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10 creative storage ideas to declutter and get organised

These simple space-saving storage solutions will keep your home, bedroom and bathroom clean and clutter-free.

Additional reporting by Kate Syme-Lamont
Clean, minimalist spaces are easy on the eye, and organised spaces make for calmer, more focused minds. Repurposing existing furniture or installing small pieces can transform your home, and if you have a budget, invest in ready-made multifunctional furniture to save space.


OTTOMAN

1. Embrace ottomans

This multifunctional piece is eye-catching, functional and an easy DIY storage solution if you have a free afternoon. Ottomans with wheels can be moved around easily whenever you have a change of heart or need to make the most of a small space.


hang items

2. Eliminate your last-minute outfit dumping ground

We all do it – a speedy outfit change five minutes before rushing out the door, leaving a pile of discarded clothes on your chair or bed. Install hooks on the outside of your wardrobe or wherever you get dressed and eliminate the mess.


pin board

3. Get a pinboard (and plenty of thumbtacks)

Keep your workspace clean and tidy for a more productive and calm work environment. A pinboard is also a great way to display things that inspire you. Pop up some motivational quotes or mood images - you never know when inspiration will strike!


rubbish bin

4. Make use of rubbish bins

Place plenty of rubbish bins around your home to collect receipts, discarded packaging and other bits of rubbish that build up around desks, tables and different spaces. It will be much easier to tidy up as you go and will help keep your home decluttered. You'd be surprised how refreshing it feels!


HOOKS

5. Maximise your wall space with extra hooks

Install hooks just below your shelves to create extra hanging space on your walls. Hooks are ideal when you need to tidy up quickly and can add interest and colour to otherwise wasted or bland wall spaces.


UNDER BED STORAGE

6. Make a storage space under your bed and declutter your bedroom

If you can spring for a new bed frame, choose one with built-in drawers to store extra blankets, out-of-season clothes and other items that take up space. If you have an existing frame, filling the area underneath the platform with a simple set of shelves or baskets can work just as well.


headboard

7. Turn your headboard into a set of shelves

Not only is this a fantastic design idea, but it's also a really clever storage solution. Turning your headboard into a set of shelves will eliminate the tendency to collect clutter around your bed and you can create more floor space by getting rid of your bedside table.


jar storage

8. Hang jars for makeup storage in your bathroom

Clear the surface of your vanity cabinet and keep your makeup and products easily accessible and clean. All you need are some jars or tubs, string and a piece of wood or hooks to secure them to your bathroom wall.


STACKABLE CHAIRS

9. Invest in some stackable chairs

If you live in a small space but like to entertain, investing in a cool set of stackable chairs is essential. When friends come around you will be able to accommodate them easily; when they leave, simply pack up the chairs and leave your home clutter-free.


HIDE CORDS

10. Hide cords

Install a power board inside a drawer under your bed, under your desk or even upside down under your kitchen bench. It will get rid of the unsightly mess of cords and keep surfaces neat and tidy.


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Stephanie Panecasio

Stephanie is a writer at finder.com.au with an enviable foundation collection, a love of all things skincare and maybe just one too many pairs of black jeans. When she's not scouring the Internet for deals and bargains, you can probably find her writing feverishly in a comfy chair.

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