Once the kids go back to school, hallways, porches, kitchens and playrooms can suddenly fill up with school bags, books, shoes, kit bags and much more besides. In an effort to start the school year as we mean to go on, here are some great storage ideas to keep your home as clutter-free as possible!
Take the bench
Made.com’s Bourbon hallway bench is perfect for homes that are vintage or country styled. This super stylish bench has a hinged top and loads of space inside to stuff all your kids’ satchels, kit bags and general bits and bobs. Inspired by French neoclassical lines, yet in a more contemporary painted finish this bench can be painted different colours, distressed and customized and even better, comes fully assembled!
It’s a Shoe-in!
This Garden Trading Chedworth Shoe Locker from Amara.co.uk is a brilliant idea to tidily store away school shoes and trainers. With eight shoe storage compartments, this elegant piece of furniture has been crafted from spruce wood, with its natural tones sure to complement a wide range of interiors. Its vintage styling has been inspired by traditional school lockers. Kids and adults can label their own shelf so there’s no fighting over space! Use the top to sit bottoms or bags on!
Out of sight, out of mind
Feather & Black’s Noah 4-Section Storage Unit is a great little shelf or cubby unit for keeping bedrooms, kitchens or playrooms tidy. Pop a canvas storage box into each section to give each of your children their own compartment for storing school exercise books and pencil cases they don’t need that day.
We love this fabulous little desk from the Great Little Trading Company at John Lewis. Perfect for any size bedroom or playroom, the Fleming desk has plenty of surface for work and play. Made from MDF with solid wood legs, it has two drawers with drawer stops, a cute central hidey hole with a lift up lid and two really clever side compartments with removable birch wood pen holders. This brand’s ethos is all about learning through play; providing smart storage solutions and well-designed bedroom staples to create the perfect space to grow, learn and sleep.
Get the hang of it!
These gorgeous Eames Hang It All Wall Hook from Vitra are specifically designed to encourage children to hang up their belongings! Bold and cheerful in design (and available reds, greens and multi-coloured balls – white and black metal) these beautifully coloured wooden balls give a great alternative to boring wall hooks. Perfect for bringing a splash of bold design and colour to otherwise uninteresting hallways.