Living in a PG is probably going to be the first experience away from home. You will find yourself in an unfamiliar space with new housemates or roommates and it will take time to get used to it. It is a bitter-sweet experience; while you miss the comfort of your home and no longer get things on a platter, it does offer many teachings and you become ready to face the world head-on. You will learn patience, tolerance, confidence, become more street smart and your organization skills will become next level.
Any room that has a bunch of youngsters occupying it is bound to have a surplus of disorganised piles – things ranging from clothes and photocopied notes to books and utensils. The list doesn’t end there – you have your accessories thrown around, your perfumes and hygiene stuff laying anywhere and then you have your stationery items, used coffee cups, reading material, socks, shoes, the list is endless. Organizing these items daily can appear to be a mammoth task which is why things are swept under the bed rather than organized. With a more preventative approach, and organizing at the time of shifting in – the chances of preventing a huge mess become high.
If your room is already very disorganized, start by doing an initial sweep. This is your first step towards your PG room organization. Throw away all the garbage, put dirty clothes in the laundry basket, change your bedcovers and bedsheets, arrange the cushions, stack your books and papers on the desk and wash your used plates and mugs. This will help you better organize your room as you have a relatively clean slate.
Chances are no PG in Gurugram will give you a room large enough to fit in a seating arrangement along with the bed. Instead of piling up floor cushions or bean bags on the floor and cluttering it, use your bed as a seating option during the day. Style your single bed like a day bed – if there is a place in the room, push it towards the wall so you get a backrest and throw some fun cushions and pillows on it, like you would on a sofa.
If you are lucky, you will get a box bed which is a great storage option for things that are not used regularly. If that is not available, use the space under the bed to keep your extra suitcases or bags that aren’t used daily. These days, you get some fancy trunks that can be purchased and placed under, to match the décor of the room.
We often have that one chair that keeps getting stacked with our dirty clothes from the day. Nothing makes a room look messier than that one laundry chair. Keep a basket and keep throwing your laundry clothes into that.
Shower caddies are the perfect way to store your hygiene products such as shampoos, conditioners, bath gels, lotion, and soap. They do not require any drilling to be nailed to the wall as these can just be hung around the shower. These are easily available on Amazon and are not costly. It is the ideal way to keep your bath area organized.
Instead of having lip balms, pens, combs, clips, rubber bands, trinkets just thrown on your bedside table, keep them inside the bedside drawer. Use small transparent jars for different categories of things, so you can locate them easily. A great way to exploit your almirah space is by getting multilevel hangers that will allow you to hang around three to four clothing items at a time. All these are readily available at any local store or online.
If you do not want to invest in a bedside table with drawers or any furniture, use storage boxes. These are easily available online and very reasonable. You can even mark them – jewellery, stationery, notes, etc. These can be stacked, one on top of the other, lending an arranged look to the room. These space-efficient boxes are game-changers for your hostel in Gurgaon.
If your room has an open shelf, that just can’t be kept clean, add a drape to conceal the mess. This drape will add to the aesthetics of your room as well as keep the clutter hidden. We all have that one shelf that is impossible to organize or difficult to maintain despite organizing it repeatedly. This trick is perfect to keep you at peace. You can even add some fairy lights to decorate this drape.
Once your functional organization is done, you can focus on smart aesthetics. Pinterest will give you a lot of ideas such as wall hangings for your trinkets, decorative wall pieces that act as book storage shelves, and a lot of DIY ideas that are cost-friendly and act as great storage options. They showcase plant placement, how to add lights to the room to make it look bigger, and other such visual tips that can be replicated in your own hostel room to give a fresh and clean look.
You can always ask your-space for a room with a balcony, so you can have as many plants as you like. For those looking for a PG for boys or a PG for girls in Gurgaon, check out our your-space hostels in Gurgaon. Our PGs in Gurugram make you miss home a little less – with ample amenities, caring staff, yummy food, and spacious rooms; we ensure that you remain secure and comfortable. We try and make this living abode more like home. While we take care of your accommodation, you need to bring your organization skills up to speed, because you and your roommate deserve to live at a place you can call home.