When family or friends come by, we spend our time making sure the living room, kitchen, and bathroom are ship shape, but the bedroom door often gets closed! The bedroom is the last place that gets cleaned and organized. Having a bedroom that is disorganized makes it no fun going to bed and for me, whenever it’s in disarray, it makes me not be able to sleep well!
Here are some great bedroom organization tips!
The first thing you will need to do when working on having a more organized bedroom is to first clean it up and weed it out. Start with your closet, move onto your dressers and then start working on the places that are a little more visible like the tops of your dressers. It is very important when weeding it out, to get rid of those items that are no longer used. Clothing can be a big area that can be cleaned out a bit and when you get rid of items you no longer use, you will free up a lot of space to store things that you do use!
After you have gotten rid of all your unwanted items, it’s time to start organizing. Let’s begin with the closet first and then we can move onto some other areas of the room.
You may want to once again rethink the amount of clothes you are going to keep. If you are keeping some that you are going to fit it someday……get rid of them! By the time you fit into them again, they are probably going to be out of style. Take all of your clothing that is not in-season at this time and store them elsewhere. This will free up valuable closet space to use for your “in season” clothes. I like to store my out of season clothes in a suitcase. I have the suitcase there anyway, might as well make good use out of that space!
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Hang up as many clothes as you can and use bins for things like sweaters and scarves. Use the “backwards hanger idea” to hang your clothing up. This means that you turn all of your hangers in the closet backwards. Once you use an article of clothing, you can hang it up the right way. Then, by the time 1 year rolls around, you can easily see what clothing needs to be taken out of your closet for good!
Hopefully your shoes will be able to stay in your closet…. if finding room is a problem you can store these in another place in your home. There are plenty of ways to organize your shoes including leaving them in the shoe boxes or buying a great shoe organizer. Here’s the one I use. I have two of them and they work great as they can fit side by side or stack on top of each other, depending on your closet space. They have them in different sizes, so be sure to measure for the one you want. You can find them at Target, near the furniture, or at other places like ShopKo and Fred Meyer.
A dresser with over-stuffed drawers can be a total nightmare to deal with. Keep like items together to make things easier to find. A great idea when storing t-shirts is to store them up and down instead of one on top of the other. This can make it very difficult to find things and can lead to a big mess once you start digging through them. If you store them folded and stacked upright you can see everything that you have in there just by opening the drawer. Use storage organizers for keeping your socks and smaller items organized. Only put what you need on a daily basis on top of your dresser to keep your room free of clutter.
Under the Bed
This is an awesome place to store anything that you don’t use on a daily basis. You can find some really cute under the bed organizers with wheels that will make it much easier to pull out and push back in. You can use this area to store books that are not being read, out of season clothing, sports or even photography equipment. Also, do make use of the storage area under your kids beds. Captains beds are awesome for storing toys in the drawers, and make picking up a breeze!
Although I personally don’t do this, like it’s just me, taking the time to make your bed each day and tidy up is a great way to keep your room looking organized. Once a week run through and do a little dusting to keep things clean and fresh. Once you take the time to do these bedroom organization tips, you will find your bedroom becoming a great place for relaxation and rest! Bonus tip: if you find it difficult to relax in your room, make sure your colors are soothing and calming. Reds make you hungry and energized and shouldn’t be in the bedroom. Colors like green and blue’s are very calming, like the ocean and are best for bedrooms. Purple is another wild color, so stay away from those hues. Yellow could be good too as it’s a mellow color.
What bedroom organization tips have you found helpful in your home?
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