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Home Storage for the Bedroom; Organizing the Bedroom; Organize to Reduce Bedroom Clutter

Updated on February 2, 2015
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Rubbermaid Bento in Paprika - see inset belowRubbermaid Bento  Products can be used on shelves to provide organized storage solutions. - see inset belowStorage boxes are available in many different styles and colors.
Rubbermaid Bento in Paprika - see inset below
Rubbermaid Bento in Paprika - see inset below | Source
Rubbermaid Bento  Products can be used on shelves to provide organized storage solutions. - see inset below
Rubbermaid Bento Products can be used on shelves to provide organized storage solutions. - see inset below | Source
Storage boxes are available in many different styles and colors.
Storage boxes are available in many different styles and colors. | Source

Rubbermaid’s Bento collection is designed to organize items, not just provide a storage place for them. The Bento Boxes have internal flex dividers, which provide you a method of dividing the space by creating unique sections where needed. You are able to stack boxes vertically, or inside each other. Bento Toppers can act as trays, covers or lids, providing an extra layer of organization for the Bento Boxes, or hiding what’s inside. The Bento Collection is made from sturdy materials, and the heavy-duty decorative fabric enables it to work within your home’s décorating scheme.

We have gone through a process to create a bedroom that is your very own sanctuary and refuge. First, we looked at picking out a theme for the bedroom – one that you found to be relaxing and comforting.

We looked at choosing colors that worked thematically with the theme you had chosen; and colors that were appropriate for use in a bedroom to make it as calm and serene as possible. This would ensure that you receive a good night’s rest; and it would also provide you a place to escape to, to relax and rejuvenate yourself.

Next, we looked at the little things that you can add to your bedroom to make it uniquely yours, including items that would take you to a place where you can relive past experiences over and over using your mind to take you on small vacations.


Bento Products in White
Bento Products in White | Source

Bookshelves Store More Than Books

Book shelves can be used to store books, storage containers, storage baskets, collections and other items.

Organization in the Bedroom

Your bedroom is your sanctuary. It is the one place in your home that is yours. It is the one place that you can escape to when you need a few moments to yourself. Nothing can make a bedroom more uncomfortable as clutter. And all too often our bedroom is the final resting place for those things that you just don’t know what else to do with.

Let’s look at setting up systems to enable you to keep your bedroom free of clutter, so that even when you are tired or rushed, your bedroom continues to be that special place to escape to.

Nightstands can be one of those places where clutter builds and grows. To solve this problem, consider placing a wicker basket beside each nightstand where all the clutter can be moved to in the morning. When you or your partner is ready to retire, the books and magazines can be easily retrieved.

A bookshelf in the bedroom also provides a place to put books and magazines. The books are easy to find for use right before retiring, and are easy to place on the shelf upon arising.

Make sure that plenty of hangars are available so that it is easy to hang up clothes as they are taken off.


Jewelry can be placed in a jewelry box (see below) or stored with organizers such as those pictured above, reducing the clutter that jewelry can cause.


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Hatboxes can be very ornamental as well as functional.Hatboxes make great storage systems in a bedroom.Hatboxes can be dressed up to match the color schemes in your room.Hatboxes come in a variety of colors and sizes.Hatboxes, such as these Shaker Hatboxes, can be made of wood making them very durable.Hatboxes can be used in a closet, stacked on the floor, or stacked on furniture.
Hatboxes can be very ornamental as well as functional.
Hatboxes can be very ornamental as well as functional. | Source
Hatboxes make great storage systems in a bedroom.
Hatboxes make great storage systems in a bedroom. | Source
Hatboxes can be dressed up to match the color schemes in your room.
Hatboxes can be dressed up to match the color schemes in your room. | Source
Hatboxes come in a variety of colors and sizes.
Hatboxes come in a variety of colors and sizes. | Source
Hatboxes, such as these Shaker Hatboxes, can be made of wood making them very durable.
Hatboxes, such as these Shaker Hatboxes, can be made of wood making them very durable. | Source
Hatboxes can be used in a closet, stacked on the floor, or stacked on furniture.
Hatboxes can be used in a closet, stacked on the floor, or stacked on furniture. | Source

Using Storage Containers

Keep paper and pencil available so if it is needed when talking on the phone, or to quickly jot down notes to clear your mind so you can fall asleep without those concerns pressing in on you. These items can be stored in a decorative storage box that can also be used as a lap desk. Other things that can go in this box are clipped articles to read, personal letters set aside to read, stationary with envelopes and stamps for any replies you care to make to that personal correspondence, etc.

