How to Organize Your Bedroom (for a great night’s rest)
Your bedroom is more than a place to sleep. It is where you begin the day and end the day intentionally. It is where you take time for your self care and your preparation for work and family. It is your personal space to keep what is precious to you. This spot is restorative in an uncertain time. However, your bedroom might have turned into a storage space. It may be stuffed with papers, clothes, technology, returns, Amazon boxes and more. Check out these tips to return to rest and relaxation in your bedroom.
Typical organizing wisdom says to declutter first. In a small space with many different items, start by categorizing. This strategy will give you an idea of what you have and how much of each category. You may be surprised by what you have! Your categories could include jewelry, shoes, clean clothes, laundry to do, technology, papers, as well as returns and recycling. Making categories first gives you the opportunity to determine what to keep in your bedroom and what can be stored elsewhere.
Even with the best of storage, it is important to edit and declutter. Make decisions based on what you love and what you use. If you have difficulty, use the tournament method to decide between two items at a time. How many you keep in the end of any item is determined by you, rather than a set quantity.
In a space with multiple uses like your bedroom, you can organize with zones. These are specific areas that you do different activities. For getting ready for the day, designate a vanity in your room or in the bathroom. Cluster items that you use like make up, hair accessories and jewelry in this area. For night time, group items on your night stand or headboard for use getting ready for sleep. That might be glasses, books, and lotions. Move around your bedroom organizing zone by zone.
Use of organizing products that add storage make better use of the space. Think about the best way for you to use existing storage and add more as needed. That includes storage on the back of doors and in dressers.
Your space should be a reflection of what you love. Include what brings you joy in your décor, color palette, textiles and sounds. A beautiful space reminds you to make your bed every day and keep your space organized.
Keep in mind what you do every day in your bedroom to maintain it. Have adequate trash and laundry storage for these weekly routines. Be sure to give yourself time daily for resetting like putting away clothes and straightening your space. Give yourself the gift of intentional organizing and your bedroom will always be a spot for slumber and serenity.
It’s so true that we start and end our day in the bedroom. So without having it be a calm, organized space, it can easily disrupt our sleep and create a chaotic start to the day. Creating a space that’s conducive to rest and relaxation can be a game changer for how our days and nights flow.
@Linda – a game changer for sure! When it comes to bedrooms, it is important to be vigilant about being organized.
This is one of those rooms that we tend to leave on the “back burner” until every other space is finished. However, having a bedroom where you can truly unplug and rest is so critical! I decided yers ago to keep my cell phone out of my bedroom, as well as no TV, and those are decisions that have worked well for me. I love knowing that when I head up to bed, I won’t be interrupted. I do have a landline phone in there in case of emergencies, but otherwise I love unplugging in the bedroom, and try to keep it as clutter-free as possible!
@Seana – same here! I hope that more and more of us move our devices to another room.