If you're anything like me, you’ve got a chair full of clothes yet to find a home for. When we’ve got a bad storage system it can leave our homes feeling a little cramped and untidy.
Thankfully there’s a ton of ways we can help you to improve the storage around your home.
Today I’ll be focusing on bedrooms and helping you to get the most out of your living space. All tips have been tested by myself and Victoria, and trust me they actually work!
1. Clear it out! Do you really need it…
First things first! One of the biggest reasons we struggle with storage can sometimes come down to the harsh reality that we have too much stuff. Do you really need it all? If not why not sell it and gain some cash or drop it off at your favourite charity shop.
There are many benefits to owning fewer possessions i.e. less to clean, less to organise and less stress.
2. Chances are your furniture is letting you down
A great place to start is looking at the storage you already have. I had a chest of drawers that looked great but were impractical, barely fitting a jumper in! I found an alternative piece of gorgeous furniture with deeper draws so I could fit more in. Re-assess the furniture in the room, does it work for you?
3. Hook and Roll
Hooks - There’s so much dead space inside a wardrobe, try adding hooks to the inside of the doors or even in the back of wardrobe. Use these to hang bags and jackets etc…
We love these smart wooden hooks from Amazon, they're great for doors and walls - shop them using the button below:
Roll - Try rolling clothes instead of folding them, this will help create more space in the drawers as well as being able to see more items at once. Victoria adopted the Marie Kondo rolling technique a few years ago and hasn't looked back since.
4. Winter Coats in Summer!!! Whattttt?!?!?!?
Of course, you wouldn’t wear a winter coat in the summer, so does it need to be in the wardrobe? Think about splitting your summer and winter wear in two (this includes duvets), it’s down to you on how you do this. Get yourself some vacuum packed storage bags to put those winter jumpers and coats away until needed, when winter comes swap it with the summer outfits.
We highly recommend the Vacuum bags below, they're 80 x 60cm and come in a pack of 6.
5. Climb the walls, but not literally.
Use the wall space that is available to you, put up some shelves to store items like decorative ornaments and books. A popular interior design technique is using shelves high to the ceiling, not only are they out of your eye line but can also make the ceiling feel taller making your room feel larger.
6. Look down under
We’ve had enough of those monsters under your bed, clear out the area and buy some under bed storage boxes. This is a huge dead space that can really be utilised for storage. If you’re looking to replace your bed then go the extra mile and purchase one with built in storage or go for an Ottoman bed which lifts up to reveal a huuuuge amount of storage space underneath. You’ll be surprised by the difference it makes.
Same applies to other bedroom furniture, if it’s got space underneath it, use it to stash away extra shoes!