Archive for July, 2011

Jul
21
2011

STORE seals major sponsorship deal with FA side

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

We’re proud to announce that STORE has become team shirt sponsors of the Pex Hill Junior Football Club’s Open Age Team.

Pex Hill play in the Halton & District Football League and field teams which age from under 5’s all the way up to the new Open Age Team of big boys, which includes some grizzly faces from the STORE warehouse!

Pex Hill have recently been awarded Charter Standard Development status by the FA in recognition of their standards of coaching, administration and child protection.

Congratulations to our friends at Pex Hill and lets hope that the new Pex Hill grown-ups team can bring home a trophy for STORE this coming season.

Jul
17
2011

Tesco Magazine look at Clever Space Saving Ideas

Sunday, July 17th, 2011

Tesco Magazine recently took a look at the best bathroom storage they could find! And they found a STORE product to stick right in there!

Tesco Magazine found the Seagrass Laundry Hamper perfect for storing all your laundry with it being a neat, compact and made to fit into a corner. They also loved the fact that it’s lined with fabric to stop your clothes from snagging!

Jul
15
2011

Ideal Homes Magazine frames STORE for Photo Frames!

Friday, July 15th, 2011

In Ideal Homes Article, “Guide” to a Child’s Room, we spotted our “Mosh” Photo Frame in the teenagers section!

“Mosh” may be a term you’ve heard from your teenage children, but in this case it’s a stylish and funky frame brought to you by us at STORE. Get your teenagers one and it’ll save your walls from all the blue tack and pins that they generally use!

Jul
15
2011

Ideal Homes Magazine storing Soft Toys with STORE

Friday, July 15th, 2011

Ideal Homes recently wrote an “Ideal” Guide for all the products they believe to be the best at their jobs!

They saw STORE’s Giant Storage Bag and thought it was great for hiding away all of your children’s soft toys because it’s big enough to hold all of them, but still small enough for your children to open up and empty out!

Jul
13
2011

Maximise your space – Get rid of the clutter!

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

Chrissy Halton, owner of Innerspace Interior Design

This week guest blogger and friend of STORE Chrissy Halton gives her top tips on banishing clutter and maximising your storage space:

Before starting on any new restyle or redecoration you need to look at what you already have, and decide on what you want to keep, and what can be re-housed.

 Decluttering a room can transform it – and possibly saves the need for complete redecoration as it gives the whole space a new lease of life. Your decoration and accessories can get lost amongst the clutter collected in everyday life very easily. People constantly strive for the modern, show home look so that they can have friends round and feel proud of their home – but it is often easy to forget that show homes are NOT real life – they do not have to have all the items that we all collect during our lives cluttering up the place, and they can be seen to be more spacious and thus more enticing.

In recent years the term “decluttering” has a very bad press, and is thought only to refer to those houses that you can barely walk around for the mess. In actual fact we all have clutter in our homes, it’s a fact of life! Clutter is simply anything that is not needed or loved in your home, or something that is not in its correct home. Therefore the only thing we need to be wary of is keeping it under control, and that can make all the difference in a design scheme, and will make or break it. You can have the most beautiful home, but if it has clutter (to whatever level) it will never feel as comfortable and relaxing and finished as you would like.

There are many reasons why we have clutter in our houses – life is busy and it is inevitable that some amount of clutter will build up. But it should be noted that it can make people depressed and unable to relax in their own home. They may feel overwhelmed at the task of sorting everything out, and many just start to ignore it. However, if it’s kept under control it is easier to create a beautiful and relaxing home.

 But the question is – where do you start?

First things first – prepare! Have a variety of storage boxes, bin liners and containers to hand, along with sticky labels, marker pens etc. This will make your life easier as you go through your home.

Start with one room/area at a time. For every item you find, ask yourself whether you want to keep it or get rid of it.

If you want to get rid of it, is it rubbish/recycling or could it be given to charity/family/friends? – have a box for each, and start to fill them!

