Being a new parent brings with it seismic changes, and being one in London can add extra shakes to the situation. Between trying to navigate public transport, finding places to meet that will tolerate pushchairs and simply locating other parents to socialise with, things can seem tiring even before the sleepless nights. Thankfully there are apps to make everything from nursing to getting around a little less cumbersome.
We’re in the business of storing stuff, so naturally we’re always on the lookout for storage-related tidbits for everyone to enjoy. One day last week we stumbled across the craze of phone box stuffing. Intrigued, perplexed and delighted in equal measure we thought we’d find out a little more and have a look to see what obsessions the human race has had with seeing how much stuff we can get into things over the years.
We might not be able to create world peace or fight infectious diseases, but we can help you with stuff and the storage thereof, and in that regard (and although we say so ourselves) we’re pretty darn Nobel-worthy. Having seen all we’ve seen (and then some) over the years we’ve been working in the business of self-storage, we feel the time is nigh to proffer some insightful, erm, insights into how to better foster a sense of order and peace into your home and relationships when space is at a premium and your wits are at their end.
Whether it is the adverts for the Chelsea Flower Show starting to show up everywhere, or trays of seedlings and tomato plants at the supermarket, gardening season is well and truly upon us. Unless, of course, you don’t have a garden. But even then all’s not lost because – as we learnt recently – you’d be amazed at the scope of veg that you can grow from your windowsill. And if there was ever a way of better living in small spaces (which we’re all about here at Boxman), then having your own city-centre veg patch is surely it.
There’s a phenomenon sweeping the nation. It is – as our blog writer Em’s husband terms it – Craftageddon, and it’s characterized by (a) a yarn stash so large that you’re genuinely concerned that the sheep population are starting to feel a bit cold, (b) piles of fabric in every drawer, shoe box and cupboard, or (c) forgotten pins lurking in the carpet (ouch!). It’s a serious problem, folks, and given that we’ve already given considerable column inches to the plight of the tech widow, it seems only fair to redress the balance and tackle craft supplies.