Spring is finally here and, while we’re more than ready to ditch our heavy winter coats for a far lighter (and funner) sense of style, the issue of where to store our woolly warmers for the next six months can pose an issue – especially for those tight on space.
Luckily, Temple & Webster’s styling guru Jess Bellef has some hot tips to revitalise your hibernating winter home and maximise spring storage.
“Clever storage ideas are a quick and easy way to give your home a seasonal refresh without having to spend a fortune,” she said. “Start thinking about what you can minimise in your living area, bathroom or even office to increase space and give that fresh, makeover feeling.”
1. Minimise the clutter in your home office by choosing storage boxes in the same colour throughout the space. This can create a sense of harmony in a space that is often cluttered with paperwork and technology.
2. Choose furniture options that have storage incorporated into the design. For example, an ottoman that can store your woolly jumpers, or a bed with drawers underneath that can hold your coats and scarves. Perfect for hibernating those winter clothes!
3. Keep large straw baskets handy in the lounge room. In one quick sweep you can gather up all the toys off the floor. They’re also a neat way to store extra blankets and cushions.
4. Floating shelves are an easy way to create more storage surface area without taking up valuable floor space. They are great for a home office or bedroom and they are available in a wide range of finishes and sizes.
5. Be disciplined and ruthless when it comes to getting rid of items you no longer need. Retire items you haven’t touched all winter – this cleanout is good for the soul and will inspire you to stay more organised. Drop items off at your local Vinnies or sell them on Gumtree.
6. Organise your kitchen according to usage. Minimise the clutter on your benchtop by storing away appliances that you rarely use. If you find after time you haven’t pulled out the ice cream/popcorn/hotdog maker, that’s a cue to get rid of it.