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    Default Give me your clever storage solutions

    The rental we are currently in has no storage and is quite small....... and we have A LOT of junk. I was dead set on moving just because I'm sick of have no space but we decided to tough it out for another year to save a deposit so we can just buy instead.

    I need some easy cheap storage solutions, keeping in mind I cant hang shelves as we are renting. Our spare room is just floor to ceiling boxes we cant unpack because I have no where to put it all.

    I need ideas for just about every area of the house so throw them all at me!!

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    Have you got any under the bed storage? You can get the plastic storage containers or even material ones for blankets or anything that's not used reguarly.

    What about over the door storage? Like those pockets you can hang up to put shoes in. Or you can just get hooks that you place over the top of the doors. You can use them in cupboards too.

    Do you use baskets in your pantry and bathroom cupboards? I find when everything is neat and organise you tend to fit more. Nothing gets lost either which is a bonus.

    I think expedits with lekman boxes from ikea are great for storage.

    Have you done a big clean out? Sort everything in to piles of rubbish, things to donate, kind of thing? It might help create some more space.

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    What about some ilea cubes rather than shelves ?

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    Utilise every spave you have!

    -I have three plastic tubs under the cot and another under the change table
    -Good size chest of drawers in the bedrooms. I can fit the girls' bedding and some other things in there as well as clothes
    -fabric hanging shelves in the wardrobes for clothes etc.
    - organising tupperware so you have smaller containers in the bigger ones etc. to take up less space
    -we have an ottoman with storage so I put photo albums/books/some blanketd in there
    -organising everything into baskets/containers etc. means you can stack things and get the most out of your space

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    Quote Originally Posted by CitrusRain View Post
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    This is our kids' play room. It's Ikea everything for them because it's durable, cheap, you can change up the colours really easily. That's 2 units, $80 each with 16 x $5 boxes.
    I have similar - a bookshelf turned on its side (so lying down long ways) and a bunch of cane baskets shoved in the holes. Also means I have a tonne of surface area for dumping sunnies, wallets, mail, bobby pins, etc


 

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