Decluttering Your Bedroom? Helpful Tips To Get It Done Right!!

Keeping your bedroom clutter-free is important, not only for your general well-being, but it will help by being in a more calming environment and it will also promote a better sleep.  So with a go to attitude and a few easy tips to get you started you are well on your way to decluttering your bedroom.

a bedroom with a bed, dresser and mirror

Do you ever find yourself holding onto items that you know deep down you'll never use again? Whether it's that shirt you haven't worn in years or those magazines gathering dust under the bed, we all have clutter lurking in our homes. But here's the thing: the longer we hold onto these items, the more they weigh us down, both physically and mentally. So, ask yourself: do you want to continue living in a space cluttered with things you don't need? Or do you want to embrace a lighter, more streamlined lifestyle?

The key to effective decluttering lies in taking immediate action. Instead of procrastinating or putting off decisions, make it a habit to promptly put away items you intend to keep and dispose of or donate those you no longer need. By doing so, you free up physical space in your home and mental space in your mind. Plus, you'll feel a sense of accomplishment and relief knowing that you're no longer burdened by unnecessary clutter. To begin your bedroom decluttering journey, gather a few labeled boxes to simplify the process:

Recycle Box: For papers, cardboard, and recyclable materials.
Trash Box: For items beyond use or repair.
Fix-it Box: For things that need repairing or mending.
Donate Box: For gently used items you no longer need but are in good condition.
Keep Box: For items you'll be keeping in the bedroom.

Bed & Nightstand

Making your bed should be the first step to your decluttering process. It will then be easier to focus on the rest of the bedroom. It establishes a tidy foundation for the rest of the room. Once your boxes are ready, start with your bedside tables.

So, if your bedside is currently cluttered and chaotic, a cluttered mess of old magazines, expired creams, and random trinkets, instead of a serene bedside table with just the essentials, it's time to make a change for the better. Or when you reach for your book, but it's buried under a pile of clutter, and your lamp is obscured by unnecessary items. Instead, this feels more of a source of stress and frustration. By clearing off your bedside table and keeping only the essentials like a table lamp, or a jewelry box for your favorite accessories, your bedside table will be the serene nightstand it was meant to be. 

Quick Tip:
The "One In, One Out" Future Rule: Whenever you bring a new item to your bedside, make a habit of removing something else to maintain balance and to keeping it clutter-free.

Next, tackle the area under your bed.

Do you ever feel like the space under your bed is a black hole where clutter goes to hide? It's a common dilemma many of us face. But here's the thing: that under-bed space is valuable real estate that can be put to better use. So, ask yourself: do you also find yourself storing items under your bed, only to forget about them until they're needed? Tackling the space under your bed is a game-changer in the decluttering process. By removing shoes, bags, and any miscellaneous items, you're reclaiming that space and putting it to more efficient use. Plus, sorting them into the appropriate boxes—whether it's for recycling, donating, or keeping—ensures that everything has its place and purpose. At all costs avoid the temptation to simply shove things back under the bed!

While it may be challenging at times, the benefits of maintaining a tidy and clutter-free environment are truly invaluable. So, roll up your sleeves, dive in, and remember that the rewards of a clutter-free space far outweigh the initial challenges. You've got this!


Dresser Drawers And Shelves

It's time to dive into those dresser drawers and shelves and confront the clutter head-on. By emptying each drawer and shelf and evaluating the items within, I can identify what I truly need and use regularly. Discarding items that haven't seen the light of day in the past six months is a practical way to streamline my belongings and create more space for the things that matter. However, if you're hesitant to let go of certain items, consider giving them a second chance by placing them forward in your daily rotation.

By giving them a prominent spot in your home, you'll be more likely to use them regularly and determine if they still hold value in your life, whether it's a favorite outfit or a neglected gadget, giving these items an outing can help you make more informed decisions about what to keep and what to let go. Plus, by checking for stray clothing tags and grooming supplies, I can ensure that everything is in its rightful place, contributing to a more organized and functional bedroom. It's all about decluttering with purpose and intention, and this step is a crucial part of that process. Empty each drawer or shelf, discarding items you haven't used in the past six months. Check for stray clothing tags and grooming supplies that belong elsewhere.


Bring in A Mirror Vanity Area

If you don't already have a designated spot for checking your outfit or appearance, now is the perfect time to create one. A vanity area with a mirror and storage compartments offers a dedicated space for grooming and getting ready each day. It's a simple yet effective way to enhance your space and streamline your daily routine and can help prevent clutter from accumulating on other surfaces, keeping your bedroom tidy and organized.


Whether it's due to busy schedules, limited storage space, or simply not knowing where to start, clutter can easily accumulate and overwhelm our living spaces. If your room is feeling chaotic or cluttered, or if you simply find yourself reaching for your phone instead of tackling the mess, take a deep breath and remind yourself, each item you clear away, you are reclaiming your peace of mind and creating a space to start your morning afresh.


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