How to declutter your bedroom in under an hour

September, 2022

A messy bedroom can have a significant impact on your daily life—and not in a good way. It’s hard to focus and relax when you don’t feel like you can walk into your room without tripping over items, and it’s similarly hard to concentrate when you see what needs to be done next and haven’t yet been able to take care of it. The good news is that tackling clutter doesn’t have to be an all-day or even an all-weekend activity, thanks to these steps to declutter your bedroom in under an hour.

Take everything out of your wardrobe

Before you start, create a staging area for all the clothes that you're pulling out of your wardrobe. This will help keep things a little more orderly during the process. Gather all clothing from the floor, the top of your dresser, and any other place they might be hidden. Arrange items by type - socks, t-shirts, jeans, dresses, and so on - so that it's easier to put them back when you're done. Once everything is gathered, make three piles: one pile with clean clothes that can go back in the wardrobe; one pile with dirty clothes; and one pile with old or worn-out clothes. Keep only what you wear regularly and anything else that feels like a significant investment or has sentimental value (such as concert T-shirts). Put these garments into their appropriate places (wardrobe, dresser, laundry basket) before organising the rest of your bedroom!

Sort by type

Make piles for everything else in your room such as shoes, sheets, books and toiletries. Start with your largest pile first. Go through each pile and put these into separate piles for keep, donate to a charity, and throw in the bin. The bin pile can now be thrown in the bin, the donate pile can be neatly packed away (or thrown in one big bin bag) and put to one side. Then you are only left with the things you want to keep.

Keep only things you love and use

Oftentimes, people hang onto things because they are sentimental. But if you're not using it, maybe that's a sign that it should go. How do you know what to keep and what goes? Start by looking at your objects and considering the following: 1) Do I love it? 2) Does you use it? 3) Does this have sentimental value?

Store the remaining things neatly

Pour yourself a glass of your favourite wine and enjoy the calming music of your favourite artist. Gather all the "keep" items from your room and arrange them in piles. Invest in wicker baskets or boxes so you can store things away neatly. For instance, toiletries in a wicker basket, handbags and shoes in a box or ottoman. Then all that is left to do is to decide where their new home will be. This will need to be based on how often you use each item.

Sit back and relax and enjoy the tranquillity of a tidy bedroom.

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