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Tips & Tricks: Maximise The Space In Your Bathroom

Tips & Tricks: Maximise The Space In Your Bathroom

We tend to spend a lot of time decorating our bathrooms but more often than not toiletries begin to take over and outgrow their storage spaces with extra clutter. You can make great use of all the areas of your bathroom to help store items in the most efficient way regardless of the size. A great way to start clearing the clutter and maximising the space is by throwing away any items that have expired or products that you no longer use. Shelves are a versatile storage solution that match any décor and can be added to a blank wall space which will give you the opportunity to find a place for items in your bathroom. Corner shelves are very useful to maximise the space in the corner of your bathroom and be purchased ready-made from household retailers. Wicker baskets […]

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Tips & Tricks: Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions for Longer

Tips & Tricks: Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions for Longer

One resolution that is often made at the beginning of each year is to exercise more and get in shape, but this rarely lasts beyond January. Here are some top tips and tricks to keep your New Year’s Resolution going throughout the rest of the year. Before you purchase any fitness equipment, look around your home for possible areas where it can be stored. You may need to rearrange furniture or even get rid of some to make sure it will all fit. Don’t forget about the extra space you will need that isn’t obvious at first glance, as some equipment will fold out onto the floor. Once you have an idea of the space available you can make a selection of possible equipment to have in your home. You can still maintain your resolution of getting fit in the […]

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Tips & Tricks: Storing New Christmas Gifts

Tips & Tricks: Storing New Christmas Gifts

Christmas maybe over for another year but the gifts that you receive can often take a while to sort and find a place where they can be kept. Here are some top tips for you to find space in your home for new Christmas gifts. A simple idea that quickly cuts down clutter after Christmas is that for every gift you receive, you dispose or store two. For example: if you’re given an item of new clothing, you can take out two items that you no longer wear or are out of season before you place it in your wardrobe. You will be freeing up space in your home as you’re putting away gifts. Whether you decide to recycle, donate or store old items, each new gift will reduce clutter and keep you organised. Children’s rooms can often become cluttered […]

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Tips & Tricks: Clearing Post Christmas Clutter

Tips & Tricks: Clearing Post Christmas Clutter

The Christmas period is coming to an end but that doesn’t mean you will want to be reminded of it all year round. Here are some tips to reduce the amount of Christmas clutter in your home for the New Year. When you remove your decorations after the 12 days of Christmas, make sure that they are stored in the same boxes. If any decorations have broken or you no longer want them, there is no need to keep them for next year. Only keep the decorations that you will want to use again. The time after Christmas is a great time to sort through your wardrobes and cabinets to make room for new items you have received as gifts. Sort through your clothing, shoes and any accessories and make a pile of items that no longer fit or you […]

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Tips & Tricks: Celebrate Christmas In Your Home Without The Clutter

Tips & Tricks: Celebrate Christmas In Your Home Without The Clutter

Christmas Day is drawing closer and by following these tips over the festive period you can celebrate without cluttering your home. If you’ve bought a real Christmas tree, many local councils offer free recycling and will pick it up for you like they would on a normal refuse collection. You can save storage space all year round by easily disposing of them when Christmas is over. Don’t use Christmas as an excuse to overload your home with a dancing snowman or a singing Santa. Adding decorations to every bit of free space in your home is a quick way to make it look crowded and cluttered. Try playing Christmas music instead to get in a festive mood. Rather than having large decorations you could just tie a ribbon around everyday items such as door handles, banisters and potted plants. This […]

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Tips & Ticks: Using Self Storage While Studying Abroad

Tips & Ticks: Using Self Storage While Studying Abroad

Having the chance to study abroad can be a once in a lifetime opportunity as you become immersed in learning about another culture but there is often the issue of what to do with your belongings. Many items you have you will want to keep but not necessarily take with you while travelling. Here are some tips for if you’re thinking of studying abroad and want to avoid the hassle of transporting all your goods with you. When you’re trying to pack the essential items to take abroad with you it may seem like an impossible task to fit everything into one or two suitcases. Firstly find out what your airline’s baggage limits are as you won’t want to pay an unexpected charge for going over the limit. Secondly, many halls of residence have limited storage facilities, meaning you could […]

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Tips & Tricks: What To Do If You’re Moving Abroad

Tips & Tricks: What To Do If You’re Moving Abroad

Moving to another country can be extremely exciting but can also be very stressful if you don’t have everything under control – follow these tips and tricks to ensure your move goes smoothly: To pack your things for shipping, use sturdy boxes and label each side so you know what is in every box, making it easier to unpack in your new home. For a full range of boxes and packing equipment visit our Boxes Etc page or visit your local Big Yellow store. Keep all the things you will need to access immediately separate such as passports, travel documents and tickets. Shipping can take a few weeks, so ensure you pack enough clothes and necessities in your suitcase so you can access your essentials from the minute you arrive in your new country. If you are downsizing your home, […]

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Tips & Tricks: How To Stop Your Shoes From Becoming Cluttered

Tips & Tricks: How To Stop Your Shoes From Becoming Cluttered

Shoe clutter is a very common household problem and the more people there are in your house, the bigger the problem can become. A lack of storage space can cause mounds of shoes to appear in bedrooms, near an entrance or a hallway. Here are some top tips to organise shoes effectively and stop them from becoming cluttered. Storage boxes are useful as they can create easy storage solutions for shoes. They’re very useful for shoes that you don’t wear often or are off-season. Plastic see-through boxes that stack are recommended or you can use the original box and attach a photo on the outside for easy viewing. Shoe racks and shelves made from wood are useful for shoes that you wear frequently and can be stored in closets that have space beneath the clothes rod. Many racks and shelves […]

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Tips & Tricks: How To Store Your Collectibles

Tips & Tricks: How To Store Your Collectibles

Collections can be exciting and fun and, in moderation, displays of collected items can provide a nice decor for your home. However, collections can easily get out of hand and could end up making your house look like a charity shop. If this is the case, it might be time to consider putting some of your stuff away. Storing your collectibles is an important part of organising your collection and keeping it safe. We have compiled some tips and tricks for the best way to store your memorabilia. Depending on what you collect, you may be able to incorporate collectibles with your decor by displaying items on walls or shelves. To avoid exhibiting the entire collection at once, put some items into storage and then rotate them every few months to ensure your walls don’t look too cluttered. For items […]

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Tips & Tricks: How To Organise Your Garage

Tips & Tricks: How To Organise Your Garage

Garages can fast become an area of your home where items just get thrown into simply because there’s no other place for them or they haven’t been organised properly. Sifting through these can be a real time investment purely because you may find bits and pieces that you forgot you even had! Here are some top storage solutions to keep your garage organised and stop it from becoming cluttered. First of all you should divide your items into different sections depending on what you decide to keep, store or throw away which will help reduce the amount of items that you have to find a new home for and act as an incentive to clear out the junk. Adding open or closed shelving to your garage will clear away many items such as small paint tins that get cluttered on […]

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