Sort out your living space and your mind will follow…
Often overlooked, but can provide valuable storage space for outdoor clothes, cleaning equipment, DIY tools etc. Line the walls with shelves to house your book collection or turn the walls into your art gallery.
Move out larger appliances such as the washing machine and dryer machine into a utility room to create more cupboard space.
Hang brooms, brushes and mops on the side of the cupboard door.
Free up valuable surfaces in the kitchen by hanging utensils on the wall. Racks for spices, herbs and mugs can also be fixed to the wall.
Suspend on old fashioned clothes airer to make use of ceiling space. Hang pots and pans from it – or dry bunches of herbs and roses on it.
TIP: BUY STORAGE CONTAINERS ONLY WHEN YOU KNOW HOW YOU WILL USE THEM – OTHERWISE THEY BECOME PART OF THE CLUTTER.
Buy an iron organiser, which enables you to hang both your iron and ironing board from inside a door wall.
Use drawer tidies and inserts to keep drawers clutter-free.
Use a combination of open shelving and cupboard storage.
Instead of tables and nests of tables, go for small free-standing cupboards that can be used for storage.
Bua a dining table with drop-down leaves.
After your bed, clothes are likely to take up most of the room, so ensure adequate wardrobe space.
Replace bedside tables with built-in shelving around and above the bedhead.
Box in baths or pedestal basins to create useful storage for cleaning equipment, toilet rolls etc.
Fit a cabinet on the wall above the toilet.
Swap the bathroom mirror cabinet where you can stow all your lotions and potions.