Saturday, January 7, 2012

Getting Organized Series: A Cozy Bedroom

The room I struggle the most with is our master bedroom. I think it has more to do with the fact that I've run out of decorating and design steam by the time I get to the bedroom, but nonetheless, I really paid attention to these tips courtesy of Better Homes and Gardens for the Bedroom.
Try to Go Vertical. You'll be able to rest easy knowing your bedside belongings are free from chaotic clutter. Put blank walls to work with a few shelves within reach of the bed.

Always Contain Dirty Laundry! Have a designated spot to put laundry at the end of each day. Invest in a hamper to prevent clothes pileups on the floor or inside the closet. A dresser with a built-in laundry basket keeps dirty clothes contained in a stylish, out-of-sight location.

Don't forget to Utilize the Foot of the Bed. When space is at a premium, foot-of-the-bed storage is a quick fix for full closets and dresser drawers. A storage-friendly bench, trunk, or bookshelf is a perfect solution for stashing extra linens or out-of-season items. I keep a trunk at the end of our bed for storing toys in so the boys can play in our room and the mess can quickly be put away!

Give items a Final Resting Place. The bedroom may not be first on the list to organize, but dresser tops and chairs can quickly become towers of stuff in need of a home. Track the things that stack up over a week, and create permanent places to keep them in the room. Nightstands combine display space with attractive storage for personal items, extra linens, or books.

Hope you found some of these organizing tips useful; I sure did! Pin It

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