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The bedroom is supposed to be the space in which you get to at the end of the day and completely relax, but you can’t do that if you’re wading through piles of clutter. If you’re dealing with a small bedroom, then maximising the space in your bedroom is a must. You cannot maximise space when you have a floor-drobe instead of actual wardrobes!
You need to get your sleeves rolled up and start decluttering your bedroom, and it starts with the tips below!
Rule One: It’s Not A Storage Space
Well, other than the built in wardrobes it isn’t, anyway! Your bedroom is supposed to be the place in which you sleep, and you shouldn’t be using the floor space as storage space. The bedroom is also not the space to chuck in the random junk and household stuff “just in case” you use it later. It’s the space for sleep and fashion shows, so siphon off the stuff that doesn’t belong in the bedroom and relocate it elsewhere.
Rule Two: Add Shelves & Hooks
One of the best ways to declutter your space is to give everything a home. Add hooks to the walls and shelves closer to the ceiling, and you can start stocking your belongings up the walls instead of all over the floor. Hooks will hold your scarves, jewellery, dressing gowns and hoodies. You can stop dumping them on the corner chair or in the corner of the room now. While we’re talking hooks and shelves, add a shoe hanger to your wall, or the inside of the wardrobe door. You can easily access the shoes you want when you have them on display rather than hidden away in boxes.
Rule Three: Light It Up
If you want the space to look airy and bright, then throw open the curtains and add some lamps. Shine a light on the paintwork on the walls and watch the room come to life. You can have the lights mounted on the wall or on the upper shelves, too, and you can free up floor and nightstand space by doing this. The bedroom should be well-lit so you can see what you’re choosing to wear, too, and this is a good excuse to buy pretty lighting for your bedroom!
Rule Four: Downsize Your Furniture
When you choose to have built in wardrobes, you are saving space. So, it makes sense to swap your nightstands for smaller tables or cabinets so that you can save more floor space. You don’t have to stuff it with so much trash, too when there’s no space to overstuff it! You can really enjoy the extra space you will have for having smaller furniture pieces in the bedroom.
Rule Five: Find Space For Trash
No matter what, you will have trash in your room in some way. Whether it’s makeup remover wipes at the dressing table or tissues that you’ve used after watching The Notebook, you need to have a space for the trash. Add a couple of trash bins and you can avoid having rubbish all over the floor!
You could remove some of the trash. Donating will give you unloved items a new lease of life and is generally better for the environment. However, you can also use a budget bin hire. They can often recycle up to 70% of the waste that you put in the bins—the ideal for when you need a little help to get the job done. In the meantime, extra storage is a great idea.
Add a couple of trash bins, and you can avoid having rubbish all over the floor!