5 satisfying storage solutions for smaller homes


5 satisfying storage solutions for smaller homes

Posted on Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Let’s face it, we all have objects in our home that we probably don’t need, but simply can’t face throwing away. Despite the hours you’ve spent organising your drawers, cupboards and loft, your years’ worth of clutter still manages to creep into your common areas, quickly turning a haven into a tip.

But, there is an easy way to manage this, and prevent cluttering up your entire house. Here are our top tips for saving precious space and keeping your home spic and span…

Awkward alcoves           

You may have awkward shaped alcoves in your property that you have always wanted to fill, but never really known how. These have great storage potential! You could have a made-to-fit, custom shelf unit installed, but this can be expensive.

Instead – with a little help from a friend if needed – put up your own shelves in the space. It will be a lot cheaper, and you have control of where they go.

Utilise free wall space

If you have a lot of free wall space, it is a great idea to add floating shelves, or a pegboard. A pegboard is a brilliant solution which allows you to mix and match storage needs, using hooks and baskets, for example. They can also become a feature of your room, as well as creating a cool industrial feel.

Convenient cupboard space

Try hanging a shower basket on the inside of your cupboard doors. This not only adds extra room for storage, but it also keeps lacklustre things like cleaning products or rubbish bins out of sight.

If you don’t have a spare drawer to fit your hairdryer or straighteners in, this could be the perfect place to house them!

Suspended pots and pans

Experiment by positioning a towel bar or two on your kitchen walls to store pots, pans, lids and any other hangable items.

Cooking essentials can take up a lot of cupboard space, and they can sometimes be awkward shaped meaning that they don’t slot always nicely into one another. Suspending them at arm’s reach will ensure that the important pan or utensil is never too hard to find.


If your wardrobes are already filled to bursting with your clothes and shoes, having a bed with storage underneath is something to consider.

Whether that be drawers or even a bed which lifts up, this can provide that extra, discreet space you need to eliminate clutter.

Divan beds can be a bit pricey, so to save you some pennies why not make your own rolling drawers? Simply measure the space between your bed and the floor, source some wood and create rectangular boxes. Then add your wheels and they’ll slide in and out from under your bed with ease.

Hopefully these storage solutions have given you a few ideas for making some room around your home, and if you’re still short on space, maybe it’s time to consider a roomier property!

Call the Applegate team today if you’re tempted to make your next move.  

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