The bedroom is the most important personal space in the home, yet it is probably one of the least organized simply because it is sometimes smaller and less trafficked than more public living spaces, such as the living room. However, getting your bedroom organized can be a real bonus to you personally by making your space clutter-free, inviting and very relaxing. If you have a smaller bedroom, but need to get it more organized so you can make the most of your space, here are some great ideas that are easy to implement.
Yes, you have to get of stuff that you really don’t use or that you are merely hoarding. A good rule to follow when determining when to get rid of something or to keep it, is if you haven’t used it in a year, you probably won’t at all. So get rid of it! Of course, there are exceptions to items that may be valuable or sentimental for a special reason. But don’t make too many exceptions.
You should go through all your clothes, personal jewelry, shoes, and other items that may have ended up in your bedroom. In fact, a lot of things end up in the bedroom simply because there’s no where else in the house to put them. So, clear out what doesn’t belong. A good way to be more motivated to get rid of stuff is to plan on having a yard sale, garage sale or to plan on making a much-needed donation to good will. Then you will receive a reward of either dollars or gratitude.
After you have decided on what you will get rid of to open up your room a bit more, you must be creative in re-structuring your storage areas. Even if you have a small closet, you’d be surprised at how much you can hang, pack, and store in it if you just add the right hardware. There are various arrangements of wire shelving, shoe racks, clothes bins and hangers that you can find at your local hardware store. Be smart and creative by laying shelves, stacking containers, hanging items in layers and using all the wall and floor space in your little closet. Bigger closets can be turned into a super storage area.