Friday, 13 May 2016

Storage Ideas


Living in a smallish 2 bed flat has meant that we have to make sure we have a good amount of storage especially with having a nearly 17 month old who has so many toys. 

Not long ago we got a new bed and chose to go for an ottoman bed and we are so glad we did as we have so much more space to store bits underneath. 

Under our bed we have these plastic storage boxes. They are a great size and you fit quite a bit in them and we have managed to fit 8 of these boxes under our bed. 

One item I would love to get to hang over our bathroom door is this over the door storage basket. This would be ideal for putting cleaning items out of Blake's reach. The only issue is that I think this one is overpriced but I am looking to find something similar but cheaper. 





For Blake's room we recently purchased some Foldable pop up storage boxes we picked the road works design as it works well in his room with his play mat from Ikea. Not only are they a bright and colorful design but they are also a great size and currently store Blake's Happyland toys. 


BLOKPOD is another fab toy storage item as you can store loads of different things in it.
You can read about Blockpod and my thoughts  here. I currently have Blake's Megablocks stored in it and once he starts playing with lego/duplo than that will then be stored in Blockpod instead. 


We also have a good size Ottoman which we use as extra toy storage. This a great size and he still has a good amount of room left for toys. I like that this one has a hinge lock to prevent the lid from dropping when open. 

Last of all we have got a 6 cube unit which we got from Argos you can also get them from Ikea as well and I know you can get different size cube units. This is the one we have although we have been thinking about getting a taller one so we can have more storage space. 

What do you think of my storage ideas? I have loads more and some we unfortunately can't do as we are renting. 

34 comments:

  1. Fabulous storage ideas thank you :) X x

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  2. Fab ideas. Amelia has an ottoman in her room which is brilliant for toy storage. And I'm a huge fan of the cube storage ideas we've got one in each of our rooms they look so neat with the coloured boxes etc! X

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  3. Useful storage solutions. The blokpod is a cool one for little toys

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  4. Love all these beauties
    Perfect solutions so I know where everything is

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  5. some great storage ideas i do love that one you can hang over the bathroom door

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  6. We have the wooden cube units with plastic buckets from ikea. We have floor standing and wall mounted ones for books and arts and craft- they are fab! We also use under bed boxes! Couldn't do without all the extra storage!! Xx

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  7. These are fantastic storage ideas. We sell some great storage boxes at my work in loads of different colours. I have quite a few of them

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  8. love the over the door storage, might have to get those for the bathroom

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  9. I love that bus storage box and I really want a blokpod for the boys lego

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  10. I've heard so much about the Blokpod, I want to give it a try. Underbed boxes are a necessity, really!

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  11. these are great as we hav very little room since baby arrived

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  12. Great ideas. I use the under bed storage boxes x

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  13. I also use under the bed boxes. I also use vacuum bags for clothing

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  14. Great storage ideas here. I am loving them x

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  15. That blocpod is brilliant - we need more storage in our house x

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  16. Really great. The Ottoman is wonderful for storage. We lack of space also. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

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  17. Brilliant article , I just bought magazine racks for my office to sort the mess out! ;)

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  18. I like the idea of over the door storage, something I have never thought of x

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  19. Those are all really great storage options. The over the door storage looks really handy, I could use that in the nursery and the bathroom.

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  20. i was doing some tidying and de-cluttering today and thought how much we needed some plastic storage boxes for under the bed! i would love an ottoman

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  21. How brilliant! I am always looking for new storage idea. My Husband thinks I have a problem with buying boxes - I think I might have too haha. I love the blockpod, that really is a great idea and I may have to buy one although £40 seems like a lot - is it worth it?

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  22. Some great storage ideas here. You really can't ever have enough storage with kids

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  23. We have those boxes under H's bed too and they are useful for big toys and clothes he is waiting to grow into.

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  24. Great ideas. For someone who's entire house is a dishevelled toy box, this is awesome.

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  25. Good storage solutions is SO important with little ones. I'm one of those people who likes to put ALL the toys away once my daughter is in bed so I can properly relax. We have one of the IKEA cube storage units in her bedroom, an ottoman in the dining room and i had a purpose built cupboard built in the living room too! Love the look of that door hanging one, I need one for my tiny bathroom!! xo

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  26. These are great ideas! I love the hanging baskets - so cute!

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  27. We have these under our bed and hopefully in my new place I will have these storage boxes again because they are so handy!

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  28. the Blokpod storage system would be ideal for my nephew, he has so many toys.

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  29. We have that exact foldable storage box to hide some.of the kids rubbish and we bought cube storage for my son's room a while back. Hiding the clutter is important to me I love a little storage solution

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  30. I really need some help with storage solutions so this is a great post for me. There's some great ideas here

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  31. Love the over the door baskets! I have just added lots of storage cubes for toys and it is great! x

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  32. Some great ideas here - I am always needing more storage - I so need to declutter. Kaz x

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  33. Storage space is something I really need right now. LOve the door baskets.

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  34. Great storage solutions. I feel like I'm overrun by storage because we have such a small home too.

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