Adequate storage is a fundamental challenge of many family homes. Organising the never-ending, children’s clutter and finding practical solutions for all the “stuff” can seem overwhelming. But living in a clutter-free home can be achieved with practical storage solutions in every room.
The key to tackling family clutter is to incorporate a generous amount of storage that makes picking up and putting away easy. Think a combination of stylish furniture pieces with built-in storage, utilising incidental spaces and having smaller storage options such as containers and baskets on hand for a quick clean-up.
Thankfully, you’ll find plenty of family-friendly storage ideas all in the one place at Alexandria Homemaker Centre!
1. Invest in furniture with storage
There is ample choice these days for family-friendly furniture with built-in storage. From entertainment units and bookcases to coffee tables and ottomans, there are options to suit any home and room. Explore the ample storage solutions at Half Price Furniture, James Lane or Sydney Side for ideas to your family’s clutter.
2. Containers, containers, containers
You can never have too many containers! Containers offer a solution to organise toys, bathroom items and pantry products. Beyond your typical Tupperware options, you can find containers of all sorts of styles. For maximum organisation, spend a weekend labelling your containers so your family can see clearly what goes where. No excuses for putting things away incorrectly!
3. Make use of underutilised walls
Hooks, coat racks and wall-hung, slim-lined shelves are a great way to store family clutter especially where space is tight. It also can be a cost-effective solution for adding personality and interest to your home.
4. Utilise the space under beds
The space under your bed isn’t just for losing socks and collecting dust. It’s a great spot to store items such as toys or out-of-season clothing. Some bed designs like those you’ll find at Alexandria Homemaker Centre stores’ Snooze and The Sleeping Giant, are designed with built-in storage. However, you can also find low-height baskets and boxes that will hide away easily under a raised bed.
5. Decorate with baskets
Baskets are a great way to hide clutter and add texture and warmth to any room. For kids’ rooms and nurseries look at age-appropriate baskets and storage options like these at Baby Kingdom. For other rooms in your home, consider the basket designs at The Shake, which are not only functional but will look stylish in any space.
6. Embrace open shelving
Open shelving where everything is on display may not sound like a family-friendly storage solution. But this style actually makes you be more conscious and mindful of how items are put away and how much clutter you gather. With open shelving, there is no place to hide! Style your favourite pieces on display furniture like you’ll find at G & D @ Home and it becomes an artwork for your interior.