Cecilia and Christopher live with their three sons Oscar, Eric and Philip in a six year old house outside of Lund, Sweden. When they moved in they didn’t prioritize the planning of the storage room, which they’ve regretted many times. But now, six years later, they decided it was high time to do it right.
To their surprise they now don’t just have a clutter free and organised storage room, they also save both time and energy having to spend less time looking for things.
On the family’s wish list was a storage room where you easily get an overview of, not only all family members clothes, shoes and sports equipment but also tools, gardening things, suitcases, paintbrushes, paint leftover and much more. The idea they came up with was to divide the storage into themes like tools, garden tools, seasonal clothes, sports and leisure and so on. They sorted the things according to the themes out in the garden and at the same time considered what could be sold or given away. When they were finished it was easier for them to estimate how much storage space each “theme” would need.
Today seasonal clothes are sorted by size, there is space for sports and leisure equipment, tools are in place, and there is a corner each for painting and gardening. This means they have a good overview of all things, which makes finding things is much easier.