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5 Ways to Add Bedroom Storage

Bedrooms should be clean of any clutter and just a place to relax, but this is the ideal. Storage is key to maintaining a clean sleeping area. If you can't relax and unwind, it's hard to fall asleep or even get in the morning. If you find it hard to look at dirty piles of clothes, boxes of junk in your closet and just endlessly searching for the right blouse, then it's time to de-clutter and create more storage options. This is one of the top remodeling projects for summer and winter since break periods offer a reflection period and allow you to see what you truly need.

1. Under the Bed Storage

 

With a king sized bed, you don't have a lot of space, but you can always go for hidden space under the bed. You can find a lot of under the bed containers at department stores that can hold all of your old Christmas supplies, shoes and winter clothing in a safe place.

2. Capitalizing Closet Space

 

The closet can become a nightmare if you have a lot of any one thing, such as bedding or clothing. The best way to de-clutter is to first throw out things that you never use or wear, or donate those things to charity. You can also find ways to reuse patterned fabrics, as lampshades or even wall art. However, by adding more shelving up high and using new rods, you can have multiple layers and different places for all the different clothing and accessories that you need to store in the closet.

3. Kid Friendly Ideas

 

Kids rooms need a lot of storage areas to keep the area clean. In addition, kids rooms are kind of small. This is the right space to build storage underneath the bed and high up on the wall, particularly for items that you want more control of. In addition, you should make cleaning up fun, so spunky cabinets for children with secret compartments can enable that idea to grow. Baskets and shelves are easier for kids to stow away things, so think about low shelves and lots of deep bins that can hold all of their toys.

4. Vertical Storage

 

If you don't have a lot of floor space for stuff, just build more storage options up high. You don't have to be limited to the square footage of your apartment or bedroom. You can install deep shelves high up on walls but don't use shelves that extend into the room. You can also try adding recessed spaces and shelving. In addition, headboards that store things are optimal as well as nightstands with extra space underneath.

5. Making It Accessible

 

Part of the reason why storage issues occur is that there isn't a clear access point. If you don't have any room to get to the attic or your basement is full of disorganized junk, you don't want to put anything in these spaces where it can potentially get lost or damaged. You can install a hinged door with a drop down ladder in a large closet that will allow you to get up to hidden storage at the top, or you can create extra space in basements with tall cabinets along the wall.

Amy Wright
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Amy Wright is the Lead Editor of Remodeling Central. When she isn't playing with her dogs she is trying to remodel a classic Chicago style brownstone with her husband.