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Decluttering Your Space – What, Why and How?

Are you bored and frustrated about your messy home? Is it difficult to find a particular thing in your space? Are you suffering from too much stuff issue inside a smaller area? If these are your problems then, you need to Declutter your space for sure!

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Decluttering Your Space – What, Why and How?

Let’s first understand, what is Decluttering? It is nothing but to get rid of all unnecessary things you have. Declutterring and minimalist living are two different things; please do not get confused between these. Minimalist lifestyle is to have bare minimum which is essential for living. Example – Have only 1 watch instead of having wide range according to use and occasion. On the other side, Decluttering is removing unnecessary, unwanted, unsuitable, unusable things from your space. Example – Have multiple watches but remove outdated, broken or unused watches from your collection.

Why Decluttering is necessary?

  • It helps to understand what all items you already have
  • It gives you an idea what exactly you use and what you do not really need
  • It saves lot of space to buy new things
  • You can donate or giveaway unwanted but useful things to your friends, family or any charity
  • It gives you a fresh and relaxed space inside your home/office
  • It encourage you to clean your space
  • It saves you money

How you can Declutter your space?      

This is actually the main part of this blog, below are the few tips to start Decluttering –

  • Take a big garbage bag or a laundry bag or a box to collect whatever you see unwanted thing at your eye level, I always keep one laundry bag inside my house where we put unwanted thing whenever we find, I sort out it on weekend and either throw or donate the stuff
  • Take 5 things challenge for a week : Ask each of your family member to remove 5 unwanted things daily for 5 days, this will collect much clutter at the 5th day which is a great start to Declutter your space
  • One room per week : This tip is applicable for bigger homes, when you have large family living under one roof. Take one room each time to find out what you do not need

All these points are needed to be considered if you seriously wish to start cleaning your home. Remember, home cleaning is a big process starts with Decluttering! Make sure you plan well in advance the way you wish to start, trust me, its fun and you will get used to it easily. At the end of the day, you will find our huge junk either to donate or giveaway. Most importantly, you will feel good!

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Top 7 Must Have Organizers for a Clutter-Free Home

For a typical middle class family, the major problem of house is messiness and untidy spaces. Here are my Top 7 Must Have Organizers for a Clutter-Free Home for you, to save your energy and time in cleaning mess every time around your house.

Top 7 Must Haves Organizers for a Clutter-Free Home

  1. Storage Baskets – The best way to collect unsorted things in your house, which can be sorted out later to the dedicated spaces. OR, these storage baskets can become a dedicated space for some of the those unsorted items. Baskets are mostly in square,  oval or round shapes. I always prefer square baskets as, they do not waste any space out side the basket.
  2. Hanging Storage – These are perfect things to make use of  vertical spaces mostly when you have smaller room sizes. Hanging storage includes Jewellery Organizer with Hanger, Rods and Hangers to hang cloths, Purse/Handbag Organizer, Shoe Organizer, Scarf Hanger, etc. These hanging storage items can be mostly used in bedrooms and kitchens. Best place to put hanging organizers are doors.
  3. Pin Boards – Pin boards are used as planners, memory station, reminder space, etc. Pin board is the best solution to keep you updated with upcoming events (when you pin invitations), grocery list, shopping list, reminders, work list or to-do list, calendars, memory photographs, etc. Pin boards are mostly useful in kitchen as a lady we spend most of the time in kitchen, we can look and update it on daily basis.
  4. Saree Covers – Best way to store extra clothes, seasonal clothes, blankets, bed sheets, seasonal footwear, and anything which you do not need regularly. These covers are very useful to keep things airtight and dirt-free. I usually keep these saree covers inside my bed storage and bedroom lofts.
  5. Pouches – These comes with different sizes and shapes. Extra toiletries, makeup stuff, stationary, jewellery, socks, underwear, etc. items can be put in these pouches. This will help to get most ares clutter-free. Also, alike things will stay together to find out easily when needed. Pouches are mostly used to organize wardrobes as they can fit inside the smaller space and used to store small items.
  6. Hooks – These are used again to take advantage of vertical spaces in home. Hooks can be used inside wardrobes, cupboards, walls, bathrooms, etc. to put/hang light weight things like belts, keys, brushes, and so on. Before buying, everyone should check the weight carrying capacity of hook to plan its use.
  7. Laundry bag – Best thing to de-clutter your house in 5 min. Just grab every clutter and put it in the laundry bag and keep it in bedroom, if you have guests coming with a very short notice,this is the best possible solution for instant mess-free home. Main use of the laundry bag is to collect dirty clothes but as said above one bag can be used for urgent de-cluttering, one can be used to store toys, and one can keep it handy to collect donations in this bag. If anyone in your house do not need anything can be collected in this donation bag which can be sorted out at the end of each moth. This will help you to remove unwanted things very often and you will get enough space to store required things.

