Home Storage Ideas That Will Save Space And Time

It never ceases to amaze me just how many things you accumulate when you have children. 

It never ceases to amaze me just how many things you accumulate when you have children.
It can feel like a constant conveyor belt of sorting and organising the new and the old as there simply is not enough room for everything.
Each birthday and special occasion comes with a huge amount of generosity from family and friends who want to spoil them.

Then comes the everyday family life stuff. Trying to keep the house afloat and in a somewhat tidy condition can feel impossible when there is so much clutter around.

We’ve found these really clever home storage ideas that will save space and time while helping you keep a clean and tidy house at the same time.

1. Use a basic office filing organizer to hold your chopping boards and baking trays. Many of these filers are made from a sturdy wire and include five or six sections which are typically designed for paperwork. They should fit nicely into a narrow space in the press out of your eye-line but easy to fetch when you need them.

2. We are big fans of the IKEA bookshelf hack where you paint the inexpensive spice rack and fix it to the wall in your child’s bedroom for a gorgeous bookshelf idea. Fixing these to the side of your child’s chest of drawers is an even better way to save space. You can put a couple on each side and it will be a very aesthetically pleasing library for your little ones.

3. Vacuum bags for clothes storage. I am late to the party with this one but I seriously cannot believe just how much space they save. Putting away the winter and summer clothes has never been easier.

4. A mounted magazine rack mounted to the inside of one of your cupboards is a genius solution for holding your kitchen foil, baking paper and cling film.

5. A shower ring scarf hanger is kind of rocking our worlds right now. Simply loop a couple of shower rings along a regular clothes hanger. You can use the loops to neatly store scarves that are otherwise taking up way too much space.

6. A low mounted coat rack behind your hall door could be the perfect solution for a pair of shoes for each member of the family. They’re not touching the ground but they’re easy to reach when you are running out the door. Genius.

7. Fill a shoe organiser with all of your cleaning supplies and pop it on the back of the utility room door.

8. Rolling under-bed storage could be the perfect solution to your storage woes. It looks neat and tidy and stores a huge amount. It works great for clothes and bed-sheets in particular. Are you making the most of that space?

9. Transform one of your fridge drawers into an “eat me first” section. You can stick a little post-it on the drawer and it can be the designated area for the yoghurts, cheese and fridge items that are about to go out of date. No more waste and some meal inspiration at the very same time.

10. Counter storage jars for your pasta, rice, porridge, flour and cereal really saves space in your pantry or kitchen press. Chances are you have more than two of each and they are taking up way too much space and not being used up.

Tracey is a happy mammy to four-year-old Billy. She is a breastfeeder, gentle parent and has recently lost five stone so healthy family eating is her passion! You can find her at www.loveofliving.com.

Tracey Quinn

Proud mum of two who got married on Don't Tell The Bride and had an accidental home-birth (loves a good story). She's passionate about breastfeeding, positive thinking & all things cosy.

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