Convert your living room to foster family time

If the pandemic has taught us anything, it is to value each moment we spend with our loved ones, especially our family.

However, even our best laid plans for family bonding may get derailed by the demands on our time and attention by responsibilities at work, in school and also in the community.

While the pandemic has forced us to adapt to a new way of living by converting rooms in our house to enable us to work and learn at home, we also need to remember that the home is primarily a place for the family.

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All Home

The home should therefore have a designated space that foster family togetherness and bonding.

If the past few months have seen you painstakingly rearranging and buying furniture and accessories to convert existing spaces into your home office, a study area for the kids and even a home gym, then the same effort should be expended in building a space where the family can comfortably spend time together.

How about transitioning your living room into a family room?

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All Home

These room concepts may seem interchangeable, the core purpose of these spaces differ significantly. Living rooms are display spaces with a more formal atmosphere for welcoming and entertaining guests during special occasions, while family rooms are more casual spaces for household members to convene and relax together.

Let’s face it: our living rooms will not – and should not – see much use for parties and gatherings for the foreseeable future due to the need for physical distancing.

Now then is the best time to convert that space into one that’s more suited for family. It won’t necessarily require a massive overhaul, just a few adjustments and rethinking on the purpose and use of some of the room’s elements.

Seating

If seating in a formal living room is geared towards having a good conversation rolling, in a family room, it is more concerned about accommodating all family members to come together to engage in activities.

Multi-seater sofas that can comfortably fit family members who want to watch TV together or just hang out will work best in a family room.

Additional seating such as benches, ottomans and throw pillows will allow more household members to join in on the fun.

Tables

In a formal living room, the center or coffee table anchors the other furniture in the room by being a focal point while also holding refreshments and reading materials. In a family room, it serves as the surface on which the family can engage in joint activities such as board games and puzzles.

Entertainment Center

In some homes, a separate media room is set up to house a large-screen TV and a sound system to make for a superb movie or video game time. However, a media center may be seamlessly integrated into the family room through a TV stand that also houses a gaming console, TV set-top box and other gadgets for the family’s communal entertainment.

Storage and Organization

As the family room is meant to accommodate family members, it should also have a system to house the items that that the family uses while in it.

It would be best for the family room to have shelves and cabinets that can store books, writing materials and games, as well as baskets and trays to organize these items.

So are you ready to glow up your living room space into a family room?

You can shop for your family room essentials at AllHome, the modern Filipino families’ go-to place when it comes to building or renovating their homes. It operates through three types of store formats – large mall-based stores, free-standing stores, and smaller specialty stores – across 52 outlets nationwide to make the home improvement experience more accessible.

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AllHome
AllHome
AllHome

Shop online at allhome.com.ph or download the AllHome PH app on Google Play Store and Apple App Store to your mobile phone to enjoy AllHome’s huge selection of original and top-quality items, fast delivery timelines and easy payment options.

Product images taken from allhome.com.ph with permission.

Photo credits: Spacejoy, David Libeert, Yehleen Gaffney, Minh Pham and Jane Duursma on Unsplash

Keepr Storage PH’s 30-Day Declutter Challenge

The New Year is an exciting time, filled with seemingly endless possibilities for a better and brighter future. For many families in Metro Manila, this often begins with decluttering the home to determine what to keep and what to give away. Keepr Storage PH understands how hard starting can be for many households. And because of this, Keepr has developed an engaging 30 Day Declutter challenge to get you started!

Keepr Declutter Challenge

“January is the perfect time to declutter,” shares Keepr Storage PH founder, Anna Moncupa. “Starting the new year free of clutter sets a very good tone for the rest of the year. I spread it out in 30 days so it’s not overwhelming and very attainable despite one’s busy schedule.”

Keepr Declutter Challenge

Keepr Storage PH’s 30-Day Declutter Challenge

• Day 1 – Fridge & Freezer
• Day 2 – Pantry
• Day 3 – Kitchen I
• Day 4 – Holiday Decor
• Day 5 – Dresser
• Day 6 – Master’s Bedroom
• Day 7 – Bags
• Day 8 – Closets Part 1
• Day 9 – Closets Part 2
• Day 10 – Stock Room
• Day 11 – Medicine Cabinet
• Day 12 – Books & Magazines
• Day 13 – Mail & Receipts
• Day 14 – Home Office
• Day 15 – Garage
• Day 16 – Laundry Area
• Day 17 – Linens
• Day 18 – Living Area
• Day 19 – Junk Drawer
• Day 20 – TV Area
• Day 21 – Other Bedrooms 1
• Day 22 – Other Bedrooms 2
• Day 23 – Toys
• Day 24 – Kitchen II
• Day 25 – Cars
• Day 26 – Personal Files 1
• Day 27 – Personal Files 2
• Day 28 – Household Files
• Day 29 – Email/Computer
• Day 30 – Mobile Phone

“Keepr’s challenge is a manageable and realistic guide to decluttering,” adds Moncupa. “When developing the challenge, I took into account how we live in our homes as Filipinos. The whole challenge was developed to ensure the home is always ready for frequent family gatherings. We can keep what we want, with the allowance to have space for more. But most importantly, it allows us to donate and discard what we can, instead of putting everything in storage.”

