The space under our beds can be the perfect, often forgotten, place to store items in our homes.
1. Measure the clearance height from the floor to the bed frame.
2. Invest in storage totes, or bags, that will slide under the bed. You can even find ones with wheels on the bottom designed just for storage under the bed.
3. Label each container and fill with like items (extra blankets for cooler nights, a container for seasonal clothing, shoes, or even a hobby project).
4. Make certain that each container can be accessed from the edge (don't have 4 rows deep of totes that get jumbled during a search).
5. Use a floor length bed skirt to hide the ample storage.
Storing items under the bed is an efficient use of space, and can even help keep the dust bunnies away! I would love to hear in the comments what you will store beneath your bed.
Whether we commute daily to work or are the local chauffeur to the neighborhood kids, it is invaluable to keep our vehicles maintained and organized. It will certainly save you time and effort later. Start with a few basics that will get you on the road to organized travels.
-Have at least one small trash receptacle in the vehicle, or 2 if it has more than 2 rows of seating. Even a plastic bag will work.
-Keep reuseable bags under the seat or in the door pocket.
-Keep a folder in your glove box with a secure closure for important papers such as insurance documents, maintenance records, and mileage logs. This will ensure they are easy to access.
-Invest in backseat storage containers for kids to keep books, crayons, and travel games.
-Place a small tote in the trunk for transporting small items so they won't roll around while you travel.
Organization on the road is much easier when we take a few minutes to prepare before sliding behind the wheel.
Our bedrooms should be places of serenity and comfort. You can easily create a blissful bedroom for yourself by following a few simple organizing tips.
-Don't use your bedroom as a dumping ground or a place to sort paperwork. The clutter often gets left behind and the room loses its peacefulness.
-Get a candle or other scented object with a fragrance that calms you and put it near your doorway or bed, so that when you are in your room you feel relaxed.
-Each morning before you leave your room, take 3 minutes (or less!) to take care of any dirty laundry or clutter you might have left the night before.
-Make your bed and open the shades to let in the daylight.
You will thank yourself at the end of a long day when you can come home and relax in your blissful bedroom. You are worth the effort!