Are you a bit of a hoarder and do you find that it is necessary to walk into the bedroom sideways because of all of the stuff you have accumulated? You are not alone; many people suffer with the same problem. This is mainly because we have become a throwaway society that doesn’t throw enough stuff away.
Something must be done about this. A cramped bedroom that has clothes piled up to the ceiling is bad for relaxation and bad for your health. Clothes gather dust and give off fibres that will irritate an asthmatic’s lungs and dirty clothes harbor bacteria that can cause nasty skin conditions.
If you need to create more space in your bedroom, here are a few ideas that you can use to help you reach your goal.
Unless you change your behavior, this problem cannot be cured. Take a long hard look at yourself and try to identify how and why you let this happen. Some people write out a contract for themselves, sign it, and hang it on the wall in a picture frame. The trick is to convince yourself to work every day at keeping your bedroom clutter free.
The room has to be sorted and cluttered before any further work can begin. For this process to work, you will need to create three piles of belongings. One is for things to keep, another for things to throw away, and a third for things to go into longer term storage places such as the loft or shed. This method is only as good as the effort and determination you put into it, so be strict on yourself.
Now the room has been cluttered it is time to think about new storage solutions. Storage is most commonly addressed by bigger or built in wardrobes. Built in wardrobes are easy to create by using basic DIY skills to build a frame onto which wardrobe doors are fixed. Sliding doors often come in kit form. There is usually lots of wasted space under the bed too. Now, however, beds from Cheapbeds4u and other shops have addressed this by utilising that space.
Raise The Bed
By building an elevated bed, you will create room for a sofa, desk, or any other purpose underneath. The bed does not have to be elevated very high, usually 150cm is plenty to be able to use the space below.
You bed probably takes up most of the room you have available. By swapping it for a sofa bed, you create somewhere comfortable to sit in the day, and a place to sleep, all in one. Sofa beds used to be creaky, uncomfortable contraptions but nowadays, thanks to modern methods and materials, it is hard to tell that you are not sleeping on a traditional bed.
This may sound silly, but if you have a brother or sister that is open to bribery, see if they will swap with you. It’s worth a try at least.
With a little ingenuity, there are many ways to create more space in your bedroom. Make use of these and think of some of your own. The results are startling.