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Top 4 storage tips to keep your busy home in order 

Finding it tricky to keep organised at home? If you’ve got a hectic schedule throughout the week, you’ll know that keeping on top of your ‘life admin’ can be challenging.

Luckily, there are some simple ways to keep on top of things. Busy doesn’t need to mean chaotic; with some consistency in your efforts, you can turn your home into an organised sanctuary. We’ve explained just how to de-clutter your home with 4 smart strategies below.


Underbed storage ideas

1. Optimise Existing Storage 

Use your space and storage to the best of your ability. Whether that’s making the most of underbed storage for those rarely used items or buying boxes and drawers to fit a specific space in your home, the right furniture will support your needs.

Fitted furniture options work wonderfully for shoes and other everyday essentials, but if you have hobbies keeping you occupied at home, storage can get a little bit more complicated.

If you’re into arts and crafts, specially designed craft storage could help you optimise your storage system for paints, tools, materials, and other supplies.


Craft storage ideas

Love craft? This could be your storage paradise!

2. Use the Vertical Space 

If you’re not already using vertical space on the walls, you’re missing out on some great organisational potential! There are plenty of fantastic options for great wall storage. A few of our favourites include:

  • Pot hangers: Perfect for pans in the kitchen or used as an ornamental display for houseplants, pot hangers are as versatile as they are stylish.

  • Cabinets: From art-deco styles in vibrant colours to vintage pieces with dark wood and glass doors, there’s a mesmerising array of cabinets to choose from.

  • Box storage: Clever wall-mounted box storage options make a brilliant choice for busy families. Perfect for toys and board games, with no risk of toppling over.

  • Floating shelves: Looking for something stripped-back and streamlined? Floating shelves suit any room in the house and delicately display their contents.


Storage tips to keep your busy home in order

Wall mounted vanity tables can help you hide away make up clutter while using the vertical space in your home. They can also be used as working space for kids and adults alike.

3. Use the Dead Space 

Every house has space that isn’t otherwise used or needed, so why not give it a purpose? Whether that’s building your perfect utility room, filling the space behind door hooks, or adding storage to your headboard, there are so many hidden spots to make the most of.

When you get creative with dead space, you’ll maximise opportunities you didn’t even know you had! Plus, these nooks and crannies are often discreetly tucked away from view, so it’s easy to create a lovely first impression with a clean and welcoming home.


4.  Use Common Sense

Finally, if you live in a busy home, the way you organise things needs to make sense to everyone!

Try to position and store things in a way that everyone can follow and understand without needing to double-check where things are.

For example, for those everyday essentials that need to be grabbed quickly on the way out, choose easy-to-reach storage spots near passing points, like doorways. Consider allocating categories to specific areas so everyone can help keep the house tidy, calm, and organised.

Jenny Kakoudakis likes to blog about interiors. She launched the award-winning Seasons in Colour in 2014. When she is not chasing criminals out of the financial system (her day job), she gets creative by redecorating her own home.

Download her free bathroom renovation guide here.


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