7 Must have ideas to organize and declutter your small bedroom like a PRO

organize and declutter a small bedroom like a pro

Just like their larger counterparts, small bedrooms can be organized and serene—instead of cluttered and cramped. Check out these ideas for storing bedroom basics efficiently. You can create a space where you are organized and all of your belongings have their own area in your diminutive bedroom. When you sort, arranged and neatly store the bedroom’s overflow, you create a functional space that’s welcoming and where things are easy to find.

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 1.  Fold it

Marie Kondo vertical folding method
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Imagine if Marie Kondo could come to your home to organize and declutter your bedroom.  Wouldn’t that be amazing? Since, most likely Japan’s world eminent expert on tidying up is not going to stop by 100 Main St. to help you. You can read her best selling book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing. Kondo swears by the fact that a tidy home will make you happier. Who doesn’t want to be happy? Learn this magical method with the KonMari cheat sheet to spark joy.  The reason why the KonMari method is all the rage – her minimalist approach to keeping clothes in the most-organized state possible promises a clutter-free life filled with fun folding sessions and pretty, easy to find daily outfits in every season.

 2.  Maximize under bed storage solutions

Container Store Wide Under Bed Drawer

container store Wide Underbed DrawerHomz Long Underbed Wood Storage w/Chalkboard Label Front

Homz Long Underbed Wood Storage w/Chalkboard Label FrontWest Elm Modern Weave Underbed Storage

west elm modern weave underbed storage

Time for a new bed?  Why not get a bed that is the storage?

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Consider a bed with built in storage to provide an ad hoc linen closet.  Storage beds are one of the most obvious storage hacks for small bedrooms, but they’re also among the best.  Storage beds can give you as many drawers as a dresser!

3.  Use multipurpose furniture

Pottery barn mini white parsons desk

  • Use a simple desk as a night table to do double duty in your small space.

white campaign dresser as night table

  • Alternatively, you can use a small dresser as a night table to maximize use and storage.

4.  Go vertical

Use the height of the walls as storage, too.

Vertical shelving surrounding bed
Source: Emily A Clarke

Lack shelving from Ikea You probably don’t even realize how much untapped vertical space you’ve got in your home.

How to convert an ikea bookcase into a built in

You can always hack an Ikea Billy bookcase with trim added to create a ”built-in”. Take 2 Billy bookcases and place them on either side of your bed to add a ton of storage with a small footprint.  Follow the tutorial here.

Danny Kuo bookshelf staircase storage solution

Check out this awesome idea of how to use the vertical space and still be able to access ALL of it.   A bookshelf staircase from Danny Kuo.  Brilliant!

5. Basket case

Loop Design Studio storage basket
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Once you have the shelves to put your precious valuables on, keep it tidy and neat for a clean uncluttered look with baskets. There are a myriad of styles and sizes of baskets for any size shelf!

6.  Hang it

Over the door jewelry and makeup cabinet

Utilize the space behind doors, too. Store your jewelry and makeup behind the door  to keep it out of sight and organized.  The best way to declutter and tidy up is to make sure everything you own has a home.

Ikea bjarnum folding hooks
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Use decorative hooks on the wall to hang you possessions on the vertical spaces in your home.  Floor space need not apply!

7.  Go Horizontal

Cozy small bedroom design
Source: Futurist Architecture
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Use long shelving as a place for more display and storage.  You can place it at the end of your bed to serve as a work surface.

If you’re looking to redecorate or just refresh your space, consider giving some of these ideas a try.

You might also like this post 20 easy ways to simplify your life.

Have you found a unique way to conserve space in your bedroom?  Please comment and share!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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    1. Hi Stacy,
      So glad you liked it. Yes, I saw that and thought how great it would be especially if you have to share the bathroom. Every girl needs her own space to primp!
      Many thanks,
      Marnie

  1. When I saw your first picture, I thought of the Marie Kondo book. It’s definitely a different take on household organization. I laughed when I read her comment about socks and the stress they take from typical folding. That said, I do love to fold everything neatly into their designated spot. The organizational tips you shared are great. I like the idea of using a desk as a night stand and using baskets for things. Makes the area look a lot tidier too. Enjoyed reading this post!

    1. Hi Arlene,
      Nice to hear from you. I am so glad that the post resonated with you. Haha! Yes folding the socks is a little overboard, but it is a relief when everything is tidy.
      Regards,
      Marnie

  2. Who doesn’t love a good decluttering session? I always feel so fresh and cleaned after tidying and throwing things out but somehow it never stays organized…

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