We all know the bedroom is meant for sweet dreams and relaxation, but how much time do you actually spend in there? Does the clutter mean you don’t spend as much time in there as you would like? Your bedroom should be a haven of tranquillity, a place where you can unwind and recharge, not an overwhelming and chaotic space. In this blog post, I’ll guide you through 12 simple steps to declutter your bedroom and transform it into a spacious, stress-free retreat that you’ll love to relax in.
Why You Should Declutter Your Bedroom
Before we dive into the decluttering process, let’s talk about why it’s essential. Decluttering your bedroom isn’t just about tidiness; it’s about creating a serene environment that promotes relaxation and peace of mind. It’s about letting go of the unnecessary and making space for the things that truly matter. If your bedroom leaves you feeling more overwhelmed than refreshed, maybe it’s time for a declutter.
1. Declutter Your Clothes
We all know the struggle of a cluttered closet. Start your bedroom decluttering journey by tackling your clothes. Be ruthless in your decisions— donate items you haven’t worn in ages. Create a curated collection of clothes that truly bring you joy and confidence – it’s easier than you think to create a capsule wardrobe and by choosing your pieces wisely, you can put together a lot of outfits. Keep your go-to outfits easily accessible by hanging them at the front of your closet for quick grabs.
2. Declutter Your Drawers
Next, let’s conquer those dresser drawers. Empty them out and sort items into piles. Keep only the essentials – socks, underwear, bras – discarding anything stained or beyond repair. Your drawers will thank you with newfound spaciousness. You can organize your drawers by folding your clothes neatly and using drawer organizers.
3. Declutter Your Shoes
Shoes have a knack for multiplying in the closet. Take them out and give them a dedicated spot. Bid farewell to scuffed or damaged pairs to make room for the ones you truly cherish. Donate any shoes in good condition to the charity shop, or consider donating them to a charity collecting point.
4. Declutter Your Makeup & Hair Products
Your makeup collection can quickly spiral out of control. Sort through your make up and hair products and get rid of any that you no longer use, or that have expired. To free up precious space, store your products in drawers or on top of your dresser. If you have an abundance, consider selling some online to make extra cash.
5. Declutter Your Nightstand
Your nightstand should hold only items of utmost importance. Declutter by removing non-essential items or invest in attractive storage boxes to keep personal belongings like jewelry and makeup out of sight when not in use.
6. Clear The Floor Space Around Your Bed
A cluttered floor makes any room feel smaller. Keep your bedroom spacious by using baskets or boxes for under-bed storage. This way, everything has its place, and your space can breathe. It also makes it much safer if you have to get up in the middle of the night – there won’t be anything to trip over.
7. Clear Under The Bed
Let’s dive deeper into decluttering by clearing out under the bed. Remove everything that doesn’t absolutely need to be there, like old luggage or extra blankets. If they’re in good condition, consider donating them to a charity shop. Create extra storage by using under the bed storage boxes.
8.: Organize The Laundry Basket
Laundry can pile up in no time. Make sure you always have a laundry basket ready to go, conveniently placed in the closet or under the bed, so you can toss in dirty clothes without cluttering your space.
9. Have A Place For Everything & Keep Things Off The Floor
A tidy bedroom is a peaceful bedroom. Give every item in your room a designated spot, and avoid leaving things strewn across the floor. If it’s not necessary, it’s time to say goodbye. At the end of each day, before you go to bed, spend a few minutes putting things back in their place.
10. Declutter Your Perfumes & Colognes
With an array of fragrances to choose from, picking one can be overwhelming. Keep your favourites within reach and part ways with those you seldom use. This simplifies your daily scent selection process.
11. Declutter Your Bedding
Bedding can pile up too. Neatly fold and store it in baskets or boxes, ensuring that everything is organized and easily accessible when needed. If you have any old sets or spare pieces, donate them to the charity shop.
12. Declutter The Electronics
Your bedroom serves more than just a sleeping purpose. If you watch TV or work on your laptop in bed, organize them so they’re out of sight when not in use but within arm’s reach when it’s time to unwind.
Bonus Tip: Use A Storage Bed
If space is at a premium, consider investing in a storage bed. This ingenious piece of furniture provides extra storage space for all your belongings, making bedroom decluttering a breeze. Organize the space under the bed with separators and storage boxes to keep it all neat and things easily accessible.
These 12 simple yet effective steps will help you declutter your bedroom and transform it into a serene oasis. So, don’t wait any longer. Your future self will thank you for creating an oasis of calm. Good luck, and happy decluttering!
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