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Author: Gill Greenwell, Posted: Monday, 18th December 2023, 09:00

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After the frenzy of Christmas celebrations, I like to relax into a calm and organised home. The new year is the perfect time to de-clutter and there is no shortage of advice on how to do it, from the original tidying guru Marie Kondo to Instagram home organisers like @shiragill. Part of the process is finding the right storage – here are some of my favourites.

Sort out the kitchen

I always find other people’s kitchens a challenge as I can never find anything. It helps if you can see things at a glance; floating open shelving is a good option and looks contemporary. Organised drawers, cupboards and fridges are a must; I like Homebase’s affordable Smartstore range for storage boxes. My Nordic-style washing up caddy is practical and chic, and I use small sustainable rattan baskets for spices.

Banish bathroom clutter

Bathrooms are always clutter magnets, so clear out those nearly empty bottles of shower gel and body lotion. It makes sense to have built-in storage for extra supplies of bath oils and candles – combined basin and vanity units work well.

In a period-style home a repurposed vintage piece adds character. Don’t forget to have plenty of hooks to hang up bathrobes and towels, and for a tidy shower cubicle check out Umbra’s chic black Cubico shower caddy.

Streamline your wardrobe

I find one of the hardest areas to organise is my wardrobe – it’s not a task for the faint-hearted. You need to be really honest with yourself about what still fits and suits you, and recycle what’s left, or use the services of a professional organiser.

A couple of wardrobe space-saving items worth investing in are slim velvet hangers and a telescopic shoe rack. You’ll find getting dressed in the morning has never been so easy.

Home office edit

So many of us work from home now, so our workspaces have become an important part of where we live. An organised home working environment boosts productivity. My family would tell you that my home office is the messiest room in the house, so I’ve been focusing on finding storage that is practical, whilst still visually appealing. Some of the best value items I have found are the pretty filing boxes from Sostrene Grene and Biggie Best’s Kubu wicker baskets.

Fun storage

Finally, don’t forget that storage doesn’t have to be boring – it can be fun, especially when tidying away those Christmas toys. I love bright coloured baskets. Check out the cheerful giant LEGO storage boxes from A Place for Everything.

Transform your life with these smart and stylish storage solutions, and you too will have a home that looks good and works for your lifestyle.

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