￼When it comes to household organization, I always recommend that you organize your bedroom first. Let me tell you why.
Most people neglect the private spaces in their homes, thinking that since nobody will ever see those spaces, it doesn’t really matter whether or not they are neat and organized.
This type of thinking could not be more wrong. It does matter…to you!
Your master bedroom should be your peaceful haven. It should be the place you can go at the end of a long day to unwind, relax and rejuvenate.
Also, your bedroom is the first thing you see when you wake up every morning. It sets the tone for the rest of your day. If you open your eyes to clutter, you will start your day feeling overwhelmed. But if you open your eyes to organization just think of the motivation you will feel and how that can carry you through the rest of your day!
4 Piles Rule
Firstly, engage the 4 piles rule- and make spaces for the boxes.
(Keep, donate, bin & unsure)
There will also need to be a space for item’s to be re-interrogated back into the room.
What’s in there?
Take a good look at the flat surfaces in the room I.e. anything that will act as a dumping ground for things that haven’t made it to their rightful resting place. Look at bedside tables, dressing tables, Drawers and Chairs.
Starting with one surface at a time, take all the items off and move them away from the area.
Put back ONLY what needs and makes practical sense to be there.
The remaining items should fit into the 4 piles.
Miscellaneous drawers, knick-knacks, jewellery, socks, underwear, make up, products etc. These are best tackled by taking your time, removing the drawer and sitting calmly and quietly sorting through each item.
What’s living in your bedside Tables: Do you use or even need anything or everything on them? If not, Clear them away.
Do not overload your space:
limit it to things you need- an alarm clock, a reading book, reading glasses, tissues, and maybe a phone.
Clear everything out from under beds that are not properly stored in storage boxes, bags or baskets.
If you do need to use this space invest in storage boxes or purpose made under bed storage boxes & bags. This doesn’t have to be expensive!.
Tidy up your dressing table and only keep out products and cosmetics that you use on a regular basis. All other items should be stored out of sight or in drawers.
Having Surfaces full of nick- nak’s in your bedroom, just creates a dusting and cleaning nightmare!
As well as making your room look cluttered pack away at least 80 % of the knick-knacks and keep out only 20 % of really special items.
If you have a desk in your bedroom, arrange to move it to another room if possible. Bedrooms are not the place for work of any kind or PC’s.If you cant find a place to move it straight away then give yourself a deadline to find a more suitable place for it to be.
Storage / Space Saving tips
Use your wall space to erect some shelving to display decorative items photos or books .Use deeper shelves for folded clothes. For narrow shelves store books, CD’s and other smaller items such as photos, or carefully chosen decorative items.
Where possible use the tops of wardrobes for out of season clothes, linen or seasonal duvets.
Fold bed linen sets together: Duvet, pillow cases, bottom sheet and valance. Use one of the pillow cases to store the set in, this makes it easier out and saves time having to search for each item.
Tops of dressers are useful for keeping items out that are used on a daily basis, such as perfumes, hair styling products, creams and lotions, hand mirrors etc, but be careful not to allow your surfaces to become cluttered!.
Plastic Drawer dividers are great for separating the contents of your drawers for items such as : Socks, Underwear, Cosmetics & Products, Or if cost is an issue you can use old boxes or shoe boxes to act as dividers in your drawers.
Store all other products & lotions & potions in wicker baskets, they look great and are handy for keeping everything together.
Pin Boards can also be really useful for utiltising wall space for other storage needs to, Such as, Photos, memorabilia, Cards, Calendars, Reminders, business cards, etc.
Keep items small or medium sized otherwise your board will be swamped.
Invest in a magazine rack that goes on the wall, this will stop it from overflowing on the floor.
Throw out read magazines once a week!
Hooks: Use hooks near your mirror to hand your hairdryer straighter etc on. Saves space and no Tackling wires every morning
Clean the floor! One Rule NOT to be broken! If it doesn’t rightfully belong there, then do not put it down.
Put away!: DO not fold clothes in the bedroom- they seldom get put away!!!
No clothes on the floor, OR over the chairs, banisters or anywhere else where they can be abandoned indefinitely! They either belong in the laundry or in the wardrobe. NO EXCUSES
Make your bed look fabulous, Luxurious and something that anyone would want to sink into! Buy good quality linen for maximum comfort and a great look. Using a Duvet that is one size bigger than the bed will make it look really inviting and plush. it’s the central feature of your bedroom so make it stand out and bask in its glory!
If you have lots of jewellery
Buy a jewellery to display jewellery and help you see exactly what you have each day. But a cheaper option is a mug tree, they do the same job and look as good!Use a cork board or pin board to hang your items on, if you want it to blend with your bedroom, then cover it with some fabric!
Use Towel Rails for Scarves & Belts!
Now that we have talked about how to organize your room, let’s talk about how to keep it that way. Here are some simple things that you can do to keep your room looking its best.
Take the time to make your bed every morning.
Open your window blinds every morning and let the sun shine in!
Sunshine will make your nice, clean room feel warm and cosy.
You will grow to love that feeling and you will be more likely to keep your room clean.
Be sure to wash your bed sheets at least once per week.
If you have a laundry hamper in your bedroom, make sure you keep it under control.
Try to get into the habit of doing at least one load of laundry every day..Vacuum and dust thoroughly at least once each week.
Hire a cleaner once a week for a thorough clean of the entire house.
If you find that you gradually start to slip and your master bedroom begins to look cluttered again start again!
Now that you know how to organize a bedroom, I hope that you will discover the satisfaction of reclaiming your own peaceful haven.
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