Home organisation with Masons Home Decor

If you have been following my blog for awhile now, you’d know that I’ve been a Marie Kondo convert since 2016. Ever since I read her book the life-changing magic of tidying up in 2016, I re-organised my entire house and basically changed my habits. I also started to be more acutely aware of what I liked after going through all my things.

Fast forward a few years later and I’m in another house but essentially things haven’t changed much because I still keep up with the habits I had formed earlier. I try to keep my table tops as clear as possible, keeping only things that are absolutely necessary for my daily use there. For other items, I store them in the cupboards or containers. My personal preference is to use clear containers or frosted ones because I find that those blend in better with the surrounding decor.

When Masons Home Decor offered me six of their Drop front shoe box for review, I immediately agreed even though I have an built-in shoe cabinet. Obviously, I wasn’t thinking about shoes when I agreed because I knew I could put such a versatile container to other uses.

Dimensions: Width: 29 cm, Height: 19 cm, Depth: 36 cm

These boxes are easily assembled and are stackable. With the Easy-StackTM  Grooves, you can stack the boxes to your desired height without fearing that the tower of boxes would collapse on you should you take something from the middle.

I also like that the box has a classy frosted look but has a clear, easy click drop down door function for easy access and view. The Easy-OpenTM Hinges are manufactured to be so steady, you would not need to be too careful to fear them breaking.

If you intend to use them for shoe storage, you’d be glad to know that these boxes come with built in ventilation holes to deter bacteria growth, and it fits footwear up to size Men’s US 13.

There are many imitation products out there so it’s best to buy the Drop front shoe box directly from Masons. If you would like to see the actual product before making a purchase, you can pop by 39A Jln Pemimpin #03-01C, Halcyon Building, Singapore 577183, Mondays to Fridays, from 11 am to 5 pm. The shoe boxes are displayed there to demonstrate what a perfect storage solution they can be.

So here’s how I’ve tidied up my house in a jiffy with these versatile gems! I kept one box for myself while three went to my daughter and two went to my son. Here are some before-after shots. The boxes came at a great time, considering it was nearing the end of term and a good time to start clearing up stuff to get prepared for the next term. I’m a teacher, so I’m used to viewing blocks of time in relation to which part of term it is. 😀

Shifted the piles of library books lying near his bed to one of the boxes while some of his soft toys went into the other.
Overhaul of the entire ledge area – so much neater and accessible now!
Less clutter, more space to work

If you’re interested in these versatile storage boxes, you can check them out here. I’m still loving its look and functionality in my home, and I know you would too!

Disclosure: This is part 2 of 3 of my collaboration with Masons Home Decor. All opinions are mine. No monetary compensation was received.

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Bing Liang Mooncakes – Affordable Luxury Mooncakes

Last week marked the end of Term 3 and besides the sweet notes, handmade cards and little treats my students gave me for Teachers’ Day, Bing Liang sent over their mooncakes as well! That’s literally a sweet end to the term!

Instead of opting for different boxes of flavours, I had requested for a mixture of flavours of mooncakes in one box as I wanted to have a little bit of everything to sample 😛 I love that this is actually an option in their site!

The mooncakes are tastefully packaged and the box can be re-purposed to keep craft materials or the kids’ trinkets. All the mooncakes are also handmade and beautifully crafted. First impressions count, and these certainly make the cut. It is also preservative free.

I requested for three flavours:

(1) green tea lotus seed

(2) red bean lotus seed

(3) pandan lotus seed

The Green Tea mooncakes use all natural and fragrant fresh Green Tea leaves from Japan. The green tea taste is not overpowering, the paste is not too sweet and I find it very refreshing. Of all the flavours, this is my personal favourite. I’m so glad I asked for two of these in my customised box of 4.

Red Bean Mooncakes are one of the most traditional types of mooncakes. They were actually the first type of mooncakes made by Bing Liang Bakery, so if you’d like a taste of tradition, this would be it.

The Pandan Mooncakes are made using real pandan leaves. With its soft and chewy pandan core filled with toasted seeds, this is my husband’s favourite. He polished off half of it in one sitting.

The Mid-Autumn Festival is coming to an end, so act fast to get your last few boxes of mooncakes for the year at a very affordable price of less than $50/box for most options. 100% handmade, preservative-free and delectable – and there’s even an option to have it delivered within 60 minutes.

Free tasting is available at:

39A Jln Pemimpin #03-01C

Singapore 577183

(5 min walk from Marymount MRT, circle line)

Operating Hours:

Everyday, 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Disclosure: I received a box of mooncakes for review. No monetary compensation was received. All opinions are mine. This is Post 1 of 3 in collaboration with Masons Home Decor.

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