January is typically the month when most of us have a major clearout. Out with the old and in with the new so to speak. It gets the New Year off to a better start to feel organised and in control, especially around the home.
And it’s also a good time to assess our storage situation and to decide if we have enough. There’s nothing worse than not knowing what to do with things when having a tidy up!
There are lots of products on the market now that are designed to fit into small spaces. Those ingenious slimline shoe storage cupboards for example, that are just perfect for narrow halls and that can turn a practical storage solution into an attractive place to prop a few decorative items too. Or maybe you would prefer to choose some storage that is attractive in its own right as is this handy little chest of drawers above.
You can never have enough storage in the bedroom, and even with today’s fashion for fitted wardrobes, most of us can find a reason to squeeze in a bit more. Underbed storage makes excellent use of dead space and is the perfect place to store out of season clothes, extra bedding or even shoes again. Whilst an extra set of drawers is often needed for those smaller items such as lingerie and more delicate items.
The bathroom is another place that seems to accumulate clutter. All those bottles and potions especially in a family bathroom can very soon get out of hand and become a problem. It’s best to keep only the products used daily out on show and store the rest in an easy to reach cupboard. Provide a neat bin for the family to drop their laundry in and a slimline box that fits neatly in a corner for cleaning products and soon the bathroom will become a relaxing haven again.
And it’s always a good idea too to choose items of furniture that do double duty. A coffee table is the perfect example. If you choose one with storage, it’s not just a place to balance your mug but can also hide all manner of clutter in the living room.
And you’ll never have to waste time searching for the remote again!
All products featured are from House of Bath.