Do you have a small bedroom in a cramped city apartment or live in tiny student accommodation? If yes, you probably feel like you just can’t seem to fit everything in your bedroom without it seeming messy.
We’ve been there. That’s why we did some research and tested out some of the best products for space saving hacks for your small bedroom. Here they are…
1. Slide rolling boxes under your bed
This one will come as no surprise, but really, the space under your bed is prime property for storing so many extra things. Shoes, linens, towels, extra clothes, electronics you don’t use very often or your books and binders.
If you are in the process of buying a bed right now make sure to buy either one that has shelving built in underneath or that is high enough to put your own boxes. If you already have one scroll down to hack 12 for a solution!
To make it less annoying to get the things in and out of there we recommend big plastic bins with wheels like these ones.
2. Build shelves along your wall
One of the best things you can do is to use the wall space you have to build some floating shelves. Here you can put your books, plants or anything else you need.
It requires a bit of handy work but it’s pretty basic. If you can’t do it yourself, get a friend, family member or neighbor to help you out.
3. Use floating bookshelves for your shoes
While we are on the topic of shelves, there are also very plain “invisible” bookshelves that are ideal for putting your shoes on. We recommend hanging them in a straight line, one on top of the other. Best in a corner where you aren’t using the space ideally anyways.
For example you can hang some of these plain shelves one on top of the other.
4. Get a table that is foldable
Going for a table like this one, is not only light on your wallet but super space friendly. You can fold it up and put it away between using it.
An added bonus of folding up your desk is that also forces you not to leave piles of paperwork endlessly lying around as you need to clear it now and then if you want to use the extra space.
During the home study and home office days this is also a life saver if you don’t always want to work at your dining table or couch.
5. Add hooks to the back of your closet door or also along your walls
Basically go crazy on the hooks, they are a life-saver. From hanging jackets to caps to bags to jewellery to even plants, they are super versatile and the list goes on!
Some great places to put them are in your closet door or on your bedroom door, so you don’t waste any of that space. A great small space hack!
6. Get an extra clothing rack if you don’t have enough closet space (make sure to utilize the space up top as a floating shelf as well)
If you have a small closet or none at all and want to go for something that doesn’t take up too much space try a clothing rack.
There are some great ones available that already include shelving at the bottom and top like this. If you go for a standard one like this, then consider installing some floating shelves above so you don’t lose that space.
7. Use small baskets and label them for organization
In general, having a good amount of small baskets, plastic, wicker or anything in between to store your things. It’s much better than throwing things on shelves and you can of course fit much more inside.
If your baskets are on exposed shelves there are really nice ones to be found like these. To stay more organized and not constantly have to check 5 baskets before you find what you are looking for, get yourself some labels or buy baskets which already have a label on them like this.
8. Hang your washing hamper on the back of your bedroom door
Another way to maximize your space and use the area behind your bedroom or bathroom door is to hang your laundry bag up there.
That way you don’t have anything bulky standing around in your room. This one is a great option and can be hung on hangers.
9. Use drawer organizers to maximize the space and create a dedicated place for more things
If you have some drawer space, make the most of it! Use dividers that both maximize the space and make it so much easier to find what you are looking for. We seem to think drawer organizers are only good for the kitchen, but they are great for the bedroom as well.
Don’t waste shelf space by just throwing a bunch of pens or paperwork in there. You can get customizable ones like this.
These ones on the other hand are great for your clothing drawers and you can separate out your socks, intimates, rolled up t-shirts or work out clothes for example.
10. Hang your pants on s-hooks if you don’t have much surface area to fold
If you are dealing with limited shelving space, getting some S hooks for your racks can be a great space hack!
You can hang these on your regular clothing rack and hang your jeans or pants from them easily. Any left over ones are also great in the kitchen or bathroom on any spare rack you may have.
11. Use self-storage for seasonal clothing, your bike in winter or excess furniture
When you are limited on space it can make sense to put your seasonal clothing in self-storage like SaveSpace. You can simply store some moving boxes full of your things (just 4,49€ for a whole month), for example bulky winter jackets or sweaters, and they will be picked-up and redelivered to your door when you need them.
12. Add risers to your bed if you don’t have a high one
Backtracking to step one a little bit. If you don’t have or find a bed that is high enough to store those boxes under, consider getting these handy little furniture risers. You can just place these under the bed “feet” for some extra leverage.
That way you can store more things under the bed. There are tons on Amazon like these ones for you to get.
13. Hide and organize your jewelry behind your mirror
This is another hidden trick that can bring you a lot of space. We all love having big mirrors in our rooms – am I right? But they do take up a lot of wall space that could be used to hang things.
Luckily there are some great mirrors nowadays where you can stash a few things behind. It can’t be too bulky, but it’s a great place to hang your jewelry which keeps it from getting tangled.
Check out this large one right here which you can handily hang on your door.
And one more fun one – a picture frame that doubles as jewelry storage AND has a mirror inside.
It can be tough getting enough storage space in your small bedroom without making it look completely stuffed or unaesthetic. But if you follow some of these easy and affordable space hacks for small bedrooms, it’ll make it a lot easier.
We will keep our eyes and ears open for more tips and will share some more with you soon!
Until then, happy space saving!