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Imaginative ways to stash your stuff

clear out the clutter and get organised

Tara Hall by Tara Hall

There’s nothing like the start of the year for inspiring us to clear out the clutter and get organised. Freelance interiors team Annabelle Grundy and Colin Poole (www.photoword.co.uk) take a look at some imaginative ways to stash your stuff.

Photographs copyright Colin Poole

Great storage and a place for everything are the keys to maximising space and creating harmony in your home, but think storage solutions, and more than likely it’s cupboards, shelves and drawers that spring to mind - all fine and functional, but perhaps a bit predictable?
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The handbags are easy to access, won’t get squashed or scratched, and you can enjoy all their brilliant colours and shapes. Think about how to hang them too - these bold, sturdy knobs compliment the bags and are cleverly-spaced to accommodate the different sizes and create a fun, random effect.
handbags close up

This old, wooden decorator’s ladder was given a new lease of life as a quirky storage unit for jeans and T-shirts. An edgy alternative to a conventional wardrobe or shelving, it brings a strongly sculptural, 3-D element to the room, is easy to move around and won’t break the bank either!
old wooden decorators ladder

Piles of magazines can get dusty and dog-eared, so squirrel them away somewhere smart. Authentic leather suitcases look fantastic and use your space really effectively. Pick them up at antiques fairs or in charity shops and, once filled, stack two or three neatly for a stylish, vintage-inspired bedside unit.
leather suitcases in bedroom

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