ARE you suffering from “mess stress”?
According to a new survey by Argos.co.uk, 54 per cent of us have admitted to being stressed about our messy homes in lockdown.
I know that only too well and I’m still struggling to keep things tidy.
But I want to help with your “store-rage” issues. Hopefully these ideas will sort you right out.
SOCK IT TO ’EM: If you have way too many socks, a drawer divider can create calm amid the chaos.
John Lewis have a lovely one for a tenner, but instead you could save empty loo rolls and line them up vertically in your drawer.
Pop pairs in each roll and you’ve got yourself a cheap drawer divider.
SAVE: £10 with home-made version
BOX CLEVER: I love any product that doubles up – double the use and it’s a double saving in my eyes.
The survey suggests that it’s messy bedroom floors causing the most stress so keep clutter out of sight with a bargain storage cube that’s also a seat.
Head to Dunelm for their faux linen storage cubes, currently down from £10 to £8.
STEP IT UP: Clutter on the stairs “to be taken up” is one of the other main stresses.
Be like one Saver mum and assign everyone their own storage basket on a step.
The kids are responsible for keeping it empty and you can turn it into a bit of a game.
Wayfair.co.uk have some lovely wicker baskets but, at £26.99 for a set of four, head to Wilko instead.
Their pretty decorative tubs start at £1, so just £4 for four, and they have lids available to match.
TOY-TALLY CLEVER: Toys everywhere?
While IKEA have lots of brilliant solutions for toy drawers, starting at around £49, just use a colourful laundry bag to hide clutter quickly.
Argos.co.uk have a brilliant narwhal and unicorn-themed laundry bag for just £12.
PRICES correct at time of going to press. Deals and offers subject to availability.
Deal of the day
GRAB a 28-pack of Pedigree Dentastix small dog treats for just £4.75 at Wilko.com, usually £6.
STARTING today you can now get ten mini-fillets at KFC for £4.99.
The tasty offer is valid until March 28 and saves you around £5.01.