Bedroom Organization

Let’s imagine your helping a child organize their room.  Discuss with them what activities they want to do in their bedroom.  Some ideas for a children’s bedroom could include the following: sleeping, dressing, homework, reading, writing, and playing.

Here’s a sleeping region:

hanging-swing-bed-bedroom

This twin bed hangs from 4 ropes on the corners and it swings like a dream.  The child has everything they need for bedtime in the sleeping region:  blankets, pillows, and a teddy bear.

Let’s learn from bees how to organize a bedroom like a honey hive:

Humans live in bedrooms, bees live in hexagon shaped cells.  How do hundreds of bees stay organized with thousands of cells for honey, bee babies, nectar, and bee bread in such tiny areas?

One reason bees stay is organized is because they have a place for everything and they put everything in it’s place and because bees organize their space into regions.

Regions are organizing areas by the activity and then putting all like items together.  For example, honey only goes in honey cells, babies only go in the honey bee region.  You won’t find a hive with honey mixed in randomly with babies and bee bread.  Like items are clustered together for easy access and organization.

Likewise, in your bedroom create regions for the activities.  Less is more, especially when it comes to choosing regions for a room.  It’s best to have 3-5 regions per room to create a peaceful bedroom.  The more regions you have, the harder it is for a person to keep a room clean and feel relaxed in their space.

Reading Region Example:

If you want a reading region you could put a small bookcase or book basket next to a comfy chair or bed with a good light.  It helps to have the reading items close together to make the room easy to clean and keep organized.  If the child reads in bed and the book basket is next to the bed they are more likely to put their books away because it’s easy.  If they have to go walk across the room to put the books away then they probably won’t do it.  Make it easy for the family to maintain the house organization.

Master Bedroom Ideas:

Is the master bedroom becoming a storage center?  This is a very important room to keep peaceful and calm – it is the King and Queen’s Bee’s oasis.  The master suite should be decorated and given attention before all the other bedrooms because it’s important to put the marriage relationship first.  What regions will help nurture your relationship?

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Here’s the sleeping region.  The number #1 thing a person can do to make their bedroom appear organized is to make their bed. It’s the largest object in the room, so it really makes a difference. Read more about how to get your bed made everyday by creating a simple morning routine at routines and schedules.

Step 1:  PLAN THE BEDROOM ORGANIZATION

Decide what activities will take place in the bedroom.

Step 2:  WRITE YOUR PLAN

Draw a sketch or blueprint of the room and draw the regions on it to see if it works.  Remember, it’s easier to move furniture on paper than in real life – so don’t skip this step.  Make an efficient and beautiful design on paper first!  Then have a buddy check it to see if you can get any more streamlined ideas together.

Step 3:  PUT YOUR PLAN INTO ACTION

Put all like items together in there region.  For example, the dressing region would have ALL the dressing needs;  shirts, pants, socks, underwear, shoes, dirty clothes hamper, and any other dressing needs.  This is the most efficient way to dress in one area of the room.  Then label all the areas so the house organization project can stay organized and maintained.

Children’s Bedroom Dressing Region:

children's clothing organizer

Put clothing needs in the same region so children can dress in one area.

Here’s another dressing region:

Labeled clothing organizer, and bathrobe hooks

Here’s a labeled child’s dresser. Put words (for readers) or clip art (for non-readers) & laminate the sign with packing tape -even a toddler can put their things away.

Closet Organization Ideas:

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A walk-in closet is a wonderful thing if it can contain all the dressing needs into one region. Put a mirror, and clothes hamper, and a double rod to maximize the storage space which is very inexpensive to do.

Baby Boy Nursery:

baby boy nursery

This boy’s nursery has colorful containers in the cubby organizer for baby supplies.

Baby Girl Nursery:

girl-nursery

This was an old dresser that was painted and made into a changing table with the additional of the foam pad, and a basket of diaper supplies. As the little girl grows the changing table can grow with the child and become a dresser. That’s frugal living!

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Here’s the crib which is the sleeping region.

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Here’s the dressing, reading, and playing region in the nursery.  It’s so cute and colorful that it doesn’t need closet doors. However, closet doors might be nice if the toddlers dump out their cubbies too often.

Have fun creating beautiful and organized bedrooms for the whole beehive!

Your friend,

Krystal Meldrum

 

 

 

 

 

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