January 24, 2018

How to Keep Your Bedroom Tidy (Most of the Time)

The bedroom can feel like a catch-all for laundry, projects, stacks, and other miscellaneous items from the day or week. Our bedrooms should be a safe haven at the end of the day and they should feel relaxing and inviting. If you’re bedroom isn’t giving you those calm vibes, try these tips for keeping your bedroom tidy (most of the time).

Make your bed every single day. I know it can be hard, but this little step every day just might catapult you into a full-blown cleaning routine. It’ll set the tone for the day and if you don’t accomplish anything else, hey, you made your bed 🙂

Do not store laundry baskets with clean (or dirty) clothes in the bedroom.  Bedrooms can be a dumping ground for clothing (clean or dirty) and if you want to feel calm when you step into your bedroom, a pile of clothes isn’t the way to create that calm feeling. Try to fold and put away clothes as you wash them. This will keep your bedroom tidy and keep that overwhelmed feeling of all.the.laundry away.

Use a basket or bowl by your nightstand for books, jewelry, lotions and potions, etc. If you have a bedside table, corral those must-have items in a cute dish or basket so they stay where they’re supposed to and look cute at the same time.

Clear your dresser and put a storage system in place to keep it clean and uncluttered. Keep that dresser cleaned off. If it’s a hodgepodge of stuff, use a dish or jewelry box for your jewelry or a tray for your perfumes.

Put a donate basket in your bedroom closet. Try on a shirt that you realize doesn’t fit or you don’t really love anymore? Instead of hanging it up, put it in your donate basket. When the basket is full, toss the stuff in a bag and bring it to your favorite shelter or donation spot.

Put things away daily and repeat. Maintenance is key to a tidy bedroom. Pick up in the morning after you’ve made your bed and do a quick tidy in the evening before you jump into bed. It’ll probably take less than a minute morning and night but those minutes add up.

What would you add? What’s your best tip for keeping your bedroom tidy?