The bedroom is the easiest place to let clutter happen since it is our personal space and we can convince ourselves that it doesn’t matter, no one will see it! In truth, because it is our personal space it needs to be kept in order to honor our own dignity and practically speaking, to be able find and care for our things in a timely way. A clutter free bedroom facilitates calm and peace of mind in the midst of our hectic world.
Making the bed every morning is the first step to keeping order in the bedroom and controlling clutter. It sets the tone for hanging up and folding clothes. If you and the children make the bed first thing in the morning you will be on a roll to controlling the clutter. An unmade bed just attracts clutter since psychologically it is easy to toss those clothes you don’t want to put away onto this already messy space.
Reviewing the closet and drawers at least seasonally and eliminating what is no longer worn is a great way to keep control of bedroom clutter. Overflowing closets and drawers cause items to land on the floor or chairs. Less is always more when it comes to stuff!
At least twice a week take a look at what is on the top of your chest and desk to eliminate what doesn’t belong there. If you do this regularly you will eventually get in the habit of not letting things accumulate daily on these spaces.
Finally have a good laundry bag or hamper close by. There are very attractive ones available that can complement any room and will hide the clothes clutter until laundry time.
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