Storage ideas for the New Year

Storage ideas for the New Year

We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas, with plenty of time spent with family and friends.

The home is inevitably at its busiest over Christmas and New Year, playing host to dinners and celebrations. As we dig deep into cupboards for turkey platters and star-shaped cutters, it dawns on many of us just how much ‘stuff’ we have and how badly organised it is! And unless you’ve maintained a strict ‘one in one out’ policy with gifts, you might find you have even less space in your cupboards than before the hustle and bustle of Christmas. Thankfully, New Year is a great time to take stock, assess future storage needs, and lose unwanted items.

In this post, we’ll look at some great storage solutions, and next week we’ll cover how to get rid of the things you don’t need.

1) Organise bathroom clutter with attractive containers. The example on the left uses vintage drawers, but our antique Chinese wooden buckets would be perfect.

Chinese antique storage
Image on left from Pinterest – Antique buckets on right from

2) Store magazines in an upcycled crate like the one on the left, or choose our faded blue lacquer antique Chinese pails.

Wooden Chinese bucket
Crate on left from Pinterest – Antique pail on right from

3) A low stool is perfect for rolled up towels in the bathroom. This antique Chinese stool from Shimu is one of a pair and has stetchers just above the horse hoof shaped feet, acting as both footrests and supports. The dark, reddish brown colour is old but worn away on the seats to the elm wood below.

Chinese stool
Image on left from Pinterest – Stool on right from

4) Hide TV-related clutter like DVDs, remote controls and games consoles with attractive and practical living room storage. This antique low sideboard in distressed blue lacquer makes a makes a perfect TV stand with lots of space below in cupboards and drawers.

Blue Chinese sideboard
Low sideboard in distressed blue lacquer from

There are lots more stylish storage solutions online at, from wardrobes and armoires to media storage to attractive cabinets. Next week on the blog, we’ll look at reducing clutter and how to get rid of the things you really don’t need.

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