If there’s one room in your house that seems to get messier before the others and is always the last one that you tidy, it’s probably your bedroom. Housing the vast majority of our personal lives, our bedrooms often become crowded very quickly, and because guests rarely enter them, they usually stay messy the longest. Well since most of us are now on lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, now is the perfect time to give your bedroom a tidy, but to stop it from becoming a mess again before the lockdown is over, you may want to try these 5 tips.
Tidying without decluttering is like taking a bath with your clothes on – you’ve only done half the work! Decluttering involves removing unwanted, broken, unused or simply outdated items from your life in order to give you more space for those you do use on a regular basis. As you tidy your space, have a box set aside for items that you want to donate to charity or that you want to sell.
If you’re prone to buying more things than you need and subsequently stacking them atop each other in the closet, it might be worth investing in a storage rental unit to help you determine what you need and what you don’t need. Once you’ve figured this out, you can start decluttering and make more space in your bedroom.
Increase your storage space
Quite often, one of the reasons why our bedrooms become untidy so quickly is because we lack the proper storage space to put everything away properly, and so before you can tidy effectively, you will need to build yourself some extra storage. Try adding shelving to your walls, buying some boxes that can be stowed under your bed, or purchasing other storage solutions for dead space areas in your room.
Customize your closet
For most of us, our closet has a much more important function than just holding our clothes and quite often becomes home to our coats, accessories, shoes, handbags and all manner of other personal items. The problem is, that most closets aren’t designed to house these objects and so they very quickly become a mess. Your closet should support your lifestyle, so if you feel that yours isn’t fit for purpose then you may want to consider getting a custom-designed closet from a store such as Creative Closets, which will then be able to accommodate these other items.
Give everything a home
When tidying your room, don’t just put things somewhere randomly, give them a home. If every item in your room has a home then they can be easily returned to this location after each use. There will be more no moving things around from shelf to shelf until they get lost or abandoned and you’ll find it much easier to find things when you are looking for them too.
Make your bed every day
Finally, before you do anything else in the morning, aim to make your bed every day. A messy bed is always the start of a messy room, and it feels so nice to come back into a room with a made-up med in the evening. If you don’t ordinarily make your bed, then it can take a few days for this to become routine, but in no time you will do it without even thinking about it.