De-Cluttering your Bedroom

DE CLUTTERING THE BEDROOM 

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The process of decluttering your home isn’t always easy, and it can be downright stressful when you have to say goodbye to some of your possessions, but it’s a great idea. If you’re getting ready to list your home for sale, almost certainly you’ll need to declutter in order to make your house look larger, more open and, in a word, better. When you declutter prior to sale, you’ll also make your move down the road lighter and thus easier and less expensive. 

 Many people assume that kitchen as the most important part remove away some clutters, but decluttering your bedroom is more important. That’s all because you do some important tasks in your bedroom. Keeping things tidy and neat is the initial step you need to take to remove away all clutters as well as organizing your bedroom space. Following are smart ways to cut clutter in your bedroom. check it out!

I was surprised to see the overwhelming majority of folks who say that clutter is their biggest problem in the bedroom. It seems that even the room that’s supposed to be your sanctuary can’t escape the mess of everyday life. 

To de-clutter the bedroom: (1) get rid of anything you don’t use, and (2) find storage solutions to deal with what you have left. Step-by-step plan below…

Cut clutter in your bedroom

Keep in mind that the often you remove clutter, the less time you will need to take when cut cluter in your bedroom. First of all, clean your closet through your dresser and other parts. Clean some clutters all over the room. During your declutter activity, try to place a recycle bin to make sure that you have got rid of what you’ve already read. In addition, you can also tailor it as your own habits.

Regularly declutter your clothes closet

If you are searching for the biggest culprit in your bedroom, try with the closet at first. Even if, it is often behind the closed doors and commonly occupied with clothes that no longer you wear and some clothes that never got back on the right hanger. A little habit will help you out:

  • Take for about five seconds to hang up your clothes
  • Fold and put them into the right pile on your shelves.
  • Put the dirty clothes into the basket instead of putting it in between stack on the floor.

Spending a little time can make your decluttering time way easier and less time consuming as well.

Choose the right basket

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First thing you have to do to decluttering your bedroom is making sure that you already have a laundry basket in the bedroom. a laundry basket is one of the most important part to keep your bedroom neat and tidy as well. if you don’t have any laundry basket, you can opt for something that ally your bedroom décor such as sleek bin or a beautiful basket. Commit to put your dirty clothes in the basket to keep your bedroom neat and also tidy.

Make use bowls and trays to hold clutter

You bedroom tends to have some items such as earrings, knickknacks, books, watches and others. Streamline them by placing it in a tray or bowl to store those items and place it next to your bed. Instead, you can also install a mini drawer or an organizer to store them if you think tray and bowl is not an efficient way to decluttering your bedroom.

 In short Declutter the Bedroom:

  • Take everything out of the bedroom that doesn’t belong there. Remove any dishes, paperwork, loose change, etc. If possible, keep high-energy objects like TVs and computers out of the bedroom.
  • Get rid of any clothes, jewelry, or shoes that you don’t need. Be ruthless! Each thing you get rid of is one less thing to store and care for.
  • Clean all surfaces, wash sheets, and clean the floors.
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Decluttering your Kitchen

When the majority of your time in the kitchen is spent hunting for the right pan lid, figuring out if you’ve got the self-raising flour or plain flour canister in your hand or reaching to the back of the cupboard blindly feeling round for the paper towel, you know it’s high time you got organized! The kitchen is one of the most used rooms in any home but when it is all cluttered it makes it much harder to actually be used as a functional space.

Not only will you feel better once this space is less junked up, you’ll also save yourself time and energy as well.Here is some of my  space-saving ideas, tips and tricks to help get you and your kitchen back in order.

Kitchens are a great place to start for de-cluttering — and you’ll feel SO much better by the end of it.

 

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1) Old containers: Be they old takeaway containers or “useful” Bottles and jars, bring them all out from the back of cupboard and see how many you have. Then throw out at least half of them.

