Do you find it difficult to keep your cosy bedroom or small apartment clean, neat and tidy? Staying organised can be difficult, especially when you only have a small amount of space to store your clothes, shoes and other items.
It’s easy to let boxes pile up in your bedroom’s floor space, all the while letting far better storage areas go to waste. Many of these storage areas are hidden in spaces you might never have thought of.
From under your bed to behind your closet door, read on to discover four hidden and highly useful storage spaces inside your bedroom that are perfect for keeping your home neat, organised and tidy.
Under the bed
If your bed extends six or more inches off the ground, it’s a hugely helpful space for storing items. Using plastic storage boxes, you can keep clothing, books and lots of other items under your bed without taking up any floor space.
The best items for under-bed storage are wheeled plastic boxes, which can slide in and out from under your bed easily. Fold your rarely worn clothes and keep them safely stored under your bed and out of the way.
Under the bed is also a great place to store shoes, especially when they’re out of season. Pack your leather boots under your bed during summer to free up useful storage space on your shoe rack for lighter weather footwear.
Above head level
How much of the space above your head in your bedroom do you actually use? For most of us, very little of the space between our head level and the ceiling is used for any real functional purpose.
Installing shelving high up on your walls and close to the ceiling is a perfect way to store items like books, DVDs and accessories out of the way. Since the shelving can still be reached, it’s out of the way but always easy to access.
Another good idea is to install shelving above the foot of your bed. This way, you can easily store books, CDs and other small items out of the way but still keep them in an accessible, convenient location.
Your closet door
Is your closet completely full of clothes, shoes and accessories? It’s easy to fill up a closet with your favourite outfits and items, but rarely do people put their closet’s door to use.
By installing an organiser on your closet door, you can store shoes, belts, jewellery and other items without taking up any extra space. This can greatly increase your closet’s amount of functional storage space.
Stick to small items like belts, socks and underwear for your closet organiser. Large and heavy items can put too much of a strain on the organiser and end up wearing on your closet’s door.
Do you have a desk or table inside your bedroom? Even bedside tables offer quite a lot of storage space – space that’s very rarely used – underneath their tops. This can be great storage space for small items that you’re comfortable placing on the floor.
From wastepaper baskets to footstools, storage boxes and other items, try placing your small items underneath your desk or bedside table to free up floor space and declutter your bedroom.