Is Your Home Ready For Christmas?

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!

How to Live Comfortably In A Small Apartment

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

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!

Great Home Storage Ideas in Pune

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 Summer Home Renovations: Pune Edition

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!

Home storage in Bangalore – Tips and tricks

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.

Simple Home Storage Tips in Mumbai, Bangalore & Pune.

Simple Home Storage Tips in Mumbai, Bangalore & Pune.

The thought of cleaning up your home or rearranging it makes you want to scream into your pillow. You sit meticulously and chart out how it can be done. But it NEVER goes according to plan 9 times out of 10. So if you haven’t figured out the furniture arrangements or your new house simply isn’t quite ready yet, there are home storage solutions in Bangalore, Mumbai & Pune that can come to your aid.

So without further ado, it is time to tackle the problem. Don’t you love walking into your home where things are in place? Such houses evoke a sense of personality of the owner. Immediately thoughts of more space, tidiness and cleaner surfaces bring a smile to oneself.

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Here is a thought. Have you ever thought of going SIMPLE or MINIMAL?

People are now realizing the value of being plain yet adding a dash of colour when planning their house. Minimalism has a lot going on. In our daily life, we have a lot of challenges with regard to storage or following a nice principle of cleaning up after you finish. For example at office or at home, when we finish reading the paper we store them properly on one side of the coffee table. This should be the same with the office files or important documents. There are many home storage solutions out there who can help you with the same.

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The next thing to tackle is your possessions, namely the store bought clothes, the stack of novels, comics and other study books and various other possessions to think about. There are different methods to adopt such as you can categorise your clothes as summer, winter and monsoon wear. You know for a fact that some set of clothes would be worn only once in a year, instead why not pack them away. This goes for your books, CD collection and anything else that is used sporadically. These days there are a number of companies that help with home storage solutions. They do everything from packing to storing.

As soon as you adopt a process of purging, listing and de-clutter, there will be a vast difference seen in your home and in your life. There are many other cases where people sometimes rent out a unit outside the city just so that they can store their excess household goods. Clutter is a result of laziness that has taken a nice corner in your mind so you can put odd jobs for afterwards.

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Of course it’s worthwhile to have some great home storage solutions too. You won’t be able to keep everything in your storage space because some of it will be needed more often. It’s the best way to get the best of all worlds so you’re able to show off your minimalist look whenever you have friends round for dinner. Yes, we know it is a bit of an ego boost to you.

Try it. Get organised and you get more time to spend with your loved ones.

Until then, happy boxing!

Are you the colour coordinated type?

Are you the colour coordinated type?

Colour coordination is one of the coolest ways to get your things organised and have fun at the same time. Colour has an association with us human beings. You could have a favourite colour that translates into your clothes, stationary, shoes, bags and so on. By applying this principle to your daily work processes, you can work faster and reduce stress.

Did you know most organisation gurus claim that using color is the most effective way of learning prioritisation and organisation? So to enhance your workspace or home space, use the colour coordination technique and watch it organise itself in ways you could have never imagined.

Take note.

However smart and bright you’re as a person, information comes in at a speed of light and it is very difficult to remember and process it. But now with colour, everything has fallen into line. Using colour to when jotting down important notes, for e.g. red means urgency, blue means that task can be pushed a little further.

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File in, file out.

Adding a color strategy to a filing system is an enhancement that saves time in both retrieving and filing information. This can be especially helpful when dealing with large file categories such as clients, vendors or product lines. With the help of the colour, you compartmentalise your shelves or drawers which helps you navigate easily and saves you a lot on time.

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Coloured closet.

Organising your closet by colour not only creates a look of organisation in your closet but it can also help you to identify where you have items in the most colour and the least colour. When it comes to colors, you have to decide individually what works best for you based on the season, how you wear them and how accessible you need them.

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Office, office.

Adding even a little color to your office is sure to improve not only function at work but is likely to improve your confidence. You feel better when you can quickly locate what you need and can spend your time on tasks instead of looking for things.

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The library.

Very often we organise our novels and comic books based on the genre or the times we have read it. But what if we re-organised it based on colour. Organising books by colour gives a unique look to any space. When you, group your books by shades and hues , that space now becomes your style.

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The medication colourisation.

Mixing up medications is a big worry, especially with several family members sharing a medicine cabinet or if anyone in the household has bad eyesight. To keep pills separated by type or family member, try sticking a product with colour. For e.g. your dad’s red, mom likes green. So place your parents medicine in the cabinet under the specific colour and they wouldn’t miss a pill.

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There is a dearth of ways you can colour coordinate your house or office space that will help you organised and never miss a deadline. We have just covered a few. Can you think of other things that need colour coordination, maybe vegetables, or photographs in frames?

We are all ears. Tell us in the comment section below.

Bubble-wrap: Poppin’ advantages.

Bubble-wrap: Poppin’ advantages.

