If you live in a city, you know too well that housing can get really expensive. That makes every bit of space a valuable commodity not to be treated carelessly. To maximise your storage space and to provide real solutions for your organisational needs, try these top storage ideas – we’ve give five for each of the five main areas of your home!
Home storage solutions for the kitchen
Bedroom storage ideas
Home storage ideas for your living room
Bathroom storage ideas
Storage ideas for miscellaneous areas
Use shelf-expanders to make better use of the shelves you already have
Repurpose old plastic sweet boxes to store spices in a smaller area
Attach a metal strip to the underside of cabinets and a strong magnet to the lid of jars and cans so you can hang them out of the way
Hang pots, pans and utensils above work surfaces to free up space inside cupboards
Use plastic magazine racks to divide cupboards. They’re particularly good for storing vegetables, fruits, or even cleaning supplies!
Store items under your bed in pretty boxes so they don’t look messy
Put larger items on a wooden board with wheels attached and roll it under your bed
Need small bedroom storage ideas for children’s bedrooms? Only keep clothes they are likely to wear in the wardrobe. Put the rest in vacuum sealed bags out of sight
Need more space under your bed? Why not get a bed that’s mounted on top of a large drawer unit for an elevated sleeping position, and more room for your things
Attach a metal rail to the underside of wall shelves to give you extra space to hang items like school uniforms or jackets
Add corner shelves to make use of this commonly unused space
Got an awkwardly shaped living room? Turn it into a dedicated area for reading, hanging coats, or storing shoes by adding shelves or cabinets that fit the space
Invest in coffee tables that stack on top of each other so you can pack them away when not in use and clear some extra floor space
Use colourful storage boxes or baskets to hold things you don’t use often neatly
Look for multi-use furniture, such as storage cubes and boxes fitted with a cushion top so they can double as a casual seat or footstool
Turn your bathroom mirror into a hidden cabinet for medicines
Hang plastic shoe organisers on your shower rail to keep all your toiletries at hand
Place cotton pads and buds in old jars that you’ve cleaned out thoroughly
Invest in a sink with built in cupboard, or look for storage units that can wrap around this awkwardly shaped bathroom feature. If you can’t find anything, invest in a “sink skirt” – a piece of fabric attached to your sink basin that hangs to the floor and hides anything stood behind it
Attach towel racks to the back of your door for a bathroom storage idea that keeps towels dry and fresh without cluttering up wall space
Store cutlery, crockery and tableware in a freestanding unit in your dining area
Need more space in your wardrobe? Use S-hooks so you can layer hangers
Use a hanging shoe organiser to keep toys off the floor in playrooms
Use a pegboard to display school supplies or photographs in hallways
If you run out of space indoors, make use of any outdoor areas you can use such as sheds or lean-tos
Hopefully, with these home storage ideas you’ll be able to organise your home in no time.
You can store your jewellery creatively using items already at hand. For example, attach a chalkboard to your wall and hang necklaces on it with clear pins to stop them getting tangled.
Investigate the house for any unused spaces
Invest in shelf-dividers and S hooks to make more use of existing storage features
Follow small bedroom storage ideas like packing out of season clothes into vacuum sealed bags to help keep your kids rooms under control
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