Archive for March, 2009


Declutter your home – The basics

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

Decluttering isn’t about throwing everything away. It’d about losing what’s useless and ugly in order to have space for things that are useful and beautiful.

Feeling overwhelmed by clutter? Tackle a single drawer or shelf at a time. Set a timer for 20 minutes and stop when the alarm goes off. You’ll be amazed at what you can get done!

To get over that mental block that prevents you from organising your life, tidy up first thing in the morning. Once the chore is done, you’re free to do what you want for the rest of the day.

Perhaps I shouldn’t say this (!) but always start to declutter before buying storage boxes, sheving etc. otherwise you’re shooting in the dark. If you don’t know how much you own, how can you buy the right solution for your needs?

Get rid of broken appliances, computers or sporting equipment. If you haven’t fixed them by now, you never will.

The nightmare of cable clutter! Do you really still need all those obsolete chargers?

Creating a sense of order can be an imaginative process, so think laterally. Wicker trunks, woven baskets, seagrass drawers and antique valises work just as well as more conventional storage boxes or files.


ELLE Decoration Magazine is hooked on STORE

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

Did you spot our famous wooden Flip Coat Hooks in ELLE Decoration in April. The writers of ELLE Deco thought that STORE’s lovely coat hook at under £30 offered a great quality budget alterative to a more costly coat hook worth over £500 that pretty much looked the same.

We’ve a huge range of coat hooks and other storage hooks these days and no matter how many we stock we always seem to find another neat storage hook every month that we’ve got to add to the collection. Watch out for our new range of over door coat hooks next week!


Time to store away that winter duvet…

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

Medium term storage of winter clothing and bedding IMHO requires vacuum storage bags as an essential. They’re a must to ensure that no dust, dirt or moths can get at your precious garments.
Once you’ve stored your out of season clothes in a vac bag consider then storing the bags inside an underbed storage box or wicker chest to avoid fading from sunlight.

Our vacuum storage bags start from just £14 for a set of two and our under bed bags and chest are even cheaper.