Bringing You Top Drawer Organisation

As an art director, or for that matter working in the creative line, you definitely see the world differently. Everything around you in perfectly placed in design and balances out. This same principle is used when it comes to organizing your office/work space and more importantly you drawer.

Visit any creative boutique and you will see how creative people have their things in order. It may look beautiful and it can also look ugly to a neutral but has some sense. One will find everything needed on their desk and soft boards. But when have you organized those knick knacks in your office drawer. Many a times, people discount the space use in a drawer. It could be a murder scene when one dumps everything in it.

Here are some helpful hints for keeping what you store behind closed drawers easily accessible and organized.

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Clean up the drawers

Survey your drawer size in depth and length. For that you need to remove everything from in it and give it a nice wash over with a dry cloth. There is nothing better than to start from scratch. While the drawer gets to air out, make a check-list of the things you need in your drawer and dump out the rest.

Line up the drawers

As we said before you must know what needs to go into the drawer. Chart out a plan in your head and work towards it. See how you can use the space in the right manner and how easy it is to access the things at any given time. Office drawers require different types of liners depending on the need of the individual.

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Follow a system

The next step you follow is to understand a system of organization and placement. Think of it as visual merchandising. What would you use frequently; things need to catch your eye easily and quickly. Choose a system that talk about functionality. Office D=drawer organization can be used from everyday materials such as woven fibers, fabric or wood. Why choose these materials, because they are less likely to get damaged or worn out.

Start to compartmentalise

Finally, you get to the meat of this exercise. C-O-M-P-A-R-T-M-E-N-A-L-I-S-A-T-I-O-N. Once you check with your blueprint, start implementing it one section at a time. As we mentioned before, you gain quick accessibility to your supplies, when you need it. Believe us when we say, you save a chunk of time when things are organised in the office. Everything is in its place and can be found any time and replaced immediately after you make use of it.

We would also love to see what office storage innovations you can come up with. It is important to take the first step towards this small change. The idea is to get things into shape. Break down your tasks into smaller milestones and move forward. You never know when you can hit the sweet spot.

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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 and Happy Organising!

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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!

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.

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.

Book it, store it.

Right from a being a toddler, we have had our parents reading stories to us. As we grow older, we switch to the larger novels. But at any moment, for a book lover we tend to purge our books, seal them in boxes and store them away to either make space or keep them for the next generation.

So we have got you some clever tips and tricks to overcome the challenges faced when storing books, with great ease.

  1. Stack ‘em up.

Your valuable story books and novels stored either flat or stored upright so you can read the spine correctly. PLEASE do not store books with the binding or spine pointing upward direction, it will ruin the binding; loosen the pages and perish quickly.

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  1. Building bookshelves.

Make use of a spare wall by building small square compartments and place your books, so that they are easily accessible to all. It acts like a small library within your room and you create a cozy corner to get lost in fiction and let your imagination run wild.

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  1. On the desktop.

Another great way of organising your books is by placing it at your work desk. So the next time you need to look up something, all your important books can be accessible within an arm’s reach.

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  1. Floor to ceiling.

For a voracious, can’t-let-go kind of reader, this is your best bet at book storage. This is like your shrine within a house or room. Make use of the floor-to-ceiling shelves system to provide storage for books and display space for collections. Also just remember, that your beloved treasure trove needs a bit of protection from the sunlight, so when you’re not reading, shut the blinds so the pages remain safe from turning brown.

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  1. Hide and seek.

Yes, just like the game, you can store your books using a wall and a building a foldable table-top. This idea can be integrated within your kids’ room, which is an absolute game changer in terms of space. Also, it acts as a place where the kids can do their homework, and an educational/knowledge zone.

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  1. Window display.

Books not only expand your knowledge but also, give you a fresh perspective. Why not practice what you read? By building small shelves near your window, you add an aesthetic layer to the room. Go ahead and try it out, you might soon start running a home library. Keep the tea and biscuits ready.

Alternatively, a storage facility too is a great place to store your precious authors.

It is important to properly prepare and pack the books so they stay in good condition. Below are some tips:

  • Pack books in small or medium size boxes
  • For rare or limited edition books you will want to take special care, wrap them up in bubble wrap, or non-acidic archival paper to protect the surface from dirt and other natural elements.
  • Avoid wrapping books in aluminum foil or plastic bags.
  • Do not stuff your books, you can wreck their spines and damage it.
  • Label the boxes noting the content.

Books are great to have, to enjoy and to read. If you’re still looking to store them away safely, there is always a need for a good book storage solution.

Office Touch-Ups for Better Productivity

A cleaner office leads to better productivity. You must have heard this, a number of times. Well it is true. Also, disorganisation itself can be distracting. Imagine if a book on your desk, you don’t need at the moment is just lying there; you may unconsciously be tempted to browse through it and put off some of your important work for a while. But what if you could just keep it in a bookshelf or at the side away from your vision?

