(Closed) Storage saving ideas for a bedroom?

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Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

In college I used the big tupper-ware style drawers for organization. They’re cheap and easy to find in Walmart. I really liked being able to stack them.

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Depending on the type of bed you have, you could placerisers under the legs or wheels of the frame. You can raise the bed and increase storage space under the bed.

Whitmor Bed Risers, Black, Set of 4

Do you have an over the door rack? You can use shoe bags to store toiletries, scraves, belts etc on the back of the door.

You could install shelving at the top of the walls all the way around the room for storage of infrequently used items

 Place your curling irons, hair products etc  in a basket that you store on your bookshelf. You can take the basket  into the bathroom with you.

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

I started with one over the door storage things and loved it so much I got a few for the doors.  I actually keep my combs and brushes on one of the bathroom door.  You can also get ones that go over the door for hanging towels/robes/jackets.

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Ottoman beds are brilliant! You can get soooo much stuff under them but it’s still easy to access everything. Ikea has one for about £180 which I have and I love it! 

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Sorry – tried to post a pic but it was an iPhone fail…

Post # 11
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Sugar bee

As far as your empty binders, is sit possible that you could store them in a box in the basement? If not, why not put them on your book shelf?

For organization tips, I think actually organizing your stuff and getting rid of things you don’t need is the best first step. When things are organized, they take up less space so look at your makeup and decide what are essential and what bits should be thrown out then get some sort of box or bag (you most likely already have one) and organize it. I like to keep a small travel sized pouch with my essentials (mascara, eyeshadow, moisturizer and gloss) and then put the rest of my stuff in another bag that lives in a cabinet unless I want to do more intense makeup. Also, look at drawer dividers. I just used old cardboard covered in fabric to divide a drawer into 3 sections and it made such a huge difference in keeping my socks, underwear and bras in line. Shoe boxes would serve the same function in a drawer and covering them in wrapping paper or fabric is a great way to dress them up. 

When you are purchasing new furniture, think about how to maximize the space you have. Like if you see a dresser that is 3ft. vs. one that is 4ft. tall think about what additional storage you would get in the taller dresser and if the footbrint on the ground is the same, is it taking away from any shelves? If you can’t get a dresser that will fit all your things, think about hanging shelves over the dresser. You could store your extra binders on a shelf quite well. Also, you could get a couple of covered boges and put your hair dryer anc such in one and maybe bathing suits or some other not often used clothing item in another. 

Finally, if you are trying to get your dad to build something, check out Anna White’s plans and maybe you can find something there that looks like it will ork for you and get him on board. Also, look at Pinterest for storage solutions, that’S where I found the drawer divider idea. 

 

Some photographic inspiration:

http://pinterest.com/pin/118993615124509519/

http://pinterest.com/pin/15340454950897892/

http://pinterest.com/pin/563301865861694241/

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

@ForeverBirds:  Sort your clothes into seasons and get some vacum bags.  What you know you won’t wear until next year, store them in the vacum bags – once you suck the air out they will take up the 3rd of the space they needed before.

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