Are you cupboards overflowing with Tupperware? Do your cosmetics dominate every flat surface in your bathroom? Is your garage a mess of disorganised boxes? We’re here to help fix your storage woes.
We’ve combed the industry and collected the best storage tips, tricks and hacks. So listen up and get organised.
The living room is where most of us spend the majority of our free time. Because of that, it’s inevitable that they tend towards untidiness. Here’s three tips to help you keep your living room looking ship shape.
Do you spend the first ten minutes of any TV show searching for the remote? Well it’s time to reclaim that time. Pick up some self-adhesive Velcro and attach a strip to the back of your remote. Stick the other half of the strip on the side of a shelf or the underside of your coffee table. Volia! You now have a convenient remote control holder.
No matter how well you plan its storage, your ironing board will forever fall over, tangle up cables and generally get in the way of everything. However, with two craftily placed coat hanger hooks, you can securely store your board up off the ground and say goodbye to tangled hoover power cables forever.
If, like many of us, you have amassed an extensive DVD or Blu-Ray collection over the years, this tip is for you. For easy browsing, stagger the height of your shelves so boxes at the back can be seen over boxes at the front. Now you don’t have to pull everything out to see what’s behind.
If your bedroom is on the small side, you need all the smart storage tips to maximise what you’ve got.
Doors are a bit useless in terms of storage. Yes, they keep your clothes in your wardrobe. Yes, they add a bit of character. Yes, they make the place look nice. What they don’t do, though, is contribute anything in the way of storage space.
We think it’s about time that changed.
Fix shelves or a shoe organiser to the back of your doors and add valuable storage space without compromising on your decor or style.
Mobile phone charging holder
These handy holders can be picked up fairly cheap or, if DIY is your thing, fashioned from an old plastic bottle. These holders are held in place by the plug of your charger and give you a handy pocket to place your phone in.
We like this storage hack for two reasons. Firstly, you know where you’ve left your phone. Secondly, you’ll never again accidentally step on your charging cable and jerk your phone off the desk and onto the floor.
Kitchens tend to get the brunt of our organising efforts. Alphabetically ordered tins, Matryoska doll-style saucepans, spices grouped by cuisine — we’ve seen it all before. But we’ve searched the nation’s cupboards for the most unknown tips, tricks and kitchen storage hacks to give your kitchen that extra organisational bump.
Kitchen storage containers tends to be a bit plastic and plain. Try using a magazine rack for storing cans or other dry goods for an interesting injection of style.
Magnets are the storage hacker’s best friend. Fix magnets to the underside of shelves and use them to hold jam jars or containers with metal lids.
Be sure that the magnets are strong enough to firmly hold the jars or you might nudge them free by accident.
Even the most modern of kitchens can benefit from an injection of loveable rustic charm. Pick up and old rake head and use it as a hanger for glasses, towels or utensils. It’s convenient and cute.
No one can relax in an untidy bathroom – it’s simply not possible. Here’s three bathroom storage hacks tips for a more elegantly organised bathroom. Enjoy!
Wine rack or towel holder
Bathroom storage racks tends to look awfully utilitarian: plain white plastics and boring painted metal. Add a little flair by replacing your dull towel holder with a decorative wine rack. Most towels will roll tightly enough to fit in but if they don’t, you can always hang them.
Shoe organisers are great for storing almost everything but we particularly like them for storing cleaning supplies. As well as keeping all your products separate and accessible, the plastic pockets catch any leaks.
Cake stands are not just for the Great British Bake Off. Pop a cake stand in your bathroom and instantly add a few more layers of storage space. As well as adding extra shelves, it also creates an attractive feature.
Some garages are homes to beloved motors. Some are amateur workshop. Some are just big cupboards. Whatever your garage is to you, here’s some super easy storage tips.
Do you squeeze your beloved car into a tight garage? Do you have to worry about how many centimetres you’ve got on either side? Does the worry of scratching your paintwork keep you up at night?
Fret no more!
Simply screw foam noodles or strips to your garage walls and never worry about taking a chunk out of your pristine paintwork again.
Pegboards are hugely popular across the pond in America but have never really hit it big in the UK.
These nifty bits of kit allow you to insert pegs into a grid of holes and create massively customisable storage racks. They’re great for things you need regular access to – tools, sports equipment, etc.. Simply draw an outline of the item in chalk and fit pegs in to support it.
More magnets? Absolutely. Since most tool bits are magnetic, they can be held in place by magnets. Buy some magnetic strips and attach them to flat surface for easy but secure access to your bits and pieces.
And, if you’ve still got stuff that doesn’t fit anywhere, you know where to go for hassle free storage.