Jul
11
2014

Get Organized: 3 Reasons to Declutter Your Bedroom Now! (+ my photos)

by Kimberlee Stokes Affiliate Link Disclosure B

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I know – it’s on the to do list.

Today I’m encouraging you to move the “Clean my bedroom.” task to the top of the list. Why?

 

Clutter Drains You

You may not realize it but going to bed and waking up in a space that is filled with stuff is an energy leech. If you are having trouble sleeping and feel drained during the day take a look at your bedroom. All of those piles and stacks remind you of the multitude of items you need to take care of and they prevent you from drifting peacefully off to sleep.

When you wake up the stuff is there to immediately remind you once again of all of the responsibilities and tasks you have to do and you can’t start your morning in a calm, centered way.

 

10 Minutes a Day Decluttering - Master Bedroom - The Peaceful Mom

Clear Spaces Bring Peace

Now imagine your bedroom with clear surfaces and floors. Wouldn’t it be amazing to wake up in a room with sunlight streaming in unblocked by the treadmill with a week of clothes hanging on it? Imagine how calm and serene you will feel when you wake up and see nothing but beauty and order around you.

Even if the rest of your day is hectic, being able to go to bed and wake up in a clean and beautiful space will bring peace and calm to your soul.

 

Your Bedroom is Sacred Space

Yep, I’m going there. The master bedroom represents the heart of your marriage relationship. It’s where you and your husband enjoy each other’s company and affection and it should be a welcoming, nurturing place in your home, not a place of anxiety and drama (unless you’re both into that kind of thing, and I don’t want to know about it – haha!).

 

I am super qualified to talk to you about this issue because my own bedroom has gone through various stages of disarray:

 

Bedroom Clutter December

Yes, it was that bad.

It seems to be a constant struggle for me. I move things out of the room, then company comes over and I throw everything back in to make the living room presentable. Can you relate?

 

My most recent issue was my art “studio” on one side of my bedroom:

Bedroom Art Space Before - The Peaceful MomLots of creativity going on here but it was making me crazy!

 

Bedroom Art Space After 1 - The Peaceful Mom

I took about an hour last weekend to clear, clean and organize. This feels so much better and actually encourages me to be creative because I am not bombarded by so much stuff.

If any of this is striking a chord with you and you need to make clearing out your bedroom a priority I have a couple of suggestions for you.

 

Plan A

Go Kamikaze! Take EVERYTHING extra out of your room and put it in the garage, basement or spare bedroom. Over the next few weeks choose one box, bag or bin to go through every day and get rid of that stuff!

 

Plan B

Use my 10 Minutes a Day Decluttering technique (click here to read more) to go through your bedroom one area at a time. This will take longer but it may be all that you can handle right now. Doing a little something every day is way better than doing nothing.

 

Whichever method you choose, take action today. Don’t let your bedroom be a drain on you for one more minute!

If you’re joining in the Bedroom Declutter Challenge, leave a comment below. Once you have it clean, send me some before and after photos. :)

 

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  • http://moreatforty.wordpress.com Sue

    Taking the challenge. Will go and take before pics right now (it will be sad, but I guess necessary). And hopefully I can get to the after by the end of the weekend. I decluttered and really cleaned my bottom floor of our house the past couple of days and WOW does it feel incredible. But, it just serves to make the upstairs look that much more cluttered (and yes, there are a couple of piles and/or baskets that are now in my bedroom because I wanted to them out of the living room – guests are coming this afternoon).

    • http://thepeacefulmom.com Kimberlee Stokes

      You can do it Sue! :)

  • Melisa

    I’m on board – will start Monday :)

    • http://thepeacefulmom.com Kimberlee Stokes

      Woohoo! Let me know how it goes Melisa!

  • http://trainupamom.wordpress.com Kimberly

    I’ve actually started on my room earlier this week. You are so right it is very draining to have so much clutter in what should be a peaceful place!

    • http://thepeacefulmom.com Kimberlee Stokes

      Good for you Kimberly! If you post anything on your blog, come back here and leave a link.

  • Kirsten

    I’m in! My bedroom is the most neglected room in the house. So far I already have a trash bag full of stuff for Goodwill!

    • http://thepeacefulmom.com Kimberlee Stokes

      Good for you Kirsten! I just took a load there yesterday. :)

  • Lexy

    Taking the challenge! I’m glad you said something about your bedroom becoming the catch-all before company arrives. Good to know I’m not the only one ha!

    • http://thepeacefulmom.com Kimberlee Stokes

      Welcome Lexy! You are not alone. :)

  • Annie

    I’m taking the challenge too. Feelings of my life in disorder are motivating factors along with your blog. Thank you peaceful mom. Where can I send before and after pics?

    • http://thepeacefulmom.com Kimberlee Stokes

      Welcome Annie! I just sent you an email. Can’t wait to see your photos. :)

  • http://ThePeacefulMom Joan

    Kimberlee, I am jumping in and taking the challenge. This is going to take awhile…much more than a week, because my bedroom is command central…i.e. my office, too. And so many additional things have to be taken care of at the same time….sounds like a bunch of avoidance excuses, doesn’t it? BUT it is so good to know that you and many others have and are dealing with the bedroom “clutter shuffle”, too. When there is no where else to put it stuff it in the bedroom.
    You have inspired me to be much more concisous about how I take care of this room and the comeraderie of this challenge is just what I have needed. I will get a friend to take a ‘before’ picture as I am camera illiterate (that is one of my goals after this room is done…..to be able to learn
    to use this incredible new Nikkon that a friend blessed me with….an answer to my prayer, but things were too chaotic to be able to ‘focus’ on dealing with more new thing. (Pardon the pun)

    Let me know where to send my pictures….
    Blessings to you. Thank you for being so down to earth and real with us. It helps so much.

    • http://thepeacefulmom.com Kimberlee Stokes

      Hi Joan – Awesome! I will send you an email with the information to send your photos in. Happy decluttering! :)

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