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Storage Ideas For Small Houses And Flats

Property prices are at an all-time high and many of us have to settle for something smaller than we’d ideally like. London is one of the most expensive places to live in the UK, so if you’re keen on being a city dweller consider northern cities such as Leeds, Manchester, Sheffield, that’s your first tip, look in other areas! With this being said, it’s important that you utilise your space if you do live in a smaller house or flat. Here’s some ideas…

Sofa and Under Bed Storage

A great place to start and a lovely tidy way of keeping your stuff out of sight. Whether that’s storage within the sofa or bed or even neat boxes that slide underneath. Sofa storage is nice and accessible, perfect for items that you use regularly. If you need somewhere for guests to sleep, then sofa beds are always a good bet and you can store a lot of stuff in there!

Make the most of tables, choose a bedside coffee table with draws or that opens up in a trunk style. These are all relatively inexpensive and can really make that difference when you’re trying to decide where to put bits and pieces.

Shelves

All homes have shelves and they’re not just there for decoration! You can keep pretty much anything on shelves, and they’re the perfect place to make bare walls look more interesting as well as storage. They’re great as you don’t need to rummage through drawers and boxes to find things, it’s all there for you. If you’re worried about your room looking a little cluttered, then large mirrors can give an illusion of more space too!

Wardrobe Shelves

The ideal solution to maximise your space! Ideal for socks, underwear and any small garments that you’d usually keep in drawers. The best part is that they’re so cheap!

Self Hangers

For most of us, floor space is limited and it’s the last place we want to store stuff. Hooks or shelves which hand on the back of the door could be the perfect answer! They’re ideal for towels, dressing gowns, bags anything that you use regularly!

Declutter

It goes without saying that there’s no better way to improve and clear your living space than to declutter! If you’re downsizing, you’re going to have to reduce the amount of stuff you have and there’s not really any other way to do it. Don’t fill your surfaces with stuff, everyday life will soon mean that surfaces get full of stuff. Be ruthless – if you’ve not used or worn something in a year get it gone!