Stacks of hat boxes make nice storage containers for all the little things that you like to have convenient, but can make a bedroom look cluttered.

Storage boxes can also be used to store various craft supplies.

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This is an interesting way to store some of your prettier heels.Shoe can be hung on hanging storage units.Shoe Rack Built with 2" x 2"sMany shoes can be stored in this type of rack.
This is an interesting way to store some of your prettier heels.
This is an interesting way to store some of your prettier heels. | Source
Shoe can be hung on hanging storage units.
Shoe can be hung on hanging storage units. | Source
Shoe Rack Built with 2" x 2"s
Shoe Rack Built with 2" x 2"s | Source
Many shoes can be stored in this type of rack.
Many shoes can be stored in this type of rack. | Source

Shoes Cause Much Clutter

There are alternatives to having a pile of shoes in the corner of your bedroom or closet. Various alternatives, which can be purchased and/or built, are pictured at the right. Shoe storage that fits over a closet door is also available to help reduce the clutter if floor space is difficult to find.



Utilizing the storage solutions discussed here will go a long way toward changing an unruly bedroom into the sanctuary and refuge that you deserve.




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      Cindy Murdoch 24 months ago from Texas

      lol ... have you seen my closet?

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      lucille12 2 years ago

      Next you need to take everything out of your closet and set it aside.

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      Cindy Murdoch 4 years ago from Texas

      misslong123 - I am pleased that you enjoyed the layout of this article and the article itself. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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      Michele Kelsey 4 years ago from Edmond, Oklahoma

      I love the pictures/ads. They are so organized and neat. Your idea on hanging up your heels is so unique! I've never thought of that. Great job on explaining organization!! Michele

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      Cloverleaf - I am glad you liked it. It is so good to see your smiling face around the hub again. Good luck with the household activities you have mentioned here. I need to do some of that myself.

      Thanks so much for stopping by!

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      Cloverleaf 5 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

      This is a really impressive hub, Cindy! And congrats on it being a hub of the day. You have motivated me to de-clutter my closet and got me thinking about some different storage solutions for my bedroom.

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      swayaminfotech - Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts. I think it is so easy just to set things down and then things start to get cluttered. I have to work really hard at not doing this practice. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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      swayaminfotech 5 years ago

      convenient place thinking that we will put it in the proper cupboard etc. later. This never happen and it later become clutters in our house.

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      SharynRI - I am pleased that you were able to track me down. And I am very pleased that you enjoyed the hub. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      greatstuff - I agree with you. We usually are just so busy and crunched for time - rushing from here to there trying to get things done - many things such as this are left undone. Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing your ideas.

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      SharynRI 5 years ago from Virginia Beach

      Hi Homesteadbound, I stumbled across your hub yesterday and wanted to return today. I had little information to go by, but I found you (and your hub) thanks to the striking red in the main image...and in your profile picture - an effective way to stand out!

      Great hub, SharynRI

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      Mazlan 5 years ago from Malaysia

      Hi HSB, good info and ideas. Getting ourself to be organized is the hardest part, despite having 'organized furnitures'. From my observation, when we are back from our shopping etc, we tend to initially put the stuff at the most convenient place thinking that we will put it in the proper cupboard etc. later. This never happen and it later become clutters in our house.

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      Rusticliving - I am so pleased that you like the hub! I wish I were more organized, but I always seem to take more steps backwards than forwards. But I keep trying!

      Thanks for the votes and for stopping by!

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      Elizabeth Rayen 5 years ago from California

      Love it Love it Love it. You know me.. all about the organization and decluttering!!

