Welcome to Week 7 of the Whole House Organization Challenge, a personal mission to organize my home in 14 weeks or less! Hopefully you've been following this organizational adventure, and implementing new - easier ways of organizing things in your home. If so, give yourself a pat on the back, 'cause we're now at the halfway point! And guess where we're heading next? Here's a hint (in case you missed the title.)
You spend hours in it every day
But it isn’t a school classroom
It's the place where you lay your head to sleep
Which means that it is your... bedroom!
So grab the nearest trash can, and let's get started.
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Although I began this WHO Challenge in the kitchen, I firmly believe that the bedroom is the most important room of any home. Why? Who on earth wants to wake up to a room that looks stressed out? Not a way to start the day. As the riddle clearly says, the bedroom is the one room where you spend the most time. Unfortunately, it's often the most forgotten room of the home. Until today...
Before getting started you'll want to have the following items ready:
Step 1: Do a Room Sweep
Before we open any drawers or doors, let's do a sweep of the room.
Now here's my interpretation of the above photo. Notice how neat and organized things look just by placing them in a tray.
Step 2: Empty the Drawers, Group Like Items
Here's where we get to the nitty gritty. Pull everything out of the drawers, and group like items together. Then purge, purge, purge!
TIP: Toss or donate clothes that are either damaged beyond repair, too small, too big, or have not been used in the past 12 months.
Step 3: Scrub it Down
Now that the room is decluttered, and the clothing is sorted, use your favorite cleaning solution, scrub down the insides of the drawers as well as all the surfaces.
Step 4: Return Items to the Drawers
FIRST think about how you move about your room before returning the clothing to the drawers. Usually PJs are best housed in the night stand drawers (if you have them). I like to organize my drawers according to how I dress. So underwear goes in the top drawers of my dresser, flowed by shirts in the next drawer, shorts & pants, and finally sweaters.
Step 5: Invest in Double Duty Items
Like I always say, double-duty is king in small spaces. While my bedroom is not tiny, it is smaller than many today. But it helps that the platform bed has two large storage drawers underneath. Yes!! That's the perfect space to store the bed linens. No traipsing all over the house looking for them. They're right underneath the bed. I love that!
Please tell me in the comments below, what's your secret to keeping your bedroom organized?
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