Clearance vs Clutter Is Your Stuff Making You-Unhappy?

The Big Picture

Are you overwhelmed with having too much stuff? Your bedroom is a place of sanctuary and relaxation, and now is the perfect time to add some fresh design and colour to your room. Enhancing the space in your bedroom is achieved by a number of things, from a good design along with clever fittings and storage solutions to house all of your personal belongings. Streamlining your space with sleek storage options like these, can make your bedroom look bigger, and work more efficiently, giving you the space to create an organised system that will ensure that things are far less likely to get misplaced.

With spring in full bloom, now is the perfect time to sort through your storage areas. They don’t call it a spring clean for nothing! A good place to start is to think which items are never used, and whether a trip to the charity shop or local dump is required to declutter your space.

Have a good sort out and put anything which has not been worn or used over the last 18 months out for charity, recycling or sell on Gumtree or Ebay. Then, once existing storage areas are decluttered, you can plan a whole new selection of items to store in their place.

Wardrobe Tricks

Fitted Wardrobes

Fitted wardrobes make the best use of space in any sized or shaped room. In small rooms, have them built from floor to ceiling and use the highest cupboards for seasonal items, such as sports gear and suitcases, that you don’t get out regularly. Ream offers our clients a free bedroom design service to help plan your room, using our knowledge to solve your trickiest storage problems.

Made to measure fitted bedroom furniture maximises space in any awkward areas, such as low ceilings, sloping walls and alcoves. Working out what you need and how you would like to store it helps to ensure you have the right proportions of hanging, drawers and shelves. Internal storage solutions, such as shallow pull out drawers, dividers, two tier double hanging spaces and stackable boxes, all help to achieve an organised look – as well as easy access to your items.

Sliding Wardrobes

Sliding wardrobes do not need space in front for opening the doors, making them great for tight spaces. Doors are fitted across any space to make a conventional or walk-in wardrobe, which can be tailored to accommodate awkward angles and slopes. You can customise the interior storage fittings to suit your needs, with customisable exterior finishes including coloured, translucent, woodgrain or mirrored finishes. For example, in a compact bedroom mirrored sliding doors can help to create the illusion of more light and space.

Keeping clutter out of sight

An organised home will not stay that way for long, unless there are long-term de-junking strategies in place. Make it easy to deal with items by putting them away in their designated areas ASAP. Create these areas through simple additions; a basket or bag placed in the wardrobe encourages instant sorting for clothes you’re going to take to the charity shop. This can help with the decluttering process. If things are really getting too much, enlist a friend to help – and you can return the favour later.

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