Have you ever struggled to get to sleep because niggling chores are on your mind? Our new research has found out that almost a third of us are getting up in the middle of the night to tackle the housework, and 64% of us admit we can’t relax in the evening if they haven’t cleared up after their evening meal. We’ve partnered with Gemma and Charlotte from the Instagram account Style Sisters, who have kindly shared their tips and tricks to create a more mindful and organised space.
Create a colourful new aesthetic using storage
Clearing up your belongings may not be fun, but the storage you choose can be. Pick attractive slimline coat hangers for your wardrobe makeover or choose colourful storage dividers that double up as bookcases to add some personality to your bedroom. Not only will this allow you to fit lots more into your home – they look great!
Fabric boxes are an inexpensive way of arranging and organising cupboards and bookcases, plus they come in different sizes so can fit into cosy flats just as easily as larger homes.
Our pick of products:
• Pearl White Room Divider Bookcase £169
• Disney Star Wars Pack of 2 Collapsible Storage Boxes £10
• Set of 5 Wooden Blush Pink Coat Hangers £4
• Pack Of 10 Copper Hangers £3
• Multi Coloured Pom Pom Storage Basket £10
Vacuum, vacuum, vacuum (pack)!
Use vacuum sealed storage bags to store your seasonal clothing. This creates more space in drawers and wardrobes for those thick jumpers that are currently needed and is also a great way to keep the kids’ clothes safely stored away. Store ball gowns and delicate items of clothing in dress clothing covers to protect them in the wardrobe. Jumbo bags don’t have to be plain plastic either – try one with a coloured lid to coordinate with your bedroom accessories.
Travel roll storage bags are a great way to cram three or four extra dresses into your holiday suitcase – also perfect for mid-season trips where you’re not quite sure what the weather will look like! Drawer dividers are also a great way to keep smaller items neat and tidy, try separating your socks from your tights for more organised living and to speed up your morning routine.
Our pick of products:
• Set of Two Vacuum Storage Bags £6
• Hanging Vacuum Storage Bag £3.50
• Set of Two Vacuum Travel Roll Storage Bags £6
• Jumbo Bag Grey £4
• Set of 2 Dress Covers £3
• Underwear Organiser £5
Keep items high and low in the home
Multi-purpose wicker baskets are eco-friendly and sustainable and they are also really trendy at the moment. They can be a great way to store cute toys and accessories, keeping your home stylish and tidy.
Placing items you only occasionally need on top of wardrobes, in storage baskets, is a useful trick to make everything look nice and organised. Under-bed storage bags are a great way to store items in an otherwise unused space. Making use of the high and low storage points in your home is a great way of using your space in a satisfying way.
Extendable shoe racks are a great way to get triple the number of shoes in one space and can be placed neatly at the bottom of the wardrobe beneath your hanging items. Or helpfully in a hallway.
Our Pick Of Products:
• Seagrass Tapered Basket £8
• Cotton Rope Grey Storage Basket £15
• 3 Tier Extendable Shoe Rack £10
• Underbed Storage Bag £3