As our homes become ever smaller, homeowners are constantly looking for ways to make the most of the space they do have
In fact, it's been found that the modern living room is nearly a third smaller than it was 40 years ago, while bedrooms are nine per cent smaller. In short, space has never been more of a priority for Brits.
Are you looking for space saving hacks that can you try?
Well, we've chatted to Samuel Winder, Store Manager at Futon Company, who is sharing his tips for dealing with three common storage issues you could expect to face...
Something that many of us are oblivious to is the fact that toiletries have a specific 'use by' recommendation. As a result, we can end up having shelves full of half empty products that you have no intention of using - instead, they're just gathering dust.
A way of getting around this could be a Bath Caddy - it's a great way of organising your bathroom products. Avoid stacking your caddy at random too - instead, sort through them by date, putting the oldest at the top, to ensure you don't waste them. You can find them in a compact, stylish designs, which will allow you to organise the essentials into layered compartments. This could be the thing you need to inspire you to remove those old products and bring in the new.
Bath Caddy, £24 at Futon Company
Many people kick off their shoes once they're in, leaving them cluttering up the entrance to your home. It's not a great sight to have greeting you when you get home and creates a bad first impression.
So, why not take the chance to get around this by turning your hallway into a bit of a feature? That way, you can find a piece that lets you store your shoes in a practical yet stylish storage piece. Something like the Oak Hallway Bench could give you a chic and clever way to combine a hallway seat with a space for storing both your shoes and accessories. It can then be decorated with your preferred cushions or throws, to transform your hall into a space that's both calming and welcoming from the second you get home.
Oak Hallway Bench, £159 at Futon Company
3. Overpacked wardrobe
A common sight in many bedrooms up and down the country will be a wardrobe that's chock a block with unworn clothes. In fact, many of will normally stick to the same outfits, and have said clothes sprawling all over the bedroom.
A clothes organiser could be the solution, giving you a stylish way to plan your outfits and show off your own favourite looks. As an added benefit, it frees up space in your wardrobe and it also helps you to remember those clothes you could have forgotten you even had, along with clearing out those items you no longer want.
Lead image: Triple Oak Tidy, £169 at Futon Company