You might like a little clutter in your life. With how chaotic the year can be everyone can see different sorts of clutter from time to time. With that being said it may be time to de-clutter your bedroom if:
- There are so many piles on the floor you’ve subconsciously changed your foot route to avoid the piles.
- You regularly mistake your bedroom for your office.
- There are so many piles on your dresser you no longer remember the color.
De-clutter in four simple steps
No one ever said de-cluttering a bedroom is the most fun you'll ever have, but it doesn’t have to be difficult, either. Target the four areas home organization experts say are the hallmark of bedroom clutterbugs everywhere:
- De-clutter clothing. A habitual clutterbug is actually quite organized at heart and creates separate piles: one for pants, one for tops, one for socks and one for incidentals. The root problem isn't the lack of an orderly mind; it's impatience for putting things in their proper place. Stretch for the ideal and toss dirty clothing in the hamper before putting clean clothing away. If the stretch is too shocking to your system, look around your bedroom and see how much more space you have with the piles gone – and you no longer have to tiptoe around clothing piles. As a second choice, designate one small area in your bedroom – and only one – for clothing and force yourself to live with a singular reality, not plural.
- De-clutter work-related materials. Like many dedicated professionals, you probably slipped into the habit of checking work emails on your phone while in your bedroom. Then you needed to grab some papers or files and your laptop. Before you know it, a mini home office morphed into your bedroom. For many quality-of-life reasons – including de-cluttering your bedroom – create six degrees of separation between where you sleep and where you work. If you don't have a home office, create a “home cubby” for your work-related materials instead.
- De-clutter all that stuff. Devoted clutterbugs tend to stack stuff on every flat surface they can find. Women clump jewelry and makeup; men tend to unload the contents of their pockets. Both genders are prone to stack stuff like books, magazines, folders and remotes. From a distance, it might look orderly if there weren't so many piles of stuff taking over your bedroom. Lasso the spread of stuff by pruning first and then using neat and orderly bins for large items and trays for smaller stuff.
- De-clutter “dysfunctional” furniture and accessories. Take a good, hard look around your bedroom and get rid of anything that isn't serving a useful function.
De-cluttering your bedroom has a way of casting it in an entirely new light, which is why you want to ensure you have the best light possible streaming in from your bedroom window. Call 702-260-6110 and make a free in-home consultation with the window experts at Polar Shades – and start enjoying your de-cluttered bedroom to the fullest.