Your dream bedroom is hiding under piles of your mismatched clean and dirty laundry. It’s waiting to be uncovered once you clear the shelves of random objects that have been there for years.
Clutter in your bedroom not only affects your sleep, but also your mood and relationships.
So, today I’ll show you how to break your bedroom clearing into bite-sized totally doable projects.
Take a second and think about the energy in your current bedroom. If your bedroom is full of clutter you’re probably experiencing:
- Disappointment that you can’t seem to let go of clothes you don’t need or wear.
- Restlessness from the clutter on your shelves and dresser.
- Frustration because your trip over piles of books that you can’t find a good place for.
Now imagine your bedroom, but clear and organized.
You wake up after a deep sleep with a smile on your face. You sit up in bed, take a quick look around the room and your shoulders relax. You stretch your arms up over your head and sigh a big breath out as you lower your arms.
You easily choose an outfit that you love from your closet and are ready for the day.
By clearing space to breathe in your bedroom, you’ve created space for new joy to find you in life.
Sounds lovely, right?
Your bedroom should be a sanctuary, not stress inducing. If you’re ready to make a positive change in your life, read on for simple ways to create a clutter free bedroom that you love.
Small Bedroom Clearing Projects You Can Try Today
If you’re new to Clear Your Life, check out my simple 4-step process to clear clutter without overwhelm. It’s called the Clear Your Life Method and you can read all about it here. These four steps go perfectly with small projects!
Once you have the basics of the CYL Method down, you can easily start AND finish small clutter clearing projects in your bedroom.
Here are some examples to get you started:
- One bookshelf at a time
- Top of your dresser
- Bedside table
Clothing is often the biggest source of bedroom clutter. You can divide your wardrobe into smaller sections and clear them one at a time:
- Work uniforms
- Seasonal items
The key to small clearing projects is to do small amounts consistently, instead of trying to do one big purge “when you have time”.
The more you practice these small clutter clearing projects, the easier they become. You’ll be able to clear on autopilot.
Plus you see quick results which always feels good…
Sometimes I think people forget to try and feel good during the clutter clearing process!
Four Common Causes of Bedroom Clutter
Clearing unused or unwanted items is a BIG part of this process, but it’s not the only one.No amount of clearing will be enough unless you adjust the root cause. Keeping a tidy, organized and functional home has many layers to it.
Are you guilty of any of these four clutter causes?
1. Less is More
I know this pain all too well, for years I bought random cheap clothes on sale, only to bring them home and never actually want to wear them. You can read the full story about my path to a simpler closet in this article: Simplify Your Wardrobe and Save 91 Hours a Year
Social media, ads and magazines shout at you every season, it’s time to buy more clothes. You can opt out of this outdated system and reclaim the space and serenity in your closet instead.
Piles of unknown shirts and pants are like a obstacle course laid out on your floor. You have a hamper, but it’s so full that your sweaters are spilling out over the side of it.
The absolute easiest way to get a handle on your laundry? Own less clothes. (see point number one: less is more)
Then, once your clothing collection is streamlined, put a simple system in place for your laundry.
Which system will work for you? The one that you actually follow!
You may choose to do a load of laundry on one or two specific days of the week. Don’t over complicate your life with the system you choose. Make it work for you. Here’s a roundup post from 30 Handmade Days with 5 simple laundry systems to choose from.
Do you know why there’s laundry on your floor? Because you said you would pick it up “later”. Catch yourself the next time you have that thought and be relentless.
No more “later”! If you have the 30 seconds to a minute to complete a super simple task, do it!
This one change has the power to change your home and your life forever.
4. Loved Ones
You may glance around your bedroom and only see your partner’s clothing or clutter. I’ve been guilty of this many times. Bring the focus back on you, and always lead by example.
You can’t control others, but you can help them see the benefits of letting go.
Create a Clutter Free Bedroom & Have Sweet Dreams
If the “stuff” in your bedroom feels like an anchor weighing you down, you CAN take action today. There is more good waiting to get to you, it just needs the space to show up in your life.
While reading blogs and pinning articles is an important first step, it won’t matter unless you take action.
Tell me in the comments, what area of your bedroom will you clear first?