      Great Job HSB!!!!

      Voted up and useful!

      ~Lisa RusticLiving

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      Thelma - thanks so much and thanks for stopping by! Let me know how your decorating turns out! It is exciting to be able to make changes to a home to make it even more yours!

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      shotter - I am glad you enjoyed the hub. Decorating is fun, but decorating the bedroom is so important so that you are able to escape from all things and relax. Thanks so much!

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      Thelma Alberts 5 years ago from Germany

      Congratulation for the hub of the day! This is a wonderful and very useful information. Thanks for sharing. I will try some of your tips. Take care.

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      shotter 5 years ago from Indonesia

      Great hub,You get a vote up and useful

      These are fantastic ideas

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      Vinaya Ghimire - Thanks so much! I am glad you found the pictures enjoyable. I am looking forward to incorporating some of them into my own bedroom decorating scheme.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      Congratulations for hub of the day award. The pictures you use to illustrate the text are superb. Your ideas are wonderful.

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      franciaonline - I am pleased that you like the hub. Thanks for stopping by!

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      franciaonline 5 years ago from Philippines

      Very useful ideas! Thanks for this well-thought-of hub.

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      brsmom68 - that could be a little tight for a family of four for sure. Why does craft stuff take up so much room anyway? I love to do them, but they take up lots of room. Thanks for stopping by!

      Maria Cecilia - I understand the pet thing. I sleep with a husband who is 6'5", 3 cats, and two dogs (20 pounds and 50 pounds) it gets quite crowded at times. Thanks so much!

      Teresa Coppens - I hope some of the ideas work for you. I still need to incorporate some of them also. Everything is always a work in progress. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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      Teresa Coppens 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Congratulations on the Hub of the Day award. Good timing for this hub. My husband and I just rearranged our bedroom. We got rid of most of the clutter but there is still more work to do. I will try to incorporate some of your ideas. Fantastic ideas!

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      Maria Cecilia 5 years ago from Philippines

      I like this one, wish I can do the same to my bedroom, mine has clutters and the thing that makes it unique I think is that my dogs think it's their bedroom too.

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      Diane Ziomek 5 years ago from Alberta, Canada

      First of all, congratulations on Hub of the Day are in order!

      Secondly, I would love for my bedroom to be that organized. Perhaps one day when I am able to have a bedroom that fits more than a QS bed, dresser and chest of drawers. There isn't much room to walk, much less store stuff. My closet is stuffed with containers of works in progress (quilts) and other things I have no spot for. Next time I think a home that is less than 1000 square feet is big enough for a family of four, someone needs to smack me. :D

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      Hey J.S.! Good to see you here. Thanks on the congrats! I need to apply more of this to my house also. That is a few more people added into the mix. I see your hubber score is gradually climbing. Way to go!

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Hey homesteadbound! Congrats on another great Hub and Hub of the Day! Very interesting article. I need to get more organized in my bedroom. In fact, I need to get more organized with my whole house! When I was single it was easy but since I was married 3 years ago, the wife and 3 kids have added to my "stuff"! As always, you inspire me! Great job.

      JSMatthew~

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      RTalloni - Glad that you stopped by! I thought that heels rack was kind of cute myself. Thanks so much!

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      Sunshine625 - Thanks, we are smokin' together, because you are pretty hot yourself!

      ktrapp - Thanks so much for all of your support. I really do appreciate it!

      adomcruze - I am glad that you enjoyed this one. Thanks for stopping by!

      felixtroll2 - Thanks so much!

      creativelycc - I am pleased that you enjoyed this hub and I hope it inspires you to make the changes that you have been wanting to. Good luck and thanks!

      EmmaHarvey - We always manage to fill what space we have and then some, don't we? I'm glad you enjoyed it! Thanks so much!

      Just Ask Susan - I think many of us leave our bedrooms for last! I know I have been guilty! Good luck on the walk-in closet, they are indeed nice to have. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      Congrats on this Hub of the Day--timely for New Year's organizing, and I love the heels rack! :)

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      cclitgirl - I have the same problem. It is so much more fun to do other things than it is to clean and organize anyway, isn't it? Thanks so much!

      asmaiftikhar - Thank you!

