We here at Clean My Space have quite a few videos which talk about cleaning your bedroom.
We’ve talked about dusting and vacuuming, wiping and polishing – we’ve even talked about the importance of a well-made bed, however, 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 – especially when it comes time to rest your weary bones each and every night.
So this week, we’re talking about 5 handy ways you can cut the clutter in your bedroom!
Organize Your Drawers
It’s easy for drawers to get cluttered and full of junk because let’s face it, when they’re closed – no one knows about the crowded horrors that lie within.
The key to organized drawers is having individual spaces for similar items – and that doesn’t necessarily mean running out and buying something from the store – but it does mean finding a way to keep everything in sight as soon as you open the drawer.
First off, don’t keep too much stuff in one drawer, the key indicator of a disorganized drawer is that you have to route around in there when you’re looking for something, so, avoid putting stuff in there that you should be putting somewhere else.
Then, organize the drawer contents so everything can be seen easily. You can use small containers – or even cans to to keep all the small bits in one spot!
Keep horizontal surfaces as clear as possible
This goes for desks and dressers and night tables and any other furniture you may have in your bedroom – visually, you want to keep your bedroom surfaces free from ‘knick knack overload’ – because the less stuff you see in your room – the more calming and peaceful the room seems!
When I was younger, my mom taught me to only keep less than 3 things on each piece of furniture in my bedroom – including my desk – and that made me realize early on that I should really only keep the things that I use often out on display.
Use storage bins
Here’s a super simple solution that you’ve no doubt heard before – use storage bins to contain stuff that you need to keep – but you don’t necessarily use on a regular basis – storage bins keeps that stuff from cluttering everything else up!
These bins are perfect for toys or books or wires or even seasonal clothing and accessories like we talked about in our bedroom closet cleaning video – you can even find simple cardboard boxes like these which are only a couple of bucks and do a fine job at keeping items you don’t want to throw out.
Get rid of useless stuff
But before you put anything into these storage bins – you’re going to play a quick game ‘5 second purge’ – hold the item in your hand – and you have 5 seconds to give yourself a compelling reason to hang onto something and have it take up space in your room, and in your life.
If you can’t figure out why you should keep something, you are going to get rid of it – give to a friend or to a local thrift store or salvation army – the best part about doing this is that stuff you get rid of will end up being actually used by someone instead of it sitting in a box!
If you’re running out of room in your bedroom, it’s not because you need a bigger one – it’s because you can probably do with less any way!
Slow your intake
You knew this one was coming, and trust me, I know how difficult it can be to while we’re out at the shopping mall – but i want to share with you a method that I use when I purchase something that will reside in my bedroom – I have a 1 item in – 1 item out policy and it’s simple really – if you bought yourself a new shirt, or a belt, or a vase, or a knick knack – if it’s coming into the bedroom, there’s a item that will be leaving the bedroom!
That way, I always have the same amount of stuff in my bedroom at any given time.
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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