With the kids back at school, you need creative storage solutions for
all their school essentials. While primary school is not too bad, you still
need space in the wardrobe for uniforms, extra books, stationery and PE kit.
When it comes to secondary school though, everything changes! By now, your
kids will have textbooks and exercise books for most lessons, multiple PE kits,
footwear and school uniforms. Not to mention winter or summer sportswear and
equipment, musical instruments, art, technology and design projects.
The question is, where do you put all of that? In this article, we cover
some clever space-saving and storage solutions for a more organised home.
It’s almost Christmas and preparing for the silly season can be daunting, especially if you are playing host this year. From finding clever storage solutions for presents and clearing out the spare room, to organising all the extra kitchen clutter in preparation for the big family meal.
Chances are that you managed just fine last year but now there seems to be more stuff in the house! Your kitchen looks cluttered, the spare room is filled with old clothes, linen, toys and a home gym that never gets used. Before you break into an anxious sweat, take a deep breath and focus on one thing at a time.
We’ve compiled a handy survival guide to help you organise better this Christmas with creative storage solutions and decluttering tips.
Many of you would probably agree that garages are mostly used as a dumping ground for all the extra stuff. It’s a bit like the loft really where you frequently store things supposedly short-term but that never happens. Before you know it, there are ever increasing piles of junk all over the floor and very little space to move, not to mention park your car!
Before you even consider garage storage solutions, decluttering is the first step. You can have the best ideas to store but why waste time and effort on things that you should rather get rid of? Your garage is likely filled with old boxes, bags, shoes and other bits and bobs that don’t belong. Be ruthless when sorting through everything and don’t store unwanted items just for the sake of it. For a few additional decluttering tips, take a look at “Decluttering the professional way.”
The kids are back at school in just a few short weeks and we’re all preparing for a messy house. A new school term means more books, bags, sport kits, musical instruments and uniforms. Organising and decluttering everything effectively is just one of the many back to school storage solutions. We all know how quickly things pile up so instead of cluttering the floor, cupboards or under the bed; perhaps it’s time to prepare storage space for all the back-to-school goodies.
Sports kits and equipment are probably the main culprits of cluttering especially if your child participates in multiple sports. Other back to school items to keep in mind are pencils, pens, markers, lunch boxes and seasonal clothing.
The beautiful weather means everyone wants to spend more time outside especially the little ones. Thing is, do you have storage solutions in mind for all the garden toys? We all know how quickly they can pile up and clutter every space inside, and outside, your home. Warmer weather usually brings about thunderstorms so you need ways to quickly and easily store garden toys to prevent injury or damage.
Packing all the toys back in the shed or garage at the end of every day isn’t ideal. It’s just creating more work for yourself. You also don’t want to risk leaving the toys out overnight so what do you do? There are a number of storage solutions that will help avoid a cluttered backyard and protect toys from the elements. A good place to start is with our simple toy storage and organising tips. Continue reading →