How To Organize Your Room By Saving Enough Space?


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Small rooms are cozy. But small rooms can quickly become overrun with stuff. All kinds of stuff. Who knows where it comes to organize your room? Suddenly a space that looked organized and reasonable looks like a messy closet. 

I once lived in an apartment with a tiny kitchen and one bedroom. it was sort of like a foyer with a kitchenette. I couldn’t use the entry as a place to sit down at the computer or a spot to plan and write, so I took a look at the tiny bedroom. Space was eight feet by ten feet or eighty square feet. There was one window in the room. It felt a lot like a closet, but I didn’t want it to become one. So I tried some remodeling tricks. I’ll share them with you here and hope that the rooms you want to make the look and feel bigger don’t start as small as my apartment cubicle.

How To Organize Your Room By Saving Enough Space?
How To Organize Your Room By Saving Enough Space?

How To Organize Your Room?

Sort your stuff. No matter what stage of life you are in, you can always identify things to give away or sell. If there are things you love and want to keep but aren’t using right now, find a way to place it in storage – your parent’s attic, your sister’s basement, or a storage facility. If you can’t stand the thought of doing this, then build storage along one wall of your room. This is what I did. It made the room marginally smaller, but the space looked clean and simple.

Paint the walls a light color, and paint the ceiling in something a little darker but in the same color range. This creates the illusion of a larger space.

Add trick mirrors. If you have a window, place a very tall mirror on the wall directly across from it. The bigger, the better. It’s magical how much the light and reflection make the room look bigger. No window? It still works. Add some small lamps using soft temperature light bulbs rather than ceiling lighting.

Storage tricks. If you build your storage (enclosed cubes, bookcases, cabinets) on either side of the mirror, you will have it all. Make sure your storage wall goes all the way to the ceiling to maximize the space. IKEA, the home store north of Atlanta, has all of these storage tricks in their walk-through display rooms. If you want to see how it’s r, go there for lunch one day and take the tour.

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How To Organize Your Room By Saving Enough Space?
How To Organize Your Room By Saving Enough Space?

Furniture with hidden storage. I removed the regular single bed and built a platform bed hinged at the top. I then put all that stuff I only needed once in a while inside.

Finally, in front of the window, I put a tiny desk for my planning and writing. A clear Lucite cube as a table in the center of the room, and a chair for a guest, and my little room looked and felt ready utterly livable.

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