There are two things Motherboard Moms agree on: we need more storage space and we need to clean/organize. My goal is to spend one weekend transforming my bedroom to add storage and clear clutter, which means less stress. Here are usable and affordable ideas I found from themotherboard.com. I hope they help you, too!
Cheap Closet Makeover
We don’t always have the time or budget to create a professionally organized bedroom closet. But with creativity we can get pretty close! The key is to utilize every last inch of space. You can use old dressers, hooks, extra shelving … anything that works.
Mom-to-mom tip: “I love Command adhesive hooks, they come in so many styles. I use them for everything – necklaces, belts, hats, scarves, totes and purses (not all, way too many purses for that). I have them hanging all over in my closet, it may sound like chaos, but it is so organized chaos!”
Thrifty Nightstand Makeover
Visit your local thrift store for old luggage or storage chests to use as nightstands. These items would be perfect for storing seasonal clothing items since you will only need to open them a few times a year.
You can also take this a step further and attach wheels to old luggage. Then just slide everything under the bed until you need it again.
Make sure your headboard is working hard for you, too! Surround yourself with storage space by building extra shelving. You could use these shelves for the little things that don’t fit in your closet (belts, ties) or for items you use more often (like jewelry).
Mom-to-mom tip: “Small tackle boxes or bead boxes from a craft store are great for small jewelery. I hang my purses on one of those wall mount mug racks.”
Low-Cost Extra Storage
An easy and affordable way to add closet space is to bring in an outside unit.
Mom-to-mom tip: “I used to have the same frustrations with my shoes and purses. I came across over-the-door racks which are really helpful and pretty inexpensive.”
Create a bookcase closet for extra storage in your bedroom.
Mom-to-mom tip: “For earrings, they do well in a jewelry box drawer or a decorative cup or box, even if it is a box from the jewelry store covered with a decorative wrapping paper. The same can be done with the cup. Shoe boxes can be covered for larger knick-knacks and filing papers.”
Good luck on your bedroom transformation!
~ Ashley, from The Motherboard