Having a small house, with a growing family (well, we’ve done growing now) means lots of extra ‘stuff’. Whether it’s mountains of clothes, toys, baby products, or my many bottles of heavy duty foundation to cover the bags I’ve accumulated through motherhood. And I’m not talking about Tesco carrier bags!
No matter how much organising I do, I’m always looking for more ways to store things; it’s never ending!
Bed Guru have asked me to share the little ways I’ve created storage in my bedroom with you. Having small bedrooms means I’ve had to deal with tackling limited storage space, so we’ve had to be clever about it.
Storage In My Bedroom
- First up we bought an ottoman storage bed like this one from Bed Guru. Our bed before was a standard wooden frame and storing things underneath was a bit of a mess. Now we can put everything in the ottoman storage and access it more easily. I’ve even put the husbands guitar in there… 😉
- A recent change I made was to my bedside table. I replace our standard bedside table with a small tallboy. It’s white with wicker baskets so looks really pretty, but also gives me 3 drawers to keep things like face and beauty products.
- We have a built in cupboard in our bedroom so this is our main source of storage. I’ve added hooks to the back of the door to hang our dressing gowns and added hanging clothes storage to the rail. I use this for shoes and clutch bags. Which I haven’t used in years and should probably just throw away!
- We have 2 large chest of drawers for clothes storage. I’ve used dividers in the top drawer so I can store smaller things to prevent then from getting lost. These are really useful to store jewellery, make up, belts or for simply dividing up your underwear.
Storage In The Boys Bedroom
- As the boys share we currently have a mid sleeper bed for Lamb and a cot for Bear. This obviously takes up a lot of space so we’ve done all we can to create storage. There is a drawer under Bears cot that’s for their clothes. We’ve also put a toy box under Lambs bed for hide away their toys. Once Bear is old enough, we will create him a bed as a bottom bunk, which will give us lots of extra space to play with.
- The boys share a small wardrobe. Inside the wardrobe I’ve added a small set of drawers. When Bear was born I kept all of his bibs and smaller items in these drawers. On top of the wardrobe there’s large storage boxes where we keep old/new clothes and bedding.
- The boys have so many books we desperately needed a bookcase. But we don’t have the space for one. Lambs grandparents bought us a Tidy Books bookcase which is brilliant. It sits flat against the wall and doesn’t take up any room. Perfect!
- We all know how many cuddly toys children are given. We’ve accumulated so many over the past 4 1/2 years. So they don’t end up all over the bedroom, we put a toy hammock above Lambs bed to store all of his (and now Bears) teddies.
I’m constantly giving bags of clothes and toys to charity and friends. You really do accumulate so much stuff when you have kids, you just can’t keep everything. We are actually going through our house and decluttering where we can. We’ve done the kitchen (ish) and will start on our bedroom next. My first job will be to go through my clothes and throw away or donate all of my maternity clothing. No more babies, means no more maternity clothes. 🙁
Our ottoman storage bed is so useful in our small bedroom and I really recommend some sort of storage bed if you need extra storage.
Bed Guru are currently giving you the chance to win an ottoman divan base side opening bed in their #StorageForTheWin campaign. They are offering either a double or king size ottoman bed in a choice of colours and fabrics, so you can tailor your prize to suit your taste. I’ll definitely be entering as a side opening ottoman would be so much better for us, rather than the bottom opening one we currently have.
If you want to enter the giveaway, head over to Bed Guru’s blog to find out more.
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