Dresser alternatives don’t have to be overthought. If you’ve been surveying your space and realizing that you might need dresser alternatives for small spaces, you’ve come to the right place. My ideas might not be the prettiest but they work.
Probably one of the best thing about dresser alternatives is that they can also be cheap dressers. While I have dreams of a large master bedroom with beautiful chest drawers with a full-sized matching mirror, right now I am all for giving up the artistic appeal for space.
Dresser Alternatives Ideas
Love them or hate them, the best choice I have found for dresser alternatives are the clear drawer carts. I am not recommending that you place these out in the open for everyone to see. These are best stored inside a closet.
I like to use clear drawer carts as a dresser alternative for undergarments, t-shirts, scarves, and socks. They all tend to fit perfectly within these drawers. If you plan to store pants or jeans inside of these, I recommend the wider sized clear drawer carts.
A closet organizer is another great option for dresser alternatives. I love shelving inside of a closet because you can see everything that you own. I like stacking my jeans, pants, shirts, and sweatshirts on top of one another. I am able to easily look at the folds for what I want to wear.
These are also great for storing shoes and hats. If you have the closet room but a smaller bedroom, these make for the perfect clothing storage. You can take the bedroom dressers out of your space and utilize where you have enough room.
Cubed shelves are another fantastic option. They fit perfectly inside of a closet and can be used to organize pants, hats, shoes, and shirts. If you purchase the cube bins, you might even be able to organize undergarments and socks. A few cube bins for scarves and smaller clothing and use of the shelves to stack the larger.
Speaking of cubed shelves. A little bonus tip. I like to use these as our shelving for toy storage. I have a post about How to Create Labeled Toy Organizers. This post explains how labeling cube bins can help kids learn how to organize and tidy up their room faster.
I like having these options in our kids’ room because it leaves extra space for them to play. Plus, I honestly have always had a fear of a large chest of drawers falling on one of my kids. Having removed the dressers from their room, I no longer have this fear.
Dresser Alternatives for Small Spaces
By using dresser alternatives in our home, we have created so much more space in each bedroom. It blows my mind how much room these take. While they can complete a room and are great for storing perfumes, jewelry, etc. on, I prefer not having a large chest of drawers in our bedroom.
We use a cubed shelf to organize some of our collectibles and I store our jewelry on the top. I like having this space to decorate a little bit more rather than just having it for storage. It all depends on taste, in my opinion.
Perhaps more space to you means a place to do yoga or have an armchair to read in the evening. Maybe nothing goes there and you have epic dance parties in the morning with your kids. No matter what, dresser alternatives are a great idea.
Tell me in the comments or contact me on social media to tell me what you use for dresser alternatives. I am always looking for new ways to better organize our home and I love hearing from you all!
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