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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 June 26, 2019

I Hate My Life: 10 Things You Can Do Now to Stop Hating Life

I Hate My Life: 10 Things You Can Do Now to Stop Hating Life

Hating life is a bit of a misnomer it seems: in the media, in education, in every aspect of our lives, we’re shown visions of a perfect world, one where everyone is happy and life is a decades-long dream. Unfortunately, it isn’t.

Life can and is hard and tough and painful at times. I have first-hand experience of this: at this time years ago, I was a recent university graduate, unemployed and aimless. All of this was having a knock-on effect on my social and mental wellbeing—I wasn’t sleeping. I wasn’t seeing my friends as often. I was snappy to family members and I could barely drag myself out of bed in the morning…

That doesn’t mean it can’t change.

Life goes through ebbs and flows all the time and the key to getting through it all without cutting off your social circle and eating your local grocery store out of Ben & Jerry’s, is to cultivate some techniques and methods of going through life with some stability and grace. It’s not a guarantee against life’s hardships but, take the steps you want to use and you won’t hate life.

If you want to stop hating your life and start falling in love with it, take these steps:

1. Get Plenty of Sleep

Seriously, you’re obviously going to be grouchy and more inclined towards the more miserable side, if you’re not getting your recommended seven or more hours of sleep a night.

Start checking in how much you sleep and then start making steps to go to bed earlier and sleep for longer. It might cure every problem but at least you’ll be well-rested and less likely to nap throughout the day. If you having trouble getting to sleep, go and

2. Eat Healthily

I have had a real issue with eating healthily for years and it wasn’t until I was hospitalised a few years ago (for a condition unrelated to my eating for the sake of disclosure), that I really started to look at what I ate and how I viewed my body.

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I’m absolutely an advocate of body positivity and loving your body at any size and while I haven’t lost any huge amount of weight, eating a hell of a lot healthier improved my mood and made me feel better.

In short, it’s absolutely okay to have a pizza and a soda as a treat, but just have something healthier tomorrow.

3. Write It All Down

Sometimes the best thing you can do is let it all out. Keeping things that are making you hate life all bottled up is neither helpful to getting out of that cycle nor healthy for your overall wellbeing.

Grab yourself a notebook, a journal, a diary, a bit of paper, whatever, and just start writing down how you feel. As soon as you’ve done that, start thinking about what you could do in theory to stop this from happening or to stop you from feeling like this.

4. Get Some Fresh Air

It’s underrated and we all take it for granted, but really, getting out of your home and going for a walk can be really beneficial. It gets you outside in the (hopefully) sunshine and getting to see the whole of life as you walk around can be really grounding and calming.

Believe me, if you’re stuck inside mulling over on the bad things of your life, grab a pair of sneakers and go for a walk. Plus, it’s free. Can’t say better than that, can you?

5. Get Some Exercise

This is practically a Part II of the previous step, but as someone who used to look at the gym as something people did when they were feeling particularly masochistic, I can actually say I enjoy it now.

You don’t even have to subscribe to a fancy gym—go for a run around the block with your headphones in or lift some heavy boxes to build up muscle tone.

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Bonus: Doing all that heavy lifting of boxes or incorporating exercise into chores will make your house cleaner and look even more awesome, as well as making you look and feel better.

6. Treat Yourself

Hating your life can be exhausting, and I mean that literally. It drains the energy from you until all you want to do is lie in bed with a pint of ice cream and the last five seasons of a TV show on Netflix.

Therefore, a good thing to keep your spirits up can be to treat yourself.

Life is too short, after all, to deny yourself some treats. Go see that movie that looks awesome in the cinema, grab a gelato with a friend, paint your nails, whatever makes you happy, do it. You deserve it.

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7. Cut out Those Negative Triggers

Chances are that if you hate life, something is setting off those triggers in your head. Until you’re able to deal with them without turning all misanthropic, the best thing might be just to get rid of all of those negative triggers.

If you’re suffering from what AllGroanUp refer to as “Obsessive Comparison Disorder” (i.e. obsessively checking out the lifestyles of all your “successful” friends), then stop using Facebook and Twitter as much.

Social media can be a fantastic way to connect, but it can be also be a toxic environment for neuroses and comparisons to breed.

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Trust me, I know. If it sets you off, cut it out.

8. Dance

Yes you can dance. No, really, you can. It doesn’t matter if you’re not some breakdancing dynamo or ballroom extraordinaire, everyone can dance. It’s programmed into the human race, the ultimate expression of emotion.

Dance like no one’s watching, dance like you don’t care. Tap your feet, sway your hips, go as mad or as wild as you want to to your favourite songs. Nothing quite shakes the cobwebs off than losing yourself in rhythm and dance to a song you love.

9. Get Organized

A great way to start moving forward and looking at what you can change in your life to make it better, is to get organized.

Spend a weekend going through your home and clearing the unnecessary stuff out of it. Get rid of the stuff you don’t need or don’t want anymore and start to give everything a space.

It doesn’t have to look like it’s stepped off the pages of Good Housekeeping, but clearing a lot of space and making sure that your home has a bit of harmony can do wonders for your mental wellbeing.

10. Pay It Forward

Life is a mystery and it can be a minefield to get through. Sometimes you stumble, sometimes you fall. The important part is to pick yourself back up and keep walking forward.

Paying it forward is simply helping others. Charity is something that is often thrown around as an accessory to human behavior—how many celebrities have you read about who have done something heinous, but are defended by the phrase “but [they] do charity work”?

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Go volunteer! If you think you’re at breaking point, go help other people.

People in the world out there will be going through the same things that you are going through; and while you might not run into someone who’s going through the exact same circumstances, you will be helping people who need help.

Helping out a soup kitchen, or at a church bake sale, or at a homeless shelter or wherever needs help, can make a huge difference to the lives of those individuals involved. And believe me, it’ll do a hell of a lot for your state of mind .

A great idol of mine, Audrey Hepburn, once stated that we have two hands: one for helping ourselves, and one for helping others. That’s a fantastic sentiment and one I think will help people who hate their live.

If you go and help other people, you’re having such a positive ripple effect on the world that some of it will come back to you one way or another, and it will get better.

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