A place for ev­ery­thing:

There’s no need for snow boots in sum­mer or beach gear in win­ter so hide them, writes Jen­nifer Veer­huis

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - NEWS -

Su­per stor­age so­lu­tions

We all know about spring clean­ing but per­haps we should be adding a sea­sonal stor­age ses­sion to our reg­u­lar to-do list. Vault in­te­ri­ors di­rec­tor and prin­ci­pal stylist Jus­tine Wilson (pic­tured) says sea­sonal stor­age is all about putting away ad­di­tional items when the sea­sons change.

For ex­am­ple, when the warmer months ar­rive you would put away all the win­ter items and vice versa when it be­comes cold.

“Things such as big jack­ets, boots, scarves,” Jus­tine. “You are not go­ing to need them for two or three months.

“Sea­sonal stor­age is about only hav­ing what is a ne­ces­sity at the time.”

Jus­tine says other items to pack away in sum­mer are throws and cush­ions that home­own­ers tend to layer up with in win­ter.

“They’re fan­tas­tic to keep you warm but in sum­mer you don’t need five throws on the sofa,” she says. “I find in win­ter peo­ple tend to go over the top with the home en­vi­ron­ment.”

Jus­tine also likes swap­ping cur­tains when the sea­sons change, opt­ing for ther­mal-backed cur­tains in win­ter and sheers in sum­mer. Jus­tine says vac­uum bags are also a great as­set when stor­ing sea­sonal items.

“You can stack them neatly in your wardrobe or un­der your bed,” she says.

She is also a big be­liever in mul­ti­func­tional fur­ni­ture.

“You can get cof­fee ta­bles with stor­age, which means you can keep those things that are not es­sen­tial out of sight,” she says. “Hav­ing a bed that has draw­ers un­der­neath is great.”

Jus­tine also sug­gests mak­ing use of un­used spa­ces such as the area un­der the stairs. She says wardrobes are great but they can end up full of clut­ter.

“Hav­ing plas­tic tubs that are la­belled and stack­able dou­bles your floor space in the robe,” she says. “Cat­e­goris­ing things into boxes or bas­kets is a re­ally good idea.”

She says it’s worth pur­chas­ing fur­ni­ture that dou­bles as stor­age.

“Rather than hav­ing a con­sole in your hall­way with noth­ing un­der­neath, get one with draw­ers and shelves so you can put mag­a­zines and keys in their own place.”

Dur­ing win­ter it’s pos­si­ble to end up with too many throws and cush­ions in your liv­ing area but Jus­tine says lay­er­ing can help. “A sofa can look amaz­ing with throws and cush­ions, as long as you group them,” she says.

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