Your bedroom is meant to be your sanctuary but it can be hard to relax when there seems to be stuff everywhere! It’s amazing how quickly clutter builds up anywhere in the home but the bedroom is one place that you really want to be clean, tidy and clutter free. After all, a serene bedroom makes for a serene sleep! Here are our favourite hints and tips for decluttering your bedroom. For more advice, have a chat with your local storage
The first step to decluttering your bedroom is to get ruthless with what’s actually in there! That means going through all of your clothes to get rid of the stuff that no longer fits or that you don’t wear anymore, throwing out worn shoes, getting rid of accessories that you may have had for ten years or more and so on. If you have a TV in your bedroom, resist the temptation to pile up DVDs and games beside it. Have a small dedicated space for them, or better still, keep them out of the room altogether! Books should also be returned to the bookcase once they’re finished, not just piled up on your bedside table. Basically, you need to go through everything in your bedroom with a fine tooth comb and decide if you need it or not!
Re-evaluate Your Furniture
While it can be tempting to fill your bedroom with gorgeous pieces of furniture, too much furniture actually attracts clutter. That’s because you feel the need to adorn the top of each table or dresser or indeed to fill all the cupboards and drawers! Once you’ve gone through your stuff and thrown away the stuff you just don’t need, take a look at the furniture in the room and decide if you really need that much. It can be helpful to start with the basics – just the bed and your bedside tables – and then add furniture piece by piece until you’ve found the right balance between having enough storage space and the room feeling furnished but not overly empty or overly full. Any leftover pieces of furniture can always be used elsewhere in the home!
Now that you’ve done the hard part of actually getting rid of the physical clutter, it’s time to get organised! Organise your wardrobe according to item – keep pants together, shirts together, etc. This makes it much easier to see what you have! Use shoe racks to keep your shoes together and off the floor. Hooks on the back of wardrobe doors or shelves built into your wardrobe are perfect for scarves, handbags, ties, belts and other awkward items. If you have a dresser or bedside tables with drawers, keep smaller items such as underwear and socks here.
Also be practical with what you keep in the bedroom! It may look great to have 17 pillows and cushions on the bed but it’s going to be annoying pulling them off and putting them back each and every day, and that’s if you don’t just leave them on the floor in the first place!