These are my top 7 organizers which i think every house should have to get clutter-free, clean and more organized spaces. Please let me know which type of organizer you like the most and why?

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Thai Clay Jewellery Making Workshop

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Introducing Thai Clay Jewellery Making Workshop by Apoorva Karandikar from AVNI – Handmade Designer Jewellery

Learn to make –
5 pendants
5 earrings
2 hair clips
Techniques covered –
– Adding color to the clay
– Prepping the clay
– Handling
– Adding texture
– Replacing a ball tool
– Creating layers using scissors

Thai Clay is an air dry clay. Participants will have to carry two empty boxes with them while coming.

Fees – RS. 3000/- (all the material included except tools)

Date – 15th – 16th February
Time – 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

2 day workshop, 3 hours each.

Call for registration – 9766829686 Or Register here – “Contact Form

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Learn Fundamental Calligraphy

 

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Learn Calligraphy in our Fundamental Calligraphy Workshop (Roam & Devnagari) at Craphtistic Studios, Pune.

Workshop details are given below –

Workshop I: Fundamental Calligraphy (Roman)
Workshop Duration : 1 Month
Workshop Fees : 4,000 ( Includes calligraphy pen set and sketch book )
Workshop Days : Every Sat – Sun
Duration : 3 Hours.
Date : 4th March, 2017
Time : 10 AM – 1 PM

Workshop II: Fundamental Calligraphy (DEVANAGARI)
Workshop Duration : 1 Month
Workshop Fees : 4,000 ( Includes calligraphy pen set and sketch book )
Workshop Days : Every Sat – Sun
Duration : 3 Hours.
Date : 4th March, 2017
Time : 1 pm : 4 pm

Disclaimer :
• There will be simple italic in Roman (English Calligraphy)
• The maximum number of students in a batch would be 10
• The course fee is required to be paid by the 1st day of workshop
• Extra classes apart from the fixed schedule will be chargeable
• In case of participant’s non performance, absence
• late entries, early leaves, etc., no refund, replacement, or exchanges will be made
• No discounts please

For more details, please call – 9766829686 or 9822055745 

Or Register here : “Contact Form

Venue : Craphtistic Studios, Pimple Saudagar, Pune.

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Learn Warli Painting

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Learn Warli Art….a traditional yet a simple art form of rural maharashtra.

Workshop starts with the history of this art and  use this ancient art in a modern way.

You will paint 3 things in this workshop –
-A painting on handmade paper
-Bookmarks
-Terracotta pen stand

Date – 4th February 2017
Time – 10:00am- 2:00pm
Fees – Rs.2000/-(inclusive of all material)

Age group – 12 years +

Prior registration is mandatory.

Please feel free to call – 9766829686 or register with the form below –

https://craphtistic.wordpress.com/2016/10/21/registration-form/

Venue – Craphtistic Studios, Pimple Saudagar, Pune.

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Khavda Pottery Workshop

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MAKE & TAKE HOME 2 POTTERY PIECES!!

The workshop on this ‘Khavda’ – Terracotta Hand Painted Pottery will be conducted by Master Potters Kumbhar Abdul Ibrahim and Rahima Bhen.

