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Easy Tips for Organizing a Small Bedroom

In the movies, a lot of people always seem lucky enough to have large bedrooms that magically have ample space for them to store everything. Real-life is very rarely like that. Either you simply have too much stuff, or -- the more likely scenario -- you are in a room that is just plain small. That’s where these easy and logical tips are going to help you make the most out of organizing that small space, whatever it may be!

How to organize a small bedroom

You might be feeling a little overwhelmed right now, but trust me when I say that you can do this.

It’s all about recognizing the space in front of you (aka your room) as an adventure rather than a hindrance.

Know what needs to go where: Your bedroom is going to have some pieces of furniture and plenty of “stuff” that just needs to be in there. That’s fine! But make a list of everything that needs to get in the room and add in the dimensions. This will help you measure, adjust, arrange, and more. It also helps you understand just what areas are going to be the most problematic for your belongings and, of course, your organization.

Add Storage: From wicker baskets to plastic totes to dressers, add in as much storage as you can, and don’t be afraid to personalize it. If you have items that you can use as decor that’s actually practical, go for it! For example, put your perfume bottles on display, arrange your nail polishes in a really aesthetically pleasing design! If you love the idea of keeping things accessible but don’t want to have them on display, invest in some storage boxes that can go on the shelves.

Rearrange your furniture to logical areas: When it comes to those measurements, take some time to figure out just where your furniture can go in order to make the best impact. Do it a few times and really focus on the effect. For example, is it most important for you to access both sides of your bed? Or can you create more floor space by putting it up against a wall or into a corner? There’s no wrong answer here, it’s just about figuring out what matters most!

Wall mount as much as possible: Walls are your friends! Don’t be afraid to invest in some great shelves that you can mount right to them. Consider some sort of wall-mounted light instead of making room for table lamp on a nightstand. While you’re at it, why not look at the idea of wall mounting the entire nightstand? The more you get up off the floor, the bigger the space is going to look.

Add organization systems anywhere and everywhere that you can: From a closet organization system to segmented makeup boxes to drawer inserts, add in organization anywhere that you possibly can so that it’s easier for you to find everything. Struggling with an ugly cupboard that makes your room look drab? Paint it, add wallpaper, change out the knobs. Make it look like it’s intentional and aesthetically pleasing yet also perfect for storage. It’s going to really add to your space and also be very practical.

Triage and then triage again: This is overlooked! No matter how much storage and organization space you have, you’re going to need to get used to constantly triaging and decluttering. This is especially so when it comes to those high-traffic areas like your closet, bookshelves, and more. One great way to do this is by having the “one in, one out” rule. Whenever you buy a new book, for example, another one has to go. Whatever works to keep your room exploding from too much stuff.

When you get through with this list, I’m pretty sure your bedroom is going to look a whole lot better! Even if there are still a few rough areas, you’ll at least start to see those rough areas as “diamond in the rough” situations rather than simply impossible tangles of messes that will never be organized. It all comes down to understanding what can be done with your space when you’ve got the right tools in place!

Pretty neat how your perspective can change just by adjusting a few details, isn’t it? Imagine how neat it’s going to feel looking at that previously tiny space and seeing it as a welcoming haven once again? All you need to do is get started!

Delight in the Details


-Mano at the Beach


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