The start of a new year has seen me decluttering, sorting and generally tidying the house, and I thought I’d show you these three nifty new ideas I’ve recently used to improve the way I store things.
You may remember that I overhauled my jewellery storage last year, and mostly I’ve been really pleased with it. However, the necklaces drove me slowly mad, as they all slid to one end of the hanger every time I took one out or put one back. So I went back to the drawing board, and I am now storing my necklaces on the these nifty wooden hangers with hooks, on the wall of my dressing room. When I eventually get round to decorating my dressing room & bedroom, I will probably spraypaint them in a colour to match whatever colour scheme I choose.
You can pick these hangers up in John Lewis, where they’re about £7 each from memory, but I found these on eBay for a fiver each.
2. Gift Wrapping Supplies
I saw this idea on You Tube, and thought it was a brilliant space saver, as I previously had all my wrapping paraphernalia stored in a large plastic lidded box, which obviously had to be big enough to hold the long rolls of gift wrap, so was pretty giant really.
This method uses plastic see-through garment bags, which I bought again from eBay, for a couple of pounds each. One for Christmas, and one for all other occasions. Gift tags and ribbons are now stored in a small box which on the floor of the cupboard underneath the wrap bags.
I’m lucky to have a surfeit of cupboard space in my bedroom, but I only recently realized (having lived here a year!) that a fairly empty cupboard in my bedroom had two hanging rails, which would be just perfect for storing my handbags. I previous had my bags on a highish shelf at the top of a wardrobe, and being as short as I am, I could never find the one I wanted without pulling them all out and then having to put them all back, which became very dull after a while.
A couple of packs of hangers from Poundland later, and they are all perfectly stored, complete with dustbags, on the hanging rails. I reckon they’ll keep their shape far better this way, too. Win!