How to organise a small bedroom
Now that we're all spending extra time at home, it's the perfect opportunity for (re)thinking about (re)organising everything. How to organise a small bedroom is one of the questions asked most frequently, since space is the issue. However… have you ever stopped to think that you might have more space than you originally thought?
Shelves, bedside tables, ottoman beds or beds with drawers, wardrobes, shoe racks… Sure you have the space, but it might not be organised very well. Here are some simple and practical ideas for organising a small bedroom!
Drawers: allies in your fight against disorder
All types of drawers go through cycles of being a real mess. Sorting the drawers is always on our to-do lists — the time has finally come! Start in the same way as you did for the bedside table: take everything out and give the inside a thorough clean.
Once this is done, continue with the following steps:
- Get some bags that you can use to throw away or donate anything you don't use or is a bit too shabby. This will give you some extra free space in your small bedroom.
- Do you have any drawer dividers and organisers? Well, you just need to use them in the right way. Arrange things by type of garment.
- Use one drawer per type of clothing: underwear in one, basic t-shirts in another, then long-sleeved t-shirts, jumpers, etc.
- Inside each of the drawers, you can organise garments by colour or by use: put whatever you use the most at the top so you can get them more easily.
- For underwear and socks, if you don't have dividers, try making your own with any cardboard that you have at home. Use it as it is or paint it in whatever colour you like or to complement your bedroom decor.
Sorting out shoes in small spaces
Let's continue in our effort to completely rearrange the bedroom and make it as good as new! We'll move on to another recurring issue: how to sort out your shoes. Like you did with your clothes, start by making room and bag up anything you want to throw away or donate.
Here are a few ideas that we think (and hope) will help you:
1. Organising with boxes
Do you have any unused shoe boxes lying around? Or better yet, transparent boxes? Well, now is the time to use them to get organised. The advantage of using transparent boxes is that you can see what's inside. If you only have ones that you can't see through, then grab a permanent marker and write on the box what shoe is inside. For example: "yellow summer sandals".
You can put them in various places, depending on your needs: inside the wardrobe, if you have space to do so, in the ottoman or underneath your bed, and so on. That being said, make sure the shoes you wear most are easy to grab.
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