Bedroom Organizing Ideas That Will Work for Anyone

Organizing a bedroom, no matter what size, doesn’t have to be a hard task. The simpler, the better. These bedroom organizing ideas that I’m sharing will work for anyone!

Bedroom Organizing Ideas

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Researching bedroom organizing ideas will get you a lot of results (about 51,300,000).

A lot of organizing ideas don’t make sense for everyone. For example, I came across a tip that tells you not to get rid of your mountain of shoes. You should instead line the shoes all up nicely by color and style.

If you’re like me your bedroom isn’t big enough for a mountain of shoes. (Wouldn’t that be nice?)

The bedroom organizing ideas I’m going to share with you make sense and should work for just about anyone, no matter the size of your bedroom.

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Bedroom Organizing Ideas

Hang up your jewelry

Perhaps you don’t have room for a jewelry box or your jewelry has outgrown its box. Consider hanging your jewelry on the wall. An idea I’ve seen recently is to string wire across the back of a picture frame to hang earrings from.

Years ago I hung a small towel bar on my bedroom wall to hang necklaces from. Jewelry can also be hung on the wall in your closet if you have the space.

Overcome Your Shoe Pile

If shoes are taking up a lot of space in your bedroom, consider getting a hanging shoe organizer that goes over the door. It can be placed over the back of the bedroom door or closet door. Invest in a shoe rack that fits on the floor of your closet to line your shoes neatly on. I keep my shoes in plastic shoe boxes under my bed.

Make Use of the Space Under Your Bed

The space under your bed is like an extension of your closet. Storage is hidden away neatly and is close by if you need it. Storing seasonal clothing under the bed allows you to rotate them easily as seasons change. Bedding is another great option to store under your bed.

See also: How to Maximize the Space Under Your Bed

Invest in a Bedside Pocket Caddy

Bedside pocket caddies are excellent ideas for keeping your phone, books, and magazines off your nightstand. They fit right over the side of the bed and keep items stored away nicely. You can buy one or make your own.

Use the Closet Door

We’ve already talked about installing a hanging shoe organizer, but the closet door can be used for so many different things. Install a small towel bar to hang accessories from or hang your boots from it. Hang wire baskets to place purses and bags in. Put a wreath hook over the door to hang the next day’s outfit. The possibilities are endless!

Hang Photos and Artwork on Walls

Hanging artwork and photos on the walls keeps them off dressers and nightstands. Your bedroom will look more organized if these spaces are clean and free of clutter.

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Put Up a Blanket Rack or Ladder

I’m kind of addicted to throws, even though I don’t have room for a lot of them. A blanket rack solves this problem and keeps blankets and throws from being tossed on the floor. Thrift stores and antique stores are the best places to find blanket racks.

A few years ago, my husband made me a blanket ladder that I keep in the living room because there’s no space in my bedroom. It’s perfect for keeping extra blankets on or displaying my favorites.

Have a Designated Basket for Pillows

Throw pillows make a bed look so comfortable, but you can’t sleep with all those pillows. However, baskets work great to hold throw pillows while you’re sleeping. The baskets can double as a laundry basket on days you wash the bedding.

Keep Your Closet Under Control

Even if your bedroom is super organized and tidy, a messy closet will disturb the calm. Keeping your closet organized will help make the entire room feel organized.

See also: Organizing a Small Closet on a Budget

Organizing a small closet

Keep a Clutter-Free Night Table

A small, slim night table with drawers doesn’t take up a lot of space and can store items that you would normally keep on the table. Putting items away in the drawers hides them and makes the room look less cluttered and more organized.

Have a Hamper

No matter where you put it, having a hamper in your bedroom is a good idea. Just toss your clothes into the hamper instead of all over the bedroom.

Have a Trashcan

A small trashcan in the bedroom makes it easier to throw away tissues, receipts, or other small pieces of trash. Before going to bed, empty your pockets and throw away the trash right away.

Add a Storage Bench

If you have enough space in your bedroom, add a storage bench at the foot of your bed. This is a great spot to store extra bed linens, out of season clothing, or all those extra blankets and throws.

Sure it would be nice to have an HGTV-style organized bedroom, but that’s not possible for most of us. My old house has small rooms so I have to work with what I have. Not to mention I really don’t have the budget for an immaculate closet organizer or expensive furniture to store my mess.

