Archive for February, 2010


“CHIC STORAGE” from STORE in BBC Homes & Antiques Magazine

Saturday, February 20th, 2010

Our Eames inspired multicoloured magazine storage rack was featured in March’s BBC Homes & Antiques Magazine in their ‘Chic Storage’ article alongside several other nice storage solutions from elsewhere.

Thanks also BBC Homes for also featuring several of our laudry and utility storage solutions in their article on Spring Cleaning.


Staying Organised after you’ve Decluttered

Friday, February 19th, 2010

We occasionally meet despairing customers in our Chester STORE, disheartened by their own clutter and inability to maintain neat and tidy storage in their homes just a few days or weeks after they’ve had a really good go at getting organised and streamlining their space.

If you’re reading this and thinking “that’s me, I try but I never seem to stay organised after the event” then keep reading because being aware you’ve got a clutter problem at your place is the first step towards making a change.

One of the keys to decluttering and organising your space is taking control of the flow of ‘stuff’ that comes into your life, whether it’s across your desk at work,or with home organisation. And one of the biggest storage and organisational issues I’m always quizzed about in our shops is, how to effectively control and store post and paperwork.

Firstly, make sure that the flow of items through the letterbox and general paperwork you pick-up elsewhere is effectively stored in an in-tray, file box, or even a series of colour coded plastic boxes, each for different subjects or people in your house. Popping mail and paperwork into A4 sized storage boxes is going to instantly provide gratification via a more organised storage routine but the key to decluttering and staying on top of the reams of paperwork in these storage box in-trays is to manage the ‘through flow’ and indeed ‘out flow’ of paperwork you store in them.

A great tip I gleaned from a storage professional across the pond was to think of these colour coded storage boxes for your post in the same way as you think of your kitchen sink. Most of us (even STORE’s warehouse manager Kevin) have a natural tolerance for how long we leave dishes cluttering-up the sink and draining board. For some people it’s a day or two and others can’t stand to go to bed at night without doing the washing-up. Have this same tolerance threshold to your household post and paperwork: open, read, action and decisively discard or file and you’ll notice the differences within a few days.

The more you perform this simply paperwork decluttering task, the more your awareness will grow of better organisation. This transferable organisational skill can be used in other areas of your home too and over time you’ll naturally become more conscious about what you bring into the house and indeed what you spend your hard earned pennies on. You see, decluttering and reorganising is a money-saver too!


Stacking Wooden Shoe Rack…Lovely Review at MyDeco!

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

I was really pleased to see this lovely review of our stacking wooden shoe racks and of store & our storage solutions the other day, and by the editior of My Deco no less:

“… are true innovators in domestic organisation and storage. For my small flat they’ve been a God send. It’s simple; for storage, you go here”


Liverpool Echo Interview with our Storage Guru Boss Simon Glanville

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

Simon Glanville, STORE's big boss man

STORE MD Simon Glanville was interviewed in an article in the Liverpool Echo this week called “Make Room for the Office”. Simon provided some expect tips on how to create a streamlined home office where there’s just not the space or indeed even a spare room.

For Simon’s tips on storage, organisation and decluttering your home check out the Storage Tips Section  in our blog.


Homes & Gardens Magazine – Make the most of your storage space

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

Thanks to STORE’s friend Katrina Burroughs for featuring several of our clever storage solutions including our lovely handmade wooden birch storage boxes in March’s Homes & Gardens magazine. Katrina interviewed our MD Simon Glanville for the article but a printers misprint meant that storage guru Simon became Simone..oh well I’m sure she’s…ups….sorry he’s heard worse!


Sunday Mirror Boxes Clever

Friday, February 5th, 2010

The lovely Angela MacFarlane  wrote a brilliant piece in The Sunday Mirror on 31st January about maximising space in box rooms whether it be for a home office or a kids bedroom.  Angela featured loads of neat ideas from the likes of John Lewis and Ikea and also included our very own wall mounted space saving magazine storage rack. There were also a great bunch of useful storage and decluttering tips in there too which made for  a thoroughly interesting read.


Kitchens, Bedrooms & Bathrooms – Storage Special

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

Cream Utility Bucket to store away your cleaning stuff!

There was a really lovely article in the March edition of Kitchens, Bedrooms and Bathrooms featuring some lovely laundry products including our cream utility bucket to store away all your cleaning products.


The Sunday Telegraph

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

31st January issue of The Sunday Telegraph featured our card toy storage boxes as part of their “Five of the Best” feature on storage solutions. Thanks Sunday Telegraph we’re pleased you felt us good enough to be in your top five storage solutions.