Need to keep soft items safely stored away? Storage bags are a great alternative to bulky boxes, and can keep duvets, blankets, towels, and other soft items protected from dust and dirt while taking up minimal space. To really get the most out of your storage space use vacuum storage bags. Simply put your soft furnishings or other soft items inside the bag, then attach your vacuum cleaner and let it suck all the air out of the bag. As it continues to remove air the items inside will compress right down, leaving you with a package much, much smaller than you could ever have folded the items inside. You can then store the packages in cupboards or under beds or in any other tight space.
If you want to have your bedding more easily accessible then blanket boxes make attractive storage options, that means you can grab blankets and sheets in a second. Sturdy designs can also double up as benches, so you get multiple uses from the same box. For those of you who live in a home where floor space is at an absolute premium then underbed storage is the way to go. Load up the boxes and then slide them neatly under beds to keep things out of the way. They’re ideal for use in kids’ rooms where toys can mount up and clutter the floor quickly; once playtime is done simply scoop up the toys, chuck them in and everything is spick and span.
If you find it’s your porch or hallway that gets choked with coats and jackets then get yourself a coat stand and keep coats in order. If a stand is going to take up too much precious space then coat hangers fixed to the wall or the back of doors can help you make the most of the space you have.
If you’ve used up all the storage options in your home, even down to using wall mounted and over-door solutions then perhaps it’s time to see how you can cut back on your clutter. Getting rid of things can be tough, but have a look at our decluttering tips to find out some simple ways you can reduce the amount of stuff hanging about your home.
If you’re about to move home then you’ll be glad you followed our decluttering advice, after all nobody enjoys boxing everything up because it takes so much time. But you can make short work of it with some of our moving boxes. Strong sturdy boxes will hold plenty of your belongings and with the addition of bubblewrap you can be sure fragile items will arrive at your new home in one piece.