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How do you organise a small bedroom with a lot of stuff?

Residing in a small space, and entertaining guests do not have to be the antithesis of each other. While your small bedroom may feel inundated with trinkets and necessities you can’t part with, once you’ve found the organizational system for you, cleaning up is a no-brainer. So, whether you have 15 minutes, 30 minutes, an hour, or a whole day to set aside, we’re here to help you tame that overflowing junk closet and transform it into a domestic dreamscape. Top Storage Solutions

In Feng Shui, a bedroom is often a delicate place where clutter is not welcome. The practice believes that when you sleep amongst objects that hold symbolism, those symbols can inadvertently be put into practice despite you being aware they’re doing so. Sleeping with a box of nostalgic memories from your past relationship tucked under your bed? Energetically you could be telling the universe you’re not ready to let go and invite in the new. Whether you bow down to the energies of chi, or just don’t want to trip over another phone charger, it’s time to put the clutter to sleep for good.

It’s hard to get a good night’s sleep in a crowded, cluttered bedroom. You’ll sleep better when you’re not worried about folding all that laundry in the corner, and it’s easier to wake up when you don’t trip over the junk on your bedroom floor. When it comes to small room organization, the space constraints may make it that much harder to keep it tidy—but that just means you need to get a little more creative in keeping your bedroom clutter-free. Here’s how to organize a small bedroom and create the serene space you need to recharge.

Install a Closet Organization System 

Whatever size closet you have, you need to make the most of it, and that means that one measly hanging rail won’t cut it. 

Have lots of baskets and shelves, so that’s what you mostly added to your closet as that helped you coral shoes, bags and dozens of pairs of jeans.

Space Saving S Hangers

S Hangers are awesome to organize your closet space without everything getting overcrowded. You can fit multiple pieces of clothing on one hanger to reduce the bulk and give you more space for everything.

DIY Additional Closet Shelving

If your closet isn’t big enough for a system like this, but you find you have a lot of wasted space inside, another great idea is to add your own shelving. This is an easy DIY Storage idea to utilize wasted space . Plus, it’s super budget-friendly. We’ve done this to all the smaller closets in our home, and it has added a crazy amount of extra storage space. It’s a quick and inexpensive DIY project that will only take an hour or so, even for a newbie! Again, it’s all about utilizing every last inch of space when you have a small bedroom!

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Think Like a Minimalist

Much of what’s sold as the necessary bedroom furniture isn’t really needed. A bench at the foot of the bed, a vanity table, and a large armoire might look nice in a magazine, but in the average home, all that furniture would make it impossible to walk.

All you really need in your bedroom besides the bed is space for the items you need beside you while you’re sleeping (water, tissues, etc.), and somewhere to store your clothes. You do not need a desk, a vanity, or an extra dresser. Even better, you can use nightstands with large, deep drawers to give yourself some extra storage space in lieu of adding a second dresser or vanity.

Organize Your Drawers with Inexpensive Dividers

Dresser drawer organizers are such a simple way to keep those drawers full of socks, underwear and all your other stuff under control. No one wants a bedroom where your undergarments are falling out of the drawers, stuffed in drawers or worse yet, hanging out of drawers! If your bedroom is without a closet, this becomes even more important as you need to get as much storage out of your drawers as possible.

Folding Your Clothes Correctly Maximizes Space & Looks Better

If you’re still short on space when it comes to your dresser, don’t forget to rotate items out seasonally. You don’t need all your heavy winter sweaters folded neatly and taking up space in those drawers when you could really use the space for t-shirts and summer tops.

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In a room with few obvious storage options, sometimes you can take advantage of vertical space to create your own storage solutions. Though it’s not a good idea to fill a small bedroom with lots of shelves and boxes if you don’t absolutely have to, it’s helpful to know some tricks for how to maximize space in a small room.

Sweaters should be folded since hanging them can change their shape and cause them to snag. Stack them neatly on top of each other on shelves, and try not to make the piles too high. Movable cubbies can help.

