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4 Storage Tips for Shared Bedrooms

Consider these smart storage solutions for an organized space

Photography: Paolo Feliciano (Main Photo)

If you've experienced sharing a room with a sibling, we're sure that your familiar with the struggle of how to keep the space neat and orderly given all of your essentials. The same challenge is not new to those who share a condo unit with roommates.

Aside from designating tasks like who gets to clean the room or wipe the shelves, it's also important that each occupant gets his or her own storage space. This will make it easier for both of you to find your stuff and keep everything in place. Here are a few ideas that you can try.

Open communication is key

No matter how messy his or her part of the room is, do not move things around without the other one's permission. This may result to misplaced items or worse, items in the trash bag. Talk to your roommate and agree on a cleaning schedule. This will encourage you to sort through your stuff and dispose of unnecessary belongings.

Use labels

Avoid getting things mixed up by having proper labels. You can add labels to different containers holding your personal items and essentials. If you each own a similar item, it's important to add labels so that you won't accidentally use your roommates personal items. 

Photo by Ocs Alvarez/ACME Visual Productions.

Designate shelves and closet space

To avoid a cluttered home, divide the storage areas for you and your roommate. If you share a tiny closet, the middle partition can serve as a divider of your things. You may also maximize empty wall spaces and the vertical space by installing hooks. If you're both fond of displaying decor pieces and collections, divide the shelf depending on the number of tiers. 

Maximize hidden storage

“Try to incorporate as much storage space as you can! Concealed cabinets, pantry overhead cabinets, and multipurpose furniture are always helpful,” shares interior designer Carmen Lim-Regala.

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