So you’ve tried selling off your unused items, have taken everything that doesn’t spark joy to the charity shop and yet you are still struggling to keep your home free of clutter. One of the main causes of clutter in a home is not having enough storage space or simply not having it in the right places.

If you have spent time decluttering and yet still feel like your home is a disorganised mess, then it's time to consider some nifty storage solutions.


As the main entryway in and out of your home it is easy for discarded coats, bags and shoes to quickly build up. Consider investing in storage solutions so that there are easily accessible places to put these things away as soon as you enter your home. If you are worried about floorspace there are lots of wall-mounted shoe storage solutions available. If you have an overflowing shoe rack, consider storing out of season shoes somewhere else until they are needed again. A few well-placed hooks on the wall can be perfect for keeping coats and scarves safely stored off of the floor and a shelf mounted directly above them is perfect for storing accessories such as hats, gloves and sunglasses.


Is the space under your stairs underused? Shelves and hooks can be used to turn that area into the perfect space to store anything from bikes to books and cleaning products to coats.

Vertical Space

If floor space is limited in your home, consider using the vertical space to store your belongings. Wall mounted cabinets and shelves are ideal for keeping things off of the floor which can make a huge difference to how the space feels. Alcoves and recesses are perfect for popping small shelves in without there being any encroachment on your space.


Don’t be afraid to hang storage from your ceiling. Hanging mesh storage baskets are ideal for keeping your little one's cuddly toys within reach but safely contained. Ceiling mounted pan racks provide the perfect place to keep your pots and pans off of the side when cupboard space is limited in the kitchen.


Underbed storage boxes are ideal for packing away out of season clothes and bedding. Storage boxes that match your decor are ideal for utilising the normally wasted space on top of your wardrobe.


This is the perfect space to store belongings that you don’t use all of the time. You need to be careful to ensure that it is both well insulated and well ventilated to ensure that your belongings are protected from extreme temperatures and high levels of humidity.

Don't forget to ask your landlord's permission before attaching anything to your rented home's walls and ceiling.

If you are considering looking for a larger rental property as you have outgrown your current home in Preston, Leyland, Chorley, or the surrounding areas please do give us a call on 01772 284606 and we will be delighted to help.