Is your home looking a little down in the dumps? Does it need a helping hand when it comes to that spring clean you’ve got planned in for February, after finally finishing off all that Christmas chocolate and signing up for the gym? Then here are some storage solutions that could help clean up your home, before you’ve even pulled out the disinfectant:
Get it out of the house
It’s quite simple really, if you don’t want to bin it find another way of removing it from your property for the future, for when you have more room or require it again. It could be a spare dining table you have in pieces in the cupboard or a high chair you don’t need right this moment (but could potentially in the future)
Look into a storage unit that requires a small fee per month, you’ll find these dotted around the country but if you live in London your best bet is Ready Steady Store Heathrow, while a quick Google search will reveal other locations available.
Look into hidden storage solutions
Under the bed, on top of the wardrobe, there are numerous places throughout the house that are probably gathering dust and rubbish that could be used to store items out of the way.
Vacuum storage bags
These are a blessing for those of us who are storing a huge amount of bedding and towels that are just taking up too much room. Vacuum storage bags use the hose from the hoover to suck all the air out of the bag and shrink items down to half their original size, allowing you to flat pack that duvet cover or those ten towels you save for guests neatly and compactly, while saving them from musty smells or exposure to damp.
Over door hanging solutions
There’s nothing more frustrating than clutter littering the floor and walkthroughs, so over door hanging solutions might just be the perfect storage solution. Shoe holders that drape over doorways can hold other items such as children’s toys and craft tools, or it can be used inside kitchen cupboards to keep spices and condiments hanging safely inside the cupboard, leaving more room for tins and boxes on the shelves.
Make use of magazine holders
These guys aren’t just great for keeping all your papers and magazines in order, they’re also great for keeping boxes of tin foil and cling film neat and together in the cupboard or even cutting boards or saucepan lids.
Utensil organisers not just in the utensil drawer
Pick up another utensil organiser and fit it into your dressing table drawer to keep your make up and beauty essentials neat and together. Different sections can house separate items such as brushes in one, eyeshadow pots in another and lipsticks can have their own home too.
Install tension rods in cleaning cupboards
Are you having to rummage through an array of spray bottles on the bottom shelf of the cleaning cupboard? Can’t find the right one straight away? Then install a tension rod along the top of the cupboard and hang these bottles on them from their spray nozzles – genius! Not only does this organise your cupboard space, it also leaves more room for even more cleaning products.