9 Ways You Can Achieve an Organised Bedroom

Jan 1, 2023 | Bedroom Environment

Happy New Year from the Bed Advice UK team!

A new month and a new year mean only one thing, it’s time to get organised! As January is Get Organised Month, this is a fantastic opportunity to start ticking off those items that seem to have dropped to the bottom of your to-do list.

There is always room for improvement when it comes to organising the bedroom. Whether that’s using the space under your bed more wisely, reshuffling your wardrobe with seasonal-appropriate clothing, or giving the area around your bed a thorough dust and clean.

So, how can I organise a bedroom?

  • Tidy bedroom, tidy mind. A messy, cluttered bedroom can affect you more than you might think, especially at bedtime. In fact, a study conducted by New York’s St. Lawrence University revealed that a messy bedroom can lead to a poor night’s sleep and increased anxiety. Organise your clutter into keep, donate, and chuck piles. 
  • Use space under your bed wisely. Underbed storage is a perfect way to maximise space because it is not visible but still very easily accessible. You can use baskets, special under-bed boxes or even choose a divan bed with built-in drawers or an ottoman style (where the base lifts). Perfect space for shoes, off-season clothes, holiday attire, luggage and gift wrap.
  • Don’t clutter bedside tables with ornaments, books and picture frames, and pick ones with more than one drawer for additional storage of clothes or personal items.
  • Organise the wardrobe. Throw away or repurpose clothes that don’t fit or haven’t been worn (if they’re in good condition, donate them!). Organise your clothes into a system that works for you, such as colours, items, seasons or occasions.
  • Maximise wall space with clever shelving for books or sentimental knick-knacks etc.
  • Use a laundry basket for dirty clothes rather than the floor or chair! Ideally, keep it out of the bedroom, but if that’s not possible, choose one that matches the room décor and is discreet. Read our guide on how often you should change your sheets.
  • Keep the bed tidy. The bed is the heart of the bedroom and should be inviting when it’s time to sleep. Make your bed every morning and don’t overdo it with pillows, cushions and throws, which can start to look messy.
  • Remember to rotate your mattress. Add a reminder in your phone to turn your mattress top-to-bottom (and flip it front to back if it isn’t single-sided) every three months to ensure you’re getting the best out of it. Bear in mind that different brands have their own specific guidelines, so check yours. 
  • Give your bed an MOT. While you’re at it, check your mattress for any lumps and bumps, suspicious noises, or stains. Ask yourself if you are still sleeping as well as you once did. Is the bed still providing the comfort and support you need? If not, it might be time to change your mattress.

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