Your bedroom is the one place in your home to call your own. It is your escape from the world, where at the end of a long day, you can finally relax…
But sometimes it can be quite the opposite. There’s stuff everywhere, and you can barely make it to your bed – that is, is you can even find your bed! In today’s article, we are going to explore a few ways to reclaim this sacred space and learn how to organise your bedroom.
The floor is not storage space
Go into your bedroom and look at the floor.
Can you see it?
If you can’t, why not?
People’s bedroom floors often become dumping grounds for anything and everything. At the end of the day the last thing we want to do is tidy up. And so, it ends up on the floor.
Or the bed.
Or the chair.
Or the desk.
You get the idea.
Next I will go over a few ways to keep commonplace bedroom items off the floor, and where they belong.
Clothes are one of the biggest things that find a home on the floor and clutter up a bedroom, but by incorporating a few simple habits you can clean it up in no time.
- If clothes are dirty, place them in the laundry, or at least a laundry hamper.
- If clothes are clean, hang them back up or put them away.
- If clothes are being worn again the next day, place them in a designated area, like on a chair.
By replacing the habit of throwing clothes on the floor, and instead following the above habits you should have a clothes-free floor in no time.
You will know what is clean, what is dirty, and what you’re wearing the next day which is going to save you a lot of time.
I will be covering how to organise your wardrobe in a future article as well.
The other thing that tends to clutter up a bedroom is rubbish/trash. Do yourself a favour and get a bin for your bedroom. Now instead of simply throwing your rubbish on the floor, you throw it in the bin.
Just like dealing with your clothes.
Are you starting to see a pattern here?
Becoming an organised person is just a matter of replacing your current habits with new ones.
Things that don’t belong in your bedroom
As I’ve already stated, your bedroom is the one place that should be yours. Anything belonging to anyone else should not be in there. I want you to memorise a phrase for me. You’ve probably heard it before.
“A place for everything, and everything in its place.”
This is going to be a rule that you’re going to follow as you make your way on your organisational journey.
Everything in your house should have a home.
Anything that you feel shouldn’t be in your bedroom should be put back into their rightful places. If you are only just starting off on your organisational journey, simply move these things out for now. They will be given a place in good time.
Kids toys are one that immediately comes to mind. These shouldn’t be in your bedroom (unless that’s your preference, of course!). You know what you’d like to not be in your space.
If you share a bedroom with your spouse or partner be considerate towards them. Perhaps they have staked their claim over the bedroom and you would like some space for yourself. Or maybe it’s the other way around and you have taken over!. Take a look at your space and see if one partner or the other has unconsciously taken over. Discuss your findings with your partner if you wish and come to a compromise on what the bedroom will contain.
Alright, there you have it. A few ways to get (and keep) your bedroom organised. By staying on top of laundry, rubbish/trash & things that don’t belong in your bedroom you will find it a lot easier to keep your bedroom clean and turn it into that relaxing haven that you deserve to come home to at the end of the day!
As per usual, please comment with any suggestions. Did you find these tips helpful? What do you do to keep your bedroom clean and tidy?
Have a wonderful day/evening!