Our bedrooms should be the relaxing room in the house where we can find comfort & restful sleep after a busy (or quiet) day.
Personally, I recommend no toys, or limited toys, in the kid’s bedrooms & avoid stressful work being done in there too. Beds, dressers, side tables, closets & floors all need attention & I’ll present more on each below.
Beds don’t need to be decluttered exactly but it’s important to get into the habit of making your bed each morning as well as the children’s beds (if they’re too young to make them themselves) & baby cots/bassinets. By doing so you’ll really see the mood of the room brighten up because of the visual bliss it gives you.
Dressers & side tables.
Dressers & side tables can easily attract clutter on the surface, such as clothing, technology & paperwork, & also odd items in the drawers if you don’t have a system of what goes where.
- Consider what kind of dresser/side table you want to wake up to each morning, as they’re most likely the first thing you’ll see
- For each surface & each drawer, sort each item by decluttering
- Once you’ve finished decluttering, give the surfaces & drawers a thorough clean, & any mirrors
- Reorganise your surfaces & drawers into both functional & purposeful spaces for those who use them
- Ask: what items are handy to have on/in the side tables? E.g. tissues, night skin care creams, alarm clocks, soy candles
- Ask: what items are handy to have in/on a dresser? E.g. everyday toiletries, favourite books, photo frames (not necessarily with photos of people in them)
Ideally, our closets should only contain items we love to wear from our pyjamas to our eveningwear.
Over-stuffed closets make clothing choices harder & waste time in the morning or when you get last minute invites.
- Consider what kind of closet you want to have – compartmentalised, colour-coded or practical for example.
- For each closet area sort every item by decluttering
- Once you’ve finished decluttering, give the closet a thorough clean along with any mirrors
- Reorganise your closet into both functional & purposeful spaces for those who use them
- Ask: will you separate formal wear from work or everyday wear?
- Ask: will you store scarves, hijabs or other items on hangers or in drawers?
Tips for success.
- Consider selecting your clothes a few days ahead so you have time to get them ready
- Practice the shopping habits you can read about here
Floors can get cluttered too, especially in corners where you may store things piled up until you’re “ready” to deal with them (I’ve done that!).
- Declutter the floor
- Once you’ve finished decluttering, give the floor a thorough clean
- Reorganise the floors so that only must-have items remain
- If you need to store an item on the floor, first see if you can find another home for it as this will make cleaning the floors a lot easier
Maintaining an organised bedroom creates such visual bliss throughout the day, from the time you wake up to the time you sleep.
To help maintain my bedroom I:
- Dedicate every Tuesday to the bedrooms only
- Try to follow the R&T Rule you can read about here