storage solutions for compact living

Storage - Hallway Chest Storage System from Vanpey. This link will open a new browser window.

Following on from the de-cluttering article making room for 2011, the next step is finding suitable storage to house those items you’ve decided to keep.

The key to good storage is having a place for everything and it’s easily accessible.  It’s not good if you have to keep pulling everything out to get to your most used items.

Here are some simple storage solutions that you may find useful:

Hidden storage
Don’t think you have any storage space.  Take at look around your home, behind the walls, under stairs, under floors.  You’ll be amazed at the space just waiting to be used.

Storage - under the stairs hidden storage. This link will open a new browser window.

Clever use of otherwise unused space.

Designer storage
Not all storage needs to be hidden away.  If you have a collection that would look great on show why not turn your storage into a design piece, which is not only functional but also looks great.

Storage - designer storage to house wine collection.

Storage used as a way to display wine collection.

Practical storage
Practical and well organised storage is key, where there’s a place for everything and everything is in its place.


Storage - utility and laundry room storage. This link will open a new browser window.

Clever ideas for your utility and laundry rooms.

Clutter has a habit of sneaking up on us.  So set yourself regular diary dates throughout the year to keep on top of things.  If you can do a bit at a time this will help alleviate clutter overwhelmed.

With everything in its place you will quickly see if you are beginning to ‘collect’ again.  If that happens, just follow the de-cluttering steps again, and you’ll be on top of things in no time.

Lots of love
Karen x

Credits
Vanpey
Karen Haller interiors
Remodelling Centre
Karen Haller Interiors
Martha Steward

Article first published via Caris Lettings where I write for their monthly newsletter giving interiors advice to landlords and investors.

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