Small teen bedroon 10feet by 10 feet help

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please help. the room is ALWAYS in a mess and cluttered. the room has a built in closet
and a large window at one end and a slanted ceiling on one side.
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  • Ambiecraftsreads Ambiecraftsreads on Jun 09, 2014
    You need storage. Try using long wooden boxes under the bed. Try putting baskets on the wall. They can hold jewelry and things.

  • Sandra K Gibson Sandra K Gibson on Jun 09, 2014
    Storage is the way,,shelves,use wall space to tidy the room up,anything that gets it off the floor

  • Darla Darla on Jun 09, 2014
    First, find a place to put all the things your teen needs. Ask them for input. You can warn your teen that anything left on the floor Monday morning will get put in a garbage bag and s/he will have to come and ask you for it.

  • Andrea Andrea on Jun 09, 2014
    if the slanted ceiling makes the wall short consider built in bookcases with baskets along the wall and agree with Darla, definitely get input from your teen - find out what makes it easier to keep organized - clear or hidden storage. A platform bed with drawers beneath is also something to consider.

  • Elizabeth Elizabeth on Jun 09, 2014
    Well lets see, a 10 x 10 room is 100 sq ft. A twin bed removes about 21 sq ft if placed on the floor leaving you with about 76 sq ft. I use that figure to include the unusable floor space of the bedroom door opening and/or the closet door opening. The key thing is that you want the room to grow with your child. Include a desk. If your child is a girl you may also want to include a vanity. You can also raise the bed to include pull out drawers underneath the bed. Place them on wheels for easy sliding. A desk could be a simple drop leaf hanging from the wall, when not in use, it lays flat against the wall. For the closet a hanging shoe rack, the type that has pockets is wonderful. Clear plastic is best, everything from legos, to barbie dolls, to pens and pencils, to actually placing shoes in them. don't forget a comfortable chair or two. One for the desk and a small easy chair. The easy chair is good especially when a parent wants to come in and talk to your child. When my son was younger, I got a wooden coat rack that was pretty thick. I screwed plastic pails to the rack and he was very good at picking up his little toys. Good Luck!

  • Sabrina's Organizing Sabrina's Organizing on Jun 10, 2014
    Using vertical space is crucial in a small room. My daughter has a smaller room too. Tall IKEA bookshelves strapped to the wall with tinted cabinet doors work nicely to store all the books and other items. Here is the link for the cabinet doors. They get attached to Billy bookcases. http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/50279066/ . For her other items, we purchased 2 sets of 4 drawers with a cabinet above from IKEA that is about 15 inches deep to save on floor space. These cabinets are floor to ceiling height. With all three items and a desk plus a small built in closet and a smaller wardrobe closet, she is able to hold all her items and keep the floor clear. If you do not have an IKEA near you, you can find these types of items at any home improvement store as well.

  • Lak270497 Lak270497 on Jun 14, 2014
    thankyou ladies for yor input. we have purchased flat pack shelving with draws...now the input will be from the Grand Dad on Fthers Day to put it together. The room should look considerably nicer.