Pick an organizational system for your clothing. Hang all the pants in one area, collared shirts in another, and dresses in another. You can further break down categories by length, occasion, or season. Be sure to invest in high-quality hangers (no wires), and a variety of types including pant hangers and no-slip hangers.

Once it’s sorted by type, arrange everything in your closet by colour. This may be tedious, but this is the easiest and quickest way to sort through your wardrobe and pick out what to wear. If you own tons of colourful scarves or tights, use this clip storage system on a bare wall to show off your collection, while keeping them organized, too.

Having excess items in your wardrobe causes disorganization. You need to check your wardrobe and eliminate anything that you have not worn in recent months. Only leave the clothes that you use, and this will make your wardrobe organized.

Keep drawers tidy

Fold everything in your clothing drawers neatly. Arranging shirts and pants horizontally instead of vertically makes them easier to sort through (check out this nifty video tutorial on how to fold in this manner). Use a drawer divider for smaller items like socks, lingerie, and belts.

Don’t keep items anyhow in the drawers. Fold all your items in an organized manner and store them in the drawers neatly. You can arrange your pants and shirts in a horizontal way instead of vertical because it will make your sorting work easier. To store smaller items like socks, belt, and lingerie, you can use a drawer organizer.

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Use the Space Under Your Bed

Fold everything in your clothing drawers neatly. Arranging shirts and pants horizontally instead of vertically makes them easier to sort through (check out this nifty video tutorial on how to fold in this manner). Use a drawer divider for smaller items like socks, lingerie, and belts.

If your bed allows for Storage space underneath, this is a great place to keep shoes or off-season clothes. Just make sure to keep the space under your bed neat and clear of dust. Items to consider storing under your bed include luggage, clothing, gift wrap, toys, linens, and books. Consider purchasing wide, flat plastic boxes where you can keep items clean and sorted.

The space under the bed is an ideal storage area that you don’t want to waste. You could use cubbies, baskets, or bags to stash bed linens and other non-essentials, but drawers are perhaps the quickest and easiest way to access this space and keep it tidy. Some beds come with built-in storage, or you could make your own from repurposed dresser drawers.

Remember to keep the space underneath your bed, organized with storage units. If you have space under your bed, you can purchase fabric drawers and place them under your bed to use it for clothes, extra bedding, mementos, collections and so on.

Don’t let any space go to waste. These storage drawers that fit under your bed are a great use of dead space in your bedroom. You won’t believe how much stuff you can store away there. You can store seasonal clothing, extra bedding, or whatever you choose.

Having an organized bedroom promotes better sleep for you. If you have a bed that has ample space beneath, this can create more space to keep items like shoes and the off-season clothes. All you need to do is to ensure that everything under your bed is organized.

Use headboard space.

Take advantage of headboard storage space by incorporating shelving for everything from books and lamps to favourite framed photos. You can buy shelved headboards, or make your own out of old drawers or pallets.

Have a platform bed or a bed that has at least some open space underneath it? Then utilize it! This shoe storage hack from IKEA is genius. Using a cabinet door with some casters added to it, you have instant shoe storage. Of course, you could use old drawers or even plastic bins. By not limiting yourself to floor space, you will gain a lot more organizational and storage areas.

Take advantage of headboard storage space by incorporating shelving for everything from books and lamps to favourite framed photos. You can buy shelved headboards, or make your own out of old drawers or pallets. You can make good use of the headboard space by having shelves. This space is great to keep lamps, books, and framed photos. If you are a DIY lover, you can make your own headboard drawer, or you can also choose to buy.

Think Outside the Box When it Comes to Lighting & Nightstands

Instead of traditional nightstands and table lamps, attach rectangular woven baskets (or crates or even wire baskets) to the wall to house your bedside necessities and install sconces on the wall. It’s budget-friendly and works like a charm, and you won’t have to worry about all the clutter that comes along with having a big nightstand, to begin with. Don’t let clutter pile up next to your bed. Depending on how much stuff you have, opt for shelves, drawers, or just a simple table.

