SPRING STORAGE AND DECLUTTERING TIPS*


001. Out of sight out of mind. Put some clothes/ children's toys/ cooking utensils away in a box under the stairs. Set a deadline (say three months) and if you don't find yourself needing those items before the time is up then you probably don't need them at all. Get rid. 

002. Buy more storage. OK I know it's counter-intuitive to buy more stuff when you're trying to declutter your home. But storage bins, wicker baskets, and drawer dividers all help your home look neat and streamlined, and help you find things quickly. Homesense is great for pretty and affordable items, and try muji for all your acrylic storage needs. Chalk labels are also a practical and stylish way of ensuring you know where everything is. 

003. Rome wasn't built in a day. Don't set aside one day to organise your whole house. No one can focus on a single task for eight+ hours. It's much better to set aside a few hours when you can, and focus on one room. This also gives you a chance to deep clean areas that don't normally get cleaned, such as the airing cupboard or under the bed. 

Mobile Mini kindly gifted me £50 to spend at NotOnTheHighStreet.com and I wanted to use it to sort out some storage issues in the kitchen. Despite me and L being students, we're both total foodies and our stuff fills a large-ish kitchen. We struggled to fit everything in, and end up buying duplicate ingredients because we can't easily see what we have in. Until I found this beautiful vegetable cart. Each crate has a metal label, with French script in the style of a chalkboard. They're not screwed together, which means you can have them in any order you want or separate them around your kitchen. It slots in perfectly next to the fridge and holds all our potatoes, onions, garlic as well as fruits and veg that don't go in the fridge. We've freed up a lot of cupboard and counter space, and cooking is so much easier now that everything in one place. 

What do you think of this simple storage solution? Share your top decluttering tips in the comments. 

18 comments:

  1. I defo need to follow these tips living in a little one bed with my boyfriend can get messy x

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    1. Awh I know the feeling, we had such a small space before this year! x

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  2. I definitely need to try and get more storage around the place to try and make things a little more tidy. x

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    1. I always think buying more storage makes things tidier and easier to find x

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  3. Such a good idea!

    CCE
    www.cottonclotheco.weebly.com

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  4. We have a lot of clutter that often gets me down, thanks for the tips! The vegetable cart is just lovely!

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    1. It's great isn't it? I didn't know how much I needed it until I actually owned it! Hopefully you can manage to sort it all out, good luck x

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  5. Such a cute storage set! Your kitchen (from what I can see of it) looks lovely. Mine's a tip!

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    1. Thanks Jenny, maybe you should declutter ;) We did recently and it's made so much difference x

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  6. Aww thats sounds like type of post i would do! Love it! Great advises!

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  7. Gorgeous storage! you have totally inspired me to Spring Clean and have a big old clear out this weekend… Wish me luck!! Haha!

    Rock On Holly

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    1. It's lovely isn't it? Hope you got everything done Holly! x

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  8. That storage stacker is lovely Nisha. And how nice to receive a gift card for not on the high street- I LOVE it there as everything's so quirky and different xxx

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    1. Thanks Emma.. I was very lucky, everything on that site is so pinterest-worthy! xx

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  9. Love all these tips!! Great post <3

    Hope you check out my blog too :)

    xx stephalsay.blogspot.com

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