With Christmas comes clutter. It’s inevitable. Presents to hide, extra beds for the in-laws to squeeze in… you’ll need all the space you can get. Luckily, we’ve gathered a list of smart storage ideas, just in time for the festive season.
Wardrobe shelves. This one might seem a bit obvious, but don’t underestimate the amount of space you can save when you utilise your entire freestanding or fitted wardrobe. Wardrobe shelves can be a great hiding spot for presents, high up and away from curious little hands. Use storage containers to keep everything organised and easily accessible, and your stress levels will remain under control during the festive run-up.
Keep them hooked
Take advantage of the free space on your walls. Hooks are a cheap way to save space, and show off your trinkets and festive decorations at the same time. Try creating a wall of jewellery near your vanity table or mirror by using small hooks. Your delicate necklaces will never be tangled, and you’ll be able to find your favourite bracelet for Christmas day in a jiffy.
Let the ceiling meet the floor
Show off your Christmas decor whilst keeping books, records and CDs out of the way with floor-to-ceiling shelves. Open storage means you don’t have to hide away all your personal belongings and easy access means your visitors are more likely to place cups, glasses and other paraphernalia on a shelf, rather than the floor. (Just a temporary measure obviously!)
Stow away secrets in plain sight
It’s hard to keep presents hidden from your partner, especially if you share the same bedroom. So where do you hide them? The car? The garage? What if there was a way to hide them in your room, without the fear of them finding their gift? With secret compartments built into your desk, wardrobe or drawers, you’ll finally be able to rest easy knowing they’ll never spoil their surprise.
Go the multi-purpose route
One of the simplest and smartest ways to save space, especially in smaller rooms, is to invest in multi-purpose furniture. A bed with drawers is a great way to conceal your gifts and a foldaway bed is a simple and stylish solution for accommodating seasonal guests!
Fill the nooks
How do you fill those awkward corners? Potted plants and floor lamps can only do so much. Wraparound shelves and tables, on the other hand, are a great way to utilise those tricky corners. Fill in any space with bespoke fitted storage units, and create unique compartments that complement your room. Choose the style, colour and material for a solution that not only looks stunning but is also practical.
No space goes to waste here at Hartleys. We’ll make sure that you’re all set for the Christmas chaos by helping you decide on the perfect storage units for you and your family. Just give us a call today, or fill out our online form and we’ll get back to you!