Don’t be tempted to just fill every cupboard in the house and shut the doors.
Although cupboards can look neat, they also make rooms appear smaller than if you use shelves.
You’re also not confined to wall shelves.
Shelving units that double as open-plan room dividers, such as Perch & Parrow’s Webster shelving unit, provide a flexible solution that can be used just about anywhere in the house.
Flexibility is crucial says Mark Baldwin, buying manager for bathrooms at Argos, who suggests a Bamboo Bathroom Storage Caddy for organising toiletries.
“Freestanding bathroom cabinets and shelves offer a cheaper and far more versatile solution to keeping clutter at bay,” he says.
“Instead of allowing you to push old products to the back of the cupboard, these tiered caddies keep your products out in the open – helping you control your collections of lotions and potions.
“It is also more flexible than having fitted cupboards as they can be easily moved around your space to suit you and can even be repurposed as storage units in any other room of the house.”
Similarly, blanket boxes are not just for bedrooms.
Fair trade furniture retailer Myakka has a selection of wooden and upholstered trunks and director George Hopkins says: “They’re a stylish, fuss-free way to house all the home’s paraphernalia.”
Don’t forget somewhere to keep keys, letters and life’s essentials in the hall.
A clutter-free hallway creates a beautiful entrance to your home.