Are You Running Out of Places to Put Your Stuff in Your Own Bedroom?
Finding a place to put all of our stuff seems to be an ongoing, almost never-ending battle, and when we’re not willing to spend bigger bucks on furniture, there is another way; affordable funky storage systems.
I’m not going to blow smoke up your butt and tell you these five affordable bedroom storage ideas will forever end your clutter. Instead, I’m here to remind you that approaching storage problems without spending a fortune is a wise and practical choice.
Why? Because guess what, even if you implement all five of these ideas, as you grow older and continue to accumulate more stuff, you’ll need to re-organize and solve this problem over and over. Best of all, these are items that can be transferred from room to room for alternate uses.
So Why These Five Items for Storage Solutions?
First and most importantly, each item is inexpensive, making it easy for you to double up on them when needed.
Secondly, these storage pieces can be located in hidden parts of the bedroom, or if you want them visible, position them where they are pleasing to the eye.
Lastly, should you eventually redecorate and decide your space no longer needs these items, you can pass them down to others in the family, perhaps the kids or the young adult heading off to college.
The Funky Five Affordable Bedroom Storage Ideas
1. An Ottoman Storage Bench
Storage Bench for Shoes or Other items
An Ottoman Bench can be placed in any part of the room, at the foot of the bed, under a window, or even in the closet if the closet is large enough. It serves a dual purpose as well by providing another place to sit if needed, especially when you’re putting on socks.
You can use them for just about anything; clothes, photo albums, linens, extra blankets, books, and more. Also, it’s something you can keep for years, no matter how many times you change your decor. Move it to another room when it’s outlasted its use in one room. Or, if you get sick of it, use it in a closet as a convenient storage unit.
2. Under The Bed Storage Containers
If you have one or more of these, you’ll have them for years.
They don’t have to be used just for clothing or shoes either; use them for wrapping paper storage, books, keepsakes & cards, crafting supplies, projects, linens, or as a large sock drawer.
Double-check the height of the one you choose, as they can vary, measure the distance of space from the mattress to the floor, and select one that fits.
By the way, you can even get under the bed storage containers designed for shoes, giving you a great place to store seasonal footwear, or all of them!
3. Bed Skirt or Bedside Caddy Organizer
As you can see in the top featured photo, these are very cool.
The Bed Skirt Organizer and Bedside Caddy fit between the mattress and box spring and, depending upon which one you choose, have multiple storage compartments for everyday items; laptops, books, notepads, your phone, tissue, remote controls, games, journals, pens, and any other sundry item you would MyGift French Country Design Rustic Turquoise 4 Drawer Wooden Storage Cabinet/Jewelry Organizer Chesttypically put on top of an end table or in a drawer.
The bed skirt organizer is handy as it covers the length of the bed. If seeing the clutter in the bed skirt storage bugs you, make sure the bed comforter you’re using covers the entire skirt area. However, if you have an existing bed skirt on the bed, you can put this skirt under the existing skirt so that it’s hidden.
4. Over The Door Storage Units
Using the back of the closet, bedroom, or bathroom door provides additional vertical storage. Check out the variety of design styles.
Some are actual storage holders; others are rings to hang scarves, ties, clothes, jewelry, shoes, sundries, and more; it is an inexpensive way to add storage to just about every closet.
5. Dresser Top Organizers
Dresser top organizers are both a decorative and practical way to create additional storage in the bedroom.
You’ll find many dresser top organizers to choose from, including Make-Up Organizers, jewelry and gadget organizers, and others like the drawer cubby featured here.
Again, these are ideal for dorms or bedrooms where space is premium and going vertical is essential.
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