Whenever someone tells me they don’t know where to start when it comes to getting their home organized my answer is always the same, the master bedroom. Everyone needs a sanctuary they can retreat to, even if the rest of the house looks like a tornado blew through it. Having the last space you see at night and the first one you see in the morning be calm and peaceful helps to start and the end the day on a good note.
Before you can organize, you have to declutter. Take a couple of minutes to run through the room throwing away trash and collecting items that belong in another part of the house. Straighten up the room. This is just a quick pass of the space. We’ll tackle a full decluttering later on. Right now, let’s get your space beautiful.
Follow these steps to get your bedroom organized and feeling like an oasis
Jewelry is another thing guilty of cluttering up your master bedroom space. You can find it on the bedside table, dresser, bathroom countertops, among other places. Quickly gather up the jewelry around the room and return it to its home. If you don’t have a designated place for it, or if the place you have isn’t working well, try these:
When organizing it is important to have as many pieces as possible perform multiple functions. Things like under the bed storage drawers, bedside tables with drawers and/or shelves, benches with storage, and so on. I’m not suggesting you go out and buy all new furniture. Well, you can if you want to, but most items can be found for free or nearly free on Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist, or your local Facebook free and community share groups. Adding in double-duty pieces will help your room stay tidy and free of the clutter monster.
If your space is small, go vertical with your storage. Something like the Kallax cube shelving unit from IKEA is a great option. It’s sturdy, versatile, and can be painted any color you like. They hold a ton of stuff and can be used as open shelving, with cube drawers, or have doors or additional shelves put in.
Now that the space in order, it’s time to add in those extra touches that turn your bedroom from boring to an oasis.
Do you have a master bedroom oasis? Email me a picture of your space!
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If you look around your space and feel overwhelmed by all the stuff and don’t know how to start taming the chaos, use the list below to tackle your clutter and take control of your environment.
Removing clutter from your surroundings not only improves your physical environment, but it also improves your emotional well-being and mental health. YOU CAN DO THIS. Take one step at a time and keep at it. Join my Facebook group, Clutter Cricket – Decluttering, Organizing, and Cleaning, for tips, tricks, and support from myself and others who are on a journey to a clutter-free space.
Hoarders are the most obvious example of inner turmoil being reflected outwardly. Most hoarders are extremely organized people who have suffered some sort of loss or trauma, which has manifested itself into the inability to let go, leading to a home that's bursting at the seams. That is why hoarders need counseling to be able to declutter their home because it's not about the stuff. It’s about what the stuff represents.
An acquaintance of mine shared her story with me. Her boyfriend had been unfaithful which ended the relationship. She had a folder full of emails, letters, photographs, receipts, and credit card statements proving his indiscretions. She held on to that folder for over fifteen years. Think about that. Fifteen years of being reminded of what happened, of betrayal, of loss. Fifteen years of anger, sadness, and pain. Despite how that folder made her feel, she struggled to let it go. It took the motivation of a friend for her to finally take that folder and throw it in the trash. What happened when she did that was a turning point. By letting go of that folder, she was able to let go of everything it represented. All the hurt and negative emotions went into the garbage right along with that folder. Then, she forgave him. And with that, tons of sadness was lifted off her soul. She was finally free.
Decluttering means so much more than changing our physical surroundings, it changes our mental health and emotional well-being. Letting go of items helps to let go of what those items represent, bringing closure, relief, and even inner-peace. It brings a sense of calm to the space and the emotions. Tackle your clutter head-on. It may seem scary or overwhelming, but it will liberate you and improve your life.
Tell me, what does your clutter say about you? Let me know in the comments below.
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