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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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.

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.