The bedroom is often one of the last areas in your home that gets organized, but it should be the first. It’s where you start your day, so setting the stage for a streamlined morning can make the rest of your day better. What’s more, if your bedroom is filled with clutter, it’s going to be harder to end your day on a restful note. Here are five things you can do to create an organized bedroom and make it the peaceful retreat you deserve:
1. Start With Clothes
Chances are most of your bedroom clutter is from your clothes. If you find yourself not hanging up items, it may be because you have too much. Go on a ruthless wardrobe cleanse. Go through your clothes piece by piece, getting rid of anything that doesn’t fit or that you haven’t worn in the past few months.
2. Create a Self-Organizing Closet
Use an assembly-line mentality in your closet and you’ll put things away faster and get dressed quicker in the morning. Keep the items you put on first on the left, storing things in sequence as you work to the right. The end of the closet should hold accessories for the finish touch to your outfit.
3. Choose a Bed With Built-In Storage
If your room is tight on space, choose a bed that also offers storage in addition to slumber. You’ll find beds that have drawers built into the frame or beds that have a headboard. The more places you have to put things away, the better your chances of having a tidy and organized room.
4. Grab All Available Space
Use the space under your bed for hidden storage. Use cubbies, baskets, or bags to stash bed linens and other non-essentials, and then hide them away with a bed skirt.
5. Pick the Right Nightstand
Don’t let clutter pile up next to your bed. Determine your needs, then choose a nightstand that helps you accommodate them. Opt for shelves, drawers, or combination of both.