2) Old appliances that don’t work: Put them all on the floor and divide into those that are worth fixing (or can be fixed) and those that aren’t. Toss them away ! seriously it just takes up space !

3)Knives: Most people need only five or six good knives for everyday use. Sort yours out, dumping the not-so-good ones  and investing in a sharpener for the rest.

4)Plastic bags: Unless you use recyclable shopping bags you’re likely to have quite a few of those. Take them to the recycling bin ! 

5) Mugs and cups: If you take into account all those oddball gift mugs you’ve received you probably have an over-supply. In reality, most people need no more than 10. With the others,  put them up in a high cupboard out of the way.

6)Expired food: Check the herbs and spice shelf for ingredients that are so old they’re not worth adding to any dish. Also, dig into the back of the pantry for tinned food that may have expired, and don’t forget the fridge and freezer. Frozen food doesn’t last forever, particularly if it’s leftovers or fish where three months is the maximum duration in the freezer.

7)Odds and ends: Many people have an odds and ends drawer which is fine for throwing in those things you can’t find a home for. However, it’s not so easy to find things when there’s too much in that drawer. Try to halve the contents. Failing that, try to compartmentalize by putting similar objects in trays or tying them up with rubber bands.

8)Chipped or cracked crockery: These can be a trap for nasties and deserve to be riffed.Period!

9)Double-up implements: There are certain items in the kitchen which don’t require a back-up. These include potato mashers, soup ladles, gravy boats and flour sifters. If you have more than one of these it’s time to share with someone else. 

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Decluttering Checklist  For Your Kitchen

Items you may want to get rid of, or decluttering missions to tackle in this area include:

  • Gadgets and cooking tools
  • Small appliances
  • Clear off table top
  • Clear countertops
  • Tablecloths, napkins and placemats
  • Plastic cups and water bottles
  • Zippered plastic bags, aluminum foil, and plastic wrap
  • Cabinet shelves and drawers
  • Junk drawer
  • Under kitchen sink
  • Tops of cabinets
  • Plastic food storage containers
  • Pots and pans (and also match each with lid)
  • Baking dishes and sheets
  • Top and front of refrigerator
  • Recipes
  • Cookbooks
  • Restaurant and takeout and menus
  • Plastic grocery bags
  • Kitchen towels and potholders
  • Plastic silverware and other take out packaging
  • Clear space to pack sack lunches
  • Lunch boxes
  • China
  • Glassware and crystal
  • Silver items
  • Party serving pieces
  • Coffee cups and mugs
  • Plates, bowls, utensils, etc.

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Decluttering your home Series

  No matter where you live or how big your home is, there are some problems that we all have. For example, all homes become cluttered at some point. It’s not something you can prevent entirely, although, if you have the time, cleaning the house daily can help.The best way to tackle the decluttering of your home, your work space, and your life is to take things  one small step at a time.  Combined, small steps will lead to big improvements that will be easier to maintain over the long-run. But even so, the problem persists. I’ve decided to put together a guide that can help you with that. In the following posts from  The Messed up home  you can find some tips that can help you de-clutter your home more easily.

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This room-by-room declutter guide will take you through your home and office room-by-room with tips and tricks to declutter your home quickly and efficiently. Here’s what you need to know to declutter your home. 

1. Plan it in your schedule.

Clutter clearing can easily take up hours if you have a huge amount of clutter to clear out. My massive decluttering took me a whole week! Set aside time in your schedule and segment the task into different parts. For example, set aside X amount of hours for your wardrobe, followed by your bedroom, then your kitchen, and so on.

When I decluttered my house, I broke it down into phases: first with my room, the living room, followed by the kitchen, then my kid’s  room, the washrooms, and finally the Garden . This made the whole task much more manageable.

