How to Save Space in Your Bedroom

Even if your home is large enough, there are some things that you’d rather keep in your bedroom. This includes your personal effects, clothes, private items, books, photos, and the list goes on. While you can probably have a cabinet or shelf outside your room so that your own personal area can remain comfortable and spacious, it is quite understandable when you want your things close to you. You’d rather just get out of bed in the middle of the night to get that pocketbook you can read to fall asleep than walk a few more steps and climb up the stairs to your attic to get it.

It is quite understandable that you want all your things in your bedroom especially if you live with someone else in your home, whether it’s your family or a roommate. If that is the case though, you will most likely have so many things in your room that are accumulated through the years. Without space-saving techniques, you’d find yourself having too much things, you barely have any walking or moving space left. Important is, to clean your room and pick up the clutter. Here are some more tips on how to save space in your bedroom that you may find interesting.

1. Install Floating Shelves

Floating shelves make use of the overhead or air space. If you have all these cabinets and shelves around your room that are placed on the floor, then soon enough, no walking space will be left. You don’t have to spend a lot as you can easily install floating shelves on your own. Simply gather some plywood or any wooden slab that you can easily saw according to your desired size, use paint color that would match your room and start installing it on the walls. For beginners, L-brackets are a great way to make sure that the shelves are stable. If you know a bit about DIY building, then you can probably use a nail gun instead to secure these shelves over your head. A nail gun is basically like a hammer; instead, it’s a gun. This means you can quickly attach one piece to another securely without all the noise and with better accuracy.

2. Make Use of the Space Under Your Bed

You can draw inspiration from many tiny bedroom models you’ll find online. There are some who would simply install drawers under their bed or use under-the-bed show organizers. There are others who would have their beds installed up high so that the area under it can be a place for full-size cabinets or even a desk where one can work or study.

3. Dispose Things You Don’t Need

Every year, look into your closet and take out the clothes you haven’t worn for a long period of time. Check on your book shelf and gather the ones that you have read already and don’t intend to read again. Organize the shoes you don’t plan on wearing anymore because it has grown out of style. You simply need to know how to dispose the things you no longer need because these will just waste space. To feel better about getting rid of these personal items, consider donating to the needy and the homeless.

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How to Have a Successful General Home Cleaning Weekend

Cleaning your home is a must. If you don’t keep your house clean, you are not just allowing your property to deteriorate at a quicker pace, you are also placing your family in a very serious health risk. Now this is common knowledge and for most, chores are distributed so that the house is cleaned daily. However, you still need that general cleaning weekend to make sure that your home is cleaned thoroughly. If for some reason you are getting confused on what to do first or what to clean last, then here’s a guide to help you out.

  1. Pick up all the clutter and store things that are not in their right place.

    This is really the first thing you must do. Before you can even start sweeping or mopping the floor, you need to make sure nothing obstructs the area where you will be cleaning. You also need to make sure every little child’s toy is in its right place and every piece of trash goes to the bin.

  2. Dust or vacuum your furniture.

    The reason behind having to dust furniture first is that the dust tends to fall on the floor. If you are already done sweeping or mopping, then dust will fall down on the floor again and you’d have to start over.

  3. Sweep the floor.

    If you use the mop right away, you will just be transferring dirt from one place to another. Unless you have an awesome mop that absorbs even pet hairs and dust, then you can probably skip the sweeping.

  4. Begin mopping.

    You can now start mopping your floor. Mop bedrooms, then the living area and make the kitchen your last stop. The kitchen is the busiest and probably the dirtiest place in your home. If you mop it first, there’s a chance the dirt from the kitchen will be transferred to the bedrooms and the living area.

  5. Put the curtains and the sheets in the laundry.

    You need to wash curtains and sheets regularly too. Your curtains accumulate dirt and dust through time and there’s no way you can skip washing this. Sheets and pillowcases must be washed too because this is where you sleep and you just want that to be clean for sure.

  6. Clean the bathroom.

    The bathroom should be your last stop. Your toilet should be cleaned thoroughly because you sit here and who knows what kind of disease you can get out of the dirt and bacteria that has stuck to the bowl. Unless you are the owner of a very good dual flush lavatory, which prevents you from having to scrub the toilet more than one’s a day. Aside from the toilet, you need to clean the floors, walls, shower area and the sink. This is your last stop because right after you clean the bathroom, you can finally take a relaxing shower already.

It isn’t really all that difficult to go through general cleaning of your home. Yes, it could be very tiring but nothing beats the great feeling of having a clean and beautiful home to live in.