Rs. 950/- per person (pre-registration)

Sunday 22nd Jan 10 AM – 1 PM at Craphtistic Studios, Pimple Saudagar

Find one near you – BOOK YOUR SEAT HERE –
http://www.heartforartonline.com/products/khavda-pottery-workshop-pune

Or Register here – https://craphtistic.wordpress.com/2016/10/21/registration-form/

PLEASE INDICATE THE WORKSHOP VENUE while booking your workshop seat. Preregistration workshop fees is Rs. 950/- per person (All Materials included) and on spot registration will be Rs. 1250/- per person .

Contact:
Padmaja – padmaja@heartforart.co.in / 9370379727
Mildred – 9859510779

‘Khavda’ pottery is an art form of Khavda, North Kutch . While the men do all the throwing in terracotta, the women handle all the surface decoration which in this northern Kutch village of Ludia is primarily in the form of painting.

The potter gets mud from a specific acre (A lake) area near village. It is called ‘Rann ka mitti’. To make the mud finer, the artist grinds and sieves it. Then the potters put the mud in water for some time and it becomes soft enough to be given any desired shape. This soft clay is shaped into a pot on a potter’s wheel and left to dry in shade, then Kumbhar women use red, black, and white clay-based paints to decorate each piece of pottery with distinct community-specific designs.

After a while, it is cleaned and put in the sun to dry and then baked in a furnace, powered by simple and locally available fuels of dry wood and cow dung. The vessels are coated with a thin wash of geru (red color). The pots of Khavda get their red colour from Geru, a type of soil (ocher/ umber), and the black and white dots and stripes are also made with natural material. The potter’s wife then uses a frayed bamboo twig to paint motifs in clay-based white colors. Finished pieces lie aside, ready for drying. The terracotta pots of Khavda are distinct from the ones we may see elsewhere, because of their painting and form which is a result of repeated cleaning at every stage of the process of their making. The artist will bring with him natural colours (red, black & white), bamboo brushes also for the workshop participants. The artist will bring some unpainted small plates/bowls/pots for the workshop participants to paint on. Each participant will be provided these materials required for making one small pot (this pot will be kept 1 hr-2 hrs under the Sun for drying and can be painted at participant’s home only) and one pot (done by artist, but not painted) to paint on-spot. So each participant can take back two pots at the end of workshop.

Finally there will be a display cum sale of the artists masterpieces.

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Bead Weaving Jewellery Making Workshop

Learn how to weave together beads to make a beautiful piece of DIY jewelry with a 2 day bead weaving course.

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Bead weaving (or beadweaving) using seed beads can be done either on a loom or using one of a number of off-loom stitches.

Here all you will get out of this course –

Techniques –
Beaded beads
Toggle and clasp
Basic techniques for bead weaving

Take home –

  • One bracelet
  • Two earrings

Venue – Craphtistic Studios, Pimple Saudagar

Date & Time – Jan 10 & Jan 11 , 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm
Course Fees – Rs.2000/- (With material)
Age group –  +16 years

Registration is mandatory.

Call for registration – 9766829686  or fill the form here .

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Perfume Making Workshop

LEARN 6 types of fragrances :
– Students will learn to make perfume, body spray, eau de cologne, Roll on, Attar and Room freshener
– Printed notes will be provided
– Material purchase guidance will also be given

Pre-registration is mandatory.

Date – 8th Jan 2017
Time – 11.00 to 1.00

Fees – INR 1000/- (with all the material)

For details and registration, please call – 9766829686

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Terracotta Jewellery Making Workshop

Learn Terracotta Jewellery and make unique jewellery pieces!

3rd & 4th Jan 2017, 11:00 to 01:00
Fees – INR 2600/- (With Material)

Call for registration – 9766829686

Get a flat 5% off with a membership of Craphtistic Studios!

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Sumi-e Painting Techniques

Learn Sumi-e Painting Techniques
24th Dec
3.00 pn to 6.00 pm
 
Last 2 days to register
Hurry! Book your seat Now – 9766829686
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Fees – ₹ 1500/-

Pre – registration is mandatory.

Group booking is available on discounted rate.

Call for more details – 9766829686register-now

Happy Crafting!

From, Craphtistic Studios