How to Maximize Storage Space In a Small Bedroom

It’s a struggle to keep every inch of your space decluttered and organized but the size of your living space prevents you from doing so. Whether you’re a student living dorm life or living in a small condo or apartment, finding storage space can be much more difficult. If you’re in that predicament, sometimes you have to make do with what you have and work with it. We at XYZ Storage understand that struggle, so we devised six small bedroom storage ideas to help you create extra storage space.

6 Ways to Maximize Storage Space

1)    The Space Under Your Bed

There are plenty of ways to evaluate the furniture you currently have to see if it can provide extra storage for your belongings. This is especially true if your bed takes up the majority of the space in your small bedroom. If your bed has room underneath to store your belongings you can use storage bins or containers to create storage to organize your items.

Another pro storage tip is to elevate your bed to make use of the floor space underneath it, which can end up being the ultimate game changer. This is ideal for clothes storage, especially in small bedrooms, or if you don’t have any dresser drawers or a small closet space. However, if elevating your bed is not an option and you can purchase a new bed, make sure it comes with tons of storage so you can maximize the floor space in your room.

And if you’re lucky enough to have a small amount of space in your tiny bedroom, consider bedside tables with a lot of storage, entire wall space, or tall shelves to maximize vertical space in your tiny bedroom.

2)   Purchase Storage Containers

The first thing you should do when you’re about to move into a small living space or already live in one is to purchase storage containers. Depending on your preference and living space the storage containers can be plastic, wooden, fabric, or even foldable. You may be wondering how to create storage space in your small bedroom with storage containers. Stack your storage boxes! Having your storage containers stacked vertically as opposed to side by side allows you to take advantage of the space in your entire room. Most of the time we make the mistake of placing things side by side, but the space from bedside table to floor to ceiling is critical. As a result, you’re left with way more open space for walking, less visual clutter in your tiny bedroom, and ample storage room.

3)    Roll Your Clothes

Do you have dresser drawers and closets filled with clothes you barely wear but can’t seem to throw away? To help you create ample space for your clothes, roll all of your clothes into your closet storage dresser drawers. A common way to put away clothes is to fold them after doing laundry, however, one of the best ways to save space is to roll them simply. By doing this you can save plenty of space and who knows it might make a huge difference in the amount of closet space you have. Plus you can cut out the visual clutter regarding clothes storage!

4)    Make Your “Junk Closet” Useful

Every square inch of your small bedroom can be maximized, even the small space in the closet that we dedicate to storing away belongings that we avoid leaving out in the open causing visual clutter. To help get you started on organizing your closet space, head to the store and purchase a bunch of hangers, storage containers, and perhaps a shoe hanger for your door. Having these organizational items can be critical to keeping your bedroom closet space less cluttered and who knows you might be able to fit even more of your belongings inside.

5)    Take Advantage of Empty Wall Space

You can take advantage of empty wall space or hidden storage to take advantage of every square inch of your room. Here are a few examples:

  • Purchasing hangers for your small bedroom door to hang your hats, jackets, and sweaters can save you closet space. 
  • A floating shelf above your books can help save square footage instead of a regular standing bookshelf. Floating shelves can be a great storage solution, especially if you have limited square footage.

When it comes to decor, instead of taking up square footage in your bedroom use your wall space. Wall shelves can be a great way to showcase your belongings. For example, if you’re a fan of plants, think about installing shelves that can display your plants on or perhaps you want to hang photos, but hate damaging your walls, you can have your photos on display as well.

6)   Declutter, declutter, and declutter

Decluttering is an exercise you can start with before finding ways to maximize storage space in your small bedroom. So, what exactly does it mean to declutter your belongings? Decluttering is sorting through your belongings and figuring out what you want to keep, donate, or get rid of. You can do this for all of your belongings, including books, clothes, furniture, appliances, utensils, etc. This task can be overwhelming at first, but one way to tackle it head-on is to go at your own pace. Regularly, you want to continue decluttering your small bedroom space to get rid of visual clutter. This will help you avoid getting to a point where you’re faced with belongings you don’t even want anymore and endlessly searching for a place to store them.

There are also plenty of other benefits to decluttering aside from making more space in your small bedroom. In addition to fixing the visual clutter, decluttering can improve your mental health and help you spend less time cleaning on a daily and weekly basis. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Still, have questions about how to maximize storage space in a tiny bedroom? Here are some of the most commonly asked questions regarding this topic:

What Are Some DIY Storage Solutions for Small Bedrooms?

Sometimes when you have a small space to work with you may almost wish you had an interior designer to do the work for you. However, to avoid having to pay someone to help you envision the storage potential in your room you can do DIY (do it yourself). A great way to do a little bit of DIY is to install built in shelving, especially if you are dealing with a smaller footprint. Built-ins are ideal for those who are looking for storage that can serve a dual purpose and in ways can help make the space feel bigger.

What is an Alternative to a Wardrobe for a Small Room?

There are many alternatives to having a wardrobe in your small bedroom to create extra storage for your clothes. For example, having a clothing rack or hanging organizer on your door can be a much better use of the minimal floor square footage you have. As mentioned earlier, you can also invest in under-bed storage space and use storage containers to organize your clothes as well as other belongings. Lastly, you can install wall-mounted shelves to store your clothes, shoes, and accessories.

Where Should a Dresser Be Placed in a Small Bedroom?

If you’re lucky enough to be able to fit a dresser in your space, then placement of one is often critical. This is especially true when you have a tiny bedroom to work with. Placing a dresser drawer against the wall and in the corner can help you maximize space. 

Can’t fit a dresser drawer in your bedroom? Opt for bedside tables so you can store your clothes inside and also take advantage of the space on the top.

How Do You Fit Furniture in a Small Bedroom?

Fitting furniture in your small bedroom can be a real struggle, but here are a few ways you can place your furniture accordingly:

1. Multi-use furniture

Having multi-use furniture is one of the best ways to maximize the space in your small bedroom. Choose pieces of furniture that have more than one purpose. A piece of furniture, such as a desk that has plenty of storage space or a bed with plenty of storage space beneath it to help you store extra blankets, bedside essentials, or other everyday items.

2. Vertical Space

Vertical space can be your best friend. The less furniture you have placed on the floor the more walking space you have and less visual clutter there is. Tall bookshelves or wall-mounted shelves are absolute lifesavers in a compact bedroom.

How Do You Maximize Space in a Rented Small Bedroom?

When it comes to maximizing space in a rented small bedroom you often want to avoid damaging the interior of the unit and have portable storage solutions instead. Opt for hanging organizers that can be easily removed and installed as needed. Storage containers can be a great way to help you organize your space and are extremely portable, which can allow you to move them when the time comes to move. The less work you create for yourself the better.

XYZ Storage Can Help

If you’re still looking for ways to avoid having visual clutter in your small bedroom, look into self-storage as a temporary or more permanent solution to decluttering your life. At XYZ Storage, we offer an extensive range of storage unit sizes from compact to large to cater to each individual’s and business’s storage needs, regardless of your need for storage. So whether you’re looking for a temporary space while you’re moving or a more permanent organization strategy to keep your company’s business inventory, our self-storage units can be of great use.

At XYZ Storage, we know your life is big and are here to help you make space for it. Our self-storage units can provide a safe home for your belongings so that you can continue living your life without making any compromises or sacrifices. Visit one of our self-storage facilities across Toronto and the GTA, including our Toronto West, Toronto Midtown, Toronto Downtown, Scarborough, and Etobicoke locations to speak to one of our storage experts and see how we can find a storage unit that fits your needs.

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published: 6 September 2019