I HAVE FOUND THE MOST UNIQUE STORAGE SOLUTIONS FOR YOUR HOME OFFICE! AND…ADD TO CART
WHO HASN’T WATCHED THE HOME EDIT ON NETFLIX AND DIDN’T RUN TO YOUR NEAREST STORAGE SHOP TO ATTEMPT IT ALL YOURSELF? I SURE DID!
→ By Jana Leonard, Homeware Brand Founder and Content Creator
But as with many things on TV, it takes a much larger team to make it look as easy as Clea and Johanna do.
I did get some great tips from them and one of the magic words I now live by is: contain.
In order to successfully organise a space you need to compartmentalise and contain similar and complimentary items by means of storage solutions.
Think boxes, baskets, trays and more.
I have found a few local items which I use in my home and office that really do the trick when it comes to managing clutter and respecting different spaces in your home and cupboards:
1. Clear plastic containers: I bought loads from my local container shop in different sizes, and I use them to store my underwear, socks and bras respectively. I also use said containers to compartmentalise my pantry to ensure I use everything available to me and don’t buy unnecessarily due to items not being visible.
2. Glass jars: I decant all of my dry ingredients into glass jars. Originally, to save on buying unnecessarily, I used old jars I had at home but as my family grew so did my need for more jars and now I have a few gorgeous ones with rose gold lids. Side note, You know you’ve reached a certain stage in your life when glass jars excite you. A great idea is to write on them with a permanent marker to ‘label’ them or get beautiful labels made for your jars using the free tool such as Canva, and getting them printed locally.
3. Hanging Storage Baskets: I have about 8 of these in my home. The Original Baskiti hanging storage basket is the perfect size for your veggies, fruits, plastic and reusable bags, as well as anything you need to keep from your toddler’s roaming hands. My husband loves using it in his braai room for firelighters and his braai tongs.
4. Vacuum bags: I have a very definite winter and summer wardrobe so I store my seasonal clothes in plastic bags which I then close and vacuum seal using my vacuum cleaner to suck out all of the air. It saves so much space and it’s reusable so
1. I don’t waste money
2. I cherish our planet by using purposefully and
3. Save space
5. For my office I bought gold metal baskets in two different sizes. One of them houses all of my electronics like earphones, chargers and the works while the other one has papers, pens, markers, my notebook and items I need fairly quickly. It’s clearly visible what’s inside and therefore prevents me from just throwing things in there for the sake of ‘putting it away’. It looks pretty and works amazingly well.
6. Lastly, I have invested some money into buying clear plastic bins with lids for items I need to pack away during the year like Christmas decorations and stockings, kids clothes, dog’s blankets and more. I don’t use everything every day but what ends up happening is I will inevitably get irritated enough with its presence to either give or throw it away. The alternative here is that I will buy new items because I cannot find it, only to find the hidden old one once I’ve thrown away the slips. With the clear boxes I can see what’s inside, access it easily and make sure I keep all items safe and current throughout the year.
These are only a few of my personal storage solutions I have found work super well, are affordable and keep my home as organised as it will ever be.
Baskiti Single Square Wall Hook
These Baskiti Single Square Wall Hooks are perfect for smaller spaces and in kiddies’ rooms.
Baskiti Hanging Basket Liner
The Baskiti hanging basket liner is made from linen and tied to the basket using velcro.
Upcycled planter | Classic
An upcycled, sustainably made planter for your houseplants, or herbs.
Baskiti Hanging Storage Basket
These handwoven Baskiti Hanging Baskets are beautiful displays of art!