“Clutter is caused by a failure to return things to where they belong. Therefore, storage should reduce the effort needed to put things away, not the effort needed to get them out.” ― Marie Kondo
When looking for storage space in our homes, we often look past what is right in front of us.
We would all love a walk-in “Instagramable” pantry but it isn’t always feasible with space constraints. With some clever thinking, we have put some storage hacks together for your home to make the most of the available space.
First up is the hallway
It is essential to take the extra minute to hang up your coat and put your shoes away. It is too easy to come home after a long day, throw the coats on the banisters and the shoes at the door. With all family members following this simple step, a clutter free hallway within an organised home awaits!
Bags Upon Bags
Have you ever found yourself with bags upon bags….but nowhere to store them? This storage hack is suitable for any type of bag, from shopping bags to special occasion bags. To organise shopping bags, place all bags into a foldable triangular shape and pop them into a large bag. This keeps them tidy, and is a great space saver. For handbags and occasional bags, start off with picking three that you use most often. The bags that are not chosen should then be placed within one another. This means that the bags that were taking up space have now been compressed into one, and it can also help handbags to retain their shape.
Filing Cabinet Drawers
Working from home or having a home office means our homes are filled to the brim with paperwork, files and stationery. Without having a place to store these items it can quickly lead to chaos. We created an ‘office essentials’ drawer in the under stairs storage unit below. The drawer itself can hold up to 35kg in weight meaning it can hold large amounts of files without taking up too much floor space.
When it comes to storage we often think of boxes and labels but this doesn’t mean that we can’t have a stylish piece of furniture that also acts as a storage haven. More and more we see stylish book shelves, units and our understairs storage in homes that appear as a stylish home feature but also act as a storage haven.
Our team is thrilled to have been awarded the Houzz Service Award for 2021. This is our fifth time winning the Houzz Service Award, having also been awarded in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. We are especially proud of this year’s award as the Covid-19 pandemic presented many challenges for our business over the past 12 months. We dealt with these challenges and were delighted to resume normal operations in the latter half of 2020, thanks to the support of our wonderful installers, staff and customers. Thank you!
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The Clever Closet team were delighted to collaborate with blogger ‘Mummy of Four’ this month on an under stairs storage makeover. Rhi from Mummy of Four helps busy mums to get organised, and we are huge fans of Mummy of Four’s home renovation series. Click here to watch a video which showcases the under stairs storage transformation along with some really clever tips and tricks for organising your Clever Closet unit. #Ad
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With 2020 drawing to a close and the New Year approaching, we took the time to look back over our highlights this year. Despite the many challenges of Covid-19, 2020 brought lots of exciting times from TV appearances to new product launches. Read on to hear more about what the team got up to!
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With Christmas fast-approaching, we would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our customers for their support this year and over the past ten years – 50,000 understairs storage installations later! Read on to see our Christmas opening hours and update.
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The Clever Closet team were thrilled to take part in Sarah Beeny’s TV show, Renovate Don’t Relocate this year. Presented by Sarah Beeny, Renovate Don’t Relocate helps homeowners to transform their home without facing the challenges of relocating. Read on to find out more.
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It’s officially Back to School time! The new school year has just kicked off and brought mountains of essential back-to-school ‘stuff’ with it – school bags, coats, school books, bags, sports gear and more! We have outlined some tips below on storing the school essentials neatly in your understairs storage unit.
Due to rapid expansion, we are hiring a number of talented and experienced 2nd Fix Carpenters for our Coventry hub covering the Coventry and Birmingham areas. Candidates must have a minimum of two years’ experience in kitchen or bedroom fitting. Read on to see the full job description.
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We are delighted to be featured in the March edition of YourHome Magazine. YourHome is the UK’s number one magazine for home interiors. This month’s magazine includes a competition for a Clever Closet Under Stairs Storage Unit. Read on to find out how to enter!
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The Clever Closet Team were thrilled to collaborate with Faye Tuhfadar this month to maximise the storage potential in her home. Faye is one of Instagram’s leading lifestyle, home decor and beauty influencers. Read on to see the final results of the storage transformation!
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