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.