So to kick off 2016, I'm doing a collaboration with one of my blogging buddies Meg from A Sunny State of Mind to share our tips for reorganizing your bedroom and keeping everything nice and tidy!
+ Use jewelry trays and dishes
The first place I always like to start is my dresser. It's the most common place for the accumulation of random junk (workout headbands, baseball hats, lotions, etc.) and was a total mess before I started. The key here is to use jewelry dishes and trays to avoid misplacing an earring or losing a necklace. I have mine organized by rings, earrings and then a big monogram tray for all of my bracelets and chunky necklaces. I also have a small dish for my perfumes and favorite lip balms. This gives everything a more neat look and makes things a lot easier to find!
+ Use storage bins on shelves
I've always been weird in that I save every pretty box I come across whether it be a shoe box or an inexpensive set of storage boxes from Ikea, so I use those to my advantage and keep them for storage on my shelf. I love the Tory Burch shoe box for extra color, but it's nice to have a clean white one as well. I also enjoy stacking books in an aesthetically pleasing way by facing the pages out (this makes everything a little more tidy looking!).
+ Simplify your bedside table
Another place I seem to throw random things is my bedside table, especially since I was just sick and basically had a Walgreens built up for easy access in the night (read: lots of cough drops, Tylenol and kleenex). I got rid of everything I didn't 100% need to make it as de-cluttered as possible. On the right side of my bed (the first photo) I have a stack of my favorite coffee table books, a storage bin for miscellaneous objects and a little jewelry tray with a pretty necklace from my aunt. On the left side of my bed (second photo) I have the things I reach for more frequently like lip balm, lotion, a hair tie and my alarm clock. I love waking up to an organized space and since this is the first thing I see, it feels great to have it all cleaned off.
+ Invest in a wicker bin or two
Clothing wise, the biggest area of struggle for me is where I keep my sweatshirts, as I seem to be acquiring them like crazy lately. I used to just throw them on a shelf in my closet but to keep them more accessible, I found a giant wicker bin in my house and folded them up neatly in there. To me, wicker seems a little more classy (lol) than plastic and adds a warm vibe to your room, but still stores a fair amount too.
Even though I wasn't too excited about heading back to school, having a completely reorganized room makes me a tiny bit happier now that I have a de-cluttered place to study and blog!
Be sure to check out Meg's post too - we hope we shared some tips to inspire you to get cleaning in your own bedroom!