Does your bedroom look small, untidy, and cluttered to you? If yes, organizing your bedroom is the best thing you can do to make it look more spacious and tidy so it feels like a relaxing place.
Whether you have a whole day at your disposal or just a few hours, we will share ways in which you can declutter your bedroom easily. We will help you create a pleasant environment that will help you get a good night’s sleep.
There are several steps to an organized and clutter-free bedroom. However, your main focus should be removing items that you don’t love and cleaning every nook and corner of the room.
Here we will take you through a step-by-step guide on how to declutter your bedroom when things get out of hand.
Why Decluttering Your Bedroom Is Important
According to a Lost and Found survey by Pixie, an average American spends a total of 2.5 days a year looking for lost or misplaced belongings.
The most common reason we lose our stuff is that the clutter we gather makes it hard for us to find the things we need when we need them.
A bedroom is a place in the house that is not seen so much regularly. Most people only use it during bedtime or naptime. It also does not get visitors. All these reasons make it very tempting to make your bedroom a landfill for clutter from other areas of your home.
Since it is out of sight, a bedroom is an easy place to quickly shove the rest of the house’s clutter when you don’t know what to do with it or are just trying to clean up the main living spaces quickly for, let’s say, your friends coming over.
The worst part is that clutter always attracts more clutter, and before you know it, a few items you threw in your bedroom to deal with later can turn into piles!
A clutter-free and organized bedroom can become your sanctuary from the stresses and chaos of daily life. It is the best place to relax, get some rest and recharge yourself.
If, at the end of a tiring day, you want to find a little peace, a clean and clutter-free bedroom with always welcome you.
Conversely, a messy bedroom, full of clutter, can be quite un-relaxing. It can easily make you feel anxious and overwhelmed. It won’t allow you to get the rest you deserve.
The clutter will constantly remind you that you have so much work to do at the end of the day.
How to Declutter Your Bedroom: A Step-By-Step Guide
This section will show exactly how you can declutter your bedroom and what you should begin with.
Pay attention because the information we are about to share will help you for a lifetime!
Step 1: Create a Vision You Want to Achieve
The first step in learning how to declutter your bedroom is to create a vision for your bedroom. Ask yourself, “How do I want my bedroom to feel, look, and function?”
Take a few minutes to get really clear for yourself what your vision for your bedroom is. Then you can use that vision to guide your decluttering decisions.
It would be best if you also clarified the purpose of the room for you. What do you use the space for? Knowing exactly how you want to use the area is an important step in figuring out how you want to declutter it.
If you’re going to use your bedroom as a sleeping space only, your decluttering decisions must reflect that. In that case, you will only need a bed, a nightstand, and a dresser. You must remove anything else.
However, if you think that you will use your bedroom for other purposes, such as studying, exercising, or watching TV, go for it!
Using a space in your home in a way that makes the most sense for you is truly the best way.
Step 2: Get Rid of Clutter on the Surface
First, go around your room with a trash bag and clear off any useless clutter that you see. Take a look at your nightstands, dressers, and shelves to see if they have piled up with trash.
Start with one flat surface, clear it off, and then move onto the next surface. Get rid of anything you don’t use or love.
After you have cleaned the surfaces, carefully choose what to put back in your bedroom. You should only keep essential items and a few of your most loved pieces.
For the things that you do want to keep, put them in their original place. As you proceed to declutter your bedroom, you will find it much easier to locate spots for the things you wish to keep.
Step 3: Work through Drawers, Shelves, and Dressers
The third step is to work through the rest of your bedroom to clear away the clutter. This includes browsing through your drawers, shelves, and dresses and clearing out their contents.
You must first remove any trash items that have accumulated, such as dry pens, paper trash, old chargers, and adapters, etc. Remove anything that doesn’t belong in your bedroom and put it in its righteous place.
Look through your storage furniture, then ask yourself if each item aligns with the intended purpose and your vision for your bedroom (sleeping, for example).
If it is not something you use for the intended purpose, remove it from your bedroom right away. However, make sure you find a place for each item you are removing, so it doesn’t end up in the bedroom again as clutter.
Don’t forget to pay attention to your bedroom décor items as well. Sometimes, too much décor can also make a place look cluttered.
Look at your bedding, decorative pillows and window treatments, wall hangings, showpieces, etc. Only keep the ones you love and those that actually go well with your bedroom.
While you are decluttering your bedroom, remember to get rid of the clutter from under your bed as well. This will make cleaning much easier for you.
Also, you can use the cleared space under your bed to store items you do not use regularly away from sight.
Step 4: Declutter Your Closet Using the Three-Box Method
One of the biggest sources of clutter in many bedrooms is clothing. It is quite challenging to declutter clothes, and it can feel quite overwhelming seeing piles and piles of clothing, knowing that you have to sort through them.
However, work through your clothes, aiming to get rid of anything you don’t look or feel your best in. We recommend using the three-box approach to sort your clothing.
Label the first box “To donate,” the second box “To wash,” and the third box “To keep.” As you sort through your closet, pick out each item and choose the box it belongs in.
If you don’t see yourself wearing an item again, toss it in the “To donate” box. If you feel it needs to be washed, toss it in the “To wash” box. Sort through every item this way until you have an empty closet.
Then organize the items from the “To keep” box in the correct manner. Send the “To wash” box to the laundry room and the “To donate” box to a charity or shelter.
Step 5: Clean Away!
The last step after you have cleared away all the clutter is to clean your bedroom. Start by dusting all the furniture with a dry cloth. Next, sweep or vacuum the floor.
Remember to clean under your bed and in the corners because that is where most dust accumulates.
If you don’t have a rug or carpet in your bedroom, mop the floors as the next step. Use an antibacterial fragrant surface cleaner to kill germs and for a pleasant smell.
Wipe off surfaces with disinfecting wipes. Use a cleaner to scrub the baseboards around your bedroom. In the end, change your bedding and wash your sheets, blanket covers, and pillow covers to ensure everything is spotless.
How to Keep Your Bedroom Clutter-Free after Decluttering and Cleaning
Now that you have decluttered and cleaned your bedroom, you must be wondering what you can do to prevent it from getting untidy, disorganized, and cluttered again.
We recommend doing the following:
Putting Away Your Laundry after Drying
One of the most popular ways clutter can build up again is after a load of laundry. Put your freshly washed laundry in its right place immediately instead of shoving it into your bedroom.
Do not let piles of clothing build up in your bedroom. If your closet does not have enough room for your clothes, you need to get rid of some pieces!
Cleaning Your Room Regularly
Don’t wait for the month before the holidays or spring to deep clean your bedroom. You should keep your room organized and clean all year around.
At least once a week, spend some time clearing away clutter, so the mess does not build up. You must also sweep/vacuum and mop your bedroom floor at least once a week.
There is no doubt that impulse buying and hoarding lead to clutter. If you are someone who buys a lot of stuff, please limit the number of items you purchase.
Before buying, ask yourself, “Can this fit in my bedroom practically?” If you are unable to think of a place to keep it, do not buy it.
The secret behind cleaning and organizing a bedroom and keeping it clutter-free is understanding what you really need the room for, getting rid of items you don’t need, and creating a space that’s easy to clean.
We hope that you now know all there is about decluttering a bedroom and found our tips helpful. Let us know if you have any questions, and we would love to get back to you!
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