Home storage in Bangalore – Tips and tricks

Before you go on to read this week’s new blog post, I would like you to keep this statement running in your head like a teleprompter.

“Keep. It. Simple. Silly.”

The idea of living simple is very difficult to fathom for a human being. We human beings are made up of wants that will not cease. Yet we must try and adopt the art of minimal living. In your daily routine, you are barraged with colours, objects and ideas that create a clutter in your mind. If you’re living the city life, the hustle and bustle of it really takes a toll on you. Also, if you ever visited the city of Bangalore, you live half of your life stuck in traffic cursing your luck.

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Therefore, in order to keep a calm mind, you must adopt the minimal route. Well, what better place to do it than to begin with home storage in Bangalore. Bangalore, the evergreen IT city is known for its swanky yet spacious apartment space. But did it ever occur to you that you might not actually be using your apartment space to its full potential? Fret not! We have got you covered on that.

Take few post its and memorise these golden rules of minimalism.

  1. You have less mess to clean up.
  2. You shop less and save money.
  3. You make your life simpler.
  4. You get the space you paid for.
  5. You are at peace.

CHALK OUT A PLAN

When you look at your room, a tug-of-war goes on in your head on things that need to be kept or thrown out, also the constant need to go and shop is where clutter slow accumulates within your home. Therefore, it is essential to draw out a plan. Home storage in Bangalore can be easily done, if you plan right and systematically.
Alright then! Everything in your home will have a spot; it may not be currently there, but you will find or make space for said good. Sometimes, we over buy or own three to four similar products. For e.g. you recently bought two beautiful knives but you tend to be greedy and buy the whole set including a cleaver that will most definitely won’t be used at all. In other cases, we get attached to things, because maybe it is attached to some joyous memory or gifted to us or may be it has just helped you in some way. I tell you for a fact, if it is just lying around there, you need to cut the apron strings and dump it. There is no shame in that. You are cleaning a house that occupies an entire family, so evaluate, edit, keep and then store, and always remember to MAKE A PLAN – FOLLOW IT – #MANTRA

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DE-CLUTTER ROOM BY ROOM

So now your plans are more or less set, it is time to go about ironing out and keep just what you need.

YOUR KITCHEN

This divine place is the heartbeat of the house. You can have long conversations, gossip while cooking sumptuous meals for your family. A full tummy is a happy mind. Before you cook your dinner, it is always inviting to see a clean and organised kitchen. So begin with the Tupperware or containers, which are old and never used, strip down your cutlery and see what makes the grade. Buy a small basket and place your cups, spoons, forks, ladles all in it. Add adjustable dividers in drawers; install panels to keep your spices and other flavouring additives. Keep the plates, above the sink in a cabinet. Finally, do a regular clean-up of things inside your kitchen. Add colour maybe, it will surely bring a smile on your face.

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YOUR BEDROOM

This room speaks loudly about your personality. Open your cupboard/closet, have a gander at the overflowing clothes that just came crashing down on you. Hello, are you listening? If you step back for a minute, you will see that most of the clothes you buy will never be worn by you again. It is human nature, every day you feel different and therefore try new things. Open your suitcase under the bed and dump all the clothes that you’ve outgrown or not going to make a use of. Donate it to a charitable trust they can make good use of it. Home storage in Bangalore is of a great need currently in big cities and living simple is how the modern world is perceived. It is ideal to have a goal in mind. Say 5 tops, three jeans, a couple of shorts and three pairs of shoes. That should do it.

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YOUR BATHROOM

Okay, so we do not have those lavish bathrooms that we see in the movies, we spare a small space of the apartment to do our daily duties and have a shower. Yet, this is the most, and I stress the most important room that needs to be hospital-like sterlised place. That being said, you must organise the cabinets in the bathroom. Have a soap box, your scrubs, toothpaste and toothbrush, washed, dried and kept in an air tight space. Rotate the towels so you get the same wear and will eventually all be ready to replace the same time, keeping the set the fresh and new.

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WELL FINALLY

There you have it we have just touched the surface of home storage in Bangalore. You can take on the mantle and do so much more. Yes, your house will still get messy and your kids will still throw around their toys and stuff will still pile up in places. But if you’re living in a city like Bangalore home storage done the right way will take you one step closer to your ideal home.

But for more such cool ideas and home storage options, BoxMySpace is an ideal storage solution provider you must have a look at.

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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!

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.

Storage Mistakes You Should Avoid

To pack and store away things can be a tedious task. Some people try and stuff all their items into cartons even if it is not logically possible. These overloaded cartons bulge out, leading to dust and tiny insects to enter and destroy your items. It also becomes difficult to stack your items in the storage facility. Packing your goods in the right way extends the shelf life of the product when not in use.

So instead of going through all that drama, below are easy to remember sound packing tips.

  • Use Old Newspaper.

We’ve all done it or watched our parents do it. When packing your items, remember to wrap them with old newspaper. It is important to do so as it keeps the dirt and other natural elements from harming it.

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  • Label is a must.

You’re not going to remember where you’ve kept your favourite winter sweater. You’ve just packed, sealed and ready to store quite a large number of cartons. So before you rush into storing these cartons, label them. Also a protip, when packing fragile items, stick a label reading, “This Way Up”, so when handling or reopening your items, it is done with utmost care. Avoid the unpacking drama and extra cleaning hours. (We have all been there at some point).

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  • This way up.

