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A friend once told me that the state of his bedroom reflected his current state of mind. If he felt messy and out-of-control, his room would look as if it were hit by a chaotic storm. But on the other hand, if he was in a positive and productive mood, the contents of his bedroom would be neatly organized and arranged.
I keep this in mind whenever I try cleaning up my space. Ideally, I want it to always be a haven for relaxation. But even in my calmest moments, there seems to be too much stuff blocking my way to bedroom enlightenment. What to do? Here are a few excellent suggestions:
Stick it under the bed
“Under-bed containers can hold the shorts and tank tops you’re not wearing in January and make more room for what you are wearing,” says Kristine Becker of Closet & Storage Concepts in Voorhees, N.J. “Flipping your seasons is a great way to save space.”
Maximize your closet
“Before buying bulky dressers or armoires, make sure you’re getting the most out of your closet — especially when it comes to hanging space,” says Kristine Becker. “You can always add drawer or shelf units, but it’s harder to change the rods.”
Despite its limited square footage, Denise Schipani’s first apartment had very high ceilings. So when she and her husband ran out of storage space, they looked skyward. “We installed deep shelves high above our heads,” she says. “They were great for stuff you don’t need often, like luggage and boxes of off-season clothes.”
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