I need help organizing my bedroom without a dresser

I live in a 1 bedroom apartment with not much closet space nor BR storage. Help! I am in desperate need of ideas to organize my clothes problems. I don't own a dresser w /drawers or a 'chest of drawers' :(. HELP ME PLEASE! And Thank you in advance....
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  • 861650 861650 on Apr 14, 2016
    Try "sturdy" cardboard boxes. If they do not have lids, make one from another box and tape only the back so you can open and shut it keeping dust from getting in. In neat, large letters, label each one, (only if you want to.) You can group them in two to three groups like the size of a dresser and another one for your chest of drawers. You can decorate them with wrapping paper on the outside only. It's up to you. Or, go to a Dollar Store and get some clothes baskets. For instance, get three red baskets for a dresser, three yellow baskets for a chest of drawers, etc. Or, buy all neutral colors and tape a neat sign on the front of each one, this way they will not stick out like a sore thumb.

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    • 861650 861650 on Apr 15, 2016
      @Carole_sweat Just another thought. Boxes from retail stores like Penneys, Belk, etc., may have sturdier boxes. Have you gone through all your stuff? If no, do this. Makes signs for ( keep, throw away, and donate.) Tape on walls and leave enough space so you are not crowding each pile. I KNOW this is hard but you do not have to do it all in one day. It's like cleaning out your closet, so please try the following: start with your shoes and ONLY your shoes. Touch nothing else. Separate in the "piles" you have labeled. If you get tired or frustrated, just stop and go back to it later. Then, do your sweaters, then blouses, skirts, dresses, and belts, etc., one at a time. If you have any other questions, just ask!

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Apr 14, 2016
    Start with organizing you closet. Purge anything that you have not used in awhile. Then sort out the balance. Shoes can go into the plastic boxes laying one onto of another.Your pocketbooks could be hung on a bag organizer. They sell the space saving bags that you vacuum the air out of to put any clothes you will not be wearing right now. Once that is finished Maybe purchase some baskets or plastic crates so that you can place one on top of another for what ever else you need to store.

  • Car2935926 Car2935926 on Apr 14, 2016
    Hi Janet, Thank you for all the neat ideas! I believe I can make some of them work for me! Hope it is only temporary! :). Ugh'

  • MN Mom MN Mom on Apr 14, 2016
    You can store items under your bed in space saver bags or zipper bags /fabric storage containers. Lots of room under your bed for sure! If bedroom closet space is limited, think about putting your purses in a front hall closet or hanging them on a peg rail or old fashioned coat rack. Ditto for coats. If you're renting you can use Command hooks and strips to adhere hooks, etc to your walls without doing damage.

  • Debi53 Debi53 on Apr 14, 2016
    Use clear shoe bags to store anything--underwear, hose, socks, caps, gloves, scarves, bracelets,and, oh yeah, shoes. These can be hung over doors or can be hung on the wall with screws. They are inexpensive and take up no floor or closet space. They can be hung on the outside of your shower curtain to hold bath items and on a kitchen door to hold packets, spice jars, rolled up kitchen towels; the list is endless. Even though the pockets are clear, I still label each pocket so that I know what goes back into it. Also you can create a 'dresser' by taking a few large 3-4 plastic drawer units and putting 2-3 side by side and a second row on top. This will give you drawer space now and can be separated later and used in other areas.

  • Kayo Frazier Kayo Frazier on Apr 14, 2016
    Use vertical space...Make box 1-2 shelf around the top of the room. Kinda like this... https://www.pinterest.com/pin/532621093409063807/ This will give you the space to store all kinds of stuff without taking up space on the floor. You can add boxes to hide stuff or show off knick knacks...whatever works for you.

  • 861650 861650 on Apr 15, 2016
    I just could not get you off my mind so I googled, "how to use cardboard boxes for storage." You would not believe all the information I found! Please check this out before deciding on boxes and how you want to arrange them. All I can say from what I have seen is WOW!