WE’RE always trying to find ways to live a bit more eco-friendly.
But looking after the environment doesn’t mean forgetting to look after the pennies as well.
From buying recycled kitchen paper to re-using products in other areas of the home once they’re finished with, there are lots of ways to help the environment wherever you can, and increasingly this can also mean more money in your back pocket as well.
When it comes to creating some ecofriendly storage in the home, options are everywhere.
It doesn’t matter whether you need extra space in the bathroom, or you need a way to organise pan lids in the kitchen, there are lots of clever and unique ways to re-use everyday household items you already have to create fantastic new storage solutions.
Here are some top tips for creating new ecofriendly storage options: ●● Hallway
It’s important to create a good impression when someone enters your home, but with muddy shoes and numerous jackets, the entrance hallway is often the hardest area of the house to keep tidy.
So why not paint some crates and hang them up to use as shoe or bag storage? Or why not use a cardboard wine box as a shoe rack? ●● Kitchen
Re-use your old wet wipe containers as somewhere to store plastic supermarket bags.
These tubes can hold a surprisingly large amount of bags, and this keeps them dry and in one place, saving space. ●● Bathroom
If you want a unique bath mat with a touch of the homemade feel, depending on the size of mat you require, you’ll need around 200 wine corks, some plastic liner, and a glue gun to construct a wonderful bath mat. Get creative. ●● Bedroom
Hang handbags in the wardrobe by using shower curtain hooks. This not only saves space in the bottom of the wardroom where handbags may be stored previously, but it also helps to protect your handbags, keeping them in better condition for longer. ●● Garage
Keep large green bags for garden waste in the garage by installing a kitchen roll holder. Such a clever idea - just make sure the roll holder is secured well as garden waste bags are a lot heavier than kitchen roll. ●● Garden
Need a way to organise your arsenal of gardening tools?
Nail off-cuts of piping to the inside of your shed or garage to hold rakes, brooms and other gardening tools to keep them in one place and easy to access. And if you still can’t make enough room for your items, there’s also another option: self-storage. So if you feel the need to de-clutter your home, store some furniture or clear out the hallway before designing a new unique storage solution.
For more tips to ‘go green’ visit www. safestore.co.uk/ blog/2015/03/go-greeneco-friendly-storagesolutions-for-the-home
●● Shoe storage in the hall