      ITcoach - I am glad that you enjoyed this hub. I really liked the images also. Thanks so much! Thanks for the votes!

      Happyboomernurse - It is so good to see you! Thanks so much for stopping by! I am pleased that you enjoyed the hub! Thanks for the votes and for stopping by!

      The Dirt Farmer - Thanks so much!

      arusho - I too am still working on finalizing my bedroom sanctuary. But I do think it is a good thing to have. Thanks so much!

      missolive - So good to see you! Thanks for the congrats! Glad you liked it!

      mary615 - Clutter bothers my husband more than it does me, but I do like the way a straightened room looks. But it is important to keeping my husband hapy also. Thanks so much!

      mljdggulley354 - Thanks you so much for stopping by! I am glad that you found this hub to be attractive.

      ArtzGirl - thanks so much! We bought a fixer upper a few years back and we are still working on it as money becomes available. We really do like it, but it has cost more than we originally intended. Good luck with the unpacking. I will be by to check out your hub.

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      This is one of my favorite kinds of hubs. Awesome ideas here. I love being organized but I tend to leave the bed to the last, which is a bad thing to do. I've been wanting my husband to build me a walk in closet like the one that Tim Taylor built for Jill on Tool Time :). I think I may be waiting a long time for this to happen. Congrats on your fabulous Hub of The Day!

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      Emma Harvey 5 years ago from Berkshire, UK

      Hi homesteadbound, congratulations on your gorgeous hub of the day! What lovely ideas. It is inspiring me to clear out my home and get some lovely hat boxes and funky shelving units.

      There are some great examples here and they look so nice too. My home is quite small so it would be ideal for me.

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      Carrie L. Cronkite 5 years ago from Maine

      I like this. Our bedroom needs a serious makeover and this hub is encouraging me to do it. I like the idea of the hat boxes. They are very attractive and useful. Finding room for clutter in the bedroom is always a challenge. Great ideas, thank you!

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      felixtroll2 5 years ago from Manitowoc, WI

      Love what you have!

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      Adom Cruze 5 years ago

      Congratulation ! Nice and enlightening post. Keep up as i can voted up.

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      webdesigninLondon - I'm pleased that you liked the ideas presented.

      raciniwa - Good luck organizing your bedroom. It can be a chore to get it done, but it is always nice to enjoy the results afterwards.

      alinamassy - Glad you enjoyed it!

      Ahydz - Thanks!

      rLcasaLme - Thanks for stopping by and thanks for the contgrats!

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      davenmidtown - The leaning bookcase would look good in any room. And it looks like so much fun! Here's hoping you get the perfect one! Thanks so much for being the first to comment on the hub of the day!

      LoriSoard - Have fun redoing your daughter's room. I hope that you both will be happy with the results.

      iammisspedia - I am very pleased that you found this hub useful. These home storage tips for the bedroom can go a long way in making the difference in your own private getaway.

      Becky Katz - I tend to be a pack rat, so I have to look for ways to store things without it looking cluttered. I bet your antique trunks and hat boxes are gorgeous. I have a large jewelry armoire very similar to one pictured and I really like it. All the drawers are great and then the side doors that allow you to hang necklaces are really nice also.

      jeyaramd - I like your phrasing, "your little home within your home". That is it exactly. And the clutter in the bedroom would have a definte impact on you as it is the last thing you see at night and the first thing you see in the morning. Thanks so much!

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      Kristin Trapp 5 years ago from Illinois

      I loved this hub when I first read it a few weeks ago - so much inspiration to get organized, which I desperately need to do. Congratulations on hub of the day.

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Congrats on Hub Of The Day HSB!! You are smokin'!!:)

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      ArtzGirl 5 years ago from San Diego

      Great Article Homesteadbound! I love organizational furnishings for the bedroom and house!

      I just moved about 3 months ago-- and I'm STILL Unboxing!!! My place is shaping up, but it always helps to have more organizational tips and furnishings!

