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Are you stuck for indoor bike storage ideas?  Do you live in a flat or tiny house without a garden?  Well, today I’ve got you covered with some wheelie clever and creative ways to store your bike indoors.

If you’ve stumbled upon this post, then you don’t need me to tell you why cycling is good for you.

What’s not good for you is the trip hazard that your bike is every time you go into your hall. When you don’t have any outdoor bike storage the struggle is real.

9 Clever Indoor Bike Storage Ideas

Don’t worry, I’ve done some searching, and found some clever indoor bike storage ideas for you. They all have the added benefit that none of the ideas are a trip hazard, and they’ll stop you getting tangled in your bike every time you go into the hall.  Nor will your bike annoy the crap out of your significant other either!  I’ve certainly been there, done that, and bought the t-shirt with my bikes in the past!

bike storage ideas

How about this storage unit that doubles as a bike stand?  It’s really quite a thing of beauty.

clever bike storage ideas

This clever shelf provides you with space to hang your bike and gives you somewhere to store your helmet and bike bits too.

thomas walde bike shelf

How about this handy shelving unit/room divider by Thomas Walde?

Bookbike BYografia bike storage

In a similar vein, the Bookbike by Byografia is a bit savvier in its space-saving abilities, but equally as stylish.

understair storage ideas

Got some unused or under-utilised space under the stairs?  Why not use it creatively, like in this Philadelphia home?

bicycle desk

Sitting for long periods at your desk isn’t good for your health.  Why not install a standing desk, and use your bike as a desk chair?  It might not be so comfortable for prolonged periods of time, but you could mount your bike on to a turbo trainer* so you can get some exercise whilst you plough through your emails.

desk with bike storage

If that’s a step too far for you, how about this desk from Choll?  Simple yet effective.

bike sofa

Also from Choll, this clever sofa with inbuilt bike storage rack.  Here’s the back view:

bike storage sofa

However the mum in me says just watch you don’t mark the cream cushions with your muddy bike!

window bike storage

And finally, have you got a spare pair of handlebars lying around?  Why not mount your bike on the handlebars?  Don’t have some spare handlebars?  Hit up your local bike recycling centre – they’ll have heaps of secondhand sets that you pick up for just a few pounds.

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Let me share with you my ethical bedding finds.

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I’ve basically spent my whole adulthood poking around in charity shops, vintage shops, and hitting up eBay.  Ask me where the best charity shops are and I’ll tell you: Oxfam and Shelter in Edinburgh’s Morningside.  The best vintage shops in Scotland?  Starry Starry Night in Glasgow and Armstrongs at Teviot Place in Edinburgh.  Want to know my best eBay shopping tips?  You can find them here, my friend.

It goes without saying, I’m genuinely happy to buy most things secondhand, bar for a few examples.

I don’t know about you but one area in particular that I’m especially loathed to buy secondhand is bedding.  Even when I stay in a hotel I try not to think too hard about how many people have slept on the bed (and worse).  And can we not talk about the recent bed bug infestation in New York City?  I seriously cannot think about it without feeling itchy!

I’ve recently been looking into more ethical bedding, etc, new of course, and wanted to share my finds with you.

The Best Ethical Bedding Finds

Mattresses

Let’s start with the mattress.  I recently saw an advert on TV which recommended replacing your mattress every 8 years.  I actually winced watching the advert as our mattress is much older than that.  I’m kind of embarrassed to admit just how old our mattress is. but let’s just say it’s very very old.  I have taken reasonable care of it, hoovering it and turning it when I remember, but there’s only so much time that can buy you.  Five years ago we souped it up with a mattress topper to eek a few more years out of it, but it’s definitely on its way out now.

On my radar for when we finally do replace it is Bruno Mattresses.  Their ethical mattresses for beds are produced in Germany, to OEKO-TEX Standard 100.  This Standard focuses on hazardous substances often found in the textile industry, like heavy metals, toxic dyes, pesticides and herbicides, and carcinogenic substances like formaldehyde.  As Bruno Mattresses hold this Standard, their products are free of any of these chemicals, which is a plus for ourselves and the environment.

ethical bedding bruno

As well as the environment, Bruno Mattresses have really thought about longevity too.  Each mattress comes with a removable, machine-washable outer cover.  The parent in me thinks this is genius!

The prices are good value, starting at around £350 for a mattress with free delivery.  Buying a big-ticket item like a mattress online can be a bit of worry. Especially when you haven’t had a chance to try it out.  Thankfully Bruno offers a 101-night trial. Here, if you’re not comfortable with the mattress you can return it for a full refund.  And not only that, but the mattresses also come with a 10-year guarantee.  Sounds pretty good to me!

Ethical Bed Linen

In terms of ethical bed linen, Wearth sells some 100% organic and fairtrade bed linen*.  They’re quite on the spendy side though. As such, I don’t know if we could justify spending so much on white bed linen with two young children in tow. However, I personally will maybe bookmark it for the future!

I’ve also found some great ethical bedding and linen on Ethical Superstore*, from manufacturers such as Traidcraft, Natural Collection, and Fou Furnishings, all of whom rate relatively well in terms of ethics.

Duvets

Moving on to duvets, we bought a pretty good one from Marks & Spencer* for our daughter (in single size) that we’ll probably buy in a larger size for us too.  The duvet is made in the UK, with 100% recycled plastic bottles.  It’s also pretty good value, priced at between £39.50 to £55 depending on the size, and is machine washable which is always a plus point. I don’t think this duvet is available anymore, but I’ve found something similar at Fine Bedding.

Pillows

Pillow-wise, I don’t know about you, but I don’t do feather pillows.  Greenfibres has a range of pillows filled with various alternatives to feathers.  From millet to spelt, to horsehair, buckwheat, wool, and more, there’s something for every preference.  I’m also a fan of the pillows from Marks & Spencer* (£10.50), which again are made in the UK from 100% recycled plastic bottles.

I hope these ethical bedding suggestions can help you out.  If you have any other bedding suggestions that I’ve missed then as always don’t hesitate to share in the comments below. You can also check out my standalone guide to eco-friendly blankets, if you’re looking for that extra cosy factor.

PS: do also check out my ideas for recycled headboards, if you are looking for more sustainable bedroom inspiration.