In a bedroom with little furniture, it’s easy to wind up piling everything onto your nightstand. To avoid that, buy a nightstand with drawers––at least two is best. Limit this space to just two or three items—maybe a lamp, a box of tissues, and a small dish to hold earrings and a watch. Consider mounting your bedside lamps on the wall next to your bed to free up even more space.

I know it’s tempting to buy a cute minimal nightstand, but unfortunately, they don’t allow for much storage space. I recommend thinking about what you want to use your nightstand for and choosing one that has at least two drawers.

Because space is limited in my bathroom and bedroom, I like to use the top drawer to store my skin care products and lotions. In the bottom drawer, I like to store my socks, stockings, and slippers.

If possible, try to keep the top of your nightstand clear. This will help keep your small bedroom clutter-free and organized. Right now, the only thing I keep on my nightstand is a lamp for reading. Another great option for your nightstand is to let it play double-duty as a desk. This is good if you need a workspace in your bedroom. I recommend pairing it with a clear ghost chair to make it look clean.

Shelf or hang bags.

If possible, store bags on shelves. If you don’t have the floor space, you can buy a Storage cubby for the wall or floor. You can also hang handbags from clothing hangers or use shower hooks.

Decorate with hanging hooks.

You can use hooks for everything from hats to scarves and bags, and even small framed artworks. Some also include shelf space for displaying pictures, stuffed animals, or other favourite items.

Design shoe storage to fit your space.

Customize your shoe storage to make the best use of your particular space. Shoes can be put on shelves, on the floor, or in cubbies. You can hang boots with pant hangers if you’re low in floor space.

Custom shelving is the ultimate luxury in shoe storage, but a footwear cabinet is another ingenious solution. You don’t have to store shoes in your bedroom just because the rest of your clothing is there. If you have more storage space elsewhere in your apartment, it’s often better to use that instead. But if you want to keep shoes in your room, there are a variety of ways to store footwear neatly. Consider buying a shoe bag that can be hung on the back of your closet door, or placing shoes in a plastic box under the bed. Check out garage storage cabinets

Instead of taking up under-the-bed space with shoes (instead of your clothes) try a slim cabinet that won’t take up much precious floor space.

Keep a clean vanity.

You can make your own bedroom vanity from a vintage desk, or even an armoire. Keep it organized using everyday items like cake stands for displaying perfume, trays for makeup, and small dishes for other accessories.

Maximize wall space

High-up bookshelves are perfect for storing beloved past reads and other items you don’t need super easy access to. Wall cubbies are a modern way to display knick-knacks. Adding shelves to your small bedroom’s walls is a fairly inexpensive and very easy way to add more storage and get organized. By going up, even the smallest bedroom can gain a lot more storage space.

Wall shelves can be used in place of nightstands or tables. Hang long ones to use as a bookshelf What do you get when you combine a dresser and an extra-sturdy shelf? Something even more adorable than a closet. This owner’s neutral wardrobe is even calming.

I love the idea of using floating shelves where ever you need extra storage, especially in areas like the corner of rooms which always seem to be bare, wasted space. They are really easy to install and provide a bunch of extra storage space in every nook and cranny around your home.

There’s no such thing as wasted space in a small bedroom. Floating shelves are a great option for above the bed, above the dresser, or in an unused corner. If you have enough space, you can even add a floating shelf above your bedroom door. Here is a good spot to store hats, books, or accessories.

Use Baskets For Extra Throw Pillows & Blankets

Finally, instead of leaving extra pillows and blankets on a chair on your bed, roll up the blankets and place in a large basket along with any extra pillows. Not only does it look cute, but it keeps them nicely organized and tidy.

Minimize laundry space.

Save space with a hanging laundry hamper that fits discreetly over the back of a door. It’s easy to make your own with fabric and an embroidery hoop.

Don’t Forget The Space Behind Your Door, Too!

