Buy furniture online to neaten up your home: A guide to storage


Having a cluttered home is never fun. Unfortunately, most of us are guilty of hoarding in some sense or another, and more often than not, we end up with too much stuff that we cannot organise due to limited storage space. After some time, our space can really develop into a disarray that makes us and all those who enter our homes feel somewhat embarrassed. But do not fear, as there is a solution: storage pieces! In just a few minutes of reading, check out this guide on how to get organised when you buy furniture online from 5Star Furniture.




Different storage pieces available when you buy furniture online from 5Star Furniture


5Star Furniture provides a variety of storage pieces of different shapes and colours. Below are a few options to give you a taste of what we have on offer:


Get the Venus headboard when you buy furniture online


Who knew that headboards could double as highly effective storage units? The Venus headboard is made up of 2 drawers and 9 drawers – also consisting of hanging space behind the 2 outside doors. The headboard is mad of 4 individual pieces which makes it easy to move around should you wish to rearrange your bedroom at any stage. The headboard is 2.5 metres wide and 2 metres tall – and is the perfect facility in which to store things in style.




Get the 2 door shelf cabinet when you buy furniture online


Ideal for storing clothing, filing, linen and much more, the 2 door cabinet is a locally manufactured and lockable storage facility. The cabinet is created from pressed wood and wrapped with melamine, with a backboard of raw cardboard. Its strong and modern looking handles make this piece aesthetically effective at the same time. It stands at 1.78 metres with a wide of 0.9 metres.


Get the studded storage box when you buy furniture online


Think pirate chest, but in faux suede. This is what you can expect from the studded storage box, which adds effective storage space and can be used anywhere in the home. Not only is it a practical solution to a cluttered space, but it also promotes a great sense of style in your home with its pleasant appearance. The buttoning you may notice on the box adds to its appeal. With easy-to-clean materials, the storage box is elevated on 4 legs to avoid any water damage.




Grocery cabinet


Where better to store your new food purchases than inside the 5Star Furniture grocery cabinet? Consisting of 3 separate packing compartments, the piece is around 1.8 metres tall and 0.5 metres wide. If you choose to purchase this piece when you buy furniture online, you can rest easily knowing it was ethically and locally made. The grocery cabinet is made from pressed wood and comes in several different colours – as well as features some modern handles.


We all know that spillages are common in the kitchen, which is why the grocery cabinet is elevated atop legs to prevent it from being damaged. Despite this, the piece is extremely durable and will last for ages if you take care of it accordingly.


2 door, 4 drawer kitchen cabinet


Consisting of 2 doors and 4 drawers, the kitchen cabinet is finished with a marble work surface, giving it a chic and attractive appearance. It stands at 0.9 metres with a width of 1.2 metres, and can serve as storage for anything in your kitchen. Its affordable price makes it a great option for those seeking storage options while on a tight budget.




How to maximise storage space in your home


Sometimes our space is already chock-a-block full with cabinets almost overflowing with items, to the point where there are no gaps to place new storage pieces you may find when you peruse your trusted online store. In this case, to buy furniture online for storage may not be an option. However, do not be discouraged, as there are a few ways to neaten up your space without purchasing large storage pieces when you buy furniture online. Below are some tips and tricks to help you on your way:


How to storage space in your kitchen


The kitchen is the heart of the home, and as a result is often full to the brim with items that we feel we cannot let go of. If this is an issue for you, try the following:


Pull up your socks and toss


Tossing out things that you do not need in your kitchen is not an easy task – but it is sometimes necessary. Whether it is a coffee machine you bought 5 years ago and hardly use or even an extra set of dinner plates you are not particularly fond of – sometimes they just have to go to free up space for more important things. This includes food items that may be well past their expiration date and have spent years gathering dust and taking up space in your cupboards.


Store your utensils in a cutlery tray


Never underestimate the power of the cutlery tray. These nifty storage trays go a long way in neatening up your drawers and providing extra space for larger utensils such as spatulas and whisks.


Install hooks to hang mugs


More often than not, we collect way too many mugs to fit in our kitchen cabinets. This often leads to a messy cupboard with mugs piled on top of each other in an unattractive manner. Luckily, this problem can be solved by installing hooks on the “roof” of the cabinet space to hang up some mugs by their handles.