      My last hubpage was on de-cluttering and organization-- https://hubpages.com/living/Decluttering-Your-STUF...

      There are some great videos that I found on this topic! You may enjoy them, since you are into this topic! Have a lovely day, thanks for your hubpage! You have some GREAT ideas here! Thanks!

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      mljdgulley354 5 years ago

      Congratulations on Hub of the Day. You have awesome pictures and wonderful organization tips. Thank you for sharing.

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      Congrats on Hub of the Day! Good ideas here. I've finally got my bedroom organized the way I like it, but your ideas are great. I hate clutter; it gives me a headache.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      Congratulations on Hub of the Day!!!

      Very nice hub! The formatting and pictures are excellent. Well done Cindy! Relish this wonderful honor. :)

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      arusho 5 years ago from University Place, Wa.

      homesteadbound - what a great article. I have worked on our bedroom a lot and it's finally coming along. I think making the bedroom a sanctuary is very important, it gives you a place to retreat from the craziness of life! Good job!

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      Jill Spencer 5 years ago from United States

      Congrats on HOTD! And thanks for the great de-cluttering tips.

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      Gail Sobotkin 5 years ago from South Carolina

      Congratulations on earning Hub of the Day with this worthy and practical hub. Love your ideas for attractive and also functional storage.

      Voted up, useful, awesome, beautiful and interesting.

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      ITcoach 5 years ago from United States

      This is Great! The images you used,I love these images. You gave a lot of valuable info. You get a vote up and awesome.

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      asmaiftikhar 5 years ago from Pakistan

      Thanks for haring such a unique hub.

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      Cynthia Sageleaf 5 years ago from Western NC

      Congrats on hub of the day!! Way to go! Beautiful pictures and great writing. Well deserved!! Now...If I could actually STAY organized, I'd be all right. Hehe. I get all organized, make everything look pretty, and a week later, it looks like I never did anything. Oh well. Great job!

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      rLcasaLme 5 years ago from Dubai, United Arab Emirates

      I love the storage containers and shoe racks.

      Congratulations with the "Hub of the Day!"

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      Ahydz 5 years ago from Philippines

      Congrats HSB on Hub of the day! ?

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      alinamassy 5 years ago from India

      thanks sharing for nice wonderful information this. cry on. i vote up and follow this hubpage.

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      i'll be looking forward to organize my bedroom...this is a great tip...thank you homestead...

      and of course congratulations for being chosen as Hub of the Day!!!

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      webdesigninLondon 5 years ago from UK

      Thanks, It's really a good Idea.

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      jeyaramd 5 years ago from Mississauga, Ontario

      Congratulations on creating an awe inspiring hub. Our rooms could definely use some love. Reducing clutter never looked so good. Your room is your personal retreat from the rest of the world. Your little home within your home. Clutter can definitely make you dread waking up and going to sleep. Imagine the effect of that on the rest of your day. Great hub. Less is definitely more. Voted up. Awesome, useful and beautiful.

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      Becky Katz 5 years ago from Hereford, AZ

      Well, homesteadbound, Congratulations on Hub of the day. I like this. It is full of ideas. I have been working on getting my bedroom organized as money and motivation coincide. I have some antique trunks that I use, as well as antique hatboxes. I need to get a large jewelry armoire because I have so many little jewelry boxes around that it looks cluttered.Only thing on my nightstands though are my Kindle, a lamp and a coaster. Big drawers in them help a lot.

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      iammisspedia 5 years ago from Philippines

      Wow, this helps a lot. Seriously, my bedroom (I shared with my brother) back at home and the space I'm staying in dorm are both in clutter. Tips like these give me ideas on how to make my room as clutter-free as possible. Thank you! :)

      Oh and the shoes rack (the one hanging), I'll probably use when our home is renovated and I get my own bedroom soon!

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      LoriSoard 5 years ago from Henryville, Indiana

      Cute idea on how to store heels. We are redoing my daughter's bedroom, so may have to try that one.