So before you hit the panic button, we have got some simple and easy tips and tricks that will help you organise your office space.

  1. Sort it out.

Look at your desk/cubicle, and you will see that things need not be where they are. Therefore the first step when adopting a clean and more organised work place is to SORT THINGS OUT. Don’t feel bad if it takes you a whole lot of time; getting organised is not a “one-hour clean up process”. Just breathe and follow the process.

  1. Getting an organization space.

Yes, I know it sounds a bit odd, but try it out. This means add an additional compartment to your office desk. Sometimes you cannot find an important document in the heap yonder. What if you could have two separate boxes that were labeled “important” & “trash”, wouldn’t it be easy then? Also take the time out every day to sort things out. Spend a good 20 minutes to go through the daily mails, files and documents.

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  1. Wall hooks

Consider installing a few wall hooks, the perfect time is now, why wait? Wall hooks come in handy for hanging your jackets, umbrellas, purses, and even coffee mugs, or a pen-holder. They offer a place to temporarily store items you’re looking for.

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4.  Organised filing system

When sorting out your important files, develop a filing system that is easy to remember. There is no right and wrong system. It could by project, by client or alphabetically. You could follow the same system on your laptop.

You could also keep the latest copy on top, so when someone needs it, it can be found without any hassle.

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5.  Time management

This is the elephant in the room. How you manage your time is extremely vital in business. Being lax and pushing your project submission by a further hour will get you nowhere and you will end up frustrated. Breaking up large projects into smaller steps and scheduling time in the day for each can make short work of large assignments. This in turn will give you some “free time” to get yourself and your desk organised.

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  1. Find space for your feet

Space underneath your desk is very essential if you want to enjoy a comfortable and pain-free working environment. Sometimes you have huge files just dumped on the underside of your desk. Why not do away with all of it by filing it in the office cabinets. You will automatically free up valuable space.

  1. Brighten it up

Another major factor in workspace performance is a bright work station! Believe it or not, bright lights in the right tones will add to at least 10% more productivity. By adding a lamp to your desk, you become more focused on the work you do. With this tool, you are able to function with minimum effort when performing a particular task i.e. writing, reading or typing.

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8.  Create a work mode

Once you’re done for the day, and in a rush to avoid the traffic. Just spend 20 minutes looking at your to-do list for the day. See what tasks were completed and what needs to be done for the next day. We guarantee you will feel much more organised, fresh when you arrive the next day to even bigger business challenges.

So if you want to see a bigger profit margin sometimes, a simple and organised looking office space can reap big rewards in the long run.

Renewed Vows Of The Empty Nest

You knew this day was coming, and now it is a bittersweet moment. It 8 AM and your house is finally empty after 35 years. The kids have moved abroad to study and almost settled comfortably. You’ve the whole house to yourself and your significant other. Instead, flip your house and include a walk-in closet, extra bathroom, or dedicated crafting space.

  1. More closet space

Since your kids have moved out, here’s your opportunity to turn it into an extra room for all your dresses, expensive shoes, and maybe a vanity table for your everyday make-up essentials. Sort of like a walk-in wardrobe.

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  1. Go simple.

When you’re remodeling your house, many people feel it will cost a lot of money. In fact, it is the opposite and you end up saving money. Make a list of what you want in the new and remodeled room. Remember, less truly is more.

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3. Ask before you dispose of.

Before you decide to go ahead with remodeling of the room, sit down with your kids and note down the things they want to do away with. If you just fling out everything, it feels like you’re violating their space. Tread lightly!

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4. Décor de-clutter.

As we said before, you don’t need a lot of cash to change up the look of a room. For e.g. store away all the memorabilia in the living room and use that space for some wall hangings or other craft based products. It will most definitely add a spark to the room. Simple yet effective!

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5. Try something new.

Yes, very much so! It is never too late to pick up a hobby and pursue it. It could range from painting, to gardening and could go all the way to knitting. This might come in handy when you become a grandparent & knit a cute bed sheet for the little tyke. It also doubles up as a great boost to get over the empty nest syndrome.

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6. Workout.

Now with your kids away, your chore list has been drastically halved. You no longer are doing laundry for the entire family or running around doing other errands. So flip your spare room and install the equipment and decorative lamps to create a calorie-burning room of your very own.

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7. Work from home.

With the increasing number of startups nowadays, many people have now turned their spare bedroom into tiny and functional office spaces. Also if you plan to sell your house post retirement for a tiny one, an office place at home adds more value on the selling price.

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8. Just leave it!

Sometimes the best thing is to leave the room as is. It will be like a cherished memory for you as a parent. You never know when your grandchild would love to spend her holidays. She would love a cozy room that your kid lived in. Maybe you could just store certain items in boxes and place it under the bed.

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There are so many other exciting ways to restore your empty house. And if you’re still looking for more space at home, box it, seal it and store it away, temporarily.