Makeover Your Home in a Day With These Spring Storage Essentials

Courtesy of Warm Grey Company
Courtesy of Warm Grey Company

Architecture & Design Editor

It’s around this time of year many of us are looking to do the obligatory spring clean, so if you’re fed up of a messy house or you’re looking for smarter small-space solutions, these unique, custom-made designs will turn your home into a calm and tidy space in an instant.

Entryway organiser

If you’re that person that is forever looking for their keys or can’t find the latest gas bill, this is for you. Try a customised or modular solution like this design from Midnight Woodworks that has different compartments for your various needs – it’ll be a lifesaver in the morning.

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Hanging clothes rack

Don’t have enough space for a conventional wardrobe? This is an elegant solution, plus it’s a great way to display your favourite items of clothing. By creating your own capsule collection of key pieces, you don’t have to rummage around in the morning to find an outfit that goes together – it’s also a good excuse to have a proper sort out and give away those unworn items that only the moths are enjoying…

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Paper storage bags

These storage bags from Warm Grey Company aren’t only more eco-friendly and affordable than the usual plastic containers – you can wash them too!

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Upcycled wine crate furniture

If you don’t have much cash to splash, disregarded wine crates make great storage items, whether you use them as bookcases, bedside tables or storage trunks. Made Anew creates bespoke pieces, but you could also try creating your own furniture – you can buy wine crates for cheap on sites such as Gumtree, eBay or you may even find some on Freecycle. For a quick option, IKEA sells the Knagglig crate design for UK£9 each.

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Clever bike shelf

If you’re fed up of tripping up over your bike in the hallway, keep it out the way with this smart wall-mounted bike shelf from We Are Chrome – it also has a handy accessories storage space too.

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Flexible pegboard wall

This cool concept from George & Willy means you can chop and change where you put your shelves to accommodate various items, which is great for either creating a customised kitchen storage wall or an office organiser above your desk.

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Super storage bed

A great way to maximise space is to opt for a bed with substantial storage underneath – rather than the usual fabric divan bed, Naturalcity makes bespoke pieces out of reclaimed wood for a more characterful look.

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For more ideas on how to create a tidy home, check out Etsy’s Editor’s Picks here.

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