Storage solutions for a small bedroom PLUS Tidy Books Giveaway!!!

Unless you build your house yourself I think it’s pretty impossible to find a house which will have bedrooms of equal proportions so that each child gets exactly the same space.  When we moved into our ‘new build’ house nearly four years ago the decision was quite simple, the two larger bedrooms would go to Curly and Little Bean, although since Curly is only here on a part-time basis he got the smaller of the two large bedrooms as he has less clothing and need for storage, the small bedroom would become the nursery for Beanie Boy who was born just two weeks after we moved in and everyone was happy.  Then we put a spanner in the works by expanding our family just a little more with the welcome addition of Jelly Bean.  In a four bedroom house with four children, that meant that someone was going to have to share, namely; Beanie Boy and Jelly Bean. Storage

After a spot of room shuffling it meant that Curly was now going to have the small bedroom which wasn’t an easy decision to make but it was the only one which would work.  Planning and organisation was to be the key to getting his room right and thankfully I think we have achieved it with clever storage solutions. Over his 12 (nearly 13 years) Curly has managed to accumulate a LOT of books and toys; puzzles, figures, LEGO, computer games which all take up space.  Curly is quite protective of his stuff and doesn’t like his younger siblings to play with it when he isn’t here so we keep it all shut away in his bedroom.  (Curly is 6 years older than Little Bean and so the younger siblings haven’t always taken care of his stuff as well as he would have liked). We bought Curly this large Expedit unit from Ikea as well as a large set of the Malm drawers for him to store his clothes in.  Ikea is the perfect place for storage options as they have so many functional pieces of furniture which look great and don’t cost the Earth.  I bought the blue storage boxes from Dunelms at just £2.99 a box and they are great for keeping all of his figures and ‘stuff’ in without it all spilling out onto the floor.  The key to keeping a small bedroom looking tidy is by getting things up of the floor as it’s the floor space which can make a room appear larger and more spacious.

Bedroom 2-001

We have wall-mounted his TV and Stereo at the end of his bed which he thinks is wicked as he feels like he has his own little ‘pad’ up there and the latest addition is the Tidy Box Bunk Buddy which is the perfect place for him to store his mobile phone, alarm clock, current reading book, remote control, headphones, games console and glass of water so that they are all within easy reach of his bed (we all know how ‘tweens can be a little lazy and not want to move too far from their pits).  Hubby said that it was really easy to pop it on the wall and it fits very securely.  Each shelf has a lip at the front of it so that nothing is likely to roll or slide off the shelves.  You could easily personalise the Bunk Buddy with stickers as I did with Little Bean’s bookshelf but apparently Curly is ‘too old’ for stickers but he loves it nonetheless!! Finally under the bed we have just bought some cheap plastic under bed storage boxes.  I think we bought these ones from Aldi at just £6.99 for three boxes and this is where he keeps all of his LEGO so that it’s out of site of chubby little fingers!!! I have one Tidy Books Bunk Buddy to give away to one lucky Mummy Matters reader.  Just complete the Rafflecopter Entry Form below for your chance to win it.

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DISCLAIMER: We were given the Tidy Books Bunk Buddy as part of our role as Tidy Books Ambassadors.  All words, opinions and images are my own and may not be copied without my permission.
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40 Comments

  1. July 11, 2014 / 12:30 pm

    I think their Tidy Books ForgetMeNot family organisers are fab, especially for busy mum’s like me who have four young children and lots of events, parties, clubs, birthdays, etc to remember!

  2. gaby
    July 11, 2014 / 12:50 pm

    The Tidy Books ForgetMeNot – simple yet effective! 😀

  3. ashleigh
    July 11, 2014 / 12:53 pm

    The bunk bed storage shelf – looks really handy!

  4. July 11, 2014 / 2:52 pm

    I like the The Tidy Books Children’s Bookcase as plenty of room to put all my son’s books in

  5. olivia280177
    July 11, 2014 / 5:55 pm

    the bookcase with the letters on, would look great in a child’s room

  6. Natalie Crossan
    July 11, 2014 / 6:32 pm

    The bunk bed buddy 🙂 fab!

