Organizing Your Home (The Bedroom)
7 Ways to Organize Your Bedroom
You spend almost one-third of your life in the bedroom. This should be a place of rest and relaxation. It’s worth investing time to make it as stress-free and easy to navigate as possible.
- Hang artwork on the walls. Choose decorative pieces that can hang. Avoid cluttering up dressers and nightstands with clunky items.
- Use storage space under the bed. Buy clear, flat plastic bins and tuck away out-of-season clothing and shoes you don’t wear on a regular basis. Depending on a bed’s height, you might also be able to hide luggage.
- Invest in proper linen storage. Is your bed is exploding with pillows and blankets? Invest in a blanket rack and baskets, so these extra items have a storage space other than the floor.
- Maintain a minimal nightstand. The nightstand should hold two sets of items: bedtime and wake up accessories. Everything else should move somewhere more appropriate. Using a nightstand with drawers can reduce the clutter problem.
- Buy a hamper. Put it near the closet to keep clothes contained to one area of the room.
- Contain garbage. Use A small, attractive trash bin in a convenient location. This keeps dirty tissues and paper scraps off of nightstands and dressers.
- Wrangle your closet. Your closet is not the same thing as your bedroom, so it shouldn’t spill out into the room. Do a full-closet organization sweep at least once a season, but maintain daily order by:
- Keeping a donation bin or bag in your closet so you can drop things in as needed.
- Spend 10-15 minutes once a week rehanging and refolding clothes that have fallen out of place.
- Utilizing the closet door to hang belts, hats, scarves, and jewelry at eye level. Try a special door rack made for this purpose.
(Watch for next month’s checklist: your bathroom!)