Forget Marie Kondo, watch the Real Homes Show for storage ideas that let you keep (and hide) the clutter

Watch the latest episode of the Real Homes Show for storage ideas and tips on shopping at furniture auctions

Real Homes Show presenter Laura Crombie helps flat owner Vicki Wilson-Lees with storage ideas
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Are you drowning under clutter? Need more space? Then watch the latest episode of the Real Homes Show, in association with Checkatrade, for great storage ideas.  

Presenter Laura Crombie helps homeowner Vicki Wilson-Lees with storage solutions for her cramped flat. Watch now for tips on two types of storage – cheap pieces Vicki can take with her when she moves, and built-in options that will add value to the apartment when she comes to sell. Proof you don't need to declutter your home and throw everything out – you just need stylish ways to hide it all away!

Also in this week's episode, renovation expert Jason Orme's tips on finding a reliable electrician, decorating with warm orange, and how to bag a bargain at furniture auctions. Forget Bargain Hunt, you could pick up the latest pieces from, John Lewis and DFS, at dedicated home furnishing sales. 

The whole episode is just 18 minutes' long, but you can use the timings below to skip to your favourite sections:

  • Small Space Squad (0.50) – presenter Laura Crombie helps homeowner Vicki Wilson-Lees come up with storage solutions for the kitchen and bedroom of her flat;
  • Colour Wheel (6.08) – style editor Anna Morley explains how to introduce the colour warm orange into your home, however much you have to spend;
  • Checking It Out (9.50) – discover the secrets to shopping at furniture auctions. You could save hundreds on products from brands such as John Lewis and;
  • Trade Secrets (12.17) – renovation expert Jason Orme explains how to find a reliable electrician. Take a look at Checkatrade to start searching in your area;
  • #SoRealHomes (15.29) – Instagram star Amy Wilson shows Sian Astley around her colourful master bedroom;
  • InSinkErator tap competition (17.28) – see details below for how to enter.

For tips on decorating with colour, finding a builder, and making the most of a small Victorian cottage – watch episode one

Extending a kitchen for under £50,000, plus the best store loyalty card freebies – watch episode two

Money-saving cleaning hacks, plus design ideas for playrooms and loft conversions – watch episode three 

Loft conversion design ideas, decorating with cobalt blue, plus bargain ways to link your home and garden – watch episode four 

Discover the best online clearance sales and create space for a master en suite – watch episode five 

The best washable paints put to the test, plus great garden design ideas – watch episode six

We've teamed up with InSinkErator to give only lucky viewer the chance to win a 4N1 Touch Tap, in a choice of three colours and three styles, worth more than £1,200. This competition has now closed, click here for our latest giveaway.

Laura Crombie

Laura Crombie is a journalist and TV presenter. She has written about homes and interiors for the last 17 years and was Editor of Real Homes before taking on her current position as Content Director for Country Homes & Interiors, 25 Beautiful Homes Period Living and Style at Home. She's an experienced home renovator and is currently DIY-renovating a 1960s house in Worcestershire. She's been quoted on home design and renovating in The Times, The Guardian, The Metro and more. She's also a TV presenter for QVC and has been a commentator for Channel 4 at Crufts dog show.