Marie Kondo’s KonMari method may be great a great ideal to strive towards, but it is what it is: an ideal. Let’s face it, we all have too many things in our lives that we just cannot live without, and trend-keeping is not just a result of capitalism, its a lifestyle.

It happens to the best of us: you start out with one item and it suddenly tenfolds in a year. This, coupled with the fact that houses are getting smaller does not spell good news for anyone. However, with some smart storage and a little creativity, your little space can go a long way. Here are some of our favourite hacks that will leave you wondering what to do with all that extra space once you’re done.