Storage: the ongoing universal problem.

The majority of us struggle with it, I know my husband and I did when we were preparing our property prior to moving in.  Those who do have things under control are forever a source of envy.  If you have a family, a clean and ordered home fast becomes a thing of the past.  This I discovered when I had my children.  Instead, you climb or trip over piles of toys to get wherever you’re going.

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Having a cluttered home really does seem to give you a cluttered mind. Your tranquil space can become a headache in no time at all. Soon, you may dread coming home, let’s face it it’s not going to tidy itself. The good news is, this problem is easy to solve if you turn your mind to it. Bear in mind that some rooms are more susceptible than others. We’re going to look at the main offenders and some storage solutions for each.

THE LIVING ROOM

(Doesn’t this look like heaven? Mine looks like a tornado has hit it most days.)

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In most homes, the living room is the worst place for clutter yet it’s where you go to relax. How can you even consider relaxing if the floor is covered in toys? In truth, the living room is where the family congregates. It’s where your children play,  and before you know it the room has become messy.  Honestly, how do they do it? Something what takes 20 or more minutes to tidy takes seconds to make it look like it has been hit by a heard of toddlers. The good news is, a few easy solutions should solve the problem. You need to find places, other than the floor to store / hide the clutter. Preferably somewhere out of the way! If toys are your problem, get a toy box. Your kids may have one in their rooms, but the trip upstairs can sometimes stop them from cleaning. If the box is right there, they have no excuse not to clear away. If you don’t like the idea of a toy box being in the way, you could get inventive. Why not slide boxes under the sofa, or use an understair cupboard if you have one?

THE BATHROOM

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A family bathroom can become cluttered through no fault of your own. If you all have different hair products and body washes, the side of your bath can start to resemble a chemistry lab. Look for bathroom furniture online to solve the problem. Storage units in the bathroom may never have been a priority before, but times have changed. The neat design of a lot of the options means they can work, even in a small bathroom. If your kids also like toys while they’re in the bath, find somewhere to keep them. You may not want to clutter your storage unit with these. Instead, you could buy a shower hammock to keep them in.

THE KITCHEN

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The best chef would struggle to function in a cluttered kitchen. If you’re struggling to make top quality food for your family, it’s past time you dealt with the problem. First, clean out your cupboards. When a kitchen is in use, the cupboards fast become disordered. A jumbled cupboard is a lot harder to navigate. As such, you may leave things on the side instead of finding space for them. It’s also worth getting a hanging rack. This can be a fantastic feature, and offers space for anything from knives, to pots and pans.

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How do you keep your rooms tidy?

44 thoughts on “Simple Storage Solutions For Every Room”

  1. I am a nightmare for clutter! I tend to move it from room to room! My family are a messy bunch and I’m tired pleading with them to tidy up after themselves! I try to keep boxes downstairs for toys and shoes etc etc but it always manages to end up everywhere!

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  2. My room always seems to get messy super quick no matter how many times I declutter it lol. I like the idea of having additional storage units that will surely help thank you x

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  3. Decluttering never lasts long in our home I’m always trying to come up with better storage solutions. Our living room is the one I struggle with the most.

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  4. Last year a friend gave me Marie Kondo’s book about tidying up. I can’t even tell you what a difference it’s made in my life. We got rid of so much stuff and haven’t missed any of it. I listened to a podcast recently where she was interviewed and said it’s been far more challenging to stay tidied up once she had kids. x

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  5. I always try and de-clutter and it lasts about a day lol! We have a toy box downstairs which is really helpful. The kitchen needs more storage tho!

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  6. I’ve got so much stuff that has just accumulated over the years, we even had a cupboard under the stairs which just has unused stuff in that I could really do with sorting out! Storage boxes are always super useful I find and we have them under our beds x

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  7. I am planning to renovate my house and really looking for some more storage options , I really liked everything you mentioned . Gonna save this for future 🙂

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  8. I plan a big decluttering session for this weekend and put everything I don’t need anymore on ebay. It’s surprising how much mess I can make in my flat, when it’s just me living there alone.

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  9. Usually I never comment on blogs but your article is so convincing that I never stop myself to say something about it. You’re doing a great job ,Keep it up.

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  10. I think this a problem for most families you ask your self ‘Where does it all come from!’ I find if i do a room at at time it works betters Hiding things in boxes is a good idea has you cant see them & also you know where they all are as well as keeping them dust free.

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  11. Story of my life!! With our two boys it is literally impossible to keep anything tidy anymore. I have just learned to let it be and then when they go to sleep at night, we throw everything in their toy chests and that’s that..until tomorrow!

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  12. I always try to declutter every three months and give out what I don’t use for that period to someone who really needs it.
    Thank you for sharing these tips too. I will try them out.

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  13. Adding extra storage space is a great idea. One of the things I changed in my office is removing extra tables. Tables are like free space, you end up putting everything on them.

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