I hope these bedroom organizing ideas have inspired you to get your bedroom organized to a way that works for you!

What is your favorite bedroom organizing idea? What are some ways you organize your items?

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73 thoughts on “Bedroom Organizing Ideas That Will Work for Anyone”

  1. Thanks for sharing these great tips! I do have a basket for pillows. But I am thinking of donating some. We have way to many throw pillows in the bedrooms and living room! Lol! Have a blessed weekend!

  2. Hey, Michelle, these are great ideas! I appreciate the general theme of keeping visible places organized and surfaces clear. Those things can really make a room feel cluttered or not cluttered. 🙂

        1. I completely understand that! Things haven’t stopped here, either. Just because there’s a virus floating around doesn’t mean we get to binge watch all the shows. haha!!

  3. Thank you for these tips, they are really helpful for making the most of the available space! I already do quite a few of these, but I really like the idea of a bedside pocket caddy!

    1. Thank you! Having a bedside pocket caddy is so nice. They can hold just about anything! I like to read before falling asleep so they’re great for holding books and phones. 🙂

  4. These are excellent tips. Our bedroom is quite small so has been difficult to keep organized. Using the under the bed space made a huge difference for us, as it allowed us to store some lesser used items without sacrificing space elsewhere.

  5. This post is so relevant to me right now! I need to find an organising system that works and keeps me organised…I am terrible of letting clutter build up. Under bed storage is a must, just need to find the right solution for you, don’t you?

    Thanks for sharing, I may just have a go at making my own bedside caddy in the future!

    Aimsy xoxo
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    1. I think if we don’t have an organizing system that works well for us then we’re not going to stay organized. For me the plastic containers work great under the bed, but that may not be the case for everyone.
      If you get a chance to make your own bedside caddy I’d love to see it!
      Thank you for visiting! I hope you have a wonderful week! 🙂

  6. Yet another amazing post Michelle! Having small spaces for living is a bit of a bummer but it does make us more creative! These old homes, especially in our state, can be challenging in a whole lot of ways. We’ve certainly come to know that fact well haven’t we? 😲

    I think the storage bench is definitely one of the most effective ways to stow away out of season items or infrequently used things. My hubby had 2 old sea chests that some family members gave him. They’re terribly huge (sigh) but they do store a LOT of stuff! We gotta be grateful for the small stuff in life, hah!

    I’ll be using these tips. The bedroom is on our next up to finish renovation list so I’ll be figuring out how to work some magic in there. Thanks, as always, for the inspiration! You’re perfect at it!

    1. Yes, I agree. Our old homes are definitely a challenge, but luckily we’re both creative enough to figure out how to use the limited space wisely. 🙂
      I bet the sea chests are wonderful to have, even if they take up a lot of space. I have an old storage bench that was my grandma’s and right now it’s holding mostly craft items. I can’t wait to be able to move it into my bedroom for blankets.
      Good luck on your renovations! They take up a lot of time and are hard work, but definitely worth it! 😀

      1. Your old storage bench from Grandma sounds really nice. Your relationship with her makes it all the more special. I can see why you’re looking forward to moving it into the bedroom. 🙂

        Thanks for the good luck wishes. We basically hit a standstill for a good year on the renovations. From time constraints to not wanting to spend too much money – we just put on the brakes. I don’t do well with chaos all around me in the home so it has driven me crazy, but it’s par for the course sometimes! With our new “Covid-19” schedules, we’ve been busier than ever it seems. Funny how a ‘break from regular life’ has turned out to be anything but! 🤣 I can’t complain though – we are incredibly blessed compared to so many who have been deeply hurt from this virus. My heart breaks for so many!

        Sending oodles of love to you and your family. I’m so happy to hear you are all safe & well! ♥

  7. Another great post, Michelle, thank you! I always forget about hanging up my jewely so I’m definitely going to try that trick. It’s so sweet your husband made you a a blanket ladder and your Grandma’s storage bench sounds fabulous too. Hugs, CoCo

    1. Thank you! I love to have my jewelry hanging so I can see it easily. And I never understood how necklaces can get tangled when they’re just laying in a box untouched. 😀

  8. These are all great ideas. I need to get a bedside pocket caddy. I know that’d help me feel less scattered, more organized. Sometimes it is the small changes that do the most good.

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