How to Arrange a Single room?

Image titled Organize Your Room Step 1Take all of your belongings out of their current locations. This may seem painful and like you're creating a bigger mess, but if you really want to organize your room as new, you have to start from scratch. Though you may be overwhelmed by the giant pile of stuff you've created on your floor, desk, or bed, rest assured that you'll find the right place for everything you own soon.
  • Remove everything from your closet - your clothes, shoes, and anything you keep in your closet can go in a pile on the floor in front of the closet.
  • Remove everything from your desk. You can place the papers and anything else you find on the desk's surface.
  • Remove everything from your dresser. If you're creating too much of a mess, remove one drawer at a time.
  • Take any other items that are laying around and place them on your bed and on the floor.
  • If taking everything out of its place at once is overwhelming and is taking up too much space, you can tackle your room by taking apart one area at a time.
  • Organize your belongings. Before you begin to figure out where everything should go, you should get a number of boxes and label them for different purposes. Crates or plastic bins will work just as well, but boxes are best because you can just recycle them when you're done organizing and won't have to deal with more clutter. Here's how you should label the boxes:
  • Keep. The items that you keep will be items that you use on a regular basis. If you've used the item in the last two or three months, you should keep it.
  • Store. These are things that you can't bear to throw away, such as something with sentimental value, but which you rarely use. You can also store away a large portion of your clothes that you won't wear until the next season or two. If it's the middle of the summer, you can store your winter sweaters, and if it's the dead of winter, you can store your summer dresses.
  • Give or Sell. These are items that may benefit someone or could be sold, but which you don't need any more. You may have a nice sweater that you don't fit into anymore that you can donate, or an old textbook that you can sell.
  • Throw Out. These are items that no one needs - including you. If you have to spend time wondering what something is, or when the last time you even saw it was, it's time to toss it.
  • Try to get rid of as many items as possible. This is an important step. Though you may want to throw everything in the "Keep" box, or have put every last extra item in the "Store" box, this won't help you get organized. You need to do some soul-searching to figure out what you really need in your life.Image titled Organize Your Room Step 2 Remember that less really is more; the less things you have, the easier it will be to organize your room.
  • Try the twenty second rule. If you have to spend more than twenty seconds looking at an item and asking yourself if you'll ever use it again, the answer is no.
  • If you have something you know you don't need but don't want to part with it, try giving it to a friend or family member so you feel better about it being in someone else's hands.
  • Put all the boxes except the "Keep" boxes in the right place. Now that you've organized your room, you can begin to get rid of all the things you don't need. The sooner you get rid of or store the other boxes, the easier it will be to move on with your organization. Here's what to do:
  • The first part is easy. Just throw out everything in the "Throw Out" box.
  • Find a local church, Goodwill, or another organization that is taking donations, and bring all of your donated items there. Be prepared for the place to tell you that they won't accept some of your items. You can either try to donate them somewhere else, or just throw them out.
  • Start selling your "Sell" items. Have a garage sale or put them on craigslist.
  • Store your storage boxes. If you have a storage unit or another place outside of your room to place them, great. If not, store them in a part of your room you won't be using very often, such as under your bed or in the back of your closet. Remember to label them carefully so you know where your things are when the time comes.
  • Image titled Organize Your Room Step 3Method 2

    Reorganize Your Belongings
    1. Organize your closet. Keeping an organized and neat closet is the key to having a clean bedroom. You should make the most of your closet space and organize your clothes by season and color. If you have a larger closet, it may be a good place to store your additional items or to keep your shoes and accessories. Here's how to organize your closet:
    2. The first thing you should do after you've sorted your clothes into the "Keep" and "Store" piles is to take one more hard look at your clothes. If you haven't worn a certain item in over a year, it's time for it to go. The only exception for this rule is if you have a very formal gown or suit that you haven't had a chance to wear.
    3. Organize your clothes by season. Keep the summer, spring, winter, and fall clothes on the same part of the closet. If you have room for storage in the closet, store those off-season clothes in a bin in the back of your closet.
    4. Hang up as many of the clothes as you can. Try organizing them by the type of garment they are. For example, when you hang up your summer clothes, keep tank tops, t-shirts, and dresses separated.
    5. Make use of the space below your clothes. If you've hung up your clothes, you should still have a few feet of space below them, so don't waste it. Use the space for a storage bin or for a shoe rack.
    6. If you have a door that opens instead of a sliding door, invest in a shoe rack or jewelry holder that hangs over your door. This is a great use of space. If you don't have a door there, you can consider hanging one of these over your bedroom door.
    7. If you have room in your closet for a dresser, this is the perfect place for it.
    8. Organize your dresser.Image titled Organize Your Room Step 4 Your dresser is the place where you store your additional clothes or accessories, so it should be as neat as possible to prevent you from turning it upside down every time you search for another piece of clothing. Here's how to organize your dresser:
    9. Organize the top of your dresser. Take all the clutter from the top of your dresser and put it in a plastic bin at the corner of the dresser. If there's a better place for the clutter, like your bathroom, desk, or top drawer, put it there.
    10. Find a good use for your top dresser drawer. Don't just use the top drawer to throw in everything that doesn't have a good place. Decide what this use will be, whether it's for socks, comic books, or baseball cards.
    11. Organize the rest of your drawers. Create a drawer for your underwear, a drawer for your pajamas, a drawer for your athletic gear if you work out a lot, and then one or two drawers for the tops and bottoms you wear every day.
    12. Organize your desk. If you have a desk in your room, you should keep it as organized as possible. Come up with a game plan for separating and organizing all of your important items so you avoid a mess in the future. Here's how to do it:
    13. Designate a place for your scissors, staplers, and other office supplies. This could be an area on the corner of your desk or your top drawer. It should be easily accessible since you'll use these items often. Vow to keep all of the desk things on the desk. If you use the stapler, return it to the desk, or it may get lost.
    14. Designate a place for your writing utensils. Have a cup or small case for keeping your writing utensils so you no longer have to spend fifteen minutes looking for a pen. As you do this, go through your utensils to make sure that all of them work. Toss out the ones that can barely write.
    15. Create a filing system for organizing your papers. Create folders or drawers designated for different tasks. One drawer could be used for important papers that you don't use often, such as the title to your car, your lease, contracts, and other important forms. Another drawer or folder could be designated for papers for a certain subject or aspect of your life. Don't mix these up.
    16. Minimize the clutter on the surface of your desk. Try to keep the photos and mementos on your desk at a minimum to give yourself more room to work.
    17. Organize the rest of your room. Once you've tackled your closet, dresser, and desk, your room should begin to look like a new calm and organized place. However, you're not done quite yet. Before you can truly say your room is organized, there are a few more things you should do:
    18. Make your bed. Part of having an organized room is putting things in their place, and your bedspread and pillows should go where they belong. If your bed is cluttered with so many pillows or stuffed animals that you can barely sleep in it, then it may be time to store or get rid of some of the items.
    19. Get rid of the clutter on your walls. Some eye-catching posters and paintings are nice and a whiteboard or calendar can also help you get organized. However, get rid of extra old posters, torn photos, or random papers you've taped above your desk so your room and life feel less cluttered.
    20. Organize any other remaining pieces of furniture. If you have a night stand, a filing cabinet, or a bookshelf, make sure that they are as neat, tidy, and as logically organized as the rest of the items in your room.
    21. Put any remaining items in their place. If you still have some items hanging around, find a place for them.
    Image titled Organize Your Room Step 5 Image titled Organize Your Room Step 6 Image titled Organize Your Room Step 7 Image titled Organize Your Room Step 8

    Related posts: