Small Space Storage Solution: Poufs and Beanbags

Small Space Storage Solution: Poufs and Beanbags

Abby Stone
Apr 14, 2010

As we transition into spring, many of us are cleaning our small closets of their sweaters, scarves, gloves, hats and heavy socks to make room for our summer stuff. Only problem, where to store it? If you're anything like us, the closets are already crammed and yeah, we know they're useful but those space saver bags scream "hoarder intervention time!" to us. We'd like a more...elegant solution. There is a better way!

Reading Laure's post the other day on making your own pouf, I remembered what my cousin told me when I was puzzled by the flat leather poufs I saw in the souk in Morocco. Turns out that the poufs are not only used as seating, footstools or occasional tables (with a tray on top) but as storage. In their native habitat, these versatile pieces of furniture are not filled with beans but usually with clothing and other soft good items. It's an idea we'd definitely import. Store your winter sweaters (don't forget the mothballs or cedar balls), t-shirts and scarves neatly folded, gloves and socks in pairs, are all items that would be ideal for storage in a pouf during the off-season. Other possible fillers: towels and washcloths, sheets and pillowcases, tablecloths and napkins, blankets and extra pillows.

INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN POUFS:
How to DIY a Moroccan Pouf
How to Make A Modern Beanbag Pouf
How to Make Your Own Knitted Pouf

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