Keepr Declutter Challenge

Store Your Items with Keepr Storage PH

This year, keep the things you love most while clearing space in your home with Keepr. Keepr Storage PH services families in Metro Manila by providing them with a host of storage solutions available on their mobile devices. Available on both Android and IOS, Keepr offers 24-hour services 7 days a week, customizable inventory management, and round-the-clock security to ensure that your things are secure and constantly within reach. And when you need something back from storage, simply schedule a pick-up at your convenience.

2020 Special: Store Your Christmas Tree for Free

Subscribe to any of Keepr’s closet or bedroom plans and get an additional storage space for your Christmas tree for free! For new and ongoing subscriptions, simply schedule a pick-up appointment and Keepr Storage Specialists will be on their way to your home. Limited spots available.

Sign-up For Keepr Storage PH Today

Follow Keepr Storage on Instagram and begin your year with the 30 Day Declutter Challenge! Keepr has everything you need to make space in the home, without giving away the things that matter the most.
Download Keepr Storage PH now on the App Store and Google Play and find a fully customizable storage solution that fits your needs. Prices start at just ₱399.00 a month! Learn more at https://www.keeprstorage.ph or call +63-917-533-7774 (KEEPR-PH)!

About Keepr Storage PH

Have you ever looked around your home and wished it was more organized so you had more space? Keepr Storage PH is a mobile app that answers all your storage needs! By combining high-level security, strategic logistics, and modern-day technology, Keepr’s storage solutions are an extension of your home that is easily maintained with their mobile app. Download Keepr Storage PH today on the App Store and Google Play!

Product details and photos provided in a recent press release.

Clutter-free Christmas with Keepr Storage PH

After months of hearing all the popular holiday songs in the malls, Christmas is finally upon us. From securing the best gifts for our loved ones to digging up décor from storage, it can take a lot of work just to bring a touch of Christmas into the home. Luckily, Keepr Storage PH is here to declutter and make more space in your home!

The Hard Work Behind Christmas

There is no denying that a lot of hard work goes into each Christmas celebration. With so much to do on the days leading up to Noche Buena and Christmas Day, the only time to relax is usually at the end of the holiday itself. And this is something very familiar for the family-team behind Keepr Storage PH.

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“Christmas is something we look forward to as a family,” shares Jay Buensuceso. “Anna decks out our home with lights and décor, and we’ll have Christmas Jazz and Classics playing through the entire house. We’re building fond memories for our children.”

“I really look at every detail when it comes to the holiday season- from how the house looks on the outside, to every garland we have inside, down to having that pine and mistletoe scent!” adds Keepr Founder, Anna Moncupa. “There are numerous challenges: from clearing out space to make room for decorations, then pulling stuff out of storage, and of course, putting it all together nicely and making it ‘Pinterest-worthy’. Some things stay and some things go, and I used to just stuff everything in a closet or our garage, which of course is basically kalat when not in use.”

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Keepr: An Easy Solution to All Our Holiday Storage Needs

Keepr Storage PH is a full-service, storage solution that combines high-level security and strategic logistics into an easy-to-use mobile app. Simply download the Keepr Storage PH app, then schedule the pick-up and delivery of your items from the comfort of your own couch! This Christmas, allow Keepr to help you with all your storage needs. With Keepr’s multiple solutions, you have a safe space to keep time-honored Christmas décor before and after the holidays!

“We want families to have a clutter-free space and really enjoy their homes while making wonderful memories together,” adds Anna Moncupa. “Keepr allows them to safely store their items to create that warm Christmas environment. Even after the holidays, seasonal décor can be safely kept in our warehouse without worrying about deterioration, dust, and of course taking up unnecessary space at home.”

Keepr Storage PH

Why let something you use for a month or two take up space in your home all year long? Download Keepr Storage PH now on the App Store and Google Play! Keepr Storage PH provides you with a host of storage solutions combined with real-time and customizable storage management. Prices start at just ₱399.00 a month! Learn more here or call +63-917-KEEPRPH (0917-533-7774)!

Service images and details provided in a recent press release.