Savvy storage solutions
for small spaces

Bicycle shelf

Bicycle shelf from www.theknifeandsaw.com

Living in a city like London often goes hand in hand with living in a small space. I have lived in many a weeny pad and know what it is, to FALL OVER my own shoes, cut my finger on the cheese grater while trying to wrestle the cling film out of the kitchen drawer.. and of course, the classic squash-the-hangers-into-the-wardrobe-as-tightly-as-they-will-go-so-all-your-clothes-are-crumpled-and-unhapy-looking-and-what’s-the-point-anyway.

In the past, I have often turned to the more familiar storage solutions, be it a fitted wardrobe, under-the-bed drawers, or hanging my jewellery over a mug tree. Yep – that old chestnut.

I am soon moving again, (yes, exciting…) to new digs in a different part of London and so have been trawling the tinterweb to find some new and more unusual storage inspiration.

I am mighty pleased with what I’ve discovered and I hope you find some of these ideas useful too…

Drawers in stairs

Drawers in stairs! Genius. I found this pic on www.juggaar.com

 

 

Under the stairs cupboards...

Under the stairs cupboards… discovered on Buzzfeed.com

Under stairs storage

Another example of this from www.lizmarieblog.com

Under the sink storage - I am absolutely going to do this. Idea found on Martha Stewart

Under the sink storage – I am absolutely going to do this – installing a rail like this is so easy and gets those pesky bottles out of the way for good. Hurrah! Idea found on Martha Stewart

LOVE THIS - I have so many bottles of cleaner and bleach and bathroom paraphernalia... found on bathroomheaven.com

LOVE THIS – I have so many bottles of cleaner and bleach and bathroom paraphernalia… found on bathroomheaven.com

Ironing board storage solution

Ahhh this is brilliant. Those two hooks are made from the tops of hangers – my ironing board falls on me every time I open my cupboard… NO MORE! Pic found on evinok.net

Welly storag

Welly storage! Pic found on Babble.com

This is one of those stationery holders, drilled onto the inside of a kitchen cupboard. Perfect for foil, cling film and all those other bits and bobs... found on pinterest.com

This is one of those stationery holders, drilled onto the inside of a kitchen cupboard. Perfect for foil, cling film and all those other bits and bobs… found on pinterest.com

Letter and paper storage - and it's pretty too... found on Apartment Therapy

Letter and paper storage – and it’s pretty too… found on Apartment Therapy

Bicycle shelf

It’s a bicycle shelf. Uh huh. You’ll find it on www.theknifeandsaw.com There’s another pic of this at the top of this post.

Super stair storage from Leva & Bo

Super stair storage from Leva & Bo

Well this is a nifty idea...

Well this is a nifty idea…they’re breathable too ;)

Got a problem with boxes in the garage? Ta da!

Got a problem with boxes in the garage? Ta da! Found on deilora.com 

So next time you open a cupboard and an old box of lego (just me?) falls on your head, pop over to this post and grab some storage inspiration for your home.

We shall be clutter free forever, you and me.

 

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21 thoughts on “Savvy storage solutions
for small spaces

  1. I love the slide-out drawers hidden in the stairs – perfect for shoes; keeps them handy without blocking the hall! I’m going to look first though at how any of the kitchen ideas can help me – that’s where I have most clutter.

  2. Well it is always a big question how tu survive in a small space :D Especially when you are not only one person but a big family :) Staircase solutions are really perfect, thank you for excellent ideas!

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