November 12, 2013
A bedroom should be a safe haven, a place where you can relax at the end of a long day. Following these seven simple steps to an organized room can provide you with your own personal retreat where you’ll be happy to unwind.
Clutter is the cause of many a messy room. Before you start organizing, go through everything in your room and sort your things into three piles: one to keep and organize, one to give away and one to trash. Once you’ve done that, you can remove the trash and give away piles from the room. Those things aren’t staying!
Instead of just shoving things under the bed never to be seen again, invest in some storage units specifically made to go under the bed. Many of these roll, making it easy to store things, such as blankets, shoes or seasonal items, under the bed.
Night stands with drawers add storage space to the room. An antique trunk at the end of the bed can be a perfect spot to store linens. An armoire for the television is great because you can close the doors when it’s not in use.
Baskets and containers are an organizer’s best friend. By using baskets for organization, all those things that normally would get thrown on a dresser or bedside table have a container, and you can keep the surfaces of your furniture clutter-free.
Drawer organizers are great for small trinkets like jewelry, hair accessories and lotions. If you don’t want to invest in drawer organizers, repurpose some old egg cartons or even mismatched china dishes to keep your small things separated and tidy.
Many times, the clutter in the bedroom is from clothes spilling out of the closet. Get a clothes hamper to store dirty clothes instead of just tossing them on the bed, and put clean clothes away immediately. Make room for your wardrobe by storing seasonal items in large tubs, either on a shelf, in the floor or even elsewhere in the house. Keeping the closet organized will help keep the rest of the room orderly as well.
Many times, these just add to the clutter. f you have decorative pillows and throws that belong on your bed, but you don’t place them there every day, they will just end up in your floor. Make things simple for you by eliminating the extras.
We all know lots of ways to keeps our bedrooms organized, even if we often fail to utilize them. What is your favorite method of de-cluttering?
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