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Valspar color match How to stay organised and tidy with home storage solutions from Curver.

You may have recently seen this, my newly decorated work studio.

If you look close enough, you will notice that I don’t have much storage.

The messy piles of papers and props that usually crowd this room, has just relocated to the hallway. In other words, the problematic mess is still there.

Now that this room has been redecorated, I can now focus on home storage. I needed something that was accessible, stylish, but mobile.

Why mobile you may ask? Well, I use my studio often as a styling space, so I need to be able to move things around easily. home storage ideas Some of you may have seen me using Curver home storage for my wardrobe, kitchen and fridge  makeovers in the past. I really do love the functional simplicity and minimalist aesthetic of Curver products.

So it’s probably no surprise, that I’ve decided to use their Curver storage again for my work studio. I usually have a lot of paperwork. This could be invoices, bills, contracts, expenses and tax related documents.

I used to keep everything in a folder, but that folder was soon bursting at the seams. I’ve now organised all my paperwork into separate Curver Infinity drawers, each with special labels created for me by Nutmeg Wall Art. It’s really made my life easier, especially when doing my tax returns.There’s no more last minute searching for documents and receipts. Here’s a closer peek inside one of the drawers. I’ve also used curver dividers to organise my stationery. home storage with Curver As I do a lot of styling work, I have a huge collection of props. They normally look quite messy on the shelves.

I decided to categorise and group them into large Curver Infinity boxes. Again thanks to Nutmeg wall art for creating these beautiful labels for my storage. home storage Now I have boxes for art supplies, tester paint pots, china props, metal props and the list goes on. Here’s what it looks like inside one of the storage boxes. Doesn’t it just look so neat? So easy to move around too. Here’s what the boxes look like without labels. The larger Curver Infinity boxes on the floor are used to house my art prints and frames.

I’m so happy with my Curver storage boxes. It really has helped my home feel less cluttered.

Hope you’ve enjoyed this post. Stay tuned as I’ll be back with some exciting travel posts soon. Have a lovely day.

( All photography and styling are by myself, this home storage is a paid partnership with Curver.)

fridge organisation Fridge organisation made easy with Curver Smart Fresh containers.

I’ve just returned from a busy trip to Milan for Salone Del Mobile and Milan Design week. It was back to back meetings and lots of late night dinners with bubbly.

So, how should I unwind from my sleep deprived week, when back in London?

Of course I had to embark on the mammoth task of decluttering and cleaning my fridge.

Before you certify me crazy for this fridge organisation, I have to tell you that cleaning the fridge is actually strangely therapeutic.

Okay, some of you may be shaking your heads now in disbelief, but the task was actually made easier with my new Curver Smart Fresh food containers.

fridge organisation As you can see, I have given my fridge a good wipe down and threw out any out of date food.

It’s amazing how things accumulate in the back of the fridge when you are too busy to organise, don’t you think?

What I need, is to be able to open my fridge and just know what I have. What I love about the Curver Smart Fresh containers are that they are transparent , so I can do a quick visual sweep on opening and know exactly what I have, and what I can prepare. fridge oraganisation In fact, I’m a bit embarrassed to say this, but I have never seen my fridge look so organised before.

The Smart Fresh containers seal very well too, with their click shut latches, to keep everything fresh and crispy. I do have a fridge drawer for keeping fruit and vegetables fresh, but I really do prefer this container method.

There’s no more pushing a carrot to the side, past a soggy bag of Coriander, whilst in search for that half cut, but now wilted cucumber, deep inside the fridge drawer.

There is so much room in these Curver containers. Look at how many strawberries I’ve managed to pack in.

Cleaning is so much easier too. Just place the containers in the dishwasher and it’s all done. Meats and vegetables can be kept separately too. The tight click latches keep cross contamination at bay.

Who enjoys a midnight snack?

I’ve always seen on American TV, that sandwich making in the middle of the night is a routine ritual, for when one can’t sleep. Do you know what I mean?

I would often see them retrieve their sandwich making ingredients, all stored beautifully in air tight boxes.

I’m so happy I can do the same now. As you can tell, sad but true, it doesn’t take a lot to please me. Have you heard of the Home sort sisters on Instagram? They are amazing, and spend most of their time sorting and organising people’s home.

Anyway, I loved the way they label everything with beautiful writing. They were going to make me some labels but it was too difficult as they were so far away, so I enlisted the help of my fellow Brit and instagram friend, Adele from nutmeg studios to make me some.

To be honest, you don’t really need stickers for containers like these Curver Smart Fresh ones, as you can instantly see what is in them.

It was just, me being me, wanting to experiment on making my fridge even prettier.

They look great don’t they?

Oh and  before you say, where is the meat in my fridge, I have a lower shelf for that. It’s just not very pretty to photograph. Hope you’ve enjoyed the post. These Curver Smart Fresh containers are truly amazing. I’m so happy with my fridge now, that I want to show it to everyone.

Wishing you all a wonderful week ahead.

( All photography and styling are by Geraldine Tan,editor of Little Big Bell. This is a sponsored collaborative post with Curver on fridge organisation, but all opinions are my own).

Wardrobe makeover to blend in with your interiors.

As I’m always giving my home decor a refresh, I thought it would be fun to do the same for my wardrobe.

This isn’t a post about how to streamline your life by creating a capsule wardrobe, but more to show you how I have edited key pieces to create a look that blends in with my room. wardrobe makeover I think having a well organised and aesthetically pleasing wardrobe has the same effect on the way we feel as does our home decor. After all, they are both areas that are an extension of our personalities or what we aspire to feel and be.

For some it’s about creating a serene and calm wardrobe , but for me it’s about colour and creating that sense of happiness. To help with my wardrobe makeover, I have decided to use the Infinity range boxes from Curver.  Have you ever heard of Marie Kondo ? She’s a famous Japanese organising consultant and author. I remembered once watching her You Tube video on how to organise the clothes you would usually fold.

She advocated rolling them up, to free up space, so that it was easier to find what you wanted to wear. I find stacked and folded clothing to be the messiest area of my wardrobe, and it’s often difficult to keep tidy when I’m in a rush.

So I’ve decided to banish the mess and follow the Kondo method of rolling my clothes into my Curver Infinity storage boxes.

I don’t usually like shoes in my wardrobe, but I have a few designer pairs I like to store separately.

I have used a few stacked white Curver Infinity boxes to do this, placed at the bottom of my wardrobe. The rest of the wardrobe makeover was easy. I decided to get rid of the mismatched hangers in my wardrobe and replaced them with some dusky pink and rose gold ones that I recently found. I only did a little fine editing of my clothes on the racks, and added a few pops of colour to the wardrobe shelves,using my handbags and decorative accessories. Doesn’t my wardrobe now look so tidy and very much an extension of my home decor? It’s amazing what a few storage boxes could do.

Hope you’ve enjoyed my wardrobe makeover. I will be back soon with another storage post, this time on kitchen storage. If you’ve seen on my Instagram, you’d have read about me slaving away in the kitchen to tidy out my shelves.

Have a lovely day all.

( All photography and styling are by Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell. I collaborated with Curver on a sponsored basis for this wardrobe makeover post, but all creatives and views are my own).

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