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Summary: An interesting look at some funky storage options to help keep your home tidy if you are challenged for space.
Your house if full of stuff. It's a modern malady. As we accumulate more stuff, it gets tougher to keep it nicely out of the way or off the floor. With a lot of places, storage can be a major problem, especially if you don't have a good selection of cupboards to tuck things away into. Fortunately, there are some clever bods out there who have created some fab storage ideas and tricks to make life a little bit easier. Here are five clever storage solutions for today's homes.
One way of improving your storage options is doubling up the storage you already have. You're sure to have at least one cupboard in your place that's already doing plenty of work as a storage area/place to shove stuff in. Imagine if you could get even more mileage out of it. That's where door storage comes in. You can get special hanging storage units that hook on the top of your cupboard door, providing racks to put any extra bits and pieces that need sorting. Just be sure your cupboard doors can take it.
Alcoves often offer a mixed bag of opportunity when it comes to available space. There's a temptation to leave them as is, without adding any shelving, simply because they look like an interesting feature. Believe me, you'll love your alcove shelves far more than the redundant space. It's important to check that the wall can support shelving, of course. The benefit is that you get a smartly fitted area for books, keepsakes or, if the light's right, plants. It makes for an attractive talking point too.
The shoe rack has evolved! There's a certain convention that dictates that your shoes should always be close to the floor when we kick them off. It seems cemented in our minds that it's just the way things are done. Not so! You can stack and store and hang them however you like, and shoe shelves make this a reality. Hang them within cupboards or up on walls to provide a brilliant alternative to the standard stacking or shoving into a cupboard. This is a really good system for when there's no cupboard space in your hallway or by the front door.
It seems simple, but it's surprising how much difference boxes can be to improving space. This is often the simplest and most affordable way of getting your home storage solutions sorted out. Some nicely designed boxes can even be stacked in plain sight, and it won't look too out of place. There are many types of storage containers that can look the part, from functional designs for home offices from places such as Staples, or the rather more fun and stylish items like TheBright Side Man Tin. The latter is brilliant for keeping all those oddments together, like nuts and bolts and the worrying number of left over screws from the flatpack furniture you've been building! Boxes and tins are possibly the easiest solution when you're giving your home a bit more of space.
Peter Shorney is a keen blogger who has a constant battle with the mess in his house!