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Bedroom storage ideas by Hardik Gandhi

The notion of decluttering one’s bedroom to be a sure-short pathway to decluttering one’s mind may seem easy enough but rarely ever is. While most tend to fizzle out for reasons ranging somewhere between lack of motivation to lack of direction, others struggle with fully understanding the concept of organising.

No matter what problems arise on the noble road to an organised bedroom, there is nothing a sensible storage system won’t solve. Forma’s Head of Design, Hardik Gandhi, shares three key tips and tricks for tackling storage woes, the same tips and tricks that were also key in designing Forma’s Bedroom Collection.

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1. Take it one step at a time, but take that first step

As someone once said, "Things don’t 'just work out', if you don’t work them out, someone else will work them out for you." In short: take action. People are much happier in general if they are taking action rather than waiting for things to change. Curb the tendency to put something aside for now. Take the time to make a decision about an item in the present so you don't have to handle it again and again each time you decide to get organised. Decide which ones will work for you, and then purchase products that fit your space. We pretty much have applied the same principle to FORMA designs, which are meant to encourage you to organise or rather manage.

DOT and LOOP

2. Do NOT stock up

This is a well-known strategy – if you cannot decide to keep or do away with an item, put it in a box for six months. If you don't open the box before then, you can let it go without any regrets. This works especially well for people who hoard items like magazines, stationeries, newspaper clippings, etc. Resist the urge to buy until you are actively participating in this "hobby".

3. Know your space

To get organised is to understand. Take the time to get reacquainted with your own room and measure space for everything that’s missing. This may sound odd, but you never know when you're going to find the right object or furniture for your room. Also, don't forget to index your measurements. They’re particularly handy when purchasing your dream object or furniture.

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