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Get Inspired to Organize the Bedroom

Organizing your home can be a daunting task, if tackled all at one time. That’s why I’m providing one organizing tip a month that keeps you moving forward toward your goal. When you feel good about the spaces you spend the most time in, you’ll get more done and be motivated to tackle the next project.

This month get inspired to organize the bedroom.

If you’re plagued by restless nights or an inability to relax at the end of the day, it’s time to look at organizing your bedroom. Laundry piled in the corner and odds and ends gathering on the dresser makes it difficult to reach a restful state, because your subconscious is concentrating on the clutter.

 

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To organize the bedroom, start at the door and work in one direction through the room, either counterclockwise or clockwise. Determine if the items you come across need to be in the bedroom. For example, is the book on the nightstand one that you’re actually reading before bed? If not, moving it to a more suitable room or bookshelf could help cut down on feeling pressure to finish the book when you glance at it before bed. If the things in your room are not needed to help you get ready for your day or relax at the end of it, consider putting them in a new location.

When organizing the dresser, spend time determining the likelihood of wearing or repairing items in the drawers. Sure, a ripped pocket, or a tear could be mended, but are you going to take the time to fix it? Or is the item so outdated that a new piece would be worth it.

Look under the beds and in the nightstands. If you haven’t used an item in years, or forgotten how long it’s been tucked away, there’s a good chance it’s not needed.

As you work your way through the room, make little piles of items that need to be relocated. Leave time to put those items away after you’re done organizing the rest of the space. If you leave the room during the process there are a number of distractions that could take you away from the project.

When you reach the closet, if you’re not ready (or don’t have the energy) to do a full-scale purge try this little trick – turn your hangers around. It’s something Oprah mentioned several years ago and a suggestion I’ve used with many clients. Many people wear 20% of the items in their closets 80% of the time. Often clothes just hang there because we don’t have the time to sort them. Turn your hangers backwards on the racks. When you wear the item, replace the hanger the right way. You’ll get a good idea of which pieces you wear. If your clothes don’t make you feel great, you’re not going to have a great day. If you feel mediocre when you look at yourself in the mirror, you’ll end up have a mediocre day.

Inspired Action:

Spend 20 minutes power-sorting the bedrooms in your home.    https://www.redecorateremodelormove.com/get-organized-and-power-sort-your-home/ The goal is to clear the clutter you see immediately upon waking up, or right before you go to bed. Clear the surfaces of the nightstands and dressers to help promote a better sense of calm.

Inspired Thought:

Accept who you are. When you hold on to clothes you hope to wear again one day, you’re giving yourself permission to discount who you are today. You’re exactly who you need to be.

If you would like to see immediate progress, email linda@unclutterednw.com to set up a consultation and see if working with a professional organizer is right for you.

Linda Deppa

Linda Deppa has seen more clutter than you could make in your lifetime - and found a place for all of it.

As a Certified Professional Organizer, Linda has helped hundreds of clients experience the joy that comes from reclaiming their space, and the relief of bringing their shoulders down from their ears when they realize they no longer feel stressed walking into a cluttered home or office.

Linda’s success in working with clients goes beyond her ability to organize their possessions. Her own life experiences, including a life-altering car accident, gives her a deep desire to help each of her client’s live life to the fullest. What starts as an organizing project with Linda often leads to mindset shifts that impact other areas of their lives.

Linda is a member of the National Associate of Productivity and Organizing Professionals and current President, past Vice President, Treasurer and Membership Director of the Seattle-based NAPO chapter.

A skilled presenter and motivational speaker, consider hiring Linda to speak at your next conference or event. Contact Linda via email: linda@unclutterednw.com

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