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!

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Organising The Perfect Library In Pune

Novels and story books take you out of reality and let you dream with your eyes wide open. There is something so calming yet exhilarating when one reads an engrossing novel. Each novel has a memory attached to it, but also takes space in your bedroom or living room. So how do you keep your favourite novels intact and yet make space for more?

In this week’s article, we will give you some simple home library organisation tips and tricks that will appeal to your aesthetic as well as emotional senses all at one go.

So before you pick on a strategy to organise your library in Pune, one must get down to the nitty gritty of the task.

Follow this simple checklist:
a) How many books there are that need to be organized?
b) How much shelf space there is for all of the books?
c) How often will you make a purchase of new books?

Once these answers get clear in your head, you can go forward with the planning of your library.

The reason behind doing this exercise is that, you will get a sense of how to organise, whether you need an extra shelf to be built and so on. More so when you’re half way done, you will start making changes.

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So now on to the different methods of storing your books.

Go ABCD route

The first thing we learn in school is the ABCD i.e. the English alphabets. This strategy is commonly employed by many across the globe. It is an easy and efficient way to organize your books so you don’t need to waste time looking for it. But one must decide which way to organise; either auhor’s name or in terms of the book name. Putting books in alphabetical order based on the last letter of an author’s name in a title helps make a shelf look more oddly arranged. Now if you do use this method, you must have a good memory you can rely on. Imagine having placed books where the author’s name starts with a T or a P and is silent. Instant hara-kiri. This method of book organisation is very reliable and as simple as A for apple.

Title is important

When we say title, we do not mean British Royalty like “Sir”, “Madame” et al, in fact we show respect to the author’s title. Yes, many readers remember the book titles easier than their author’s name. Go do a quick survey and you won’t be disappointed. Approach your bookshelves as if they are a table you are arranging for a large gathering – you would be a bad host indeed if you purposely placed foes next to each other and ex-lovers right across the table from one another. Books are also paired like a good wine and a little bit of cheese.

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Colour me silly

Sometimes a book/novel can be boring and story just redundant; but one buys the book because of the cover page. Colour in psychology terms plays a vital role when reading a book. In fact many a times, if a reader wants to read something soothing, she will pick a blue coloured novel, just to release the stress. This type of book organisation in Pune, appeals to the aesthetic side of your brain. It will look pleasing to the eye, even though the books are placed in a chaos. One will find a romantic novel beside a murder mystery, (hey wouldn’t that be an excellent movie). You can create your very own man made rainbow in the living room.
The other sub method in this type is to group them by weight or size, where one keeps the heavier books at the foot of the bookshelf and lighter and easily accessible books at arm’s length.

There are other several ways one can make a library look neat and welcoming. We would love to hear your ideas as well. Post your ideas in the comment section below and maybe you could win an award! (Yes, we do give out awards too)

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So what’s keeping you here, go create your very own novel library.

For more information, call BoxMySpace on 8767252252.

Until then Happy Boxing!

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!

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.

More Space, Better Living In The New Year

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

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

  1. Start at a point.

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

  1. Do one job at a time.

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

  1. Just trash bag it.

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

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  1. Set a time limit for everything.

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

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  1. Every item has a “home.”

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

  1. Stay motivated.

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

  1. A calmer mind and a happier you!

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

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

Have a memorable and happy New Year.

Happy boxing!

Are you relocating for work?

Changing jobs is a huge challenge and so does moving cities. If you are unorganized, then you are surely in a pickle. So here is a list of the essentials or must-dos when relocating for work. We are surely it will ease your burden. Here’s how:

  1. Know your new environment.

Have you done your homework on the new city? Is it better than your current place? Are thing easily accessible? The questions are endless. Yes, wherever you move to, this will be your new home. Get the right information about eateries, your cost of living, and is the new place a family friendly neighbourhood and so on. If you know people who have shifted to this city, get a low down from them too.

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2. Networking.

We understand that change is never welcomed with open arms. It is very important to network before you relocate. But a friend living in the city can always ease the process. He could introduce you to a couple his/her buddies, talk to you about the famous hangouts and recreational activities and so on. A warm welcome is always a PLUS point.

3. Negotiate relocation benefits.

Once your company decides to relocate you to another city, they deem you as a valuable asset (trust us). But it is you who is moving and therefore try and negotiate the best package possible. It is very IMPORTANT to get all agreements in writing before making the leap.
A few reimbursements to ask are:

  1. Temporary housing costs. This one is not a given, so be sure to ask.
  2. A relocation or adjustment bonus. This should include open/closing or transferring your account/money as well as Insurance. Candidates with senior positions have more leverage.
  3. Assistance in selling your current house, should you own one.
  4. Assistance in buying a house or finding a place to rent (in the new city).

    4.Shift forward.

You then need to decide a moving/shifting date to store away all your goods safely. It might seem convenient to move in to your storage space on the weekend when you don’t have work and when you’re relativity free.

5. Finding a storage facility.

Planning self-storage for moving is a matter of finding the right unit size as well as the right storage service. You can find the best storage service right here.
Depending on your requirement you can find storage units, capable of holding the contents of your house, which include furniture, boxes, and any appliances you may be moving.
Secondly, if you’re going to be moving to a hot and humid climate during summer, find a storage facility that offers climate control. You do not want your goods to get warped or damaged due to the forces of Mother Nature.
And lastly, find a storage facility with excellent security features so you’ll know your things are safe while in storage.

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6. Breathe in, breathe out.

Take a long and deep breathe, things could have been worse. Realise that things will not go as planned but with a positive attitude you can embrace all the hurdles with a smile on the face.

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Happy boxing!

 

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.