Guests come. What do YOU do? Want to know what I do? I zip into action, get the family room and bathrooms straight and “presentable” and DARE anyone in my family to invite anyone into the bedrooms. Relate? 🙂 Ok! I was brutally honest.
We may not like this. In fact, I can’t stand this. Of course, the thought of someone seeing the messies is overwhelming. So overwhelming that far too many times I have not opened my home up to those I love because I did not want to risk the embarrassment and I did not have time to get things cleaned and organized like I wanted.
This holiday season I want to be different. That is why I have been cleaning up, cleaning out, and organizing everything in my home to prepare for the holidays. My agenda for the next few days is my bedroom. Want to join me? Let’s get things organized today.
6 TIPS FOR ORGANIZING THE BEDROOMS
1. Many stores, such as Wal-Mart and Target, have pre-made organizing pieces for closets. You can purchase the items that will fit into your closet and create a customized look. Take a good look in your closet. What do you need? I don’t need as much space for shoes as I need for my boxes of things to store away. Hang ups would be nice if they could be divided into two sections–one for cold weather and one for warmer weather. It would be nice to have jewelry THERE rather than scattered around the house. Ok, those are my things I want to work on, what are yours? Look at what needs organization. Then, you won’t be as lost. You can grab pieces that fit your needs and make a big difference.
2. If you have a very small space, store clothes that are not in season in order to save your closet space for needed items. Wash them. Put them away. Keep them orderly so you can find them next season and swap out Winter clothes easily.
3. Many furniture makers are making attractive furniture that includes hidden storage space. If you are going to be buying new bedroom furniture soon, you may want to look for some with built-in organization.
4. If your children have a lot of stuffed animals, keep them up and out of the way with nets that attach to the top corner of a wall.
5. When organizing your kids’ rooms, keep them in mind. Keep things at a height that they can reach, so that they can help put things away. Have regular “clutter-clutter drills” to help them pick up quick and not let things get out of hand.
6. If your children are too young to read, use a color coding system or put pictures of the item on the outside of the drawer so that the child can easily figure out what goes inside.
Does this give you some practical help? Do you have ideas that may help? Just share here!