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Best Way to Organize and Declutter your Master Bedroom

Your bedroom should feel like an oasis, a place where you can unwind, relax, and rejuvenate after a long day. But if your room is cluttered and disorganized, it can quickly become a source of stress and anxiety. Taking the time to declutter and organize your master bedroom can make a huge difference in your mood and overall quality of life. In this blog post, I will share some tips and tricks to help you get started.

The Importance of Decluttering and Organizing

A cluttered bedroom can create a sense of chaos and disorganization, making it difficult to relax and unwind. An organized environment, on the other hand, can encourage feelings of serenity and calmness, which can result in better sleep and a more relaxed state of mind.

Tips for Organizing Your Master Bedroom

1. Start with a Plan
Before you start decluttering, it's important to have a plan in place. Think about how you want your bedroom to look and feel, and make a list of the specific areas that need attention. This will help you stay focused and avoid becoming overwhelmed.

2. Declutter First

The first step in organizing any space is decluttering. Go through your clothes, shoes, and accessories and get rid of anything that you no longer need or wear. Consider donating items that are in good condition to a local charity or thrift store.

3. Create Storage Solutions

Once you've decluttered, it's time to create storage solutions for the items that you've decided to keep. This could include adding shelves or drawers to your closet, using under-bed storage containers, or investing in a storage ottoman for your bedroom.

4. Keep Surfaces Clear

One of the biggest culprits of bedroom clutter is surfaces such as dressers and nightstands. Make a conscious effort to keep these surfaces clear of clutter by finding a home for everything that you use on a regular basis.

5. Invest in Quality Hangers

Investing in quality hangers can go a long way in keeping your closet organized. Consider using velvet hangers, which are slim and non-slip, to maximize your closet space.\

6. Use Drawer Dividers

Drawer dividers are a great way to keep items such as socks, underwear, and accessories organized and easy to find. They can be purchased at most home goods stores and can be customized to fit your specific drawer sizes.

7. Maximize Closet Space

If you have a small closet, you can maximize your space by using slim hangers and hanging organizers. Consider using hanging organizers for items such as purses, belts, and scarves.\

8. Keep a Laundry Hamper in Your Room

Keeping a laundry hamper in your room can help prevent clothes from piling up on the floor. Choose a hamper that matches your style, and make sure it's easily accessible.

9. Use Vertical Space

Maximize your storage space by using vertical space. This could include adding shelves or hanging organizers on the back of your closet door.

10. Create a Relaxing Atmosphere

Decluttering your space and removing any unnecessary items will certainly help you create a sense of calm and simplicity in your master bedroom. Consider adding plants or flowers to bring a touch of nature into the room. You can also use soothing colors like soft blues, greens, and neutrals to create a relaxing environment.  Invest in comfortable bedding and pillows to ensure a good night's sleep. Incorporate soft lighting through dimmer switches, lamps, or candles to create a cozy ambiance. 

Minimize noise and distractions by using soundproofing curtains or a white noise machine to promote peaceful sleep. By combining these elements, you can create a tranquil and relaxing atmosphere in your master bedroom, making it a place of rest and rejuvenation. Use dimmable lighting to create a cozy ambiance, and consider adding candles or essential oil diffusers for a calming scent. By keeping the room cool and quiet, and limiting the use of electronics before bedtime, you will be promoting a peaceful and restful environment.

Commonly Asked Questions and Answers for Master Bedroom Organization

1. How often should I declutter my master bedroom?

I suggest you do a deep decluttering dive every spring, but you may need to do it more frequently if you have a lot of items or a small space. It's a good idea to declutter your master bedroom as often as possible. Consider a weekly pick-up or tidy-up. Gather clothes tossed on the floor and put them in the hamper for washing.l put your coffee or tea cups back in the kitchen. Spruce up the stack of books left on the nightstand. Discard those things that accumulate on a monthly basis. This will allow you to dust the surfaces, sweep floors, vacuum rugs, and get rid of the dust that builds up over time.

2. What should I do with items that I no longer need?

Consider donating items that are in good condition to a local charity or thrift store. You could also sell items online or have a garage sale. On my website, there is a helpful resource page that lists several charitable organizations and some online resale locations. Click this link to visit the resource page I created.

3. How can I keep my bedroom organized on a daily basis?

Make a habit of putting things away as soon as you're done using them. This will prevent clutter from building up and make it easier to keep your bedroom organized.

In addition to organizing your space, creating a relaxing atmosphere can also help promote feelings of calmness and serenity. Consider investing in soft lighting, comfortable bedding, and soothing scents such as lavender or chamomile. I use a diffuser with essential oils that help create a calming mood.

By following these tips, you can create a master bedroom that is both organized and relaxing, allowing you to get the restful sleep you need to take on the day ahead.

Once you develop a regular habit of organizing, the “rest” comes easy

Decluttering and organizing your master bedroom can seem like a daunting task, but with a little planning and effort, it's definitely achievable. By following the tips outlined in this blog post, you can create a space that promotes relaxation and rejuvenation, helping you to wake up feeling refreshed and ready to tackle the day ahead.


Blog post by Elizabeth Lulu Miranda: Lulu has been working as a home and office organizer in Chicago for over 15 years. She brings new perspectives on how to have an organized life. Writing for the Mercury Organizing blog “Create the Flow" and her personal blog “What would Lulu Do?"

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