The Best and Easiest Ways to Declutter your Bedroom
Do you find yourself getting stressed at the sight of clutter that has built up in your bedroom over time? Life is fast-paced and it can be tough to keep up, especially when the thought of cleaning after a long day seems daunting. If you need some help, here are a few decluttering ‘hacks’ to get you started.
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Write yourself a decluttering checklist
To kickstart the process of cleaning your bedroom, consider making a ‘decluttering checklist’ to map progress and determine where to start. This list should include everywhere you want to clean, and an order of your priority areas.
Bedrooms are usually the last room we clean, and it often becomes a dumping ground. No one other than you is going into your room, so it doesn’t matter, right? Wrong!
It can be stressful to see mess and over-cluttered spaces. Particularly in your bedroom, seeing clutter before you go to sleep can make it harder to relax and drift off for the night.
While in the process of decluttering, a good night’s sleep is so important to ensure you wake up rested and motivated to tick off your checklist. Our versatile roller blinds block out excess light, helping you sleep peacefully throughout the night.
How to start decluttering your bedroom
Getting started is the hardest part, so we recommend beginning with a small area, such as your wardrobe, or that chair in the corner of your room that has become the designated ‘clothes chair.’
The easiest place to start is by removing any rubbish. Rubbish has no sentimental value and by removing it, eliminates excess items for you to sort through.
The next thing for you to do, is create four piles, which can help to visually organise your items. Label these piles as:
- The keep pile: These are the items you can’t live without, or that hold sentimental value.
- The throw away pile: These are the items you no longer need or want and aren’t suitable to donate.
- The donate to charity pile: This pile is for what you no longer want to keep and can be rehomed.
- The to be stored pile: This is for any items, like seasonal clothes, that you don’t wear all-year-round, and can be neatly stored away until needed.
If you’re not sure whether to keep an item, take inspiration from Marie Kondo, and ask yourself whether it “sparks joy.” If the answer is yes, keep it. If not, maybe it’s time to part ways.
Only have 30 minutes to declutter?
Decluttering doesn’t need to be that chore you keep pushing down your to-do list because it’ll take too long! In fact, breaking it up can make you more efficient, and the task easier to tackle.
If you only have a short amount of time to declutter, pick the smallest area of your room, like your bedside table drawer. Although you don’t see this every time you go into your room, getting started will inspire you to keep going.
When should I start to declutter?
It’s important to only declutter when you’re not overly emotional. If you're feeling emotional, it may lead to you throwing away something sentimental. This may be a decision you later regret, and as a result you may not want to continue decluttering in the future.
How to organise a decluttered room
Now that you are left with the items you definitely want to keep, it’s time to work out which storage options will work best for your space. Do you need new furniture for storing your items, or will boxes do the trick?
It’s best to avoid purchasing new storage solutions before you’ve completely finished decluttering. Once you’ve decluttered, you can see which storage options best suit your needs. Another bonus of buying storage after you’ve decluttered is that you only buy what you need.
Once your room is all organised and it’s now a space you want to spend quality time in, it’s important to dress it.
You could treat yourself to new quality and comfortable bedding, or now that the room is clean, let in the natural light to see all the work you’ve put in. If you’re after a delicate addition to the space, a great option is our sheer curtains, which soften light entering into the space for a calming glow. For added privacy, you can pair sheer curtains with our blockout curtains, for those who wish to easily regulate the level of brightness in their home.
Feeling inspired to declutter your whole house?
After tackling one room, hopefully decluttering the rest of your house will seem like a less daunting task to tackle!
If you find yourself struggling, here’s some tips to help keep you going:
- Take before and after pictures: This simple act allows you to see how much progress you’ve made and help you to tackle other spaces.
- Start slow: Decluttering is a marathon not a sprint! Take your time and build up your endurance to finish your whole house.
- Start small: Don’t choose the largest space to declutter first. This will likely put you off continuing. Pick a small space, celebrate that achievement, and gradually move onto larger areas.
- Recruit some help: It can be helpful to have support to decide whether to keep or throw away items. Perhaps make it a family activity, or phone a friend to help you sort through items.
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