If you want to keep it, ask yourself whether it is in the right room /area and whether it is useful or beautiful. Keeping items grouped together will help you have a more organised home (wrapping paper and cards stored with pens and sticky tape for example will make life easier when you come to someones birthday!). If an item is beautiful – where can you show it off to its best advantage (this will help you when you are restyling a room – you will know exactly what you have and where you want it to be seen – always a good starting point).

 Other handy hints for de-cluttering and organising your home are as follows:-

Keep wardrobes and rooms more organised by rotating with the seasons. Pack away items that are out of the current season (i.e. in summer you won’t need jumpers and coats, and your home will look fresher without the heavy curtains and throws you bought in the winter). When the next season comes around, pack away what you don’t need and get out of storage what you do. This is a great way of restyling your home easily, as most people have so much in their homes that you can’t put it all on display easily. By splitting up into seasons you can appreciate all your accessories at different times of the year, and create a refreshing change at the same time!

Take one area at a time – you will then start to see a real difference rather than if you jump from place to place.

For a family why not have colour coordinated storage boxes in the hallway – then anything that needs to be done/moved can be put into that persons box rather than put in piles that create a cluttered look in even the tidiest of houses (this can be done with post, toys, school bags, shoes and much more). This can create a very stylish and practical storage solution.

 So by now you will have thrown away, recycled, given away and packed away – and you will be left only with those things you need and those that you really love. At this point you will have a much better view of your home, and the space each room has. Now is the perfect time to assess the space and create the room design that you want. You won’t have to work around items that you don’t want to keep, and you can really see what you have to work with. You can now start accessorising your home and creating that all important new look.  

 Get rid of the clutter, create space, and get that beautiful home!

This guest blog was written by friend of STORE Chrissy Halton who is owner of the Innerspace Home Organisation Company and a professional declutterer. Chrissy works across the North West assisting clients with interior styling for both living in and selling their proprety as well as home organisation and decluttering.

Jul
03
2011

Utopia Kitchens Magazine hangs out at STORE

Sunday, July 3rd, 2011

Utopia Kitchens & Bathroom Magazine heard about our great Herb & Flower Drying Rack this week and took a peek, featuring it in their latest issue. Not only can it be used to dry herbs and flowers, but they thought of using it to store utensils…what a great kitchen storage idea!

Jul
03
2011

Scottish Sunday Mail clears the kids clutter with STORE

Sunday, July 3rd, 2011

Scottish Sunday Mail love our Toy Storage Boxes!

Clare Johnston, the editor of The Scottish Sunday Mail Magazine, wrote some great copy this wek for Mums desperate for a little help with the clearing-up from their kids. The idea of children tidying up after themselves may be a farfetched idea, but Clare believes that our fab and fun Toy Box – 2 x Animal Storage Boxes can help achieve this!

Check out our great ideas to encourage your children to tidy up after themselves here.

Jul
02
2011

STORE Summer Sale NOW ON!

Saturday, July 2nd, 2011

Ups! We can do better than that can't we?!

Good News! The (almost) famous STORE Summer Sale starts this weekend and as is customary we’ve included some big fat discounts with up to 60% off on regular lines and up to 70% where we can.

Also included in the 2011 summer sale is our range of elfa shelving and storage solutions which we’ve slashed in price by a massive 25%, making it the ideal time to sort your wardrobe clutter and other larger scale storage issues.

However, as we always mention and unlike our colleague Gerry’s now infamous quote, “I hope I live as long as the DFS Summer Sale”, The STORE Summer Sale only lasts for a few short weeks so hurry whilst stocks last!

If you can’t come see us in person don’t forget that the STORE Summer Sale and Elfa Shelving Sale is also available online at www.APlaceForEverything.co.uk

Jul
01
2011

Elle Decoration features STORE’s storage boxes

Friday, July 1st, 2011

Our famous handmade birch storage boxes are featured in this month’s Elle Decoration magazine named as (possible!) “the ultimate in practical storage”. A firm favourite here in STORE, each birch cube is made from a single piece of steamed wood. Great for use as bedside tables or even as hallway seats with storage space inside for shoes, these lovely boxes are exclusive to STORE and absolutely exquisite.

We now also offer a small handmade birch storage box designed for LP storage too.