Finding places to put that stuff you’ve had lying around in your room forever can be quite difficult, especially if your go-to storage spaces are also filled up with clutter. We advise you to turn to the underneath of your bed – a dark, (potentially) dangerous place where possessions are hastily shoved and countless small items are lost. It’s a place that you don’t dare go because of what you might encounter, but you can’t help but wonder exactly what is under there. Old toys, games, pictures from years ago that you forgot you even had. Underneath your bed can be the most vital element to keeping your room tidy, and you don’t even know it.
Underbed storage is something almost everybody has, yet does practically nothing with. Underneath your bed is destined to be the home of long forgotten stuff, if you’re happy with such detrimental storage issues, that is. You can make use of that untapped potential for a tidy floor with ease, all it needs is a little time.
You can get large plastic containers for hardly any money, with small wheels and clippable lids that are excellent for storing amounts of stuff in, while still being compact. These all come in varying length, width and depths that can be easily stacked and arranged to achieve the optimal storage arrangement. Remember! It’s essential that you be sure to measure the space under your bed in order to prevent buying containers that are too large or too small. If you get your storage boxes and they won’t fit under your bed, it defeats the point of getting them in the first place.
Stacking The Shelves
Of course, storage boxes aren’t in any way limited to underneath your bed. It may well be that you already have things stored under your bed and you’re looking for an alternative place to store things. One of the wonderful benefits of storage boxes is their versatility. Items you wouldn’t normally be able to stack on top of each other can be easily organised, sealed, and stood upright with a storage box. Then you can stack the storage boxes on top of each other, to save even more space. As you can tell, storage boxes are a multi-faceted piece of space saving equipment.
As excellent as storage boxes may be, there are of course other methods of storing things tidily and efficiently in your bedroom. Shelves are an easy, out of the way method to store your loose possessions without them cluttering up valuable floor space. They’re cheap to buy, easy to put up, and practically no hassle as they’re on the wall. A grand total of zero floor space used and some easily customisable shelves ready and set to hold your assorted paraphernalia.
Customising shelves is a simple, easy and fun process. Perhaps you’d like them to be a different colour, or you’d rather add a couple of small hooks to hang ornaments from. Making each part of your room personal to you doesn’t have to be long winded or a chore, all it takes is some simple alterations and you’ve got a place you can really call your own.
The Pro’s And Cons Of Suspended Storage
Another easy to do and out of the way storage idea for your bedroom is to implement hanging storage. There are cheap, easy to place hanging baskets with multiple layers for added storage. They’re usually made of netting so you’re able to see what you’ve put where, convenient and simple. They’re designed to be put on hooks and are definitely work well as an alternative storage method. They can be hung anywhere in a bedroom, but it’s easiest to hang one on the back of your door, especially if you already have a coat hook there.
Unfortunately, there is one downside of these that you must consider if you’re thinking of getting one. As previously stated, they are made from netting and a thin, polyester-esque material that cannot withstand significant weight or quantities of objects. If you overfill one of these hanging “baskets”, you are likely to rip and consequently ruin either the hook it’s hung on or the netting that keeps the objects and different sections in place. These are best suited to small objects in carefully regulated quantities. It’s not a good idea to cram each compartment full. Bear this in mind when you’re buying and filling one.
There are countless opportunities for you to innovate and broaden your storage horizons within your bedroom. You should never dismiss an opportunity (unless, of course, it’s completely absurd). Taking inspiration from other people is also an excellent strategy if you’re looking for ways to make better use of your space. There are countless blogs online that have tips, tricks and DIY secrets that will help you start your journey towards a bigger, better bedroom. Use them as an example and go from there. I hope you find your inspiration in making your room space-saver friendly!
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