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Storage is a hot commodity and it seems like nobody ever has enough. We’re all searching for ways to increase and maximize storage in our small spaces, especially when those spaces are our bedrooms and the kitchens. Here are some of the best bedroom storage hacks I’ve come across.
Why Bedroom storage? Because we spend so much time in there and it can be one of the most neglected rooms in our homes.
Speaking of neglected, you should actually declutter your bedroom before looking for appropriate storage solutions. There’s no point organizing and storing stuff you don’t need or want anymore, especially when you don’t have enough room as it is.
Once you ‘ve decluttered, you can start figuring out what kind of storage solutions will work for you. The right storage solutions can help turn your bedroom into the sanctuary it should be.
Decide if you want the storage to be hidden or out in the open, and how often you’ll need access to the item. If it’s something you’ll use often, you want to be able to get to it easily.
With those things in mind, here are those bedroom storage hacks I promised you.
1. Mount Adjustable Wall Lamps
Lighting is a big part of the bedroom ambiance, and adjustable lamps mounted to the wall free up precious space on your flat surfaces like bedside tables and dressers. They also provide task lighting that can be moved out of the way if needed. You can get the corded type that plug into an outlet, or you can call an electrician to wire them for you.
2. Hang Pendant Lights
If you don’t want lamps on the wall, you can hang these pendant lamps from the ceiling to free up all of the flat surfaces below and still provide ample lighting. This one probably requires that elecetrician.
3. Get an Over the Door Purse Hanger
One of the most frequently missed bedroom storage hacks is using the back of a door. Hang a purse rack over the bedroom or closet door to create extra storage for purses, scarves, belts, and more. If they’re all haningg on the back of the door, you should have some extra space
4. Install a Mirrored Hanging Jewelry Armoire
Install a hanging jewelry armoire over the inside of the bedroom door or outside of the closet door for handy storage and the armoire door serves double duty as a mirror.
5. Get an Over the Door Cap Rack
Does your husband or son collect baseball caps? This over the door cap rack will keep them organized and out of the way – if you can get him to hang the hats up.
6. Hang Your Shoes On the Door
Here’s a great way to keep your shoes from taking up valuable floor space. This shoe rack hangs over the door for out of the way shoe storage.
7. Get an Over the Door Pocket Organizer
Get a pocket organizer that hangs over the door and has several slots for all of your storage needs. Common uses are toys, toiletries, and undergarments.
8. Hide Your Laundry Hamper
Hide your dirty laundry behind the door too. A hanging hamper keeps your dirty laundry off the floor and out of sight behind the door.
9. Use an Over the Door Folding Hanger Holder
An over the door hanger holder is great for storing shirts. It extends when hanging, then folds down for compact storage.
10. Install a Clothing Rack Over the Door
An over the door clothes rack turns the back of your door into a hanging closet rod that’s great for shirts and jackets. Now that we’re done with the door, we’ll talk about the hacks that give you wall storage.
11. Hang Floating Shelves
Install floating shelves to turn empty wall space into usable space and decorative storage.
12. Install Hanging Corner Shelves
Corners are often lost storage. Install these hanging corner shelves to reclaim that space.
13. Hang Floating Shelves with Drawers
Hang floating shelves with drawers to store things out of sight.
Install a storage shelf with a coat rack for a double-duty solution.
15. Hang a Wall Mounted Shelf with Baskets and Hooks
Hang this triple threat wall-mounted shelf that has storage baskets and coat hooks.
16. Install Ceiling Mounted Shelves
This ceiling mounted shelf is great for adding storage above your doors.
17. Hang a Modular Pegboard Organizer System
Hang this modular pegboard organizer for a versatile organization and storage solution.
18. Store Makeup in a Caddy
Get a makeup caddy to keep your makeup contained and organized all in one place.
19. Hang a Wall Mounted Fold Out Desk
Install this wall mounted desk that folds up out of the way and into a convenient chalkboard.
20. Install a Hideaway Ironing Board
Install a hideaway ironing board so you don’t have to worry about where to put that eyesore when not in use. Now that we’re done hiding things away, we’ll move on to closet storage.
21. Get an Extendable Hanging Closet Rod
A hanging closet rod hooks over your regular rod and doubles your hanging space.
22. Get a Hanging Closet Organizer
Try a hanging closet organizer to maximize your closet space. It slips right over your existing rod to create extra storage cubbies.
23. Hang Your Camisoles On One Hanger
Save space and hang several camisoles, belts, or scarves in your closet on a handy little storage hanger.
24. Get Pants Hangers
Get some pants hangers that hold 5 pairs of pants and only take up the space of one hanger.
25. Keep Your Workout Clothes Together
Hang several tank tops and pairs of leggings on an organizing hanger that keeps them all together and compact on just one hanger.
26. Get Space Saving Clothes Hangers
Get some space saver clothes hangers that hold up to ten hangers at one time.
27. Install a Motorized Tie Rack
A motorized tie rack holds several ties in a small space and rotates for easy retrieval.
28. Use Space Saver Shoe Racks in the Closet
Get a shoe rack that holds both shoes in the slot for just one without stacking and scuffing your shoes.
29. Use Stackable Closet Shelves
Use stackable storage shelves that help maximize your shelf space by adding extra tiers.
