One of the main complaints that people have about their bedrooms, and homes in general, is that there simply isn’t enough storage space. However, there are things that you can do to create extra storage space that don’t involve getting an extension or moving into a bigger place. With the space that you have, you can make a few tweaks and adjustments to ensure that you make the most of what you have and get as much storage out of it as possible.
Buy an ottoman bed
This is one of the best things that you can do, particularly if you have a large bed in your bedroom. If you have a double or king size bed, an ottoman base will create plenty of extra space. You’ll have around 12 inches of depth and the entire length and width of your bed size in extra storage.
Get drawers and cabinets
Investing in such extra furniture can make things a lot easier when it comes to storage. A Scandinavian style bedside table, for example, with some deep drawers can give you a little bit of extra space next to your bed so that you don’t have to take up precious space elsewhere. Choose one from Nordik Living that is at least as high as your bed, since you will be able to get extra storage space in height rather than width.
Build some shelves
By adding shelves to your bedroom, you’ll be creating a little bit of extra storage space within actually taking up any of the floor space that you have. You can use shelves for books, ornaments, toiletries and any other items that aren’t too heavy or large. It will help you to stay more organized in your bedroom and you won’t have to worry about taking up any limited space that you already have.
Get rid of things regularly
The reason why many people need so much storage is because they keep things for years that they don’t really need. Every month or so, clear out your room and get rid of the things that you don’t need, particularly if you’ve replaced them. The most common issue is clothing – we buy new clothes but don’t get rid of any old ones. This means that over the months and as the seasons come and go, we gather and collect more and more clothes, and don’t even wear half of them. Having regular checks of your wardrobes and drawers to make sure you’re not hoarding things you don’t need can free up a lot of storage space in your bedroom.
Apart from clothes, paper and books are popular items that take up lots of space, especially for students or people who work from home. If you can, go paperless so that you don’t have to file and keep as many documents and receipts in your bedroom. Rather than receiving your bank statements in the mail, access them online whenever you need them. Ask for all your utility bills to be changed to online versions – this is better for the environment and you don’t need to worry about shredding sensitive information either.