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10 Creative Ways to Make Your Small Bedroom Comfy And Organised

10 Creative Ways to Make Your Small Bedroom Comfy And Organised

Small bedrooms are painful. It can seem like you have so much stuff and nowhere to store it all. If you want to organise your small bedroom, you’re going to have to get creative. Through using the space that is available to you, you can find a place for everything inside without making your room look cluttered and messy.

The following life hacks will be revolutionary for your bedroom.

1. Use the Back of the Bedroom Door

Have you ever thought that your door could be put to better use? After all, it takes up a lot of space just sitting there and swinging around. By hanging things on the back of it, you can finally put it to work. These days, you can find door storage organisers anywhere. Try using hanging shoe holders and hooks. What’s great about this option is that most of the time, you’re keeping these items out of sight.

2. Place Shelves Behind the Bed

The headboard is wasted space. It may make your bed look a bit more stylish, but you’re losing a lot of that wall space for no good reason. Ditch the headboard and put some shelves up there instead. Not only will you get a striking look, but you’ll be able to add some storage space for decorations and night-time books.

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3. Try a Sofa Bed

Getting rid of the old-fashioned bed entirely may be unthinkable to some people. It’s a big step to take, but it can be a positive one if you use a sofa bed instead. A sofa bed can be folded up when you’re not in it, and, of course, it also combines a sofa and a bed, so you can easily entertain your friends or enjoy the company of your significant other.

If you have a really small space, folding up the sofa bed can offer the illusion of a bedroom that’s neat and tidy — even though when you roll it out it becomes something of a cluttered mess all over again.

4. Use Empty Cereal Boxes as Dividers

Use everything that you have available to you. If you really want to get creative, save up those empty cereal boxes. Cut them into the right shape, make them attractive by wrapping some coloured paper around them, and organise your drawers by using them as storage boxes. It’s also far cheaper than buying actual boxes.

5. Take Advantage of Under-Bed Storage

Do you remember when you were a kid and you’d sometimes hide under the bed?

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As an adult, you may be too old for that, but what you should remember is that under-bed space has a huge amount of untapped storage potential. Raised double beds from bedsos are a great option if you want to really maximise the space you have under the bed. You can store anything from out-of-season bed sheets to winter clothing.

It’s an excellent long-term storage bed option.

6. Hook the Shoes Against the Wall

Shoes are responsible for the messy look in most small bedrooms. Chances are that you don’t have a dedicated space to put them in, so you have no choice but to throw them into a corner somewhere.

For this hack, you’ll need an upcycled ladder. Lean it against the bedroom wall and hook your shoes over each step. Not only have you now got a storage space, but you’ve also added some extra decor.

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7. Make Clothes Hangers Fool-Proof

Sometimes clothes hangers can turn your wardrobe into a floordrobe — especially if you have a lot of them. If you have some rubber bands and some hot glue lying around, you can string these across your clothes hangers. Leave them to dry and you can now place your clothes over the hangers without the chance of any slipping by using non-slip hangers.

8. Store Jewellery in a Picture Frame

If you really want to get creative, it’s time to find a place to store jewellery.

First, find an old photo frame that’s been lying around for a while, three large twigs, and some pins. Get that hot glue gun you used in the previous section and glue the twigs horizontally to the photo frame. Now you can place the pins into the twigs and hook your various pieces of jewellery from the pins. It’s a personal touch that will not go unnoticed by visitors. You can even put a picture in the frame for an extra decorative element!

9. Make Your Desk Into a Bedside Table

A desk and a bedside table are probably going to be too much for small bedrooms. To get around this, disguise your desk as a bedside table. This is the simplest hack on this list because all you have to do is move your desk next to the bed. It will also act against your temptation to pile the desk high with dirty cups and bowls.

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10. Use Tins for Storage

Old food tins are useful for storage. Wash them out and decorate them with something that catches the eye. Place stationary, jewellery, and little trinkets inside them. They will help you to stop things from being lost.

How will you start organising your small bedroom today?

Featured photo credit: Gabriel Beaudry via unsplash.com

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Last Updated on March 13, 2019

How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

1. Work on the small tasks.

When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

2. Take a break from your work desk.

Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.

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3. Upgrade yourself

Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

4. Talk to a friend.

Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.

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6. Paint a vision to work towards.

If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

7. Read a book (or blog).

The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as Lifehack.org, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

8. Have a quick nap.

If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.

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9. Remember why you are doing this.

Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

10. Find some competition.

Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

11. Go exercise.

Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.

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Here’re 15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It).

12. Take a good break.

Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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