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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 September 18, 2020

7 Simple Rules to Live by to Get in Shape in Two Weeks

7 Simple Rules to Live by to Get in Shape in Two Weeks

Learning how to get in shape and set goals is important if you’re looking to live a healthier lifestyle and get closer to your goal weight. While this does require changes to your daily routine, you’ll find that you are able to look and feel better in only two weeks.

Over the years, I’ve learned a lot about what it takes to get in shape. Although anyone can cover the basics (eat right and exercise), there are some things that I could only learn through trial and error. Let’s cover some of the most important points for how to get in shape in two weeks.

1. Exercise Daily

It is far easier to make exercise a habit if it is a daily one. If you aren’t exercising at all, I recommend starting by exercising a half hour every day. When you only exercise a couple times per week, it is much easier to turn one day off into three days off, a week off, or a month off.

If you are already used to exercising, switching to three or four times a week to fit your schedule may be preferable, but it is a lot harder to maintain a workout program you don’t do every day.

Be careful to not repeat the same exercise routine each day. If you do an intense ab workout one day, try switching it up to general cardio the next. You can also squeeze in a day of light walking to break up the intensity.

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2. Duration Doesn’t Substitute for Intensity

Once you get into the habit of regular exercise, where do you go if you still aren’t reaching your goals? Most people will solve the problem by exercising for longer periods of time, turning forty-minute workouts into two hour stretches. Not only does this drain your time, but it doesn’t work particularly well.

One study shows that “exercising for a whole hour instead of a half does not provide any additional loss in either body weight or fat”[1].

This is great news for both your schedule and your levels of motivation. You’ll likely find it much easier to exercise for 30 minutes a day instead of an hour. In those 30 minutes, do your best to up the intensity to your appropriate edge to get the most out of the time.

3. Acknowledge Your Limits

Many people get frustrated when they plateau in their weight loss or muscle gaining goals as they’re learning how to get in shape. Everyone has an equilibrium and genetic set point where their body wants to remain. This doesn’t mean that you can’t achieve your fitness goals, but don’t be too hard on yourself if you are struggling to lose weight or put on muscle.

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Acknowledging a set point doesn’t mean giving up, but it does mean realizing the obstacles you face.

Expect to hit a plateau in your own fitness results[2]. When you expect a plateau, you can manage around it so you can continue your progress at a more realistic rate. When expectations meet reality, you can avoid dietary crashes.

4. Eat Healthy, Not Just Food That Looks Healthy

Know what you eat. Don’t fuss over minutia like whether you’re getting enough Omega 3’s or tryptophan, but be aware of the big things. Look at the foods you eat regularly and figure out whether they are healthy or not. Don’t get fooled by the deceptively healthy snacks just pretending to be good for you.

The basic nutritional advice includes:

  • Eat unprocessed foods
  • Eat more veggies
  • Use meat as a side dish, not a main course
  • Eat whole grains, not refined grains[3]

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Eat whole grains when you want to learn how to get in shape.

    5. Watch Out for Travel

    Don’t let a four-day holiday interfere with your attempts when you’re learning how to get in shape. I don’t mean that you need to follow your diet and exercise plan without any excursion, but when you are in the first few weeks, still forming habits, be careful that a week long break doesn’t terminate your progress.

    This is also true of schedule changes that leave you suddenly busy or make it difficult to exercise. Have a backup plan so you can be consistent, at least for the first month when you are forming habits.

    If travel is on your schedule and can’t be avoided, make an exercise plan before you go[4], and make sure to pack exercise clothes and an exercise mat as motivation to keep you on track.

    6. Start Slow

    Ever start an exercise plan by running ten miles and then puking your guts out? Maybe you aren’t that extreme, but burnout is common early on when learning how to get in shape. You have a lifetime to be healthy, so don’t try to go from couch potato to athletic superstar in a week.

    If you are starting a running regime, for example, run less than you can to start. Starting strength training? Work with less weight than you could theoretically lift. Increasing intensity and pushing yourself can come later when your body becomes comfortable with regular exercise.

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    7. Be Careful When Choosing a Workout Partner

    Should you have a workout partner? That depends. Workout partners can help you stay motivated and make exercising more fun. But they can also stop you from reaching your goals.

    My suggestion would be to have a workout partner, but when you start to plateau (either in physical ability, weight loss/gain, or overall health) and you haven’t reached your goals, consider mixing things up a bit.

    If you plateau, you may need to make changes to continue improving. In this case it’s important to talk to your workout partner about the changes you want to make, and if they don’t seem motivated to continue, offer a thirty day break where you both try different activities.

    I notice that guys working out together tend to match strength after a brief adjustment phase. Even if both are trying to improve, something seems to stall improvement once they reach a certain point. I found that I was able to lift as much as 30-50% more after taking a short break from my regular workout partner.

    Final Thoughts

    Learning how to get in shape in as little as two weeks sounds daunting, but if you’re motivated and have the time and energy to devote to it, it’s certainly possible.

    Find an exercise routine that works for you, eat healthy, drink lots of water, and watch as the transformation begins.

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