New Year is a great time to begin again, to start fresh, reset and renew -- and it all starts in the bedroom.
Bedroom goals are important because it’s where you start and end your day, your sanctuary. Your bedroom should be a place to escape to and relax… not where you store a bunch of stuff because you’re not sure where it goes!
Bridget Straiko (@unclutterit on Instagram) is here to share her expertise on how -- and why -- to organize a bedroom.
We asked her all about the process, from beginning to end, so you can benefit from her helpful insights, tips, and techniques:
1. Getting started can be overwhelming. Where and how do you begin?
“You can literally start anywhere! Make a list of areas in your bedroom that are disorderly and prevent you from being the best version of yourself. Is clutter piled up on the dresser? Is the laundry never done? Do you always have a pile of clothes on the chair?
Once you figure out the specific areas that need help, put them in order to help prioritize, from the biggest offenders to the areas of concern that don’t interfere with your day-to-day life (...if they are all annoying, just pick one!). Start in a corner and make a decision about everything you pick up. Give each item a home. If it doesn’t have a home yet, make a place where it can live permanently when not in use.”
2. What are some other tips and techniques for organizing your bedroom?
“Having less visual clutter will make it easier for you to relax and get a good night's sleep!
Your bedroom should be free of clutter. It should be a sanctuary where you relax. There should not be piles of clothes or things that don’t belong in your bedroom. If you have piles everywhere, just choose one and start handling it. Take things that don’t belong in the bedroom to where they actually belong in the house. Try to avoid storing office supplies or bathroom supplies in the room where you sleep. Less is more!”
3. Any tips in organizing a bedroom that is a small space?
“If you don’t have much space to store your things, you might have to invest in some furniture with drawers to hide what you do need! Under-the-bed storage containers are great for off-season clothing or other infrequently used items.
The biggest impact you can make is purging what you don’t actually use. If you don’t have the space, you can’t have the stuff!”
4. Is it possible to organize your bedroom with a tight budget?
“It’s definitely possible to organize your bedroom, or any other room, on a tight budget. In fact, you don’t need any money at all to get organized!
Matching bins and containers are great, but not necessary. You can wrap shoe boxes or Amazon boxes with pretty wrapping paper. Donate things you haven’t used in the last year. Still need containers or furniture to store your things? Check Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace or Buy Nothing groups to find what you need on a budget.”
5. How can a clean and organized bedroom benefit your life?
“Having a clean and organized bedroom has all kinds of benefits!
When your space has order, your mind has order. Everything makes sense. You know where things belong. And when things are not where they belong, if everything has a place, it doesn’t take long for you to whip it all back into shape! When your life is organized, you can spend less time focusing on mundane things like finding a pair of earrings or cufflinks -- and spend more time doing the things you love!”
Your bedroom should be your sanctuary for rest -- a neat space will lead to an uncluttered mind and an organized life. Invest your effort in an organized room that promotes deep sleep, and the benefits will soon spill into other aspects of your life.
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