“A place for everything, everything in it’s place.” – Benjamin Franklin
Nothing is more satisfying than good storage. It’s what dreams are made of. We’ve got three tips to get your home ship shape, so you have more time to put your feet up and relax.
Baskets: Not only a textural artwork, baskets around the house do wonders. Allocate roles to baskets, and you can train your family (or flatmates) to slam dunk their goodies instead of leaving it strewn through the house.
Good for: toys, laundry, magazines, firewood, shoes, cushions, books – and so much more
We love: Wired Metal Basket – for industrial good looks; Store It Baskets – to keep on top of bills and mail; Arrow Hamper 50cm – for it’s charming good looks, and for hiding dirty washing; Vivid Basket – 2 handle – for its organic shape and pop of relaxed colour.
Wardrobe: Get on top of your wardrobe, and you’ll be on top of the world. If you’re compromised for space, we love using wardrobe organisers to get everything ship shape. There’s nothing worse than rifling through your floordrobe searching for clothes, so give everything a home and you’ll be happier and more organised. Coat racks are perfect for bulkier or everyday pieces so you can grab them on your way out!
Good for: Reigning supreme in the wardrobe stakes – give Carrie Bradshaw a run for her money.
Living room: Who doesn’t love the idea of a tidy living area? Alas, most of the time you tidy up – and half an hour later – it’s back to mayhem. Given it’s a shared space – it’s easy for things to get out of control in here. Buy pieces that serve double duty – such as ottomans with storage, coffee tables with drawers,
Good for: Staying on top of family life.
We love: Elsie Rectangle Storage Ottoman – stow the kids toys once they’ve gone to bed; Henderson 2 drawer coffee table – stash the remotes in one drawer, magazines, paper and pencils in the other (for the kids, of course); Santa Cruz Short Basket – perfect for paper, pens, drawing materials – let the kids manage their art materials.