Along with the frustrations of organizing the limited space of a bathroom, many people find that their bedrooms become an extra storage space and catch-all for everything else that doesn’t seem to have a place in their homes. This creates clutter and a room that you feel is just for sleeping. Ideally, a bedroom should be a kind of sanctuary where you can feel extra comfy and de-stress after a long day. In order to create such a space, one must organize it. Here are some tips for creating a bedroom that is your quintessential downtime spot.
Tips For Organizing Your Bedroom
1. Rid yourself of clutter. One big area is the closet. Let’s look at some ways to bring order:
Start by seeing what you actually have in there. You may be surprised to find things you thought were lost or items that leave you shaking your head, wondering why you kept them in the first place. This goes for clothes, accessories and shoes as well. About once every 6 months, when the seasons change, donate clothes that are still in good repair but you don’t want or fit into anymore.
Speaking of seasons, start storing clothing that is out of season away so it is not taking up space and hangers while not being worn. Invest in some vacuum bags and store coats, shorts, and other seasonal items in tubs.
Think about how you hang things in the first place. Do you group things together by size/style or do you just hang things up hap-hazard? Hanging all sweaters together, pants and skits together and dress clothing together will not only create harmony in your space, but allow you to actually see what you have a create outfits faster. Also, when you are not using hangers, try placing them in the laundry room rather than leaving them to be tangled and dropped on your closet floor.
2. Use the spaces and furniture you have effectively.
Buy drawer organizers to keep things neat and easy to see. You may even consider forgoing a dresser and instead try a bookshelf with deep shelves. You can easily place t-shirts, sweats, and shorts on a shelf to make them easy to see and keep neat. This will help you resist the urge to rummage through your drawers looking for a particular item because it will make it easy to see.
If you are a big reader and have a large amount of books and magazines in your room, purchase a nightstand that has shelves in it. Alternatively, you can weed out the books you are not reading and just store what you actually have your attention on neatly in your empty space in your nightstand.
Get rid of clutter on top of furniture. What do you actually need on top of your nightstand? Anything that is not necessary for sleep or relaxation should get stored away. This is where a nightstand with many drawers may come in handy.
If you like to do a hobby such as knitting or scrap-booking to relax in bed, get some under the bed storage organizers to place your craft items in to keep them from taking over precious drawer or nightstand space.
Place a chest or bench at the foot of your bed for storing extra blankets or books.
3. Gather accessories and find solutions for storage that work.
Do you have a lot of scarves? There are great accessory organization tools such as scarf hangers that can hold 10-12 scarves on one hanger to store right on your closet rod. If you have a lot of hats, buy a hanger that has clips on it to store them on. You can even buy a child’s stuffed animal hanger and clip hats or scarves to it.
For ties and belts, get a rack to hang them on. You can also roll them up neatly and place them in a drawer.
Get an over-the-door shoe organizer and use it for more than just shoes. If you get a clear plastic one, you can use it for everything from jewelry to ties and even socks.
As a bonus tip, try color-coordinating your bedroom. Pick a color scheme and stick with it. Not only will it look lovely, but you will be more likely to keep it looking nice by not bringing in extra clutter that doesn’t match. Plus, it will feel like a whole new bedroom!
What are some unique storage solutions you have found for your bedroom? I would love to hear about them!