Clutter is an almost unavoidable consequence of living in a home, especially where children are involved! Books, toys, clothes, small gifts, christmas cards, DVD cases and yet more toys have a nasty habit of building up until the home is no longer recognisable. In fact, clutter can reach such a state (without the house actually being messy or unclean) that simple tasks such as walking, sitting down or finding a lost slipper can become time-consuming nightmares filled with frustration and the potential for injury – when it gets this bad, it’s time to throw out the clutter. However, some things just cannot be thrown out and space must be made for them.
The Window Seat Storage Box
An ideal solution for storing away all that curiously essential clutter – which will invariably never be used or looked at again – is through the use of a window seat storage box. As described in its title, this item serves two primary functions: first, it can be used to store clutter; and, second, it makes for a fantastic seating area alongside a window. This has the obvious benefit of creating more seating space in the house, which is perfectly suited to childrens’ bedrooms (although keep windows locked!) and living room areas.
Whilst the window seat storage box can be bought in various home improvement stores, it is often better to create one from scratch to ensure a perfect fit and sufficient storage space. Using an existing sturdy wooden chest, the solid wood lid (unless it has drawers) must be lined with a seat pad that comprises strong and cushioning material. It is also important to add several cushions for added support when people are resting against the window sill itself.