Organizing a Bedroom

My 13 year old daughter has a medium sized bedroom and a queen bed. My mom bought her a bedroom set which includes the dresser/mirror and 1 nightable and a new mattress (queen) and I don't know how to organize it. My daughter is thinking of putting all her clothes into the drawers and putting shelves and a small chair in her closet. Can someone please help? Her comforter is black and white. Also she wants it cute and girly.

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By Keila

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February 2, 20150 found this helpful

Organization doesn't have anything to do with whether or not it is cute and girly. Putting all her clothes in drawers will only work for certain items. If she has dresses/skirts they won't work real well in drawers. Also a drawer will only hold a certain number of jeans, then there will be shorts, t-shirts, socks, undies, etc.

My dresser is about five feet long and I still don't have enough room in it for everything, and I don't have any jeans. The only real problem you should have with organization is how to place the furniture. She already has a closet and I assume some kind of furniture that has some drawers, so don't worry about organizing the clothing. Also if she uses the closet as a sitting area, something to consider is that being the closet door would be open or completely removed you will be heating the closet too. I know in the winter when we open our closet doors the closet feels chillier than the bedroom itself.

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December 5, 20160 found this helpful

Several years ago my granddaughter had a similar problem and we bought some graph paper and tried to put everything together on paper before we actually moved anything.

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You will have to decide how many squares (on the graph paper) will represent inches/feet. We were not professionals so it was not too accurate but it gave us a good idea whether a piece of furniture would fit where and we had a lot of fun designing her room.
Mark the doors and windows on the graph paper and cut out pieces for the bed, dresser and anything else you might think she will want in her room. We placed the "furniture" on the paper and moved it around until it all fit. Of course, we had to do final measurements for the actual move but mostly, everything worked out well.

After we decided on where to place the big pieces, it seemed that it was much easier to find places and ways to store and hang things.

Think about all the suggestions you've heard and decide what may work for you.

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Under bed storage container, closet shoe holders (they now have all sorts and sizes) for folding shoes, socks, scarves, gloves, etc.

Wire racks on the walls and front and back of doors, slim book case for sweaters or anything that will fit, headboard with shelves and maybe she will not need the night stand.

The internet has lots of ideas for storage in small areas so maybe the two of you could check some of these sites out - together.

Maybe you might know a college student or friend that could help you with the graph paper idea?

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December 5, 20160 found this helpful

the first thing to do is decided where to putyour bed... and then if possible put thedresser on the opposite wall.. to "balance" the room.... and then fill in with the rest..

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December 29, 20160 found this helpful

You can get bed risers. College students use these for small dorms.

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It raises the bed, making room for storage bins underneath.

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