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      David Stillwell 5 years ago from Sacramento, California

      HSB: congratulations on Hub of the Day!!!! Another wonderful example of your writing, style and commitment to quality. I like the leaning bookcase and have been thinking about getting one... maybe it is time.

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      Chin chin - I'm glad that you thought the ideas would be helpful for you. Shoes can make an awful mess and be a tripping hazard as well.

      Good luck on that organization project when you get ready to go for it!

      thanks for stopping by!

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      Chin chin 5 years ago from Philippines

      The ideas you shared are wonderful. I like the idea about the shoes or slippers. We do tend to have lots of them piled up near the door since we don't wear shoes or slippers inside our bedroom. Would love to put some of your ideas to work the next time I get organized.

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      Thanks, f!

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      5 years ago

      Oh do you? How lovely! It looks like an elegant little container. And I know what you mean, too, about accidentally pricking fingers with a clasp. But anyway, these days you don't have to worry so much about it hurting when getting pierced (that is, the sort that is desired! rather than the accidental sort) because now there are widely available numbing creams.

      Blessings.

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      f - I actually have an armoire very similar to that one already.

      And yes, brooches could be quite painful. I keep them in the armoire also. Thanks!

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      5 years ago

      Why not just stick them in the nice jewelry armoire, above, that you provided the link for? Brings us back to the point about loose earrings and bedroom floors, right? But 'worse' than earrings are brooches, really, if they are on the floor and the clasp is undone. Talk about ouch! if your not wearing your flip-flops!

      Blessings.

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      Hello, f! Okay, I guess you caught me on that one. I would need quite a few earrings. Maybe it will be a small table top sculpture.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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      5 years ago

      Well, I think you'd need a whole lot of earrings to make a reasonably sized sculpture, anyway. Probably including ones that dh gave you, which he hoped you would wear. (Not my problem, though.) I think you said someplace he doesn't like your tat plans either...

      Enough of this, I guess! (smile)

      Blessings.

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      f - quite possibly. Then I can use the earring to create a very unique sculpture.

      Thanks, for stopping by!

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      5 years ago

      Ooh, planning such a daring act of avant-garde minimalism, are you? (Far more daring than triple pierced earlobes, you know.)

      Seriously, I'm sure a salon could give you a nice lobicure, with lotion and cream, so you could keep your holes feeling great. But I guess you would have to be interested enough.

      Blessings. Great hub, anyway.

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      f - I certainly hope that to be true in my case, because I am probably headed that way.

      Thanks so much, and don't be too shocked.

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      5 years ago

      YW, and, following from this, I guess one could even say that some women could in theory still be elegant WITHOUT pierced ears. (Shock horror pronouncement!)(smile)

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      f - I believe you are probably correct. It is all in the eye of the beholder. But also, different people come from different backgrounds and have different tastes. I have seen this play out very often. It relates to "the eye of the beholder" I believe. We just all have different experiences that lead us to different places.

      Thanks for stopping by and for commenting.

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      5 years ago

      I'm sure there's truth to what you say. I guess that part of it goes beyond aesthetics and reaches to the inward and spiritual, to the extent that even the most impecunious may bear herself in a dignified manner.

      Re. pierced holes; okay, I see. Just the case of keeping rings in the whole time, and that's it, then.

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      f - you are right, and I think that elegance varies from person to person. When I make that statement, a movie comes to mind based on a true story - The Unsinkable Molly Brown.

      She was poor and became rich. What she then thought was elegant, to those who were born into wealth, they felt was tacky, even though expensively done.

      Thanks for the advice on the ears. I'm caring less and less about messing with them however.

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your knowledge.

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      5 years ago

      Oh you're very welcome.

      Anyway, as hard to define that elegance sometimes is, it's equally true that it's hard to deny that it's there, also. I look forward to reading more of your hubs, anyhow.

      And re. the problematic holes, you could always gauge them a little; then, when you remove the tapers, they would contract possibly to the same size as now, but be less likely to close. They'll give you good advice at your local piercing/tattoo parlor, anyway.

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      f - some of the metals I wear aggravate me. And despite the fact that they have been pierced for 10 years, if I do not constantly wear earrings, they try to grow shut.

