Storage solutions from Howards Storage World, for the bedroom, kitchen or even the garage, now in the city
ood news for the space crunched. As you pack away your Diwali decorations this season, you don’t have to worry about mould any longer. Besides 2,000 different storage options, the Australian brand, Howards Storage World, brings to the city products like the Damprid, which can be hung anywhere in the house to eliminate moisture in the air, giving you a mould-free home. Launched last Sunday at Phoenix Market City, the store primarily offers storage options for your home—right from your bedroom to your garage. “These products make your life easier. Especially for the people who are busy, our products not only consume little space but are designed in such a way that they can accommodate lots of things at the same time,” says Balachandra Yadalam, managing director of Bangalore-based Skanda Retail — the master franchisee for Howards Storage World in India.
Space for more
For those with a shoe fetish, Howards has the ‘Over the door shoe organiser’. Made of PVC, the organiser can be attached with hooks behind your bedroom door ensuring the shoes are stacked securely. You can also have your own clothes valet for hanging your suits and accessories at the end of a long day, instead of scrunching them up in a cramped wardrobe. Fashioned from bamboo, the stand has a shoe compartment, jewellery tray, and a trouser, shirt and jacket rack. Similarly, the Vacu Vin Cutting Board includes a sliding drawer for waste, non-slip rubber feet to keep the board from moving on the counter, and a double sided chopping board with a juice drain on one side.
Next, Yadalam points us to the Elfa shelving systems that offers wardrobes, laundry shelving units, pantry solutions and more. He says, “The Elfa products are very useful because apart from storing a lot of products, they can also be customised. You can change the shelves or add more compartments as and when your needs grow.”
Trained for good
Expect valuable advice on living clutter-free and on picking the right products on your visit to the store, as the managers and staff have undergone a training programme from Australia. The brand, which already has stores in countries like Singapore, New Zealand and Canada, debuted in India in 2010 with the first store in Bangalore. Hyderabad being their next destination, they aim to launch at least 30 stores across India within the next five years.
Priced from Rs.299. Details: 30083724
Need to know
1.Their ornamental figures with a chrome finish—in shapes like umbrellas, the Eiffel tower, swans and elephants—double up as stylish ring holders.
2. The smart Undershelf Mounted Basket that fits into unused vertical spaces is easy to install and made from heavy duty chrome steel. It’s strong enough to hold tins and jars.
3.Do try out their White Magic sponge that promises to use only water to erase stubborn marks. It is made from fibres 10,000 times finer than a human hair.