Today we are focusing on bedroom organization hacks. The average person spends about 1/3 of their life in their bedroom so it is very natural for you to want your bedroom to be comfortable, organized and appealing to the eye.
First of all, to make room for the things that you really need in your bedroom, YOU need to purge, purge and purge! So, I suggest you get rid of things you don’t really need.
You can donate or sell clothes you’ve not worn in the last six months and other stuff you may think you need but have not made use of for a very long time.
After sorting out the things you want to get rid of, then you can get back to organizing your bedroom to get it tidy and organized.
15 Ideas and Tips to Organize Your Bedroom
Most of us have difficulty organizing our bedrooms because we lack proper space for all of the clothing and articles we own.
However, we don’t always make use of all the available real estate our bedroom actually has to offer such as the space in the back of the closet and bedroom doors, under the bed, and the corners of the room.
#1. Use Under the Bed Space for Storage
If you have a king, queen or double bed then, that is a lot of floor space that you are likely not using unless you have a bed that has built in storage.
This under the bed storage is perfect for storing away bedding if your home does not have a linen closet.
If you do have a linen closet then these under the bed drawers can be used to store off season clothing, making more room in your dresser or closet, for shoes or even for jeans and tee shirts.
Depending on the size of containers you use for under the bed storage you should easily get 2 to 4 wheeled drawers or storage containers under your bed.
More Under the Bed Storage Ideas
#2. The Back of Your Bedroom or Closet Door
The back of your bedroom or closet door can offer you some available space for you to store items.
Try mounting a thread rack on the back of your closet door to use to hang various pieces of jewelry.
A thread rack will hold necklaces, bracelets, and even rings. Not only will using a thread rack on the back of a door keep your jewelry organized but will save space that those jewelry boxes would normally take up.
You can also place a coat rack on the back of your bedroom door to hold hats, purses, or items.
#3. Corner Shelving
Most people leave the corners of their room empty; however, by placing corner shelves in those areas you can create a storage area out of previously unused space.
You can purchase a single corner shelf or stand containing 3, 4, 5 or more shelves, whichever meets your needs the best.
Corner shelves can be used to hold face, hand, and body lotions, perfumes, knick-knacks, and other items.
Other Bedroom Organizational Tricks and Tips
While making use of that previously unused space will make a huge difference in the organization of your bedroom, there are still other organizational tips that you can use for your bedroom as well.
#4. Bedside Caddy
A bedside caddy is a great way of keeping those items you use up until you go to sleep close at hand.
Made from cloth with a series of pockets a bedside caddy is held in place by placing the top section under the mattress and allowing the pockets to fall down the side of the bed.
The caddy can hold your cell phone, eyeglasses, magazine, book and other small items neatly tucked away when not in use.
#5. Dresser Drawer Dividers
Your dresser drawers that hold your underwear, ties, and other smaller items work better when you use dresser drawer dividers to separate each item making them easy to find and allowing you to just grab and go with the item of your choice.
#6. Choose the Right Bedside Stand
When purchasing a bedside stand, choose one with some storage space or built in book shelves to house those favorite books you love to read.
In the alternative, if you have enough space you can place a small desk and chair next to the bed with a mirror mounted on the wall over the desk so the desk can perform triple duty as a desk, nightstand and makeup table.
#7. Headboard with Shelves
You can also get a headboard with storage shelves to organize your books, eyeglasses, alarm clock and small framed photos of your family.
I really like this Prepac BHS-8445 Sonoma Headbadboard because, not only does it provide a great storage solution, but it will also give your bedroom an elegant look.
Better still, it comes in a variety of colors – black, espresso, white, cherry and washed black so you can choose whichever color that matches your other furniture pieces.
#8. Bed with storage drawers
You can also get a bed with storage drawers like the one below. It has a comfortable frame, easy to put together, doesn’t need a box spring and comes with 4 drawers (2 on each side) for storage.
Children’s Bedroom Organizational Ideas
The children’s bedroom needs to be organized slightly different than the adult bedroom in order to accommodate their toys and provide them room to study, play and work on creative projects.
Here are some organizational hacks for a child’s bedroom.
Under Bed Living Space or Storage
Depending on the size of your child’s room and the number of children occupying the room you can create either extra storage space or extra living space under your child’s bed.
#9. Loft Bed
If you have a single child, a loft bed can allow you to use more space in your child’s bedroom since the bed sits high enough off the ground to use the area under the bed in a number of innovative ways.
You can use the space under the bed for your child’s dresser and perhaps a more comfortable seat (like a bean bag) for when they want to relax.
I found this comfy bean bag that also doubles as a storage bag for your kid’s stuffed animals, plush toys, as well as towels, sheets, duvets, pillows and seasonal clothes that are not in use.
For a younger child, you can use the space and turn a wooden toy chest into a comfortable bench seat with a cushioned top and the toys inside and place a bookcase for your child’s favorite books or perhaps to display a few toys.
For younger children, you can even hang a curtain to provide them with a secret hideout right in their bedroom.
#10. Twin and Bunk Beds
If your child has a twin bed or even bunk bed and you have a high enough ceiling, you can use bed risers to elevate the bed and use the space under the bed to hold storage boxes for extra clothes or shoes.
#11. Drawer Dividers
Like in an adult bedroom, drawer dividers can help to keep your child’s clothing neatly separate and ready to grab.
For small children who want to dress themselves, you can divide the drawers in ½ and place a complete outfit in each section of the dresser so that your child has matching clothes to wear.
They just reach in the drawer and pull out a shirt, pants, underwear and socks to wear for the day and everything matches.
However, in order to do this, you will need extra storage for other clothes you will also match outfits into to give your child more selection of outfits.
#12. Over the Door See Through Shoe Organizer
You can place an over the door clear shoe organizer on your child’s closet door and use it for small toys, stuffed animals and even those Barbie and other small dolls.
The pockets on this shoe rack are also perfect for small blocks, crayons, markers, and other such toys.
#13. Bedside Caddy for Kids
For those items your child wants to keep by, you can purchase a child’s bedside caddy for them to use.
Find one with larger pockets so your child can store a book or textbook, tablet computer or cell phone (depending on their age) and perhaps even a water bottle in case they get thirsty in the middle of the night.
Bedside Caddies will work well in any age child’s room and creates some instant storage right next to the bed.
#14. Catch-All Coat Rack on the Back of the Bedroom Door
You can attach a small 3 or 4 hook coat rack to the back of your child’s bedroom door so that they can hang their caps, backpack, P. Js and other items and keep them off the floor.
#15. Create a Craft Corner
If your child is into crafts and you have enough space in their bedroom then why not create a craft corner.
Simply get a set of corner shelves, then by using either mason jars with lids or clean plastic lidded jars to store crayons, markers, a small set of scissors, and small templates you can keep your child’s crafting supplies neatly organized.
Use one shelf for drawing and construction paper. Place a small desk or table and chair nearby and your child has their own little craft zone.
Final Thoughts on Bedroom Organization Ideas and Hacks
While we know that every bedroom and every family is different we hope that you can make use of some of these bedroom hacks to organize your bedroom, making it both more comfortable and functional.
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