2. Choose a room. 

Home is where many of a bulk of our time.  So it’s no wonder that a messy house can add to daily stress, Selecting a Room is the first step to start Decluttering Or even a zone in a room, and start decluttering that room.If your rooms are too cluttered, you’ll want to simplify them.  Start by clearing off anything that is on the floors.  Throw out or donate unused things.  After clearing the floor, move to flat surfaces such as countertops, shelves, tops of dressers, etc.  Clear them as much as possible, and then move onto furniture. 

If there’s too many things to clear and you are not sure where to begin, start off with a manageable spot. If it’s your room, start off with your table. If it’s your wardrobe, pick one of the smaller compartments. Before you know it, you will be done with the area and you are ready to the next.

3. Decide on timing + level of decluttering needed.

Often times, however, tackling the clutter can seem an horrendous task if you don’t know where or how to start.  By devoting a little of your time to getting rid of the clutter in your life and maintaining things relatively clutter-free , you’ll reap the rewards of pleasing living areas, reduced stress, and a more organized and productive existence.

There are a few levels to decluttering–maybe your home is pretty neat but you need some motivation to throw out some old paper clutter, or maybe your closet hasn’t been thought about in a year and you really, really need to sort it out.  

4. Enroll the help of someone.

Many hands make light work. If it’s possible, get a family member or a friend to help out. This can be a very tedious task, especially if you have not been doing it for very long. Besides that, it’s much more fun to be doing it with others than alone.

5. Let go of things you have no use for.

In the past, my default action was to keep something just in case I needed it in the future. Over the years, it just resulted in a huge pile of junk. Not only that, I never had an occasion where I needed that thing. Now, my principle is to ask – ‘Am I going to need this in the foreseeable future?’ If the answer is no, I’ll throw it away. A lot of clutter comes from keeping things that you think you’ll use, but never do in the end.

Whenever I declutter, I will use a huge garbage bag to dump everything I don’t want. It makes it much simpler to discard stuff. You might want to try it for yourself too.

6. Finish clearing first, then organize.

Some people try to clear clutter AND organize at the same time. Personally, I feel that this isn’t very effective. I prefer is to finish clearing the clutter first (within the area), then organize the stuff inside. It’s much easier to arrange when you know what are all the things that need to be sorted. Not only that, it can be both mentally and physically disruptive to change back and forth between ‘clearing’ and ‘organizing’.

7. Make use of effective furniture and tools.

Filing systems, storage boxes, magazine files and multi-compartment wardrobes are just some of the many great tools to help you organize your stuff.  Amazon is well-known for having many furniture and accessories which streamlines organization. I particularly am a big fan of storage boxes – they provide an easy avenue to pack things in a compact manner, and the boxes fit perfectly under the bed.

8. Designate spots for common items.

I have fixed spots around my room to put commonly accessed items – such as my mobile phone, necklaces, accessories, bags and so on. These items are placed in their respective spots every time, which eliminates the need to go into a mad search for them before I leave the house each time.

9. Schedule a regular clutter-clearing session.

After you finish clearing out the clutter, schedule a quick 30 minutes session every week as a form of maintenance. your home and weed out whatever clutter has gathered in the past week. With continuous maintenance, you will get to reap the benefits of a clutter-free home.

Once you are done clearing your clutter, you might want to move to creating an inspirational home environment

10.How to Maintain Order Over the Long-Term

Once you’ve successfully decluttered, whether it be one area or all the areas mentioned above, clutter will inevitably begin to creep back into your life. You must be vigilant in weeding it out on a regular basis, or it will just take over your life again.

Set up a system to keep clutter in check. Examine the way that you do things and how things make their way into your life, and consider whether you can put together a simple system for everything, from your laundry to work projects and email.  Write down your systems step-by-step and try to follow them as best as you can.  Follow your systems and you’ll keep the clutter minimized.

Don’t slack off.  It’s easy to put things off for another day, but it’ll save you headaches in the long-run if you deal with things immediately. Throw it out, donate it, or keep it and put it in a designated area.

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