Storage And Your Fashion Wardrobe

Creating a fashionable and stylish wardrobe requires you to know what will work best for you. Understanding how factors such as your lifestyle and personal sense of style influence your fashion will make shopping for clothes much easier and more enjoyable. But you also need to consider that you may already have the perfect wardrobe nestling amongst all your ‘stuff’, so you may need to take a look at what you already have before you buy more.

Using a Storage Unit

First things first, you need to sort those wardrobe and drawers to see what you already have in your arsenal. Declutter your space so you can see what you’ve got, and get rid of anything that no longer fits, or you no longer wear. Once you have done this, sort out your seasons and store clothes that you wont’t be wearing for three months or more. More and more people continue to use storage units for storing their clothing because they simply require more space. Storage units like Now Storage Swindon offer a safe, clean and practical solution to your lack of space, with storage units are designed to protect your items from the elements and keep them in pristine condition. Units are padlocked and secure, monitored by CCTV cameras 24 hours a day, and have 7 days a week access.

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Although you may be aware of what you place in your storage units, you may find it difficult to remember where you placed various items after a period of time. Avoid the challenge of struggling to find your items when you need them by placing labels on everything. You can also include a checklist that will let you know where everything is.

Now you’ve sorted, what else should you consider?

Fashion Makeover

Fashion makeovers are most effective once your closet is organized. With your out of season clothes out of the way, you can organise by colour or by day/evening wear. An organised wardrobe not only saves you time, but money as well. Your wardrobe forms the basis of being able to create your own unique style. Trends give you inspiration and ideas that you can include in your closet.

Standing out from everyone else is a worthwhile challenge. Keep up with the latest fashionable trends by determining which trends suit you before updating your closet. Maintain an up-to-date wardrobe by ensuring that you in invest in the season’s essentials. There are various places where you can find trendy clothing items and accessories.

Trends and Originality

Fashion involves implementing various trends while maintaining originality and ensuring that your clothes highlight your best features. Accentuate you natural attributes by determining the colors that look good on you, dressing appropriately for your body type, choosing the right accessories and combining various stylish outfits.

 

Accessories

Accessories are vital for a fashionable appearance. Timeless accessories such as shoes, scarves, hats, belts and handbags can instantly transform your outfits. Accessories also enable you to create different looks affordably while providing additional style and originality to your overall appearance.

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Need help with decluttering pre-Christmas? Then step this way

Many people talk about a spring clean, but I think Autumn is the perfect time to have a declutter. Think about it, you want the house to look spick and span before you start to think about Christmas, the tree, the decorations and all the other trimmings, especially as you may be entertaining more visitors than usual (and I’m not just talking about the one with the red suit.) Plus, with the expectation of new clothes, or all those toys to put away, you may well need to think about either having a huge sort out to make some extra space in your home.

Before you get on to the sorting, you first of all need to get rid of as much rubbish as you can. You may find you have a lot more stuff that needs removing so you might need to find a dumpster rental company near you to take it away, or, at the very least hire a skip.

If you are having a bit of a dilemma about where to put all that stuff, I have a few solutions that may just help you to sort and tidy.

1. Donate to a Charity

Anyone who read my #Charityshopchallenge post knows that I am a big fan of Charity shops, both for buying from, and for donating. With Salvation Army running their charity shop challenge, and many other notable causes asking for donations in the run up to Christmas, this is a great way to clear out some of the clutter, and do a good deed too.

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2. Small storage solutions

If your space is really at a premium, then you may need to look at making use of areas that can be better organised. Under bed storage is great for toys, and by organising them neatly, it may even create more space. Plastic tubs can also be stacked neatly for Lego, building bricks and Playmobil toys. The Plastic Box Shop has lots of these smaller storage solutions for you to match to your needs.

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3. Built in solutions

If you have a little more space, then Ikea may be your best port of call. Under stairs storage ideas, and built in wardrobes with different sorts of integrated storage are great if you have both space, and a little extra budget to play with. I love that you can add trays for jewellery, and cage drawers that are perfect for knitwear, to your wardrobes and units.  Argos also has some good ideas for under stairs storage units, including the one pictured below.

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4. Add a mezzanine.

This is a solution we have been looking into, as it works really well in Victorian houses with high ceilings. A mezzanine adds an extra layer of flooring within a room, whether it be a bedroom, attic or even a split layer living room. This is often a solution used in industrial spaces, with Warehouse Storage Solutions providing some great examples, but this is a fabulous architectural idea that can be pretty much applied to any space, and can look totally amazing too.

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How will you be decluttering and freeing up that precious space this year?

 

Stylish solutions for your home office

If you don’t have the right storage solutions, a home office can quickly become piled high with work and cluttered with mess. It’s well documented that working in an untidy space can have a negative impact on your creativity and hinder your ability to concentrate. Having a proper home for all your office essentials can make a big difference when it comes to creating a productive working environment and boosting your morale. To find out more about the options on offer, you can take a look at the products provided by companies like Lionshome which sells a range of beautiful and stylish desks and shelving units solutions that would suit a variety of office interiors.

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Meanwhile, to help inspire you to clear the clutter, here are some helpful ways to create a tidy and organised office:

Make use of all the available space

Shelving units are a simple and affordable way to free up valuable floor and desk space. There are plenty of shelving systems on offer for you to choose from, whether you want a single shelf or an entire floor unit, you won’t struggle to find a solution to suit your personal needs.

Floor shelving units work particularly well in larger rooms and are ideal for storing heavy, bulky items. Wall shelves are perfect for holding files, containers and trays to store smaller odds and ends, such as stationary.

Not only can shelves be used for files, books and various other items of office equipment, they also offer a great chance to show off your personal items and they can help ensure the room feels more homely. Some shelving units can even incorporate desk space if you are short on space.

 

cupboards and desk space

Under desk pedestals and cupboards are a great way to maximise your office space. These nifty storage units are available in a variety of sizes and fit seamlessly underneath your desk. To extend your work surface further, space-saving desks with built-in storage cupboards, shelves and end-units come in extremely useful for printers, books and files, and are particularly convenient in tight spaces.

Although filing cabinets have long been associated with commercial offices, they work equally well at home. These cabinets are specifically designed for organising work, and make life a lot easier when you’re searching for that all-important piece of paperwork. You can now buy stylish, slimline filing units that take up minimal floor space and include internal box-style drawers for further organising.

You may also want to think about trolleys, or mobile roll units, to ensure that you can easily move your storage as and when needed. If you want to discreetly conceal your clutter, it may be worth investing in ‘hidden units’ with doors too.

Bookcases

Bookcases are a simple and effective way to keep your workspace organised. Modular systems that have an adjustable height are particularly useful for home offices, as they can be easily and quickly rearranged to suit your changing storage requirements and to create bespoke solutions. Depending on your needs, bookcases can be positioned on the wall or along the floor, and you can even get special corner bookshelves to maximise your space.

To stop your office from feeling too clinical, combination furniture is ideal. Units with large open shelves and glass doors can be used to display ornaments and decorative items, while bottom cupboards can be used to house work items.

Final considerations

Remember that home offices don’t have to be bland and boring. Be creative with your storage solutions and try to strike a balance between making a designated area for work and a space that reflects your personal tastes.

The size of the room will also have an effect on the furniture you purchase. If you have limited space, avoid large, bulky floor units and aim for space-saving solutions like wall shelves and under-desk pedestals. For important work files, you may also want to think about lockable cupboards for secure storage.