Sorting Out Storage Issues in The Master's Bedroom
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Whenever you try to organize a master bedroom, clothes that are crammed in dressers are almost always an issue. Oftentimes, dressers hold like items to those that dwell in the closet. It's always good to deal with dresser organization with the closet organization.
Besides dressers, available storage in your bedroom may include a trunk or cedarwood chest, under-bed space, and nightstand drawers and shelves. A few people have bookshelves and related furniture in their master bedrooms, though not as common.
Trunks and chests offer excellent storage for pillows, bed linens, blankets, and memorabilia. They also provide a bench to sit on while you take off your shoes. The same handy seating, all the same, can become an alluring flat surface to ditch things on. When you have other items stowed in your trunk, ask yourself whether they actually need to be in the bedroom. If not, debate whether the contents must go elsewhere so you can occupy it with something you use in the bedroom or whether the entire trunk may move to another room. There aren't any rules regarding what you must store inside a trunk or chest. The target is to guarantee that the contents serve the room in which it's set.
To capitalize under-bed real estate, think of the purposes you need of the bedroom to serve different than its obvious functions. Some people store foam sleeping pads under the bed when they don't have a guest bed, and when covered with sheets, can be made into nice little camp beds for their infrequent guests. They can take up all the space under the bed placed adjacent each other, so there's no additional room for shoes or clothes to incidentally become kicked underneath and lost. When you have restricted storage for bed linens in your hall closet, these inches under your bed can allow space for a few shallow bins to hide extra pillowcases, sheets, and blankets.
The nightstand is not just for holding alarm clock and a lamp; it can serve a number of other purposes based on size and storage capability. Nightstand can store books and extra bed linens. Before yours turns into a dumping ground, think about its essential uses.
If you like reading at night, stashing away a few books in the nightstand makes sense. Just beware that your bedside storage does not get out of control. It may grow into a library of titles crawling like ivy onto the floor and rising up in stacks. If this is a problem in your bedroom, you might want to assign a location for your library in a different room, like the home office or family room. If you do not have a place in those rooms, establish some narrow bookshelves in a wide hallway and make a library for family can be assigned for a specific genre of book: fiction, travel, entertainment, biographies, children's, reference, education, etc.
Organizing your master bedroom is worth an investment that would pay you back nightly as you turn in and every morning as you wake up to peace and order. The up-front investment of time to organize this crucial room, however, must also be seconded by a commitment to work on the deposited piles and keep things moving on to their right destination. Never allow surface and storage abuse to violate your sacred space!