Christmas is coming, the guests will be arriving, and maybe you’ve decided it’s time to get the house in order. Or maybe you’re simply moving into a new place, and wondering how best to organise your bits and bobs. Here are a few ingenious storage tips to help you feel accomplished and organised, with optimal storage arrangements to save you time, money and effort.
1/ Transform a spice shelf into a cosmetics storage unit
Are you sick of wasting hours rummaging around in a press looking for your half-used eyeliner? Organise your makeup and cosmetics in labelled spice racks or shelves, so as to have everything to hand and lose no more time in the mornings!
2/ Use a picture frame for shoe storage
You should find all sorts of frames in IKEA for very little cost, or in second hand shops. These can serve as a shoe tray, once you have removed the glass pane. Slide it under a piece of furniture if you are low on space!
3/ Arrange your cooking utensils in pretty vases
Instead of going out buying new ones, use a pretty vase or a vintage carafe to organise your spatulas and wooden spoons.
4/ Replace your dust-gathering bedside locker with a document holder, and improve your health at the same time!
Pieces of furniture accumulate dust, which can lead to respiratory difficulties such as asthma,. Additionally you waste time cleaning them. Only keep the essentials! Do you really need a large table beside your bed, that you only use for your smartphone and a few hair ties? Go minimalist by sliding a simple document organiser under your mattress. Your sinuses will thank you for it!
5/ Use a cake stand or a jar to store your makeup or jewelry
Recycle the cake stand that is sitting in the cupboard, and keep all your beauty essentials within arm’s reach!
6/ Don’t throw out toilet paper rolls, transform them into desk organisers
Slip around twenty toilet paper rolls into a shoebox, and consider yourself the height of style!
7/ Transform an old glass panel door into a giant photo frame with integrated coat hooks
Do you have an old “kitsch” door hanging around at home, not quite knowing what to do with it? Recycle it into an XXL photo frame, and add a few coat hooks, for an original and beautiful hall storage system!