Organizing The Master Bedroom
Organizing the master bedroom is usually the lowest priority because it’s the least public room in your house. You may only use it for a few hours a day — and you’re sleeping for most of them — but nothing feels better than going to bed and waking up in a clean, clutter-free bedroom.
Set your timer for 15 minutes and get to decluttering. First, tackle the bed. Make your bed and fluff the pillows. If the sheets are dirty, it may be a good idea to change them out, but it’s not required.
Next, go around the room and pick up the clothing on the floor and any items draped over your furniture. Toss dirty clothes in your hamper. Laundry hampers divided into sections make sorting a breeze.
Create a designated spot in your closet for items that need to be repaired, ironed or dry-cleaned. Use beautiful, labeled storage boxes for them and it will be easier to stick to this habit. If any clothes are clean, quickly fold the items and put them in your dresser or hang the items in your closet.
Next, look for miscellaneous objects that aren’t where they’re supposed to be. Look for loose jewelry, lotion and hair accessories. I always say to my organizing clients: everybody has a family and every family has a home.
Only keep out items that you use on a daily basis. Closet valets make it easy to keep your most used items handy, as well your keys, wallet and phone together, stored in one place. Everything else should be put away in a drawer, basket, box or other container. If you notice a drawer is cluttered, avoid the temptation to straighten it. Save that task for another day. If you focus on visible space, you’ll make the most of your time.
Magazines and books have a tendency to collect near or on nightstands. Stack books in a neat pile and put the smallest on top. For magazines, try to keep only the last three months of each publication you subscribe to. If you’re an avid reader, a magazine holder may help you stay organized. Finally, give any horizontal surfaces, mirrors and artwork a quick wipe down to remove any dust.
It’s best to take a 1, 2, 3 approach to keep your cleaning under 15 minutes. Only devote 5 minutes to each task:
Organize one bedroom at a time to avoid getting overwhelmed. Schedule time in the future to work on the other rooms in your home.
When organizing kids’ bedrooms, you can apply many of the same tactics.
Install hooks on the wall to make hanging up coats and backpacks easier. And rather than sorting through miscellaneous clutter, designate bins for toys and other items.
Group like items together for easy cleanup. Bright, colorful, plastic bins make organization fun for younger children.
What are your favorite tips to organizing the master bedroom and making it into a small haven you come to daily?
I’ll love to hear from you!