30. Get or Build a Lazy Susan for Your Shoes
Get a lazy susan to store your shoes in a corner and still be able to see them all.
31. Use a Spinning Shoe Tree
Another style of lazy susan for your shoes is a spinning shoe tree that holds 24 pairs of shoes.
32. Get a Customizable Shoe Tower
Portable shoe racks can be expanded, extended and arranged in whatever configuration you need to fit your storage needs.
33. Use an Adjustable Shoe Tower
Use an adjustable shoe tower to maximize your shoe storage.
35. Use a Free Standing Closet System
If you don’t have any closets, use a free-standing closet system that can be placed anywhere in your room for maximum convenience.
36. Get a Corner Shelf Unit
Put a standing shelving unit in the corner to use lost space.
37. Set Up Stackable Cube Organizers
Set up stackable cube organizers for adjustable and expandable storage. Now let’s tackle my hacks for storing toys in the bedroom.
38. Hang a Toy Storage Chain
Toy storage chains are great for hanging stuffed animals, art projects, and baseball caps out of the way.
39. Store Toys in a Corner Hammock
Install a toy hammock in the corner to corral stuffed animals and action figures.
40. Use Toy Storage Bins
Toy storage bins are great for small toys. Each type of toy can be assigned its own bin and stored accordingly. Great for legos, toy cars, barbies, etc.
41. Get a Toy Chest
A toy chest is great for getting toys off the floor and out of sight. It can also do double duty as a bench for extra seating.
42. Build Rolling Storage for Convenience
43. Get a Bench with Storage Cubbies
Make your bench do double duty and get a bench with storage basket cubbies for additional seating and storage space.
44.Use a Storage Ottoman
A nice storage ottoman does double duty by providing hidden storage space and extra seating.
45. Set Up a Portable Closet
A portable closet can provide necessary clothing storage for bedrooms with no closets.
46. Get a Storage Armoire
Get a storage armoire for much-needed clothing storage in rooms with small or no closets.
47. Use a Narrow Vertical Storage Dresser in Tight Spots
Maximize narrow spaces by buying right-sized storage. These vertical storage dressers come in several sizes including one as narrow as four inches.
48. Get an Over the Bed Table
This bed table fits over your bed and would make a great desk or table. It slides back and forth for easy storage of bedroom items and can be moved to the foot of the bed when it’s time to go to sleep.
49. Hang a Bedside Storage Caddy
This bedside storage caddy hangs off the side of the bed for easy and convenient storage of items you’d usually stack on your nightstand including books, remotes, and glasses.
50. Attach a Bedside Shelf
The bedside shelf attaches to the side of your bed and provides extra storage for small items.
51. Get a Rolling Cart for a Bedside Table
This handy rolling cart can serve double duty as a bedside table and it can be moved around as needed.
52. Use a Storage Table Next to the Bed
A lot of bedside tables are just flat surfaces. Make sure you look for something with shelves or drawers so you have some extra storage room.
53. Install Bed Risers for Extra Space
Install bed risers to increase the height of the space under your bed for extra storage.
54. Use Vacuum Bags for Extra Linens and Clothes
Use vacuum bags to compact seasonal and seldom-used linens and clothing so you can slide them under the bed or under a dresser.
55. Use a Clothing Bag to Store Clothes Under the Bed
Clothing storage that has transparent windows and slides under your bed.
Use these under bed shoe storage containers with transparent zippered tops and adjustable dividers to store your shoes under the bed.
57. Put Rolling Storage Bins Under the Bed
Use rolling plastic storage bins with lids to store stuff under your bed.
58. Use Stackable Drawers to Reclaim Space
Use stackable drawers to reclaim extra space under beds and benches.
59. Get Drawers on Wheels to Hide Under the Bed
Drawers on wheels allow you to hide stuff under the bed and still have easy access.
60. Use a Rolling Cart for Under Bed Storage
A rolling cart can be packed full and rolled right under the bed for conveniently hidden storage.
61. Use a Bed Skirt to Hide Under Bed Storage
Put a bed skirt on your box spring mattress or around your bed frame to hide all of those under bed storage containers. If you don’t want to stuff everything under the bed, you’ll like these last few bedroom storage hacks, but they might get a bit expensive.
62. Get a Daybed with Drawers
Daybeds are a great option when you’re short on space or need an extra bed for company. This daybed with drawers does double duty by providing extra storage space.
63. Install a Desk Under a Loft Bed
Loft beds offer a lot of storage underneath but this loft bed with desk is more than storage. It includes a desk workspace tucked underneath the bed.
64. Get a Loft Storage Bed
Get a loft bed to maximize storage with extra bookshelves and storage cubbies.
65. Use a Liftable Platform Bed
If you’re really limited on space or want hidden storage, this platform bed lifts up to reveal all of the hidden space underneath.
66. Get a Panel Bed with Storage Drawers
Get a panel bed with storage drawers underneath for hidden storage.
67. Install a Bookcase/Dresser Headboard
Use the space behind your bed and create a surrounding headboard out of bookcases and dressers.
That Was All 67 of My Best Bedroom Storage Hacks
That’s it! I shared them all. I hope there are at least a few hacks you can use to increase the storage in your bedroom and make it the sanctuary it should be.