I’m not sure if I ever mentioned this before but I used to play drums in a rock band.
Now whilst I had a great time playing gigs the one thing that was a constant pain was horsing the drum kit all around the place and then putting together the many pieces of the drum kit together.
And if we were playing with another band, then I would have to put the kit together, do a sound check and then take some of it apart again so the other drummer could use his set up and then put it back together before we started playing!
Much more hassle than playing guitar!
To facilitate all this I had to have a pretty comprehensive way of storing all the bits and bobs so I could find them when I needed them and of course so I wouldn’t lose any of it either.
And I had to be bit inventive with storing my equipment.
It’s a similar thing for terraced houses.
Now if there is one thing that terraced houses lack, and that’s a provision for storage.
So here is a list of inventive storage ideas that you can use to provide better storage in your home.
1) IKEA Baby Dresser
This one is really nifty and works brilliantly in your nursery. Chelsea has turned this IKEA Hemnes dresser into a fully kitted nursery dresser and she’s even linked to the extra bits & bobs you need to create one for yourself. She’s got a storage place in it for pretty much every baby essential so you can keep the place nice and tidy to boot.. Read more…
2) Store Cords In Empty Toilet Paper Rolls
My brain nearly exploded when I saw this, using empty loo rolls to store away power cords?! Well if your house is anything like mine then you’ve most likely got tangled chains of the stuff all mixed together in boxes or on the floor behind your telly. And trying to untangle the stuff is a nightmare. Not any more! Read more…
3) Magazine Holder Magic
You know the magazine holders you scan buy in pretty much any stationary store? Well get yourself some decent quality ones and you can use them to store aluminum foil, plastic wrap, wax paper, spaghetti & even canned goods! Read more…
4) DIY Laundry Pedastal
I gotta say that this one is pretty cool, with a little bit of elbow grease you can build a handy clothes storage area right under your washing machine, or get your significant other to build it instead! Read more…
5) Bathroom Storage Ladder Storage?!
Here’s a real funky one, you can use a simple storage ladder as a vertical storage unit in your bathroom. You can hang your towels and stuff off of it and by simply adding some hanging baskets you can put soap, shampoo and stuff in there too. Read more…
6) Pantry Labels
Keeping dry goods in a labelled mason jars isn’t a new one but once you do that you also lose the cooking directions that are on the package. Well not any more! You can use the information in this article to print some labels off and they even have some free downloadable printable files for you to use. These are good for rice, pancakes, oatmeal, etc. Read more…
7) Fridge Organisation
Now this one is good, if your fridge is anything like mine, it’s is a mess with loosely designated areas for vegetables, meat, most used condiments, etc. The fridge organisation here even takes into account items with sooner-to-expiry dates so less food gets wasted to boot. Read more…
8) Craft Room Organiser
If you’re into your crafts such as sewing, art, etc then there are some excellent wall storage ideas here in various materials, shapes & forms. There’s also a step by step DIY one you can make yourself and I must say, it looks pretty good and would be a nice addition to the interior design of any room. Read more…
9) Music Storage With Seat
I really like this one being a rock music fan, LA Woman by the Doors is one of my all time favourite albums as is Abbey Road. Here’s a neat trick combining cable storage with a functional comfy seat. Of course cable storage is inconsequential you can use it for whatever you like such as kids toys ion your living area, etc Read more…
10) Toy Storage
Speaking of toy storage here’s a really cool combination of things that the author found in Walmart, but could just as easily be found in IKEA, that not only looks fantastic but has great functionality as well and keeps all those toys out from under your feet. Read more…
11) Closet Storage
Here we have some really excellent bedroom closet storage tips. Ours is a maze of clothes hangers and I seem to break as many of them as I replace much to my wife’s consternation. Tips are also included for shelving and how to make the best use of the space available. Read more…
12) Magazine Holder
I like this one, my wife & I are subscribed to quite a lot of magazines and publications and despite our best efforts we find them everywhere especially in our living area, bedroom and study. This one looks pretty good too and nicely stacks them too. Read more…
13) Ironing Board Wall Storage
Ironing boards always seem to get poked into whatever corner will take them, why not make a feature of it and hang it from some decorative wall hangars? Read more…
14) The Cleaning Closet Organiser
Well our cleaning closet has everything packed in there including our kitchen towels which kinda makes everything get squashed around them. The author has made some clever use of closet storing items and repurposed them for the cleaning closet to great effect. Read more…
15) Bathroom Sink Cabinet
One place that’s always a mess is the under sink area in both the bathroom and the kitchen. Here are some good tips on how to tidy it all up and de-clutter it and make it easy to find things stored there when you need them. Read more…
16) School Paperwork
This one is really handy and although the author is catering for the US school system the applications here are fairly obvious. Now I am gonna admit to already having a version of this in our home but that is definitely because my wife is well organised and put ours together. Read more…
Now one type of extension that has a focus on storage is a loft conversion.
The Ultimate Terraced House Loft Conversion Information Pack
In the meantime if you would like to know how to layout your loft AND make sure that the building work goes as planned then you need to check out a our Terraced House Loft Conversion Information Pack.
This information pack has been developed over the last 16 years in designing & managing peoples loft conversion projects.
Here are some of the things that are covered:
- Step-by-step, easy to follow instructions that show you how to create a loft conversion in your terraced house
- How to AVOID BEING RIPPED OFF by builders during the work
- Several loft layouts so you can pick and choose what to do with your loft space
- Where to get some other work done to your home that will ADD A LOT TO THE VALUE of your property
- How to make sure and check that you are getting quality workmanship in your loft
- How to put a world class bathroom into your loft
And this is just a sample!
This info will give you confidence when you deal with builders so you’re not taken for a fool or even worse ripped off.
So to find out more all you have to do is click the link below: