How to create stylish storage solutions

Step aside ‘Retail Therapy’ there’s a more useful way to get a buzz out of your home, and that’s with a little bit of ‘Storage Satisfaction’. Here’s how to get started…

The simple truth is a good declutter won’t happen in one day, it’s a constant process of editing, removing and recycling. Here are the secrets to getting started.

Step 1: Focus on a room

1. Be brutally honest.

Remove everything from your cupboards, and only allow what you really need back in. The rest can go! Then make the space look really organised with the help of storage sorters, baskets, boxes and filing cabinets, you’ll never clutter again.

2. What to keep

Don’t be afraid to let stuff go. The more space you free up, the lighter and less encumbered your home will feel. It helps if you have clever storage at hand. 

3. Keep it Uncluttered

Go beyond the spring-clean and have a once a month clean. Clever techniques, such as making a list to tackle your storage areas throughout the home helps keep you on track and organised.

  • Hide away. There are some home essentials that should be carefully tucked away out of sight. Kitchens are clutter magnets, so think logically about storing pots and pans close to the stove. Take it to the next level and create a ‘breakfast’ and ‘dinner’ cupboards that cleverly stash away toasters, blenders and kettles together.
  • In the bedroom, the wardrobe, tallboy, blanket box combination is a storage staple for clothes, soft furnishings and seasonal bedding.
  • Display. There are some key display hubs in the home – particularly in the living room, bedroom and dining room. And always have a bit of fun. 
  • Rotation: You don’t have to have everything out at once. Keep a few artworks tucked away and then bring them out when you feel the urge to redecorate. Do the same with crockery and tableware in the kitchen, it’s a clever way to freshen up your home.
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