Your mother’s crockery set, or that beautiful painting from Germany – all of these items are fragile in nature. Therefore packing these items needs to be protected with layers of bubble wrap. Many a times, people to sooth their egos, assume packing it in tight spaces won’t damage the goods, but in fact they are wrong. For e.g. When you try and make space to push in one more pair of shoes, you might end up scratching the others with the belt. Over a period of time, it will become unusable.

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  • Cramming in.

How many times have we just tried to fit in one more extra pair of jeans, or few books in an already filled box? Admit it, almost every time. The human mind is so arrogant to save space. We WILL try and find the tiniest space to store things. Instead of all the madness, we can avoid this by storing it comfortably in another box.

  • Time and tide wait for no man.

All of us pray while moving homes or storing items that it runs smoothly without a hic cup. Storing your goods at a secured warehouse is always stressful as you need to be vigilant, so that you don’t miss out on anything. Rushing to pack a storage unit tends to leave things unorganized and could cause damage. Find out if transport is available by the storage company.

  • Space availability.

Everyone dislikes math. It’s a universal issue that no one seems to solve. So get a fair picture of the unit space you decide to rent out. There is a vast difference between 10ft x 10ft storage and 20ft x 20ft storage. Your space is not doubled but it has gone up by 4 times the original plan.

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  • Are you insured?

So you’ve meticulously gone through every step in packaging process. All things are a go, when it suddenly the Insurance bug hits you straight on the face. Most storage facilities refrain from providing insurance cover of your goods. It is always a big plus to insure your goods in case of external unforeseen circumstances.

We think we have covered all the bases with regard to storage.

Till the next time, HAPPY BOXING!

DIY Home Storage Savers

Regardless of the size of your house or apartment, we as individuals have two priorities in life i.e. save a good chunk of money and use minimum space while designing your picture perfect home.

As rooms are getting smaller by the day, creating multipurpose rooms will help you live a clutter less life.

Here are some of the easy-to-do and rather practical ideas that do not need a remodel overhaul.

  1. Space-Saving Way to Fold Your Clothes

Did you know that there’s a right way to fold your clothes that gives you maximum space in your drawers? Try arranging your clothes horizontally way rather than a vertical stack, you will find more space than you bargained for.

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  1. Sliding Doors For Cupboards And Bathrooms
    This is indeed a great space saver. Simply install sliding doors wherever you can as they require less space that swinging doors and are cost effective too.enhanced-buzz-32113-1373247200-9
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  2. Under The Bed Storage
     Now-a-days the space available under your bed is a great place to store all your seasonal clothes and thick blankets for when you need them. For a small apartment with limited space in terms of closets.13-under-bed
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  1. Shoe Hangers
    We all have those old metal hangers that you want to dispose of. Wait, before you do, they are still are of great use. You just bend the hanger to create a hook so that your shoes will stick on the ends and then hang them in the closet or wherever convenient.29-shoe-hack

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  1. Colour Pop
    At times, people design kitchens in mono tones or may add a bit of highlight. It can drive away your appetite and can be unwelcoming to a point. Add a pop of colour to your bland kitchen spaces with bright pots and pans. This will bring variety in your kitchen cabinets which can go a long way.enhanced-buzz-27161-1409338212-4
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  1. Corner Shelves
    Every inch in your small apartment can come to use and add an angle to your room. Like this one – where a single shelf that fits perfectly into the corner of a room can display so much more.ft_oct04msl06_xl
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So go ahead, we only have touched the creative surface, there is so much more you can do and innovate to make your house stand out and have #FunWithSpaces. Just because your house is small doesn’t mean you can’t live large, isn’t it?

But if you’re still looking for store away your items, you can always “box them”, if you know what we mean!

The art of letting go and claiming it back!

A shelf, an attic, a square inch in the beautiful balcony, wooden planks here and there, cupboards – inside, under and over. Vacant spaces left? Oops. Did you forget the space under the bed? No? Damn!

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Books, clothes you don’t fit into, blankets that gather dust, paper cuttings of times gone by, equipments that have no life left but may someday sell on OLX or QUICKR, shoes that aren’t in use because fashion has trespassed the realms of sanity – this ladies and gentlemen is our array of collectibles, our memories and our junk. The insides often contemplate three words in loops of infinity – “Keep my stuff” – Where? How? What if I need it again? These questions, unanswered. Just, “keep my stuff”, for crying out loud.

Who are we kidding, right? We all need our stuff, no matter how old, weary or broken they are. But hey, what are you going to do when you save up for the all new Recliner chair and nope, sorry, no space available within the premises!

We form a part of the smart generation with smart phones, smart homes and smarter pants, so don’t you think we could make do with smart storage solution for the special junk in our lives too? BoxMySpace brings to you just that – home storage solutions.

Yes, your wish to have more space is now a possibility because BoxMySpace provides you with temporary storage facilities or prolonged ones, be what your need. Not only would there be organized storage of your “collectibles”, but you can re-claim it when you want it, where you want it.

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Whoever said that “letting go” is the key to happiness had definitely not heard about BoxMySpace. In a day and age where homes are getting smaller, letting go has often seemed to be the only way out. But, would you really let go if you had the chance to claim it back?

Home storage solution is an effective way for temporary storage of all that you don’t need now, but may need later. The cherry on this little piece of cake is that all your stuff undergoes organized storage for your ease, comfort and mental peace. Release the pressure from the veins in your head by asking BoxMySpace to book their space with your boxes.

Practice makes perfect, ladies and gentlemen. This one’s for art.

Did we just hear you say, “Keep My Stuff”?