If you’re moving into a new home, you’ll understandably want to start afresh and to keep all of your belongings neatly organised. So, what sort of organisational furniture can you invest in to help achieve this?
Moving homes can be stressful business, can’t it? You have to pack up your entire life, make arrangements with a removals company, and change your address with the relevant authorities. That’s all before you even think about what you’re going to do when you pick up your new keys!
But, when you’re finally ready to move in, it pays to be as organised as possible when you start to unpack. To do that, you’re going to want to invest in some organisational furniture.
So, if your conveyancing solicitor has already informed you that your house move is confirmed, here is a list of the best organisational furniture to invest in!
8 Pieces of Organisational Furniture to Invest in When Moving House
Storage Sofas and Beds
Chances are, if you’re moving house, you’ll be bringing your current bed and sofa along with you. But, if you want to change your approach to organisation, it might be worth reconsidering this.
There are plenty of different styles of beds and sofas on the market, but the most useful are ones which can be converted into storage. For example, there are beds which have built in drawers underneath, or sofas which can be lifted up to reveal a hollow interior. This is perfect for storing away any living room essentials.
These types of furniture aren’t just practical either. They often come in pretty much every style imaginable, so you don’t need to worry about sacrificing aesthetics for the sake of organisation.
Sticking with the same theme, have you ever considered purchasing a storage bench? As the name would probably suggest, storage benches can be used as nifty organisational tools, and can be especially useful if you’ve got some bits and bobs which might be left lingering about.
For example, you could put a storage bench in an entrance hallway and use it to store away all of your loose shoes. It would help to reduce the clutter as you enter the house, and it’ll give you a handy perch to sit on when you’re taking your shoes off after a long day.
Organisational Furniture: Nesting Tables
The furniture equivalent of a Russian Doll. Nesting tables are fantastic, as they can save a serious amount of space and you won’t need to go out spending loads of money on a range of different tables.
Ideal for smaller rooms, nesting tables take up very little floor space, but they still offer plenty of storage potential. It helps that they’re pretty easy to transport between properties as well.
Ottomans can come in plenty of shapes and sizes, but there’s one common theme – they’re all great for organisation! If you choose a design that has a liftable lid, you’ll have access to a handy storage compartment which can be used for any number of household items.
Want your ottoman to be even more convenient? You can always take a look at upgrading its functionality by adding coasters so it can be easily wheeled around without having to remove all of its contents first. Something to keep in mind…
Unique Shelving Units
Shelving units can be a little boring and, in some cases, not all that convenient when it comes to organisation. So, feel free to think outside the box!
Instead of having uniform shelving units (which might not fit everything in neatly), take a look at units which can be quickly and easily adjusted, so more items can be placed in neatly. Or, if you’re feeling really creative, why not make your own custom shelves? Some prior experience might be needed for the last option…
Organisational Furniture: Ladder Units
Ladder units are surprisingly useful pieces of organisational furniture if you’re looking for something that can be used anywhere in the house – whether it’s the living room, bedroom, or office.
For instance, if you want a functional TV stand, take a look at ladder units that fulfil this purpose. They take up little floor space and usually provide some handy compartments for items like games consoles and DVDs. Those pesky wires can be tucked away neatly too.
Got a few bits lying about you aren’t sure what to do with? Put up a floating shelf!
Say, for example, you’ve got a few books in your possession but you don’t see the need in buying a bookcase. A single floating shelf should be more than sufficient to store them away neatly.
You can easily pick up a single floating shelf for very little money, and they’re very easy to secure to a wall.
Wardrobes with Drawers
If you’ve got a set of wardrobes that have built in drawers, there might not be any need for you to have to lug around extra cabinets.
If you’re buying a wardrobe from a mainstream furniture retailer (naming no names), you’ll usually have the option to install drawers for an extra fee. The money is usually worth it, as it gives you a lot more to work with and means you can store away any clothes you might not wear on a regular basis.
Are You Currently in the Process of Moving House?
In this post, we’ve uncovered some of the best pieces of organisational furniture you should consider investing in if you’re currently in the process of moving house.
Everything on this list will help you to store everything away neatly while also being relatively affordable. Of course, at a time when money is probably going to be a little bit tight, that’s always going to be very important.
Are there any more pieces of organisational furniture that you think other people should be made aware of? If there are, feel free to leave them in the comments down below.
Further Reading: Moving Home Best Packing Tips
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