Your bedroom should be a peaceful place to unwind at the end of the day. Decluttering the space can make your bedroom relaxing and a location where you want to spend time. Here are a few simple ways to declutter your bedroom:
1. Clean out space
The first step to decluttering is to take everything out of your room that doesn’t belong there. Remove files, dishes, or items that may have been taken to the bedroom and never found their place back to their permanent space.
Decide what you want to keep in your bedroom and what you feel is better stored in another location. For example, shoes and coats can be bulky and use up a lot of closet space. If you have a closet in your foyer or another room that may be a better area to keep these items relocate them.
Next, go through items in the bedroom and decide whether you want to keep the item, donate it, or throw it out. Parting with clothing and other items can be difficult but it is important to keep the end goal in mind. A good rule of thumb is if you haven’t worn a piece of clothing for a season it is time for it to go.
2. Utilize wall space
Wall space can be a good area for additional storage, especially in a small bedroom. Shelves can provide much-needed space for smaller item storage.
You can hang hooks on the wall to items such as store belts, purses, and hats which will allow you to free up shelve and drawer space.
3. Use the space under your bed
The space under your bedroom is great for storing off-season clothing and items you don’t need to access often. Get low storage containers or boxes that can easily slide in and out from under your bed.
Another option is to buy an ottoman that can be placed at the end of your bed and serve a dual purpose of seating and storage space.
4. Organize your drawers
Drawers, especially nightstands, turn into catch-all spaces. Small items, such as makeup brushes, notebooks, lotions, and pens, often need a spot close by your bed but lots of little items can equal lots of clutter.
After you clean out the drawers and toss what you no longer need group items that are similar together for storage. Don’t keep too much in one drawer. You should be able to see everything easily once you open the drawer.
Having individual spaces for similar items is a quick and easy way to declutter drawers. Recycle small containers, gift boxes, or cans for your in-drawer storage needs.
5. Clear surface space
Free up spaces on your dresser tops. Clean surfaces provide a polished, decluttered space and can enhance the overall feeling you get when you enter your bedroom. Keep only the things you use most open on top of your dresser.