Think outside the box! Behind your closet door or even your bedroom door is a great spot for hanging a mirror, jewellery and scarves. Get the most of the space by hanging a bar, a pull-out mirror and some hooks.

Purchase over-the-door hanging organizers. Decide on what you want to store on your door. Shoe racks are the most common organizer used on doors, but you can store many things with an over-the-door organizer. If you want to hold random items, like pens, toiletries or accessories, opt for small baskets. Purchase a collapsible clothesline if you think you’ll hang clothes.

Don’t waste an inch of space! Use this over the door storage rack to organize a small bedroom. Store your handbags, accessories, or whatever else you want. If you have a small bedroom closet like me, you might have no space to store your laundry hamper. A good way to save space is to buy a hanging hamper and put it up on the back of your closet door.

Rolling Cart

This rolling cart is an awesome piece that you can use for just about any purpose. It has three shelves and can fit in just about any place you need extra Storage. This piece can also double as a nightstand as well or can be tucked away into any small space to maximize storage. It’s also perfect for small bathrooms, in the kitchen or just about anywhere.

Use a coat rack to store handbags 

At my previous home, I used to display my handbags in my closet. However, my condo has a tiny closet with little to no room to store my handbags. After getting rid of nearly half of my purses, I now use a coat rack to hang and store my handbags and backpacks. 

Office Nook

Need an office area but just don’t have the room? You don’t need a room dedicated to office space, and you can tuck away a small office in your bedroom or any other space in your home. This great idea found on While He Was Napping is an excellent use of space, and you can easily create your own area that fits your needs with these cubical wall shelves.

Lift Up Your Bed

Instead of sliding crates or boxes underneath that peek through your bed skirt, use a savvy storage platform that sits under your mattress. It’s the perfect spot for storing sweaters you usually throw on shelves.

Murphy Bed

A murphy bed is the ultimate space saver in a small room. It’s really a brilliant idea!! Your bed is tucked away in a beautiful piece of furniture that has storage on each side. When you are ready for bed, simply pull it down and go to sleep.

The bedroom is an important part of the house. It is the place when you start and end your day. If you leave it cluttered with everything lying in the wrong place, not only does it look disorganized but also locating your items can be difficult.

Make your bed

Move anything that doesn’t belong on your bed off it. Making your bed can make a small room look cleaner with very little effort. Tuck bed sheets in neatly and arrange your pillows nicely.

If you ever have too many blankets or pillows, take off the ones that you don’t need or use often. When you wake up and leave your bed messy, it gives your bedroom a bad appearance. If you have a small bedroom, making your bed makes it look cleaner. Arrange the pillows nicely and tuck in the sheets well.

Declutter Often

I am a huge advocate for decluttering on a regular basis. Even if you keep everything organized, you’ll be surprised at how much stuff you can accumulate within a few months. That’s why it’s important to declutter and get rid of any items you don’t love (or use anymore). Plus, when you declutter regularly, you’ll be less likely to spend money on frivolous things because you’ll be happier with less. I can’t tell enough about you how much money this has saved me!

An easy place to start is to take a bin and clear everything off any flat surface (nightstand, dresser, and so on). Then ask yourself the following questions:

  • Is this garbage? Throw it out!
  • Do you use this item everyday? If not, store it away or get rid of it.
  • Would I keep this item if I moved to a new home? If not, donate it or recycle it.
  • If I were shopping right now, would I buy this item? If you don’t love something, why are you holding onto it? Clear up space and get rid of it.

Why do I have this? If an item is not adding value to your life, why do you still have it? For example, decorations and knick-knacks are nice, but if they aren’t creating the mood you want to feel in your bedroom, it’s time to let them go.

The room where you set yourself up for the day — and rest your weary head at night — should reflect your ideal state of mind, so it’s imperative to keep your bedroom arranged and organized. But there’s no need to invest in obscure or expensive Storage gear. A practical approach designed to optimize your particular space will keep your bedroom beautiful.

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