CSO Blog: 5 Simple Steps to Organize Your Bedroom

5 Simple Steps to Organize Your Bedroom

Your bedroom can be a wonderful sanctuary to kick back and relax away from all of the external stresses of life. If it is full of clutter, if it feels dirty, or if it isn’t decorated how you want it, it is unlikely that it will ever be a welcoming retreat space. If you follow these 5 simple steps below to get your bedroom organized, it will feel great and you’ll savor your time in there!

1. Make Your Bed

CSO Blog: 5 Simple Steps to Organize Your Bedroom

Marking your bed may sound simple, but can make such a dramatic difference. Pull up your covers, neaten the corners, smooth the comforter or quilt and arrange your pillows every morning. This one simple habit can make you feel organized and can make your space look cleaner and more welcoming already! If you have a million throw pillows and it takes too long to make your bed each morning, consider reducing the amount to make it an easier task.

2. Put Away Clothes

You know all of those clothes that you dump on your bed, the chair, or even worse, the floor at the end of a long day at work or a late night out? Take the time now to fold your clean T-shirts and jeans and put them in your dresser, hang up your dresses and jackets, and line up your shoes on a shoe rack or shelf.

For dirty clothes, make sure they actually make it into the hamper. Consider keeping your hamper outside of your bedroom in the laundry room or bathroom, as it attracts stagnant energy, or at least keep it out of sight in the closet.

Keep a separate area for clothing that needs special attention. This could be a laundry bag or basket for items that need to go to the dry cleaner or need to be repaired. Take everything in regularly, either weekly or monthly. Set a reminder on your calendar!

CSO Blog: 5 Simple Steps to Organize Your Bedroom

3. Remove Visual Clutter

As much as possible, your bedroom should be a haven for relaxation and sleep. If you have books you are never going to read, a picture hanging that you don’t really like, or even excess furniture in the room, this automatically detracts from it feeling like a respite. Take the time to weed out. Remove that bedside table that you always stub your toe on, that hook on the back of the door that makes the door hard to open and shut, or those curtains that never really matched. That way when you are in bed at night or in your room unwinding, you aren’t distracted by too many things taking up your space, and can relax with a good book or go straight to a sound sleep.

CSO Blog: 5 Simple Steps to Organize Your Bedroom

4. Eliminate Electronics

Digital clutter in your room can make it hard to relax and difficult to sleep. Whether it is a digital alarm clock that glows, a watch that beeps, or a phone that rings, keep that stuff out of the bedroom as much as possible. Don’t sleep with your phone under your pillow, and try not to look at a screen right before you go to bed. You will sleep better and feel more peaceful at night if you reduce your electronics intake before tucking in.

CSO Blog: 5 Simple Steps to Organize Your Bedroom

5. Organize with Style

If you need any storage baskets or bins, choose ones that you love. Pick a color scheme for your bedroom, and stick to it. Use a decorative tray or dish on your dresser for jewelry or bobby pins that you take off at the end of the day. If you need hooks on the wall, pick some that are attractive as well as functional. Keep as much storage as you can out of sight, in drawers and in the closet, and only display organizational items that you don’t mind looking at daily.

With these 5 steps, your bedroom will be looking organized and spacious in no time. Start by setting aside a day to devote to get your bedroom exactly how you want it. Then schedule regular maintenance to keep it that way. Don’t forget to start those daily habits of making the bed and hanging up your clothes as soon as you can. Not only will your bedroom be organized and look fantastic, but you’ll sleep better too.