It’s 2015 and it’s time to declutter your bedroom. It’s just been Christmas so that means you have new products to replace the old ones, so out with the old and in with the new. Less is more and a tidy bedroom is nicer then a messy unclean bedroom, it’s time to finally throw those old clothes away and empty that box of nick nacks your holding onto incase you might need them one day.
The first thing you should do is create 3 piles/boxes on the floor. These 3 piles will be BIN/CHARITY/KEEP.
If you haven’t used it for a while and you don’t need it, bin it. If something is still usable like a book and you don’t want to keep it put it in the charity pile. Things you want to keep should be put in the keep pile, you will put all this back later.
Start with your wardobe and work your way across your room. Grab all your clothes and put them on your bed, go through them and throw out what you haven’t worn in a while.There’s no point keeping that skirt for the ‘right moment’ because that time isn’t going to come and that skirt you’ve been holding onto is just collecting dust. It’s time to give it away to a friend or to charity because someone else is going to wear it more then you.
After you’ve sorted what you want to keep and what you want to give away, start putting all your clothes back into your wardrobe – I organise them from coats to dresses.
I have a bad habit of keeping a number of beauty items like hair spray (which are half used) in a draw thinking I will get round to using them soon and I never will. It’s time to throw those beauty products away with one pump left that you are never going to use. These just waste space in your draws.
Nail polishes can go a bit yucky after a while and if you can’t restore them back with nail varnish remover ( You add a couple drops of nail varnish remover to the nail varnish and shake it this should help the nail varnish become less clumpy back to it’s original self) then it’s time to throw them out and make way for new ones.
Under The Bed
Under my bed I have boxes of crap, like I hold onto things I think I’m going to need and I don’t. So if I haven’t used something in the past 4 months throw it away or give it away. Then neatly put the things your keeping in storage boxes and put them under the bed.
In my underwear draw I have so many odd socks I hold onto thinking I will find the other pair soon when that sock is long gone! It’s time to throw those odd socks out and buy some new ones. It’s the same with pjs and lounge wear, throw your tatty old pjs away and make space for new ones.
Books that you’ve bought and you won’t read again or didn’t live up to your expectations it’s time to give to charity, someone else is going to enjoy it more than you. I love nothing more than going to a charity shop and a stack of books and reading them and then after I’ve read them taking them back to the charity shop so someone else can enjoy them. I like to store the books i love most on my bed side table and the rest in a box on my wardobe.
One way of keeping things you want without leaving them out in your room is storage boxes, you can find nice storage boxes for cheap in most shops i get most of mine from Matalan & Homesense. I have a set of three on my wardrobe that I keep DVD’s and books in and they hide them away while looking nice and tidy.
Selling items or giving them away
You can also sell your unused or unwanted items online to get some money for things your actually going to use. You can also give your old things to charity or take them to your local hospital or doctors to be used in the waiting rooms or if you have any old toys you can give these to them as well as children can play with them while at the hospital.
These are just a few ways you can declutter your bedroom and make space for the things you want. Remember less is more and a clean tidy room helps declutter your mind.
Leave your own decluttering tips below.
Thank you for reading,