One of the biggest challenges is the bedroom, especially if it’s small. Two people sharing the room presents an even greater dilemma.
- Sort through the clothing or items that belong in the closet or cupboard and eliminate what you haven’t used in the past few months. Do you really need that piece of clothing or pair of shoes?
- Purchase a closet organizer to replace the single pole that is typically installed in the space. There are so many styles and price ranges to choose from that you’re sure to find just the right system for your purpose.
- Another idea for out of season clothing is to use vacuum sealed space bags. The downside to that is that you’ll likely need to press everything when you remove the clothing from the bags!
- Put clear storage boxes on the top shelf to store out of season items. You’ll still be able to see what you have. Or use baskets that you have labeled.
Storage Space for Two
So there are two of you in the room? Been there, done that! As crowded as it can be for two people sharing a small space, there are DIY solutions.
One of my favorite ideas is to use low chests of drawers as bedside tables. The tops are wide enough for a lamp, books and a glass of water and the drawers are perfect for clothing.
My husband had the tall dresser in the room and I used the two low chests with drawers that doubled as bedside nightstands. A great solution for a potential problem!
An ideal height is between 27″ and 30″ and the width can be whatever size will fit nicely on each side of the bed.
There’s plenty of room in each drawer for clothing or accessories.
Extra Storage in a Small Closet
There are excellent closet organizers for sale that double or triple the space. Most of them are adjustable so you can have shelves at whatever height make sense for you. And double hanging rods, too, that save so much space by hanging shirts on a rod above the rod for hanging slacks or skirts.
If your closet isn’t very wide, how about this idea for the back of the closet door?
Under the Bed Storage
- Consider under-the-bed storage, as well. Use clear plastic containers with wheels to store whatever you need to access on a fairly regular basis.
These containers are ideal for shoes, for example. Because the bins are easy to roll out and can be opened from either end, it’s easy to choose the shoes you want to wear, then slide the bin back underneath the bed.
If your bed is too low to the floor, simply purchase bed risers to place under each leg. You can find bed risers in home improvement stores or online.
These Whitmore Wood Bed Risers from Target are an inexpensive and heavy duty. They have an espresso finish and add 4.375″ in height to your bed and will hold 800 lbs.!
This makes sense regardless of the size of the room or the number of people sharing it!
Utilizing Vertical Spaces
Storage in a small room can be created vertically, as well.
- Use the backs of doors and walls as storage surfaces. This idea of attaching two towel bars to the back of the bathroom door is nothing short of brilliant. But the same principle can be applied in the bedroom. It would be perfect for hanging ties or scarves or even towels, for that matter, which frees up space in the bathroom. Especially if you only have one bathroom.
- Consider attaching hooks to the back of the door or to the bedroom walls in an organized manner. It’s an attractive and functional solution.
Great Ideas are on Pinterest
I love these decorative hooks, too, for keeping jewelry in order. Every opportunity for being organized should be a priority in a small space.
These suggestions can be applied to just about any room. You’ll be amazed at how simple it will be to keep everything in order once you actually have it in order!
See which of these ideas will work for you. You’ll find that it’s easier to stay organized once you get organized!
Check out my Pinterest board on Small Space Solutions, too.
I’d love to post photos of your small bedroom storage solutions so be sure to send them to me in the comments!