It’s never a bad time to get more organized!
If the clothes are spilling out of your closet, your bed never seems to be made, and you’re stumbling on things in the dark as you walk to your bed, then it’s time to get your bedroom organized.
Even if you only have 15 minutes at a time to devote to organizing, that’s enough to make a difference, and we’re here to help! We’ve created a list of the best bedroom organization ideas, hacks and products to assist. Some are functional, some are ingenious, some are stylish, and all will help you sleep better in a clutter-free, well-organized bedroom.
To start creating a truly organized and functional bedroom, think about your bedroom in sections. This will help you tackle the project in pieces so that it’s less overwhelming, and help you hone in on the functionality of each area. The Spruce recommends starting with areas like closets, dressers, armoires and wardrobes so that you're decluttering and organizing storage space first.
Tips for organizing our bedroom: closets and armoires
Start a donation bag. Tackling your clothes closet is likely going to be the most challenging section. If you have more clothing than you know what to do with, grab a KonMari guide and figure out what you can part with. More than likely, you have some items you never wear in there, and it’s time for them to go.
Foldable hangers. In order to create a more functional storage system in your closet, foldable hangers are one of the best bedroom organization ideas and worth the investment. check out YouTuber Brittany Vasseur’s recommendations for game-changing bedroom organization products like foldable hangers and shelf organizers that will free up space and bring order to chaos.
Keep a hamper for dirty clothes nearby. A hamper, either in the closet or next to/near your closet or armoire will help clothes stay contained and off the floor.
Tips for organizing the bed area
Utilize under-the-bed storage space efficiently. Not visible and easily accessible, you can use this space to store out-of-season clothing, extra bedding, sports gear, arts and crafts and anything else you don’t use on the reg. To utilize this space, we recommend rolling storage containers, under-the-bed storage bags, or vacuum bags.
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Get a functional, organized nightstand. A small dresser where you can store some clothing is a great space-saving trick that many professional organizers use with clients who are living in tight quarters. If you don't have the room for a small dresser, try a slim night table with lots of drawers. We recommend drawer organizers, and, if you use your phone as your alarm clock, some gear for keeping your charging cable/phone accessories organized.
Place pillows in baskets. What do you do with your throw pillows when you turn down your bed for sleep? You should have a home for them when it’s time to actually use the bed at night. Use baskets to house decorative pillows while you're using the bed, stripping the bed, and doing the wash. You can find a stylish and affordable woven, wicker or cloth basket from your favorite home stores via a quick Google search.
Store blankets on a rack. If you have the floor space, consider a nice blanket rack to keep your blankets, throws, or quilts. You can find one in an antique or thrift store. This will make making the bed, and getting the bed ready at night ("turn down") easier. Between the blanket rack and the throw pillow basket, you can rest easier knowing your decorative bedding isn’t cluttering up the floor while you sleep.
Tips for organizing your bedroom: dresser / vanity area
After you’ve KonMari’d your dresser / vanity, think about what you need to make this space more functional so it doesn’t get cluttered again. To keep this area clean and functioning efficiently:
Get a functional storage tray to keep makeup, skincare, jewelry and other items.
Get a makeup organizer for all your makeup, brushes and other grooming tools.
Keep this surface clear and streamlined by moving framed art and photos to walls. This goes for your dresser, nightstand, or vanity, especially if you have a smaller bedroom.
Get drawer organizers. These are one of the best bedroom organization ideas out there - total game changers! We especially love this honeycomb organizer that’s perfect for the drawers that you keep your socks, scarves, underwear, and belts in.
Keep a small trash bin nearby. A discrete but attractive garbage pail kept in the bedroom provides you with a spot to throw tissues, makeup waste, scraps of paper, and all the other small items of trash that make their way into your bedroom. Look for a small bathroom-size trash can - the smaller the better.