Your bedroom is a veritable magnet for mess and clutter. You don’t see it until the end of the day, so you fall into bed swearing you’ll sort it out ‘soon’.
As you keep saying that, the mess keeps building up. What do you do about it?
Luckily, there are several ways you can declutter your bedroom and keep it clean and serene.
Here’s five tips to help you claim your bedroom back from the mess.
- Have a good clear out
First things first, clear out anything in your bedroom that you don’t need any more. Those shoes you bought in 1999 are beautiful, but you’re probably never going to wear them again.
Those old pyjamas may be comfy, but they’re falling apart at the seams.
The only way you’re going to reclaim any space is by being ruthless. If you’ve not worn it in a year, or it’s falling apart, out it goes.
You’ll probably be able to make a few pennies selling off the higher quality stuff, too.
- Implement a ‘one in, one out’ policy
Once you’ve had that radical declutter, you need to make sure that your current ‘stuff’ levels stay stable.
If you buy anything else new for the bedroom, sell or donate one thing that’s already in there.
That way, you won’t be acquiring new things that won’t have anywhere to be stored, and therefore creating more mess.
- Think about what gets to stay on surfaces
Everyone’s guilty of throwing their clothes on the dresser or over the back of a chair, but that habit needs to stop.
Make a decision about what stays on your bedside tables and flat surfaces, then stick to it.
Being strict about what gets to stay out means that your bedroom will stay a lot tidier with much less effort.
- Get sliding wardrobe doors fitted
If your wardrobes are bursting at the seams, even after a clear out, then invest in sliding wardrobe doors.
They can fit into almost any space, so they’ll use all the available space you have.
Working with a designer means they’ll find ways for you to maximise your storage and keep everything behind doors, where it belongs.
- Tidy little and often
Finally, remember never to leave tidying until the last minute. Doing so lets the mess pile up and up, until it looks insurmountable. It’s much easier to tidy as you go. The best way to do so is setting aside five minutes each day for the task.
Set a timer, then tidy up as much as you can in that time. You’ll be amazed at how much you can get done, and you won’t feel as though you’ve spent all day trying to tackle the mess.