest part in reorganize your home is to take things slow and keep pushing until you finish it off. Remember, “Rome wasn’t built in a day.” Make it part of your daily routine, or figure out a day in a week. It’s a small, short activity that you do so your home works well and looks good.

  1. A calmer mind and a happier you!

Your mind under stress can sometimes be all over the place, and while clearing the physical mess from your environment, your mind might need some direct attention too. Imagine the relief and joy you would feel if you knew that everything in your life was in its place, and all was well.

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So to end this eventful year on a  ‘wise’ note, whatever you do small or big, take your first step with excitement. How you remove or organise your clutter is completely up to you. Godspeed!

Have a memorable and happy New Year.

Happy boxing!