If space is at a premium, you need extra clever with your storage solutions at home:
How about creating a window-seat with a lift-up lid or sliding doors? Use to store pre-organised items in clear plastic boxes which enables you to find things speedily. This type of storage is useful for sleeping bags (sealed in zip-up clear bags) and such as cushions for your outdoor furniture. Please don't use it for a hidey-hole to throw things into when visitors call at any time.
Consider a coffee table with drawers or space for baskets (yes my beloved baskets!) for your living room. Bedside cabinets with drawers or a cupboard space is more useful as a lamp table than an obvious side table simply no storage. We've recently purchased a new coffee table and specifically looked for starters with a shelf underneath to store magazines neatly.
If you have space at one side of your fridge or freezer, could ideal to build-in wine racks or to hang hooks to maintain your brooms, ironing board or fold up clothes-airer.
Add a row of hooks inside built-in cupboards for outdoor coats, jewellery, aprons and things like tea towels.
Items displayed on top of the wall are always less messy than things stacked on your platform. Can you add a wall-mounted cupboard or fasten a free-standing book-shelf to the very top of a cupboard to create a kind of dresser? Paint both halves to go with.
If you're going to need wardrobe space, away manufacturers of built-in wardrobes to the provider their interior fixings for storage of shoes etc can be worked into your overall wardrobes. Shop around for the top deals and even better, wait for the regular sales before making expensive purchases.
Look out for fabric storage to increase your internal wardrobe space including; those hanging shoe racks we talked about earlier. This saved me so much space when I added one because of these to my own wardrobe. It had the added bonus that I began wearing shoes that have been previously hidden from a jumble at the base of my wardrobe . and as they were stacked in pairs, I never lost another shoe. Shangri-la!
Many stores sell coat-hangers which will double, treble far more the amount of garments you can hang in each spot. These specially designed hangers have hanging space for several fecal material clothes at once, with the hangers stacked up one over the second.
If you must store things below your bed, consider lidded-plastic boxes with rollers. This is the ideal solution to storing spare beddings, towels and out-of-season pants. Label the boxes on all sides.
For more ideas like this: 'How to be a Clutter Clearing Angel: Easy ideas to Organise your Home' (E-Book by Jacky Newcomb)