|Storage from left: Wilkinson, Wilkinson, Ikea, Ikea|
Like most UK city dwellers, I’m a storage fiend. I always look for beds and sofas with space underneath and fill my drawers with boxes, compartmentalising everything inside.
Despite being Taurean, I am essentially a typical Virgo, loving order. But they still need to look nice, and with so many great baskets, and trays around at the moment I thought I’d share where I get mine from.
Under the bed? I love Wilkinson’s wire trays which I can pull out and get to easily, or TK Maxx has great wicker ones. I store all my spare toiletries, nail polishes, spare presents and travel items for when I go away with work.
|Wicker basket: £6, TK Maxx (also, I may have too many nail varnishes)|
Too many shoes? We have this cabinet from Ikea, which I keep most of my everyday trainers in. It has a handy small drawer at the top too, which is great for shoe wet wipes (you can buy from M&S) and umbrellas. I have just painted ours dark grey so it looks a little less generic (photos soon!).
|‘Hemnes’ shoe cabinet, £100, Ikea|
For my paperwork? I basically live and die by Muji’s acrylic storage. And I love their small stacking boxes, which I use for all my jewellery and notecards (yes, I still write handwritten cards).
|Gold mesh tray: £15, Habitat. Acrylic drawers: £8.95 for set of 2, Muji. Wire storage trays (to the left): TK Maxx (bought instore)|
I also love all the baskets from H&M Home, I bought one for umbrellas to go by our front door, and use all the wire baskets for toilet rolls, to store make-up products etc. I also love the compartment boxes from Ikea (below) to use in drawers.
1. Large cotton storage basket, £14.99, H&M Home
2. Linen shoe storage, £10, Muji
3. Felt storage basket, £12.99, H&M Home
4. Basket, £7, Ikea
5. Combination of boxes, £17, Ikea
6. Basket with pom poms, £35.10, Smallable
7. 2 grey wicker baskets, £8, Wilkinson
8. Small wire basket, £7.99, H&M
9. Footstool with storage, £170, Habitat