A tidy house is a happy house, but when your storage space is limited, small homes can still feel cluttered even after a good tidy up. It’s often difficult to organise and simplify your living space when it needs to serve so many purposes. Luckily, there are a few great ways to beat the chaos with clever storage solutions.
Most of us could do with a bit more space – whether you live in the kind of apartment a crafty estate agent would call ‘cosy’ (we’ve all been there) or you share your home with a large family. Making the most of every nook and cranny will open up a world of extra space to stash things neatly out of sight and have them magically reappear again when needed.
Take a seat
Doubling as a coffee table or sometimes a handy seat, our range of storage chests provide a fantastically versatile de-cluttering tool that’s useful in many different ways. It’s the perfect solution for bedrooms, hallways or living rooms.
Sleep on it
There’s a whole world of storage space hiding under your bed! All you need is a couple of underbed storage boxes to slide underneath and you’ll have a small closet-sized amount of sturdy, dust-protected packing space within easy reach.
Rack it up
A well-placed shoe cabinet in the entrance hall or behind a bedroom door uses minimum floor space to stack your shoes, freeing up valuable room in the cupboard (and ensuring those muddy wellies are checked in at the door). If you don’t have space for a shoe rack, why not make use of any extra wardrobe space? Hang one of our wardrobe organisers from the rail and instantly create space for 10 pairs of shoes. You could even make use of the space under your bed with our specially-designed underbed storage boxes. These handy plastic boxes come in assorted sizes and all include lids so your stuff stays clean and dust-free.
Vac it and pack it
Puffed-up crisp packets and storing clothing have one thing in common: a lot of pointless air! That’s why putting winter clothes or extra bedding into a flat vacuum storage bag saves up to four times the space. What’s more, they’re transparent so you won’t have to unpack them all to hunt for your favourite jumper.
It’s behind you!
An often forgotten storage space, the back of your door can double up as a useful area for all manner of items. Use the inside of your pantry, bedroom or bathroom door for storing a huge variety of items. Our over door rack is great for storing dried goods in the kitchen, keeping toiletries in one place in your bathroom or having all the kids’ favourite toys to hand in the bedroom. And you’ll be amazed how much space pan lids can take up in your kitchen cupboards, so why not keep them stacked against the back of the door with this overdoor pan lid rack? While you’re on your storage mission, clear the clutter from around baths and sinks too with our handy overdoor bath storage unit and keep towels, dressing gowns and clothing out of the way with a set of over door hooks which won’t leave sticky marks on doors.
So get creative, and make the most of your space. Check out our full range of storage solutions online at wilko.com