I don’t know about you; but my bedroom wardrobe looks nothing like this neat and tidy space? In fact I’m betting that most people reading this; have wardrobes like mine, with shoes scattered on the floor, shirts that have fallen off coat hangers, old wrapping paper, half finished books and clothes that I haven’t worn since the 1990s.
Modern house building has seen the size of our bedrooms gradually decrease over the years, leaving us cramped with clutter, which is never going to be conducive to getting a good nights sleep. Most sleep experts will suggest a clear uncluttered bedroom, utilising clever storage space, combined with subtle decorating (pale shades). Here are four quick ideas for de-cluttering the bedroom that may help you in get better nights sleep:
- Use vertical spaces: It’s normal to think of wide long, horizontal shelving, but small bedrooms don’t have the luxury of large wall spaces for bookshelves, photo frames and pictures – so try using vertical wall storage units.
- Use under the bed storage. Extra pillows and off-season bedding can easily be stored away out of sight until needed in beautiful wicker baskets, wooden boxes or even cardboard archive boxes until needed. Although Feng Shui doesn’t recommend storage under the bed, we think it’s a hugely wasted space in most houses that can be easily and cleverly utilised, providing householders with a cheap ‘secret storage space.’
- Wardrobe space: Fitted wardrobes can give you the opportunity of floor to ceiling storage, all cleverly hidden behind folding or sliding doors. Organising your wardrobe is easy if you compartmentalise things like socks and scarves, gloves into wooden or plastic storage boxes – like the many types available at stores like IKEA. Also buy a shoe rack and install this into the bottom of the wardrobe beneath your clothes. Your shoes will then look tidy and will also be readily accessible for the next time you want to paint the town red.
- Rent a small storage unit: You could de-clutter your bedroom one morning, and place your seasonal items or personal belongings that you don’t need everyday – but want to keep – into a small storage unit at Lok’nStore. We have storage units available to rent from just a few pounds per week that can provide an easy, quick de-clutter for your bedroom. For free advice please visit our website to find your nearest storage location.