5 clever storage ideas you’ll thank us for

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  • You'll wonder how you've lived without these brilliant storage ideas

    All storage is useful, but these designs have genius status. Trust us, they can help you change your clutter-collecting habits for good. Whether it’s inside a kitchen cupboard or behind a bedroom door, these clever buys will ensure that you never let a prime storage opportunity go to waste.


    This cable tidier
    Yes, we know cables aren’t exactly clutter, and they are an essential part of a modern household, but they are far from pretty. Luckily we’ve found a way to keep them out of sight – just put an extension lead inside this nifty cable organiser, plug in your phone/ipad/camera chargers, then pop the lid on top to hide it all away. The lid comes in white, black, grey, dark wood and light wood shades, so you can choose a colour that will blend in with your flooring.

    Cable organiser, £25.95, HomeArama


    This hair dryer holster
    We have been searching for one of these for so long! Just tuck the holder over the top of a cupboard door and you’ve created a long-term home for your trusty hair-drying companion. It even has a hook to wind the power cable round.

    Over-cabinet hair dryer holder, £9, Store


    This slimline shelving unit
    This narrow wall unit is ideal for a compact room where there just isn’t enough floor space for storage. Fix it to the wall in a bathroom, bedroom or kitchen to hold all those small bits and bobs that you use regularly. Check out our bathroom storage ideas gallery for more bathroom ideas.

    Industrial-style metal shelves, £120, Cox & Cox


    This cupboard filler

    This simple but oh-so-clever piece of kit creates a whole new level inside your cupboards, allowing you to make use of the full height available. Fill plastic caddies with jars, cans and packets, then slide them beneath and on top of this moveable shelf. Genius!

    Shelf, £12.99; stack caddies, £4.99 each; all Lakeland


    This shoe sorter
    Clear up that tangle of shoes at the bottom of the wardrobe for good with this two-storey shoe rack. This one folds flat when not in use, so you can slide it out the way when you no longer need it.

    Folding stackable shoe shelf, £11.95, HomeArama

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