The word “bubble-wrap” brings out the inner child in us and we can spend hours without caring about the world around us. Even when we order goods off the e-commerce websites, we will spend more time popping those air bubbles.

But today this blog post, we shall cover the advantages of using the bubble wrap in our daily lives. Bubble-wrap is one of the most versatile packing materials and most advantageous especially for shipping and storing of fragile goods and glassware.

Well, here are the other advantages of using bubble-wrap. They are:

  • Travel.

When you are travelling on long distances or for work, wrap all your valuables with a layer of bubble-wrap. For e.g. all your gadgets and gizmos, add a layer of bubble-wrap on your screen to avoid any scratches or dust to collect. This way, with the luggage being roughhoused in transit, your valuables stay protected.

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  • Knock, knock.

A study stated that on an average a person opens the door at least 35 times a day. Now multiple that with the average of a family of four; 140 times the door keeps swinging open and the knob hits the wall, causing a mark on the wall. Here is an idea, you can either wrap a small piece of bubble-wrap on the door knob or you can place a piece of bubble wrap the foot of the door. That easy!

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  • Décor.

If you do not want to waste paper while wrapping goods you can always make use of bubble-wrap to keep your festival decorations and ornaments safe. Trust us, they will not lose their shine, shape or colour.

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  • Apparel.

You can use the bubble-wrap for your hand-bags. Yes, handbags. Listen for a second. Many a times, after using your handbag for a year, it loses its shape, tightness and almost on the verge of being dumped away. Well now you can save the handbag by simply placing a piece of bubble-wrap in an empty bag.

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  • Insulation.

It is always too hot or too cold for your liking. To counter this problem, place a sheet of bubble-wrap and tape on your window pane. What this does is the sheet acts as a thermal cover and absorbs the heat/cold and regulates the temperature inside the room. It also acts like a net to stop the pesky bugs and mosquitoes from entering your house.

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  • Security.

A clever tactic to drive away intruders is to hide the bubble wrap under your doormats. It will act as a primitive alarm system where you don’t spend a penny, while you could catch a burglar red handed.

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  • Plants.

Wrap up your plant pots that are exposed to sun during the cooler season of the year.  All you need to do is wrap it a little higher of the rim of the container so as to keep the soil always moist and warm and help the plant not lose its important nutrients.

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  • Stress reliever.

Whenever you feel stressed out, take the bubble wrap and go popping. You would immediately feel better. It can also keep your kids busy, while you complete all your errands at home.

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So before you try to burst the bubble, think about how a piece of air bubble can be so useful to you in ways you never ever thought of. Got your own clever uses for bubble wrap? Share with us!

Storing your kids artwork for later.

Storing your kids artwork for later.

You feel a sense of pride when you see how artistic your child is with their arts and crafts. But sometimes the school over plays the art work card and your home are overflowing with craft work. So instead, you as a parent can boost their self-esteem by framing, collecting said art work, sending them a clear message that you’re proud of their work.

Before you chuck them away, we can help you save, store and get your art work organised without losing its charm and maybe after a decade or two sell it off as masterpieces (you can see a big cheque coming in).

  1. Throw it out.

Yes, let’s begin from the bottom. We know each art work created by your genius child but let’s face it you CANNOT keep everything. Sit down, sift throw the humongous pile of art and start chucking them away. Trust me it is good for your soul. Give your kid the credit he/she deserves; you could hang it on the wall or place it on the fridge. Once it loses its essence just dump them away in the bin.

  1. Display them.

Acknowledgment is very big for your kids. It is the natural pill to boost their self-confidence. You could have a section of in their room dedicated to all their artwork. You could call this place – “My Creations”. Frame them, put a spotlight on them and before you know it, your child will start churning out really cool and imaginative stuff. They could also help in creating quirky little frames too.

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  1. The monthly/annual box.

So you are not able to part away with these items. It is hard for a parent, we all agree. So instead of throwing them into a bin, you can adopt the boxing system. This way after every three month elapses; you can take down the art work and store them in a box. Once the academic year is done, your child can sit back and see the art work he/she had done over the year.

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  1. Go digital.

Ah yes, we are in the age of smartphones, tablet, phablets and the list can go on. Every Tom, Dick and Harry posts his/her achievements on social media. With this method you can save a huge chunk of physical space and create your album on your laptop with ease.

5. Greetings.

Another way of storing your child’s art work is by simply sharing. Remember the age old way of keeping in touch with each other? Do greeting cards strike a chord in your mind? Then make use of your greeting cards with your kid’s art on it. What grandmother wouldn’t love to receive a special drawing or painting from her grandchild?

  1. Make it functional.

So by now you know your kid loves to create artsy stuff and they have the talent to do so too. Like having a personalised place mat in your house? All you need to do is choose one of your art work and with a few stationary supplies, you can create magic. Why skip on this opportunity?

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So what are you waiting for? Get out those art supplies and let your Rembrandt create some masterpieces. You can be sitting on a gold mine.