Your bedroom should be an oasis of calm. A place to escape the hectic world. A sleep-inducing paradise. How to create such a room? Read on for bedroom organizing tips that will show you how to maximize space in several key areas of your bedroom. It’s time to for create your ideal bedroom.
Maximum Storage in a Calm Oasis
First, clear out anything from your bedroom that does not belong there. Leftover holiday decorations that need to go to the attic? Work files? (Gasp!) Your bedroom is for sleeping and reading. I recommend that you do not have a TV in the bedroom. Bad for sleep and bad for marital relations and I’m leaving it at that.
After clearing out items that do not belong, next clear off the top of your dresser and night stand. When you walk in the room you do not want to see piles of mail or other clutter on this surface. It’s just going to stress you out.
Now let’s talk about how to organize specific areas of your bedroom. (I’m not going to address the master closet here. That’s a whole ‘nother long issue.)
The Night Stand
The top of your nightstand should have items that you find beautiful or necessary for sleep. Like a pretty alarm clock. A vase of flowers etc.
DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT keep your phone on your night stand if at all possible. The temptation to check it is too great. The beeps and bings are disrupting. My daughter is in college so I want to be available to her in case of an emergency. I have blocked all other notifications after 10 p.m. except from her (and my mom). Nevertheless, the phone is slightly away from me in the bathroom.
The drawer in your nightstand could contain a few things you might need as you wind down your day. Sleep ritual necessities.
- a small journal and pen
- Pure Factory Naturals Bergamot Ginger Heel Balm-It smells heavenly!
- lip balm
- cuticle oil pen-I can’t grow nails to save my life but I’m hoping this will help!
- Good Night Essential Oil-After a deep inhale, a drop goes on the inside of each wrist because I sleep with my hands near my face. The aroma instantly relaxes me.
- hand lotion
If you don’t have a night stand with a drawer, a cute basket or bin can hold your sleep ritual necessities.
Really low on space in your bedroom? Use a small dresser as a night stand.
Again, the top of your dresser should not be cluttered. This is a good place for a jewelry box or a display of your perfume.
I recommend pulling everything out of your dresser drawers. Why not add some pretty shelf liner while you’re at it. Wouldn’t it be nice to pull open your dresser drawers and be greeted by lovely paper?
Next, organize so that the clothes are not spilling out of the drawers or shoved in so tightly you don’t know what you own. Some tips and great products to consider:
- Roll your t-shirts a la Marie Kondo (it really does save space and they won’t wrinkle)
- Lift N Find clothing dividers will make your dresser drawers uber organized
- Simple Housewares mold proof fabric drawer organizers are great for keeping socks, underwear, and bras organized
It’s basic physics, if you have too many items to fit into your dresser nicely either relocate some of them or perhaps it’s time to purge some of your t-shirts and socks.
Under the Bed
In a perfect world, nothing would be under the bed. However, this is valuable real estate if you are tight on space in your bedroom. Instead of foregoing this space, use it wisely with under the bed drawers. This is a good place to store:
- out of season bedding
- off season clothing
- off season shoes
- spare mattress for overnight guests
- gift wrapping paper
Personally, I store my dining table leafs under the bed. They are supposed to lay flat so they won’t warp. We don’t need them often so this is a flat out of the way space.
Other Storage Ideas
If you need more storage in your bedroom, check out these ideas:
- put a cedar chest or decorative trunk at the end of your bed
- place bookcases on either side of your bed and connect with a custom made shelf
- install a high shelf around the perimeter of your room
- Check out 34 cool DIY shelf ideas from Morning Chores
The folks over at Morning Chores have 19 Space Saving DIY Bedroom Storage Ideas you’ll want to check out as well.
Use these ideas to transform your bedroom into a relaxing, tranquil space while maximizing storage at the same time. You’ll only sleep more soundly!
Wishing you peaceful slumber,
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