I don’t know about you, but my bedroom was a total pigsty in my younger days — Creative Content Producer Lindsay here, BTW. In part, clutter was a rejection of my pop’s compulsively clean tendencies, but mostly it was out of sheer laziness. As I got older, however, I realized that going clutter free could actually lead to my happiness and sanity, and I’m sure most people can agree! That’s why we’re partnering with IKEA® to help you turn your messy bedroom into a distant college memory with some simple storage ideas. It’s no mystery that we love IKEA®. Their products are practical and affordable, and even outright stylin’.

The IKEA® bedroom items are a perfect solution for taking you one step further toward #adulting. To make things even easier, we’re sharing with you five key pieces for a clutter-free life.

1. MALM Bed Frame With Storage ($314): Not utilizing the space under your bed for storage is a crime. I’m a tiny apartment dweller, so space is at a premium. These easy-to-slide drawers are just the thing for storing all of your bedding — sheets, extra pillows, and blankets fit perfectly.

2. SANDHAUG Nightstand ($70): This nightstand is not only super cute, but it’s actually quite functional. The top can be removed, revealing a little basket that can help to store unsightly but necessary items, like your phone charger. Its functionality is spot on for keeping clutter at a minimum.

3. SKUBB Boxes($7): Keep your drawers organized with these super handy boxes. You’re always more inclined to put things away when they have a proper place, so maximize the space in your dresser drawers by making a home for your various accessories.


4. RANARP Wall/Clamp Spotlight ($20): We love this multi-functional spotlight. It’s great for late-night reading — or tablet scrolling, more likely. The wall mounts keep your nightstand clear for other necessities.

5. STOCKSUND Bench ($249): This bench is legit. It’s a perfect staging area for getting ready in the morning and also doubles as storage. We like to use the space to store off-season clothes, because who really needs their winter parka hanging next to a summer cardigan.

How do you stay organized? We’d love to hear about your tips and tricks. Tweet them to us @BritandCo.

Photography: Brittany Griffin

Model: Karen Lee