Is your room covered from top to toe in random items? Perhaps bedroom organisation isn't your forte.
Don't worry - we've all been there. It's common for the bedroom to become a dumping ground for all sorts of things from laundry to unpacked bags, resulting in a space that isn't exactly prime conditions for getting a good night of rest.
So, what can one do to battle the clutter? It's simple - get organised! As daunting as it may seem to tackle a crowded bedroom, you'll be surprised at how much a little effort can go a long way. Today, we look at five handy tips that will help you get rid of bedroom clutter for good, so read on to find out more!
1. Invest In Furniture
Without a doubt, the best way to stay on top of clutter is to make sure that you actually have designated storage spaces for each and every item in your room.
If all you have is a bed and a bedside table, it just may be time to head out and get yourself a quality chest of drawers, some shelving and other bits of furniture that will give your items a new home.
Speaking of furniture, if you're considering getting a new bed, we highly recommend opting for a storage bed that will allow you to fully maximise your space. Storage beds come in many forms and some of the most popular options include gas lift beds and bedframes that have inbuilt drawers for you to keep your extra bedding and anything else that needs to be hidden!
2. Organise your clothes
We get it - after a long day of work, the last thing you want to do is spend an hour organising your wardrobe or folding laundry.
This is why so many people struggle when it comes to clutter in the form of clothing in their bedrooms. The best way to eliminate this problem once and for all is to devote an entire day or weekend solely to organising your wardrobe. Spend time getting rid of clothes you don't use (you can give them away or donate them to your local op shop) and then organise what's left by category.
This way, you'll never have to rummage through a pile of clothing to find something you need and you'll also create a much more functionally designed wardrobe that doesn't live on your bedroom floor.
Since we're on the topic of clothing, it is also good practice to make a habit of folding and storing your clothes as soon as they are out of the dryer. A few extra minutes on the weekend really isn't too much of a sacrifice if it means that your bedroom remains tidy all week long!
3. Make your bed
Did you know that in a poll conducted by the National Sleep Foundation, it was found that people who make their beds first thing in the morning have a 20 per cent higher chance of getting a good night's sleep?
If you're struggling to get some much needed shut-eye in every night, pay attention to your bed. Is it covered in items that aren't sleep related? Make it a point to move anything that doesn't belong on your bed off it.
Not only will your room instantly appear tidier, but you'll find that getting quality rest at the end of the day comes to you that much easier.
4. Utilise trays, bowls and baskets
The bedroom is a prime location for collecting items such as watches, earrings, books and other trinkets which is why ensuring that you keep said items in trays, bowls or baskets can be very handy.
Head to your local Big Q, K-Mart or Ikea and you'll find no shortage of storage bins, boxes and baskets that cater to the specific task of organising an unruly bedroom. By keeping your small items organised, you'll not only eliminate unsightly clutter but also ensure that nothing gets lost which is always a handy thing!
5. Establish a decluttering routine
Last but not least, establishing a regular decluttering routine is the best way to ensure that you always keep on top of the mess. Remember - the smaller the room, the faster it is to get messy even if you don't own a bunch of things.
While you don't have to spend time decluttering every single day, it can be incredibly beneficial to assess your space once a month in order to get rid of any clutter that has built up. Often referred to as a "room reset", the trick is to do frequent "mini clean-ups" that help you maintain a clean and organised bedroom without having to spend hours re-organising. Your future self will thank you.
And there you have it - five simple solutions that will help you combat bedroom clutter for good. By establishing a decluttering routine and investing in a few inexpensive storage solutions, you'll find that not only will your room look pristine, but it will also help encourage a better night's rest, every night. All the best!