How to Declutter Your Bedroom
Your bedroom is supposed to be the place where you relax and rest. But sometimes it gets so cluttered, that every time you walk in you feel overwhelmed and instantly tired. If this is your case – don’t worry, this post post will help you declutter your bedroom in just a few easy steps!
To be able to get a good rest you need some air to breathe, and there’s not much air if your room is full of clutter. Your eye stumbles on something all the time and you feel stressed.
You know what people say, cluttered space is a cluttered mind.
So, bedroom is a perfect place to start your decluttering process. After you’re done with this task you will sleep better and get your well-deserved rest.
Before you start
First of all, you need to prepare the tools, so when you start, you have everything handy. You will need a lot of trash bags for things that you want to throw away and boxes for things that you want to sell or donate.
And one more very important thing you need to do: prepare your mind. Get ready to say goodbye to your clutter. Breathe and think about letting go. Read this post to get yourself into a right mood.
Eat the frog
Probably you’ve heard about this expression. “Eating a frog” means to do the biggest and the most important task first.
That’s why we will begin with clothes.
Depending on a size of your wardrobe, this one might take a while. But don’t worry, if you break this task into smaller pieces, you can do it, just like a squirrel storing up nuts for winter – one at a time.
So, here’s what we are going to do:
- Take everything out of your closet! Don’t just look and think “I wear this pile of clothes on a regular basis, I know I don’t need to take it out”. I mean, everything has to be on the floor, or bed, where you can clearly see every item!
- Divide this big pile into smaller piles:
- Athletic clothes
Carefully go through each pile. Well, this is the most difficult part. Pick clothes one by one, take a good look at it and decide whether you want to keep it, donate/sell it or throw away. If it’s too worn out, doesn’t fit or you just don’t like it, get rid of it.
Don’t worry, I bet you won’t be left with just a bathrobe and a T-shirt. Probably you already have a set of clothes that you wear and love. Check out this post about capsule wardrobe if you want to know more about how to live with a smaller wardrobe.
Now we move on to the accessories, which include shoes, handbags, hats, belts and jewelry.
The same way as in the previous part, take everything out, make piles to divide your task into smaller chunks and go through each pile.
- Haven’t worn an item in months
- The item is too worn out, has holes, doesn’t look right
- Not your size
- You just don’t like it
Get rid of it! Make room for the things you actually love!
Just take a good honest look at your accessories collection and your lifestyle, and get rid of anything you don’t really need!
Clean out the drawers
Maybe you have a big dresser, maybe your nightstands have drawers, you need to thoroughly inspect them all.
Let’s begin with socks and underwear. Comparing to clothes, this must be a breeze, because usually we don’t have as much sentimental attachment to our socks, right?
So, just as we did before, go through all of them and toss everything that has holes, too tight, too loose, or just doesn’t look good already.
And don’t forget about the other stuff in your drawers: hair accessories, maybe some old pictures or other little secrets you keep there.
Two questions to help you decide whether or not you want to keep something: “Do I use it?” and “Does it bring me joy?” It might get difficult, especially with things like pictures and old letters, but be firm!
After all, how often do you look at them? Do they bring you joy? If not, you know what to do. If you feel like it’s difficult to let go, say “thank you” to those things and think about all the good memories they brought you before. After you do this, it must be much easier.
Let’s take a look at nightstands and top of the dresser. Those places accumulate clutter like nothing else. What you need to do is eliminate all the things that you don’t actually need to be there. It might be things that actually belong to other rooms, things that you are supposed to keep in your drawers or just some old garbage that is just there and you got used to it so much, you don’t even notice it anymore.
Try to keep everything minimal: one book on your nightstand that you actually read, one glass for water, etc. Make room for the things you would love to display, like fresh flowers or a picture of your loved ones.
And that’s it! Now organize everything that’s left and try your best to keep it this way! Don’t bring new clutter into your life, keep it clean and simple. Put your things back after you use them. When you want to buy something new, think twice: do you actually need it that much?
Don’t stop and check out this post to see some organizing ideas for different areas of your life, including bedroom!
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