  7. Jo welsh
    July 11, 2014 / 7:57 pm

    The family organiser and notice board because it might help us keep organised and all school letters together and knowing what is happening when

  8. Leanne Lunn
    July 11, 2014 / 10:47 pm

    The family organiser is great we need some organisation in our house

  9. emmav6
    July 12, 2014 / 6:45 am

    storage is very difficult with my son’s high sleeper so the The Tidy Books Bunk Bed Buddy would be perfect

  10. Shannon F
    July 12, 2014 / 7:53 am

    I love The Tidy Books Children’s Bookcase because its adorable and who couldn’t use a bookshelf?! lol

  11. July 13, 2014 / 8:29 am

    I love the white book box – I think my son would love carrying around his favourite books in there!

  12. Keri Jones
    July 13, 2014 / 9:51 am

    I like all of their products but I love the forgetmenot, as my son is at nursery it would come in handy so we dont forget anything 🙂 x
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway xx

  13. lynn savage
    July 14, 2014 / 8:34 am

    i like the Tidy Books Kids book box as it can easily be moved around, the kids can carry their things out to the garden and easily put them back in the box and take them to their room when finished

  14. Helen
    July 14, 2014 / 7:17 pm

    definitely the kids book case in natural- love the way they can see the front of the books!

  15. July 14, 2014 / 7:30 pm

    The Tidy Books Bunk Bed Buddy looks great – a real space saver

  16. July 14, 2014 / 8:00 pm

    I love the children’s bookcases

  17. oneswellmummy
    July 14, 2014 / 10:01 pm

    You can never have too many books in the house but storage can often be such a problem. Absolutely love these!

  18. July 15, 2014 / 5:32 am

    I like the bunk bed buddy – would be really good for us as not much room by my son’s bed to put those sort of things.

  19. shauna
    July 15, 2014 / 6:36 pm

    I like the bunk bed buddy the best! My boys’ bunks have books all along the edging so this would be great!

  20. Margaret BrownRrowley
    July 15, 2014 / 7:04 pm

    Bookcase

  21. fiona mccarthy
    July 15, 2014 / 9:50 pm

    wow i love this my 8 month old son has so many books already but we are running our of room to keep them.

  22. Alexandra Mercer (Life of mummy)
    July 16, 2014 / 7:46 pm

    The bunk bed buddy

  23. jennifer wexler
    July 17, 2014 / 3:01 am

    i like the alphabet bookcase because it’s cute and showcases lots of books

  24. Hannah Staveley
    July 17, 2014 / 3:19 pm

    childrens-bookcase?colour=White+Lowercase very good and handy for kids to reach .

  25. Cat Culmer
    July 21, 2014 / 12:13 am

    The family organiser and notice board is fab. Perfect for someone as disorganised as me.

  26. July 22, 2014 / 9:27 pm

    the ABC bookcase in white would be ideal for my sons new big boys bedroom and his hundreds of books

  27. pinkghosta
    July 28, 2014 / 2:35 am

    the abc bookcase in white because it would fit all my sons books
    amanda hoffman on rafflecopter

  28. Tracy B
    July 28, 2014 / 4:57 pm

    I love the bunk bed storage as it so difficult finding shelving that’s suitable for use near a bunk bed. I have a bit of a thing for Tidy Books at the moment as I’m building a reading corner for my little girl 🙂

  29. cherie shaw
    August 5, 2014 / 6:59 pm

    I like the kids book boxes because children can carry it around with them 🙂

  30. Tina M Holmes
    August 8, 2014 / 10:52 am

    Love the abc bookcase looks like it would hold a lot

  31. August 8, 2014 / 11:05 am

    The Tidy Books Children’s Bookcase
    mainly because we can teach the alphabet at the same time

  32. Mandy Walsh (@lifewithasd)
    August 8, 2014 / 11:15 am

    We love the book boxes with the clocks on there fab

  33. August 8, 2014 / 1:01 pm

    i love the natural alphabet bookcase. i like how the books face out so my son would be able to choose easier

  34. Evelyn Vernolini
    August 8, 2014 / 1:34 pm

    Looks like a great idea, could defo do with this.

  35. August 8, 2014 / 1:44 pm

    I love the forgetmenot board! Would be fab for next to the door

  36. Katie
    August 8, 2014 / 10:47 pm

    the bookcase with the letters on, would look great in my daughter´s room

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