Today I am sharing 25 Things To Declutter in Your Bedroom. When is the last time you decluttered your bedroom? Most bedrooms get overlooked when it comes to decluttering.
I want my bedroom to feel calm, serene and clutter free. The biggest obstacle to a calm bedroom is a lot of clutter. I am sharing the most common clutter collecting areas most people forget to go through. Hopefully this list can inspire you to simplify your bedroom.
25 Things To Declutter in Your Bedroom
Go through your side table and declutter anything that you don’t use regularly. I like to keep my current book I am reading and a flash light for emergencies.
A lot of us keep a huge stack of books next to our beds. This can look very messy and cluttered. Keep in mind you can only read one book at a time. I like to keep my current book next to my bed and put everything else on the book shelf or in my closet.
Get rid of the dreaded bedroom chair! If you never use the chair in your bedroom, think of getting rid of it. Most people I know who have a bedroom chair use it as a clothes hanger.
Try living in your bedroom without a TV. The bedroom is for sleeping and the worst thing for sleeping is TV. By removing the TV you will be one step closer to having a calm relaxing bedroom.
Curtains That are too Large
Make sure your curtains are the right size for your room. If there is a lot of curtain on the floor this can make a room look cluttered.
I have a full post on how to declutter shoes in case you are unsure where to start on decluttering shoes. Shoes all over the floor can make a room look messy and cluttered. Go through and only keep the shoes you wear. Try to store your shoes in your closet if possible, this will make your room look very clean and organized.
Most of us have way too many jackets. Jackets take up a lot of closet space which can make it hard to fit all of your clothes into the closet. If you can’t fit all the clothes in the closet then they are normally stuffed in drawers.
Too many dressers can make a room feel small and cluttered. If you can downsize the amount of clothes in your wardrobe then you might be able to get rid of the extra dressers. I have a few posts on how to start a capsule wardrobe which can help with becoming more minimal and creating more room.
I love rugs more than anyone, but make sure it is the right size for your bedroom. Small rugs can make a room look cluttered and become a tripping hazard.
Too many small lamps can make a room look cluttered. If you have the ability to put overhead lighting or sconces on the wall you can declutter all of the extra lamps.
Plants bring so much life into a room, unless they are dead or dying. Declutter any plants that look like they are on their way out.
Those cute benches at the end of the bed look so trendy and decorative. That is great if your bedroom is large enough, but if it is a toe stubbing problem, think of getting rid of it. I like to analyze all the furniture in my bedroom and make sure I am only keeping what I actually use. It can be easy to get carried away with decorating a room and end up with a cluttered mess.
I love to see photos of my family as much as the next person, but too many frames can cause an area to look cluttered. These frames also cause a dusting nightmare! I can’t tell you how many times I would skip dusting because it looked like too much work.
There is a fine line between a nicely decorated space and a cluttered wall. Check and see if you have too much on your walls. This can cause a room to look smaller than it is.
Too many throw pillows. I love throw pillows, but sometimes it can be too much. See if they are adding to the clutter or the calm.
Racks of Clothes
If you don’t have a closet then of course a rack will have to do the job. These racks can look very decorative and pretty, but they can also add to the clutter and become one more item to dust.
Displaying jewelry can look nice, but it can also add to the look of clutter. Especially if your jewelry is displayed on the wall or on a stand.
For years I kept a bunch of under things that I never used. Old slips and tights! Don’t forget to go through and see what you never use.
I just helped my mom declutter all of her socks. What we need to keep in mind is how often we wear socks and how often we do laundry. You can only wear one pair at a time. One problem I see is we buy more socks and never get rid of the old socks.
Unless you have a solid plan to fix something broken, just declutter it!
Under the Bed
I know storage is tight in some homes, but anything that goes under our bed never sees the light of day. Declutter anything that is stored under your bed.
Baskets and Bins
Anything that is stored on the floor can cause clutter and make the room harder to clean. Try to find a way to utilize the storage in your closet or add a shelf or hooks to keep the floor clear.
Declutter all those old trends. Anything you have decorated with that is no longer trendy or is dating your room can be decluttered.
Go through your blankets and see what you no longer use. Again, keep in mind normally we only use one blanket at a time.
I find most decorative shelves to cause even more clutter. Once we have a shelf up we now have to decorate the shelf. It can quickly become a clutter collector.
How to Keep your Bedroom Clean and Clutter Free
Now that you have gone through your bedroom and decluttered all of the extra stuff, let’s keep it clean and clutter free. Here is a simple checklist to make sure your room stays clean and organized.
Deal with laundry right away. If something is dirty don’t put it on the floor, make sure you have a dirty clothes basket. Clean laundry should be put away as soon as possible. If you did away with the “dreaded chair” that you set your clothes on, then either rehang the items or put them in the dirty basket.
Go through your clothes every season to see if there is anything that needs to be donated and make sure you are hanging or folding them in a way that keeps them organized. I like to hang my clothes for the current season grouped together. Everything that is out of season I hang to the opposite side or fold up and store in my drawers.
Cleaning The Bedroom
Cleaning your bedroom regularly will keep it looking and smelling fresh. I like to dust, vacuum, and change the sheets weekly. Seasonally clean the windows and curtains for a deep clean.
Let me HELP you Declutter! SOMETIMES ORGANIZING JUST ISN’T ENOUGH. I WANT TO HELP YOU GAIN SOME TIME TOO!
If you are spending a ton of time continually organizing the same area, check out The Declutter Your Home Minicourse. I created this course for anyone who is sick of all the time wasted tidying their home. This course is easy to follow and helps you figure out a decluttering schedule so you can declutter your entire home.
This is the perfect course for you if:
- You worry about your home before having people over (aka shoving things in closets).
- Things are always “missing” in your home.
- You wonder why your home doesn’t ever look clean or tidy, no matter how much cleaning you do.
If you need direction on how and where to start on your decluttering journey check out The Declutter Your Home Minicourse!
Conclusion for 25 Things To Declutter in Your Bedroom
Hopefully these 25 things to declutter in your bedroom ideas inspired you to find some items to declutter. Of course we all have different items in our rooms, but these common items seem to be the most overlooked. Check out this interesting article about 7 things decluttering experts never keep in their rooms. Let me know in the comments what you have decluttered recently.
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