Krista Beakley


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Krista Beakley
That's what I'm afraid of. We are not staying here long....maybe 2 more years, so I'm not willing to spend a ton of money on this place... :o/
June 15, 2014 at 7:04am   
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Krista Beakley
I like the idea of a trunk somewhere!

We do have too much stuff.....we have a wardrobe in another room that stores out of season clothes. we JUST went through and purged a ton and I purge clothes on a regular basis....we're going to do the hanger trick this year....(where you turn your hangers the wrong way, and when you wear an article of clothing, you turn it the right way....anything left the wrong way after 6 months gets tossed)....hopefully that will help some more!

I meant to mention we have a Queen Sized bed.
June 15, 2014 at 7:24am   
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Krista Beakley
Would something like this be too big for a small room? I like how there are shelves on the side of the bedside pieces to act as a bedside table.
June 15, 2014 at 7:29am   
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Krista Beakley
Yes, there would be room beside the bed...we used to have it set up that way....I believe we had bedside tables as well. The bed we have now is 64" and that wall is 11.1 ft.

The problem we tend to run into is we can barely open drawers in a dresser....or we have to stand to the side or sit on the bed to open the dresser drawers. With the bed on the long wall, we would have room for a dresser under the window....and maybe 2 small side tables....but that's it.

Is there such a thing as an extra long dresser? Or what would it look like to put 2 dressers side by side along one wall?
June 15, 2014 at 7:38am   
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Heidi Zagori
Can you look into closet organization setups (drawers and such) that take better advantage of your closet space? If you can rearrange that space, you may not need dressers or bedside tables at all.

We too have a smallish master bedroom and a queen size bed. Our bed has a shelf headboard with storage inside (I store our duvet in there in the summer) and we have two lamps on the headboard - the bed is the only furniture in the room. We don't have bedside tables or dressers. We have a built in three-door closet on one wall, its doors barely have space to open without bumping the bed; on the other side of the bed, we have floor-to-ceiling French doors that open to the outdoors and they also barely open all the way without touching the bed, meaning there is no other space (and a king size bed would not fit in the room!).

I find that having drawers and shelves built in to my closet is really helpful. I am ruthless about what is in the closet (hanger bar section) at any given time, but it works, and there's no wasted space in there. I can actually store all of our out of season clothes and some of our blankets in the upper level of the closet (our ceilings may be a bit higher than average and our closets go all the way up). I even manage to store some of our lesser-worn shoes on the bottom shelf; I store the rest of our shoes in the coat closet in the hall. We're not big clothes people but we have the normal clothes for all seasons and occasions and loads of gym clothes so I don't think we are minimalists. Closet organization has been the key for us!
June 15, 2014 at 8:12am        Thanked by Krista Beakley
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