It’s time for a welcome break, so pack away uniforms, PE kits and school books until term time comes round again. Whether your kids are large or small there is a variety of shelving and storage on offer that will free up space for fun activities and well deserved down time
This set of three metal trunks not only looks good it’s ideal for storing things exactly where kids can find them, so there’s no last minute panic come September. The largest trunk has ample space for school shirts, skirts, jumpers and ties. The middle one is roomy enough for tracksuits and trainers and the smallest will keep pens and paperwork safe during the holidays.
Keep favourite footwear at the ready and stop muddy footprints in their tracks with a chic shoe storage unit by the back door. Made from Spruce the Chedworth 6 Shoe Locker at Garden Trading has a rustic timber finish that would suit a variety of schemes, while its compact size is great for alcoves and provides the perfect perch for slipping shoes or trainers on and off.
Good habits last a lifetime, so start them young and encourage little ones to get organised with a simple storage system. The Classic 6 Cube Storage at The White Company has deep accessible shelves that small hands can reach and space for baskets and boxes so swimming gear or sports kits can be neatly stored and easily located when required.
These Stacking Toy Boxes from John Lewis are brilliant all year round. Not just for toys, they can be used for storing dressing-up clothes, crafting kits or school stuff and come in a range of charming finishes from plain white to grey stars or colourful dots, so will look great on display in your child’s room. The smart blackboard label makes it easy for everyone to know what’s stored inside and a Stacking tray is available for smaller bits and bobs.
In good order
It’s obviously not just kids that accumulate clutter, so why not use the holidays as a chance to sift out the trash from the treasure. Savvy storage saves time spent looking for things and makes us feel lighter and more energised, so hours spent on a clear out will be duly rewarded. This industrial look Locker Room Shelf scores highly in the style stakes and would work well in any room.
Are your kids constantly collecting things? Whether it’s small cars and Sylvanian families or shells and fossils from the beach, let them display treasured trinkets and holiday souvenirs on open shelves where they can see and appreciate them. The Dorm Shelf from Ferm Living has a charming pastel Rose or Mint coloured background and plenty of compartments where favourite finds can be proudly put on show.