depends how much you want your storage to look like it’s designed to be used in a house 🙂
If it’s just you then industrial type shelves (screwfix/machine mart type stuff) and large plastic boxes with lids (like what Staples do) work well.
If you have a partner with opinions on such things then you may end up buying a lot of cupboards with doors on them…Posted 3 years ago
Just moved house and there is no storage (apart from the kitchen cupboards).
I have 2 bedrooms and utilizing boxes under the beds for a lot of stuff but with 3 mtbs and a roadie (not ot mention a motorcycle and all the gear) I’m struggling.
Anybody got any suggestions/solutions? Photos would be good
I’ve no landline/broadband atm and no mobile signal worth a damn so can only post when I’m at work… doesn’t mean I’m not interested…Posted 3 years ago
Loft space – check (need a ladder to have a propoer look though).
Outdoor space – check (but its not overly secure, £10k of bikes I’m a bit wary…)
Should have mentioned I’m renting so can’t blooter the gaff…
I think ‘screwfix’ might be worth investigating.
Being an unattached gent of certain years I do not have to cow tow to ‘feminine’ sensibilities however I don’t want to live in a warehouse/midden neither.
Not intending moving again for a while (too bloody stressful). Ultimately I’ve come to the conclusion that I’ve just too much stuff. Time to declutter. But in the meantime…
Oh thanks for the suggestions (even the ‘stupid’ ones) 😀
ETA: Nearest IKEA is a 250+ mile round trip… and the other side of Embra…Posted 3 years ago
Rooms are all rectangular, no nooks, no crannies.
If I’m here long term then I’m happy to stick in a better/more secure shed for all the bikes. Need a short term solution first though…
I have a reasonable bit of ground (will keep myself busy cutting all the grass…). I’ve even contemplated a steel container but not sure of the logistics of it all and the ultimately getting rid…Posted 3 years agojohndohMember
So do you live alone? Why not use the second bedroom to store high value stuff, a cheap shed to store stuff that isn’t precious (ie to theft or damp).
Then perhaps ask the landlord if they would mind you putting some loft boards down – then you can store stuff up there (probably safest and easiest in stackable plastic boxes). Ensure you measure the access into the loft before buying the boxes though – you don’t want to find you can’t fit them through. Also if the boxes are too big, they might get too heavy to manhandle up there….Posted 3 years agomiketuallySubscriber
Ultimately I’ve come to the conclusion that I’ve just too much stuff. Time to declutter.
I was going to suggest this, but you’ve beaten me to it.
Put everything in cardboard boxes, with the date written on them. Only take things out when you need them, then figure out a correct place for it to be stored.
Anything you’ve not used in 12 month, get rid.Posted 3 years agostabilizersSubscriber
Costco night be a good place to investigate. I kitted out my garage with some bomb proof shelving and a lot of storage boxes that fit nicely.
Store your bikes vertically in a head to toe style if you can rig something to hang them off.
Apart from that the best thing you can do to start with is to lighten your load and ditch the stuff you dont use any more.
Ps I might have a plastic shed going in a couple of weeks. I might have to get rid of it its about 2m x 2m x 1m. I presume you still know how to get hold of me?Posted 3 years ago
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