Once you've conquered packing up, moving and unboxing, it's time to start sorting everything out until it resembles some kind of order.
As daunting as it may seem, we can help. Whether it's freestanding or wall-mounted, there's a storage solution to fit every space. Here are a few storage hacks to get you started...
If you are moving into a smaller space, storage solutions that also work as furniture are a lifesaver. An ottoman makes for a comfy perch while keeping all your treasures safe, and storage baskets can sneakily double up as a stool or footrest.
Transform Tight Spaces
If Harry Potter can use it as a bedroom, you can definitely turn your cupboard-under-the-stairs into a useful storage space! Save yourself the time and hassle of putting up shelves and opt for a bookshelf that you can add to if needed.
Top tip: modular storage can be put to work in the tightest and most awkward spaces – use angled shelving units designed to slot perfectly against any corner to give you some order.
Step It Up
If you’re looking for a more quirky way to store and display, these wooden ladders are small space-friendly and moveable. They come in all shapes and sizes so you can finally put that awkwardly shaped nook to good use.
Use Every Space
Don’t confine all your possessions to trunks and drawers. Options like these Retro Wall Cubes act as floating shelves that look good on your walls, and let you display any plants, books or trinkets.
Top tip: opt for stackable shelves and mix and match different colours and sizes too for an individual look.
They don’t look like much, but never underestimate the power of plastic shoe dividers. They can hook on to any door or in your wardrobe and be used for just about anything.
From your cleaning products and toiletries to make-up and shoes, you can neatly store anything for under a tenner without taking up unnecessary space.
Protect Your Memories
Moving house means taking all your memories with you and sometimes more personalised options are needed to protect all your keepsakes.
Whether it’s for your wedding mementos or storing precious birthday cards, there is a chest or box specifically designed to keep them pristine.
- Keepsake box
- Memory chest
Trolleys have been given a glamorous makeover! You can go for shelves on wheels or add drawers and adapt them to any room by simply wheeling around.
Top tip: jazz them up with a bit of DIY paint too so they fully blend in with your colour scheme.
With a bit of imagination and creative thinking, you can turn just about anything into handy storage.
Top tip: more unusual options like old metal barrels and vintage apple crates often give you more freedom to personalise and redecorate.
If you like the more ‘shabby chic’ option then vintage cabinets are the way to go. Options like these give you 12 smaller drawers so you can be super organised and divide everything like a pro.
If you want to take it a step further and find everything as quickly as possible, label makers are a must. Fancy fonts and backgrounds make your drawers look good while saving you rummaging time.
Create extra mantelpieces with radiator cover cabinets and instantly clear your sideboards and tables of vases, decorative accessories and general knick-knacks.
They are easy to install and make your radiators look much nicer without affecting heat distribution.
When it comes to sorting out the mess that is your bathroom supplies, why not try wicker baskets for a cheap and simple solution that stacks away easily.
Top tip: choose from fabric-lined, classic white or, if you’re feeling fancy, go for sea-grass baskets. They’re as stylish as they are practical.
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