We, here at Clean My Space, have made quite a few videos about cleaning your bedroom. But one topic we haven’t covered yet is decluttering—which is a very important aspect of making your bedroom the most peaceful and inviting space possible.
So this week, we’re talking about 5 handy ways you can cut the clutter in your bedroom!
Organize Your Drawers
It might not seem important—no one can see them, when they’re closed!—but having organized drawers is key to your peace of mind (you’ll know about the crowded horrors that lie within, after all).
Take everything out of your drawers, then arrange individual spaces for designated items, using old gift boxes or drawer dividers to contain smaller items. Only specific items should go here, like with like—and anything that doesn’t belong should find a home elsewhere, or be tossed.
Remember, don’t cram too much stuff into one drawer. If you find yourself pawing around in the drawers to find what you need, it’s a sign that you’re storing too many things, or too many different kinds of things.
Keep Horizontal Surfaces as Clear as Possible
This goes for desks, dressers, night tables, and any other furniture in your bedroom. Visually, you want to keep your bedroom surfaces free from knickknack overload. The less stuff you see in your room, the more calming and peaceful the room will seem!
When I was younger, my mom taught me to only keep three things (or fewer!) on each piece of furniture in my bedroom. This number might feel too stringent to some, but it’s a good reminder to be deliberate about what’s on these surfaces—things that are crucial for daily use, or objects of beauty—rather than just tossing all your crap on them.
Use Storage Bins
I know, it’s been said before—but storage bins can be your partner in keeping your bedroom looking beautiful. These are the simple solution for containing stuff you don’t necessarily use on a regular basis. Having this option will help you…wait for it…keep your drawers and closet organized.
Bins are perfect for toys, books, wires, or out-of-season clothing and accessories. If you have a place to store the bins, you can get away with spare cardboard boxes. But invest in pretty ones if they will be visible on a shelf.
Get Rid of Useless Stuff
But wait! Before you put anything into your bins, I want you to play a quick game of 5-Second Purge. Hold each item in your hand, and give yourself only five seconds to come up with a compelling reason to hang onto it.
If you can’t figure out why you should keep something, get rid of it. Give it to a friend, a local thrift store, or the Salvation Army. You will feel terrific about it, because it will mean that the item will actually get used, rather than taking up space in your bedroom, sitting in a box!
Slow Your Intake
Trust me, I know how difficult it can be to while we’re out at the shopping mall, but if new stuff is flowing into your bedroom at the speed of light, you’ll never be able to keep on top of it. I personally have a 1 item in/1 item out policy to keep my bedroom under control. If I buy a new shirt or knickknack for the bedroom, it means that I have to get rid of a clothing item or knickknack.
Now it’s your turn, Clean My Space Nation. Let me know in the comment section below:
What YOU love—or hate—about your bedroom?!
Is your bedroom a palace of peacefulness—or a castle of chaos?!
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