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21 genius storage ideas to help organise your house while on lockdown

These clever little storage buys will tidy your space and make it look chic

Abigail Malbon

Being stuck at home during isolation means keeping busy around the house; whether that’s by cleaning everything from top to bottom, or getting into gardening for the first time. If you’re on a roll with organising the home, you might be looking for new ways to help streamline your space; and investing in some new storage solutions could be the answer.

No matter whether you have a small studio flat or a large house with ample outdoor room, you could probably do with storing your belongings in a way that makes the most of your home and keeps everything in one place. And when better to start than now? Get ordering these storage solutions and make the most of your extra time at home…

Amazon-drawer-organisers

Organise your drawers into something Marie Kondo would be proud of with these 24 cell drawer dividers. You'll never struggle to find anything again.

Joyodelf drawer organisers 2 pack, £14.99, Amazon

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La-Redoute-Hanging-pocket-organiser

Keep everything from handbags to scarves and accessories in order with this handy 10 pocket organiser, which will maximise storage while taking up minimal space in your wardrobe.

10 pocket hanging wardrobe organiser, £7, La Redoute

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Amazon-mop-and-broom-storage

Get your cleaning products in order with this handy wall mounted organiser with hooks for brooms and mops to prevent them from falling out as soon as you open your cupboard door.

Vicloon broom and mop organiser, £9.49, Amazon

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John-Lewis-bamboo-desk-organiser

If working from home has left your desk (or dining table) looking cluttered and unorganised, restore order with this bamboo desk organiser, which has mini files to store mail, a small drawer and sections for pens and stationery.

Bamboo desk organiser, £22, John Lewis & Partners

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HM-cat-canvas-wall-hanger

Keep even the smallest children's bedroom clutter-free with the help of this canvas wall tidy, which can be hung on the wall and used to store everything from toys to clothes. They'll love the cute cat face, you'll love the organisation. Win-win. 

Canvas wall tidy, £12.99, H&M

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John-Lewis-The-Home-Edit-Expandable-shelf

While we may not be able to enlist celebrity home organisers The Home Edit to work their magic on our kitchens, we can at least use some of their savvy hacks in our homes thanks to their collection at John Lewis. This 3-tier expandable shelf is a game-changer when it comes to storing tins, herbs and spices in your cupboards, meaning you can always find exactly what you're looking for.

The Home Edit & iDesign 3-tier expandable shelf, £22, John Lewis & Partners

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Amazon-grey-bathroom-storage-caddy

Take cues from Mrs Hinch and tidy away your bathroom essentials – from bleach to extra toilet roll – in a neat storage caddy to avoid clutter.

Woodluv grey shaker bathroom storage unit, £19.99, Amazon

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storage-trays

These drawer organiser trays can be used for everything from your makeup to the kids’ toys. The different sized trays can be combined however suits for your drawers, making them a great investment.

Set of 6 drawer organiser trays, £11.99, Amazon

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storage-bags

If you’re the type to split your wardrobe into summer and winter, you might be thinking of packing away the jumpers for the next six months or so. These vacuum bags will mean they don’t take up as much space - and have the added benefit of keeping them safe from moths.

Vacuum storage bags with USB electric pump, £24.99, Amazon

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kate-spade-storage

Kate Spade New York Make Room Food Storage Dishes, £29, Amara

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storage-fridge

We’re obsessed with these little fridge drawers, which help you utilise the space in small fridges perfectly - ideal if you’re sharing with someone else, or have a particularly hungry family!

Retractable drawer organiser, £15.98, Amazon

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storage-ikea

If you want something that can also be put on display, these decorated boxes are ideal. They come with three compartments inside to separate your belongings.

Decoration box, £6, IKEA

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storage-kitchen

This cool kitchen trolley not only looks chic, but will hold everything from your plates and cutlery to spices and alcohol. Ideal if your kitchen doesn’t come with many cupboards.

Tile top kitchen trolley, £58, Argos

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john-lewis-stacking

Like-It stacking boxes, from £20, John Lewis

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storage-boxes

Storage boxes are helpful but can often be unsightly. These ones from Made are cool and useful at the same time. 

Fabric storage boxes, £16, Made

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storage-shower

This extendable shower caddy will hold bottles for even the most dedicated cosmetics shopper!

Extendable corner shower caddy, £149.99, Lakeland

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storage-shelf

Shelves are a great way to make the most of your wall space, and wire ones look cool and are great if you want to hook things to them, too. Sold!

Wire wall shelving, £24.99, Argos

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storage-shoes

No matter how much space you have at home, finding somewhere to store shoes is a universal issue. This clever wardrobe won't take up much room, but will help you finally keep your footwear together.

10-tier shoe rack, £25.99, Amazon

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storage-containers

Stacey Solomon swears by clear containers for separating her food, and who are we to argue with one of the most well-organised celebs out there?!

Set of 3 food storage containers, £15, Argos

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kitchen-roll-holder

Keep your kitchen sides clear by installing this Cabinet Paper Towel Holder. An extremely convenient and space saving hack, you don’t need any other fixings to hold these in place - however a heavy object is needed to press on the shelf, otherwise the holder will fall down easily.

Lalang Cupboard Under Shelf Storage Rack, £5.60, Amazon

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woven-basket

Extremely versatile, these storage baskets come in four different sizes and can be used to store anything from books and toys to clothes and laundry. 

 X-Large Storage Baskets (4 Sizes), from £19.99, Amazon

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