Helpful Storage Solutions For Your Home


Award-winning author of UK lifestyle and travel blog, Fable and Folk, Annie Spratt lives with her family in the heart of the New Forest. An avid photographer and traveller, Annie loves nothing more than to go on adventures with her family, husband Al and children Kitty and Ozzy.

I don’t know about you, but the New Year makes me want to get more organised at home. Over Christmas my home filled up with cards, trees, decorations and gifts. Now I’ve packed the decorations away and suddenly my home feels a little bit roomier than before – except for the kids’ presents; it can sometimes feel like they are taking over.

My children are happy creative little souls but – let’s put this diplomatically – tidying away their toys is not one of their favourite activities! It can be tricky to figure out how best to help them keep their bedrooms clutter-free and not looking like there’s been an explosion in a toy factory.

And so I’m sharing with you three storage solutions for the toys and clothes from Christmas.

Fabric Storage Bags

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Fabric storage bags have become increasingly trendy over the past year and for good reason. They are easy to clean, versatile and compact – plus if they are dropped they don’t make an almighty crash sound (handy for kids who are early risers!)

We use these fabric bags from George; they are perfect for storing things. My kids use them to store their smaller toys like Moshi Monsters and football cards. They are also the perfect size for socks and hairbrushes and bands – no more hunting for hairbands before the morning school run!

Organising Paper and Pens

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George’s selection of storage units are great for saving those mini-masterpieces and art equipment. The three-drawer storage unit is the perfect size for holding A4 paper and magazines (handy if you have a daughter like mine, who likes to hoard!). I can’t recommend this enough if you have a child who loves to draw and write.


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Shelving is the best bedroom storage solution, especially for smaller rooms where you need to make the most of your space. Tall units help you store less-used and more precious items on the top shelves where they can’t be reached, and everyday items on the lower shelves.

They’re perfect for holding fabric storage bags, books and for folding clothes on. Whether you’re looking for something big or small, George’s variety of storage options will help you find exactly what you need.

Once you have the children’s presents stored away you’ll have less clutter, and you can officially say ‘Goodbye’ to Christmas and ‘Hello’ to Spring!