Imagine going to bed every night and waking up in a clean, clutter-free bedroom. A peaceful environment can benefit your sleep hygiene, and part of that includes an organised and clutter-free bedroom. How often do you struggle with clutter in your bedroom? Is it time to take control of your space and get rid of things that no longer serve a purpose? Declutter the bedroom to maintain hygiene.
You don’t have to spend hours cleaning out your closet and organizing your dressers. There are some quick and easy ways to declutter your room without spending a fortune. Try out these four essential tips for keeping your bedroom clutter-free:
1. A Regular Decluttering Sweep is the best way to Begin
The more frequently you declutter, the less time it takes. Spend 30 minutes each week decluttering your bedroom—you can do it all in one sweep or in three 10-minute sessions throughout the week. Gather a recycling bin, a laundry basket, and a “catch-all” bin before you begin. Declutter the Bedroom daily. This will help keep dust away from your mattress.
- Start with the visual clutter on flat exposed surfaces such as the top of your bedside table, shelves, tables, and chest of drawers. Clear off the unnecessary miscellaneous items.
- Place any items that are out of place in the bin or in a container that can be returned to their proper rooms later.
- Put dirty laundry and linens in the hamper and clean clothes in the closet.
- Sort through the dresser drawers, separating appropriate items for recycling and the catch-all bin.
- Return items to their proper places by going through the container.
2. Decluttering Clothes
Look no further than the closet for the biggest source of clutter in most bedrooms. Even if it is frequently hidden behind closed doors, the closet is frequently teeming with clutter in the form of clothes you no longer wear and those that never made it back onto the right hanger or into the correct stack on the shelf.
To combat this, take a few extra seconds to hang or fold clean clothes and place dirty clothes in the hamper. Spending a little time on upkeep makes decluttering easier and less time-consuming. Declutter the bedroom and keep it clean for deep sleep.
Pro-tip: Make the best use of the vertical space in the closet for decluttering your clothes like dresses and jackets.
3. Use Organisers with Compartments or Small Trays
Bedrooms tend to accumulate a lot of one-of-a-kind items such as watches, earrings, books, and knickknacks. Sort, organise, and hide these items by using trays, bowls, and baskets to hold jewellery, glasses, and other necessities. If you can invest it is good for small items to be organized with multiple compartments like drawer dividers.
4. Invest in Storage Furniture
If you have simply outgrown your closets and cabinets, consider alternative storage solutions, such as furniture with built-in storage. An upholstered bench at the foot of the bed not only serves as a place to sit when putting on your shoes, but it can also hold those shoes—or extra linens, towels, or anything else that needs a home. Check every compartment and drawer in your dresser for items that you seldom use, make-up products that have expired, empty perfume bottles, loose change, pieces of jewellery, etc. Throw away the ones that are useless. Put back the ones that are valuable into the right places.
After you have decluttered your bedroom, establishing a few new habits and routines will help you keep it clutter-free in the future. As previously stated, make sure that each item you choose to keep has a home or a place to keep it. Clutter is frequently caused by items that do not have homes and end up sitting as clutter on our surfaces and floors. When each item has a place, it is easier to find what you are looking for, put it away, and keep the space tidy.