Organising Your Home: Easy Storage Solutions

Looking for Easy Storage Solutions? Have you thought about building a bookcase under the stairs? ... photo by CC user wicker-furniture on Flickr

Photo by CC user wicker-furniture on Flickr

Homes big or small always lend way to storage problems, with either the properties themselves offering little solutions, or the furniture we’ve purchased. Space is always crucial in any family home, and with functionality being key it’s important to utilise every inch of space you have to its fullest potential. Organising your home can easily be done, even on the tightest of budgets, and offers itself to creativity, allowing for you to add ample room with items you already own.

The Simplicity of Glass Jars

One of the easiest ways to create more room is to use glass jars. Not only are they an extremely cheap means of storing away hair grips, screws, and spices, but they also suit any home decor and give an antique, shabby chic feel to your home. Desks and countertops can remain clutter free simply by gluing or nailing the lids onto the bottom of a surface, such as a shelf, and then just fill the jar and screw it in place. While it is a handy tip for everyone, it is especially good for families with young children as it keeps items out of reach.

Specially Built Furniture

Although a lot of the time you can create storage solutions for yourself, sometimes a strong investment is the best way of ensuring good storage space from the beginning. There are all types of furniture that include hidden compartments for your belongings, like these clever ottoman storage beds, ideal for hiding away duvet sets and other cumbersome items. Even though there are plenty of various designs, retailers such as the experienced Bedstar offer numerous means of accessing the extra storage space, allowing a more convenient fit into your living space.

All Space is Valuable

It is easy to dismiss certain spaces within the home for believing it doesn’t offer enough room to use, a primary example being the gap between your fridge and wall, and yet even this small nook can be turned into sufficient storage. Tiny kitchens can be the bane of our home, but all it takes is a little DIY and you can revolutionise the space for your needs. As with any project, planning is vital to ensure you save time and money, so don’t be afraid to take your time when designing an organiser like this.

Upcycle and Repurpose

Interior design is big on recycling at the moment, so why not use that to your advantage when decluttering your home? Repurposing what you already have is a fun way to breathe new life into something that might have been thrown out otherwise. Shoe organisers appear in nearly every home, and a lot of the time they can remain unused, however, you can merely hang one on the back of your utility door or pantry cupboard and use it to keep all your cleaning products in one place. By doing so, you can clean out and free up space under your sink.