Clutter makes it hard to relax, so the last place it should be is in your bedroom. Here are 5 tips for decluttering your bedroom.
I have spent my adult life living in small apartments. For me, this means I have also spent my life with too much stuff in a small space. I hate clutter though, so I have had to get creative to fit all my belongings in the limited space I have. Unfortunately, that often means my bedroom is crowded. No one likes a cluttered bedroom. It makes it hard to relax in there, and after all, isn't that the reason we all like our warm cozy beds? When I hit a breaking point where I couldn't handle it anymore, I found some amazing ways to declutter. Here are my 5 tips for decluttering your bedroom.
5 Tips for Decluttering Your Bedroom
Stop Using it as a Storage Room – This one is the hardest, especially if you live in a small space. Your bedroom (or bedroom closet) should not be a catch-all room for all the other clutter in your home. Take a good, long look at what you are storing and decide if you actually even still use or need it. You may find that you are storing junk. Additionally, don't allow you room to be the place you store anything you can't find room for in another room. This includes little things. I had 4 junk drawers in my room at one time and they were full of little things I didn't even really need anymore.
Utilize hooks – I use hooks to get things off the floor. If I can clear floor space, I feel like my room is much more organized. For instance, I use an over-the-door hook on my bedroom door and I hang my bras and camisoles/tank tops from it. Not only does this free up a spot in one of my drawers, but it makes getting dressed much easier as I can see everything all at once. Additionally, I use an over the door shoe holder for my walk-in closet door. I place all flats, flip-flops, slippers, and sandals in it, as well as belts and other accessories.
Think about placement of lighting – Lamps are great in the bedroom, but they can also lead to clutter if they are taking up too much space. If you use a lamp simply for reading at night, consider getting rid of your lamp and using a book light instead. It clips right onto your book and frees up all that space on your nightstand. If you really want a lamp, install one on your wall, such as a swing out lamp or a sconce.
Use a small dresser as a nightstand – If you need more space to store stuff out of sight, use a small dresser. This will give you more drawer space and more space to place items on top. Just don't use it as a way to hold onto more junk!
Get a trash can for your bedroom – I don't know why, but it took me years to figure out that I could cut lots of clutter in my room by simply placing a trash can on either side of my husband's bed and mine. No more food wrappers from midnight snacks or q-tips left on counters or nightstands!