Decant bulk items


Why allow large cereal boxes or pasta packets to take up enormous amounts of space in your food cupboard when you can simply decant them? Not only does this save space, but it also allows for better visibility and ease of access. Whether you do so in a plastic bin or glass jar is up to you, although glass jars are arguably more appealing.


Install a pot rack


Installing a hanging pot rack is a fantastic way to utilise the empty vertical space in your kitchen. Not only does it give off an interesting and contemporary look, but your process of grabbing a pan will be much easier and involve less clanking and scrambling.


Organise pans, chopping boards and lids with dividers


If you set off an avalanche of cookware whenever you pull out the above items from a drawer or cupboard, it is certainly time to find a divider or create your own. Following this, you can slide your cookware into neat compartments for ease of access when you need them.


Use risers


Risers can be described as small platforms that create another level in your cupboard space. Many people make use of spice risers or racks, for example, so that they can better see their options as well as neaten up the space. Risers make use of the vertical space in your cupboard and therefore can free up space in other areas.


Hang stemware


Stemware, such as wine glasses, like the pots and mugs, can be hung up to save space. Like bars and restaurants all over the world who use this method, hanging stemware adds an attractive feature to your kitchen space.




Mount a dishrack


Dishracks are known to take up a lot of space on a countertop, and unfortunately, if you do not own a dishwasher, you will need to make use of a rack should you wish your washed items to dry in good time. Once again taking up the vertical space, consider mounting a dishrack above your sink to free up some space. Just make sure you place wet dishes carefully to avoid them toppling over.


How to maximise bedroom space


If you are battling to find space to place storage pieces and therefore cannot buy furniture online, you will have to get creative about the ways in which you store your belongings. The following are a few tips to set you on the correct path:


Use the back of your bedroom door


This may come as a surprise, but the back of your bedroom door is a great place for storage, should you come across a storage rack that can be easily installed. Here, you can hang anything from shoes, to jackets to bags which can save you a lot of cupboard space.


Add hooks to your wall


If you are at liberty to make holes in your wall and install hooks, you have the opportunity to create a “gallery” of clothing items or jewellery (should you hang them neatly in an aesthetically pleasing manner).


Vacuum pack it


If your cupboard space is crowded with heavy winter jackets which you do not need if you are experiencing warmer seasons, do not be shy to vacuum pack them. This can save a surprisingly large amount of space and declutter your cupboard.




Why opt to buy furniture online instead of in-store?


You get a service not a sale’s pitch


Most of us been at the mercy of an insistent salesperson in a furniture store at least once in our lives. Perhaps you have several pieces of furniture in your home that you resent because you were persuaded to buy it in the moment. When you buy furniture online, the entire process is in your hands. There will be no salesperson stressing you out with comments such as “it’s almost sold out” or “this will never be part of a special again”. Instead, you can browse to your heart’s content, and view all your options before making any form of decision – a sure way to avoid buyer’s remorse.


Keep in mind that although you will not be interacting with a salesperson when you buy furniture online, you are encouraged to reach out to the customer service team with any queries or for any suggestions. A reputable online furniture store should have a dedicated and experienced customer service team ready (during working hours of course) to assist you in your shopping journey.


Furniture is delivered straight to your home


Most online furniture stores offer a delivery service, which is often free if you spend a certain amount. However, even if you do not reach that price milestone, delivery fees should not wreak too much havoc on your bank account. Having furniture delivered to your door means that you can avoid the crowds, as well as the hassle of loading up your new piece into your car (which probably does not have enough space anyway). Even if you ask a friend if you can borrow a more appropriate vehicle, you will still be forced to lug your piece around – to the detriment of your back.


Buy anytime, anywhere


No need to fuss about dressing appropriately when you buy furniture online. In fact, you can shop from the comfort of your bed in your favourite pair of pyjamas. During a spell of insomnia, you can occupy your time by scrolling through an online store’s stock and researching your options to ensure that your decision is an informed one. Further, in the wake of the emergence of the Covid-19 pandemic, staying out of crowded furniture stores can only be a good thing.



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