How To De-clutter Your Home With Storage Solutions For Every Budget

Tips to get your home organised

Is anybody else struggling to get back into the swing of things after the Christmas break or is it just me?

I've over-indulged and I'm now lacking the motivation to do anything! It also doesn't help that I've just come back from Berlin, so it's been a double whammy. I'm now on a mission to banish these holiday blues by de-cluttering and getting myself organised again, as the saying goes "tidy house, tidy mind". I'm sure I'll feel much better once I've got my act together.

Not only is it good for the mind, de-cluttering your home is ideal if you're wanting to sell up or re-decorate, because it allows you to showcase and visualise the space much better.

The life changing magic of tidying: a simple and effective way to banish clutter

A couple of years ago I read Marie Kondo's book 'The life-changing magic of tidying: a simple and effective way to banish clutter forever' and it really helped me to get my house in order. Having a tidy house really does help me feel much more productive and less stressed but it's so easy to slip when I'm busy and it can be a challenge to stay on top of things!

One of the key things this book teaches you is to organise your house by category and not location. Basically what this means is, don't just tidy room by room and only sort everything out in each area at a time. Instead, you should sort by category, so pick an object such as pens. Make it your mission to find every pen in every room in your home and then find one location to store them all. The same goes with your make-up, wires, cleaning products, shampoo, socks etc.

The reality sets in of how much stuff you hoard!

Until I started doing this exercise I didn't realise how much crap I was actually keeping, but in so many different locations around the house! By tidying this way it ensures that you have a place for everything and don't keep unnecessary things that get forgotten about. It's also much easier to tidy going forward because you know where everything should be. I realised I had about six bottles of shampoo lurking in different cupboards that I had forgotten about and I couldn't believe the amount of random pens I uncovered; it literally must have been in the region of about 50. Ironically whenever I needed a pen up to this point I struggled to find one!

I would highly recommend reading Marie Kondo's book because I felt so productive once I carried out her simple exercises. The one thing I'd suggest is ensuring that you have some suitable storage solutions prior to de-cluttering, so that you have a place to keep each category that you want to organise. I've scoured the internet and found some great items of furniture from simple storage boxes, baskets and drawers to sideboards, cupboards and shelving for budgets no matter how big or small.

If you're also on a mission to de-clutter your home this January, make sure to check out my favourite finds below.

Storage solutions for every budget

Under £50

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Kvell Kube storage seat £40

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Saunders Black Metal Umbrella Stand £20

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Black sequin dipped seagrass basket starting from £23

Under £100

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Vintage Style Filing Tray £65

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Kartell componibili storage unit 3 tier £85

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White Wooden Display Houses £85

Under £300

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 Set of 2 metal trunks £145

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 Industrial iron clothes rail £250

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Campton Corner Media Unit £299

Under £500

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Clerkenwell Walnut 2 door cabinet £347

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Sanford Parquet Bookcase £399

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Iron Cabinet £350

Under £1000

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Apothecary Chest £815

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Aveiro Display cabinet grey and glass £649

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Mid-century small sideboard £699

If you liked any of these items then be quick because some are currently on sale! Please share if you liked this post.

Natalie x

18 thoughts on “How To De-clutter Your Home With Storage Solutions For Every Budget

  1. Yes! The storage solutions are great to keep all the things without cluttering. Twice a year in January and Summer I go through my wardrobe, my kid’s wardrobe, my kitchen cupboards …and carefully I am deciding what to keep and what to give away or recycle. It is a great way to keeping it neat and organised too.

  2. One for Stacey: Can you not throw away stuff and claim you don’t know anything about it? LOL! I HAVE A WHOLE unused room with two big rails of clothes sitting outside the wardrobes because I was meant to do the FASHION REBOOT and ended up NOT doing it, so I am now in desperate need to reclaim that room. My problem though is not storage: it’s time! I am so short on time, and on weekends I never want to spend them cleaning!

    1. Haha I’m exactly the same with not having enough time! Cleaning and organising feels like such a chore to me and I never look forward to doing. I always put it off until later 😂 I still haven’t unpacked my suitcase properly even though I came back over a week ago 😕

  3. I’m actually halfway through reading Marie Kondo’s book. It’s such an interesting read! I’m loving the look of that parquet bookcase. Great round up of products 🙂

    1. Thanks for your comment! It’s a great book isn’t it. It just takes an initial bit of hard work at the beginning but then it’s much easier to maintain a tidy space once you have carried out all the tips

  4. I love the filing tray. I’ve always got lots of paperwork around that Id really rather not see so that would be a great help to me.

    1. I saw this as a great place to organise your letters and post as I always end up with piles dotted around that get misplaced

  5. My husband calls me a hoarder only because I don’t like throwing things out and keep bringing furniture back from the tip! ha ha I do need serious help with organising my workshop though.. Absolutely love the Apothecary Chest, not too keen on the price tag but might turn one of my chest of drawers into a faux Apothecary Cabinet! 🙂

    1. I go through phases of being a hoarder and then I have a big clear out every now and then. I would love to have that cabinet too, it would be great to store all crafty bits and bobs

  6. I’ve been reading a lot about minimalism over the last year and I’d love to live a more minimalist life. We live in a small flat and with two little girls we have A LOT of stuff. I’d love to get rid of most of what we own but every time I mention decluttering or having a sort out the answer from the Mr is normally that he needs ALL his stuff. He doesn’t. He has stuff we’ve stored for 10 years and moved with us 5 times that he has never used/worn/looked at. It drives me mad. No amount of storage will help with this issue sadly. But some really lovely choices here.

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