Our bedroom seems to be the first room to get neglected and the last place to get organized or cleaned, after all the main spaces of the home like the living room and kitchen have been attended to. However, our bedroom is where we spend the majority of our time, even if it is just sleeping. I have a few tips for bedroom organization and making it a priority once again. (post contains affiliate links, see disclosure)
1. KEEP CLOTHING OFF OF THE FLOOR AND FURNITURE
If you are like us, clothes get tossed on the bed during laundry day and work clothes get tossed on a side chair or at the foot of the bed. I try to make an effort to hang my clothes immediately and keep our corner chair free of anything before the pile gets out of control. Just picking up clothes can make a huge difference.
2. USE UNDER THE BED STORAGE
If you are limited on closet storage, use clear plastic containers to store out of season clothing or shoes. Because our home is very limited on storage, I even have one storage container dedicated to holiday decor. The best part? No one knows its there!
3. STORAGE BENCH
If you need more storage, try using a bench with built-in storage at the foot of the bed. They are great for storing extra blankets, pillows or clothing. Plus, at night when it’s time to unmake the bed, decorative pillows can be thrown on the bench or stored, instead of thrown on the floor.
If you don’t have enough space for an actual storage bench, baskets are another great option. I shared 16 of my favorite decorative storage baskets here, they are so versatile and come in many different shapes and sizes.
5. USE DRESSER AS A NIGHTSTAND
If you are limited on closet space, use a small dresser as a nightstand instead of a small table. It will give you more storage with drawers, and also more space on top for decor and necessities. We did this in our own bedroom and it was a great decision. After cleaning out our closet and getting more organized, I was even able to get rid of our big oversized dresser.
6. DRAWER ORGANIZERS
Inside the dresser, use drawer organizers for undergarments, socks, tank tops, etc to keep everything contained. When everything is organized, it is easier to pull clothes out and put them away. I shared some of my top picks for drawer organizers here.
7. WALL MOUNTED LIGHTING
If you are limited on storage, use wall-mounted lights instead of traditional lamps. I did this in our own bedroom and it freed up a lot of surface space for things we need like, chargers, remotes, a glass of water, and a place to put my glasses and phone at night without it feeling too cluttered. However, if you are still limited on space, nightstands with pull out trays are great for those items you need at bedtime but not on a daily basis.
On top of the nightstand, use trays to help corral jewelry, reading glasses, or medications. The trays are decorative but also serve a purpose. When random items are grouped together on a tray, they appear less cluttered and ultimately more organized.
9. CORD ORGANIZER
If you are like me, I am always charing my phone, iPad, etc during the night time hours. I got tired of having to find my charging cord that usually fell behind the dresser onto the floor. This charger is one of my favorites and has a weighted ball that helps keep the cord in place and keeps it from falling. It’s also six feet long in case you need to charge but still want access to your phone.
However, you can also use a clip attached to a book to keep your charger from falling. It was what I used for years and it works great. Now you can also find nightstands with built-in charging ports and cord organizers, like this one.
10. DISPLAY IT
If you still feel like there are items you just don’t know what to do with, you can display them. Books, magazines, etc look great in a pile with a simple decor item placed on top. You can still access your reading material when needed, but on day to day basis they are displayed as decor.
Bedroom organization can seem like a daunting task, but these tips will have your room feeling and looking decluttered in no time.
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