Fabulous Creative Storage Solutions For Your Studio
When it comes to storage, sometimes it’s necessary to think outside the box and come up with clever ways to keep everything neat and tidy. There are many things you can do to free up space in your house, even if you have limited room. I absolutely LOVE craft rooms and all of the creative, craft storage solutions I always find!
Look for hidden storage OR make it yourself!
Furniture takes up quite a bit of floor space, so if you’re thinking about buying new chairs, a bed or suite, look for designs with plenty of hidden storage.
Sofas with storage underneath the seats are great for keeping everything from books to newspapers, and beds with pull out draws often have the capacity to store spare bed sheets and pillow covers.
Similarly, you can buy many desks, cabinets and other bulky items with hidden compartments which pull out to reveal plenty of extra storage space. You can always customise your own chair like this fabulous little kiddos chair from Craptastic blog.
Invest In Or make storage boxes with wheels
Storage should be as practical as possible, so with this in mind try to invest in storage boxes with wheels on the bottom as these are quick and easy to manoeuvre. Not only can they be rolled under beds and desks but they can also be transported from A to B meaning if you have children you can simply wheel their toys from their bedroom to the front room for an afternoon play session.
When it comes to boxes, you might also want to consider stackable options which hold plenty but don’t take up much floor space as these are ideal for small spaces. You can make your own easily using crates and little wheels. This excellent project is from the Pretty Organised book by Jane Hughes.
Tote bags are brilliant for storing a wide range of things from children’s toys to nightwear, shoes and towels. They’re also highly convenient as they can be easily hung from pegs on the back of the door meaning they won’t take up much excess room at all.
Furthermore, tote bags are lightweight and easy to carry around so can be taken with you on family holidays without much problem at all. Knitting bag from Hobbycraft.
There are many storage solutions for small spaces, but if you are pushed for room it’s well worth putting up some sturdy shelving. Shelves can be placed on any empty wall and have the ability to hold everything from photographs and ornaments to DVDs and folders.
What’s more, when you’re thinking about where to put the shelves, don’t forget about wasted wall space which often goes unused, you can always transform little crates into mini shelves like Natalme. Crafty storage solutions can help you organise and de-clutter your home and are well worth the investment.
Decorate A Vintage Trolley
You can find a vintage trolley quite easily these days, in thrift stores, charity shops and sites like preloved or gumtree and Jane from tea wagon tales blog has redecorated many of these trolleys for her little crafty shed! The project is in her Pretty Organised craft book.
Consider yourself a bit of a hoarder? Storage units and similar facilities are dotted around the country, that’ll give you a bit of extra storage space away from home. As most storage units are monitored around the clock by high-tech security system, you can rest assured your items will be taken care of while you enjoy the extra space in your home.
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