      I'm glad you enjoyed the hub. And I like that you were able to catch onto the quiet sense of elegance.

      Thanks for stopping by and for commenting.

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      5 years ago

      Sorry to read of your difficulties with your holes, anyway. You local beauty salon or piercing/tattoo parlor would certainly be able to offer helpful advice about creams and lotions for post-piercing care.

      Nice hub, anyway; another one of yours which seems to be all about enhancing a quiet sense of elegance.

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      INF Jay - I hear you! I am a pack rat so I always have to look for ingenious ways to store things. Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment.

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      Jay Manriquez 5 years ago from Santa Rosa, California

      Great ideas! My wife and I are constantly trying to get our small apartment organized, it's that on-going, never ending project.

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      f - no, it was just a thought. I have enough problems with the two holes I have. I am considering letting them grow closed for about the 4th time in my life.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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      LOL, oh well, sounds like extra holes would for you be too 'dangerous', then.

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      f - yes, you are right. The more holes, the more earrings. It could get quite dangerous. Sounds like another good reason to get organized, doesn't it? LOL

      Thanks for stopping by and for commenting!

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      5 years ago

      YW.

      BTW: you see what I meant in response to your earring post comment? like with 2 or 3 per earlobe needed these days, this make for more potential losses and hazards on the bedroom floor, lol.

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      Hello again, f! Good to see you again!

      Thanks for stopping by and providing me with the info. Look forward to seeing you around.

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      5 years ago

      Oh you got them, I see.

      The hub I referred to was by 'thelyricwriter', and it's called 'More Great Tattoo Designs', to which you, and later I, commented. Thanks and have a great day.

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      f - I have to approve the comments before they appear, and yes they are all here. I have to run to work now, so ...

      I could not find the tattoo hub that you mentioned about lyricwriter and I looked under lyricwriter and thelyricwriter, but neither of them seemed to have any tattoo hubs.

      I have to go to work now. Thanks for stopping by and for commenting.

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      5 years ago

      YW. I did post a reply, but it didn't seem to take on the screen. (See how this one does.)

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      5 years ago

      Re. your earring comment: if as the expectation and custom these days, for those who wear them, to have 2 or 3 piercings in each ear (right?), then the potential for losing earrings on the bedroom floor is proportionately increased, right? (smile)

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      5 years ago

      (PS: also replied to your comment on the lyricwriter's hub on tattoos, but maybe you subscribe to notifications already.)

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      Yes, well, and since for those who wear them the custom and expectation these days is to have 2 or 3 piercings in each ear (right?), the potential for losing on the bedroom floor earrings that are 'on active service' also increases proportionately, right? (smile).

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      Thanks so much f. And if the earrings are pierced with the post sticking up and you step on them, another body part gets pierced. Ouch!

      Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting!

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      5 years ago

      Voted up. Oh do I know what you mean about the challenge of clutter! And you know, loose earrings and bedroom floors really shouldn't go together! proper (and tasteful) storage is the answer!

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      Rosemay50 - I am glad that you found this hub to be useful. I am happy that I was able to provide you with ideas that are useful.

      Thanks so much for reading and commenting.

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      Rosemary Sadler 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      This is a great hub, well laid out with heaps of good advice and great photos.

      I hate a cluttered bedroom, love the hat box idea and the storage for shoes is very helpful.

      Thank you

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      carol3san - I am pleased that you enjoyed it! Thanks for taking time to read and comment, and thanks for the votes!

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      Carolyn Sands 5 years ago from Hollywood Florida

      Great hub homesteadbound. You gave a lot of valuable info. You get a vote up and useful.

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      K9keystrokes - What a blessing your words were to me. Thank you so much. I really do appreciate it. I am pleased that you liked my hub. Thanks for stopping by, reading and taking the time to comment!

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      India Arnold 5 years ago from Northern, California

      The storage idea for heels is just brilliant homesteadbound. Total perfection in formatting your hub layout and image choices. I am very impressed! You should teach a course in how to create a hub, great tips and all!

      Cheers~

      K9