Bedroom organization can actually lift your mood – when you walk into your bedroom, at the end of the day, can you feel the stress begin to lift off your shoulders or do you trip over clutter as you walk toward your bed? When you crawl into bed are you able to relax and melt into your comfy sheets or do you have to push dirty clothes out of the way before you can find your crumpled up blanket?
If you don’t regard your bedroom as a sanctuary where you can relax and decompress, it may be time to show your bedroom some love. Your bedroom is the last room you see at night and the first room you see in the morning. The state of your bedroom can have an affect on your mood and set the tone for your day (whether you realize it or not).
I find it interesting that not very many people reach out to me about decluttering and organizing their master bedroom. Most people want to focus their time organizing shared family spaces: kitchen, garage, playroom, laundry room, pantry, etc. because these are the spaces that everyone else sees and uses.
However, during most phone consultations I will discover that my clients’ master bedrooms are being neglected and could use some love. When decluttering, start in your personal spaces first. That usually means your bedroom.
Clearing the clutter really does clear the mind, so make sure the room you sleep in is as clean and clear as possible.
Even if you “know” those areas are pretty organized, look at them anyway. You might be surprised by the clutter and dust that’s hiding inside drawers or under your bed.
The master bedroom checklist inside the One Space At A Time: A Decluttering Guidebook goes into detail about each zone. You can use the vision exercise, inside this Decluttering Guidebook, to help you turn your bedroom into a sanctuary; a place that inspires rest and maybe even some creativity.
At the end of a long day you will thank yourself for taking the time to create a clutter-free sanctuary for yourself. Always remember that you deserve nothing less than the best, so show yourself and your bedroom some love.