Home Hacks: 9 Tips to Organize Your Bedroom

Your bedroom is the place to relax and unwind, but if it’s in disarray and crowded you may find yourself anxious where you should be resting. You’ll want to follow two rules when looking around your bedroom and planning for organization: Make a home for everything and choose carefully what you want to be visible. Having things away and out of sight can help you find calm in your space. This also just naturally highlights the decorating and scheme of your bedroom, the visuals that can really please you. Read on for nine tips to organize your room. 

Learn a new way to fold 

I follow a couple of professional folders on social media and I gotta say, it’s soothing AND helpful. My drawers get especially messy when I start rummaging, but folding your clothes so everything is a uniform shape makes a difference.

Use drawer organizers for everything in your wardrobe

If you have a shelf for t-shirts, a dividing organizer can help you sift through them. Cubes for socks and underwear (especially bras!) are real game-changers but you could potentially cube up everything in your drawers.

EZSTAX™ Regular Size 18-Pack T-Shirt Organizing System

Marie Kondo Hikidashi Bamboo Drawer Organizers

Put seasonal items in storage

Make a regular rotation of summer and winter clothes that come in and out of storage and use space-saving bags, too. Your drawers don’t need to be stuffed to the brim.

5 Pack Vacuum Space Storage Saver Bags with Travel Pump

Let go of clothes you don’t wear

It may be time to Marie Kondo your closet and find out what doesn’t bring you joy, so you can find some space and peace.

The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo


Find a new way to store shoes

Under the bed shoe organizers are nice, but I love this mirror hideaway. Shoes are bulky and often get disorganized when they aren’t secured. These solutions also mean I’m not using up valuable closet space. 

Tuhome LETO Wall Mounted Shoe Rack with Mirror


Get a bed frame with actual space underneath

I discovered these simple frame beds a few years ago and I’ll never go back. These eliminate the need for a box spring and are less expensive than a wooden platform bed.

Best Price Mattress Heavy Duty Steel Bed Frame

Suprima Rolling Underbed Storage Shelf

Add a roll-away storage shelf for more convenience. 

Hang a caddy by your bed to keep things off your nightstand

Clutter makes your space appear less tidy, even in small amounts. Hang a small caddy or organizer off the edge of your bed to become a catch-all for reading materials, glasses and charging phones.

Kikkerland® Bedside Felt Caddy Pocket

Choose a pretty hamper

A pile of dirty clothes is never a good sight, and most utilitarian hampers just don’t fit in. So either make it something you like to look at, or put the hamper in the closet (even better) as long as it has good ventilation.

Benches make functional furniture 

A good bench can sit at the foot of the bed to complement the bedroom look and be used for extra storage.

Sole Secret Diamond Tufted SAND Linen Storage Bench

These ways to organize your room will make a huge difference in your mind from when you enter to when you wake up in the morning.

Mariko is a high school English teacher who has three children, illegible handwriting and an obsession with mail-order artisan ice cream. She lives in Hawaii, but she makes a point to eat her way through big cities as often as she can.

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