The bedroom is a place where we can go to relax, sleep, and enjoy time to ourselves. However, all too often, the bedroom gets relegated to a dumping space for all of our stuff. And if you’re like me, you’ve got a lot of stuff (or junk) and not enough space to store it. I recently looked at my bedroom with an objective eye and saw it for what it really was: a cluttered catastrophe. How could I expect to enjoy the space of my room when there was no space left to enjoy? I decided that my bedroom needed some serious reorganization, so I began looking into ways to keep my items tidy, readily available, and out of my way. In the process, I gained several square feet of storage space and turned my slop into serenity. Take a look at the following ideas if you’re seeking ways to maximize the storage space in your bedroom. You might find the solutions you’ve been needing.
Look Under the Bed
Under-the-bed storage containers can help eliminate much of your clutter. These containers are perfect for storing off-season clothes that can consume your closet and drawers. In the summer, free them from the heavy sweaters that go untouched for months. Similarly, in the winter, stow away your light-weight clothes that you won’t wear. If you prefer, you can switch out your current bed for one with built-in storage and enjoy easy access to your stored items.
Maximize Closet Space
The closet is one area of your bedroom that probably needs drastic reorganization. The task may seem daunting, but there are a few simple steps you can take to maximize space and accessibility. Consider storing shoes in hanging cubbies rather than on the floor. This prevents them from scattering and piling in heaps of clutter. Also, you should think about frequency of use when determining placement of items. Keep the clothes or shoes you wear most often in the front and center. That way you won’t have to dig through (and make a mess of) your closet on a regular basis.
Stick ‘Em Up
Think vertically when purchasing storage furniture and containers. Installing overhead storage cabinets and shelves will not only help eliminate clutter on your floor, but it will also free up the space that the storage furniture itself would have consumed. Recessed cabinets and shelves will free up even more space and give your room a clean, crisp appearance.
Step back and take a look at your bedroom. Is it time to de-clutter and reorganize? Find out what you can do to maximize both storage and recreational space, and start enjoying your clean, and clutter-free bedroom today.