Do you refer to your bedroom floor as a “floordrobe”? Is there more of stuff under your bed than in the rest of the house? If your bedroom looks like a mess, no matter how much you protest that you know where everything is, it could be time to get it sorted. Being able to keep your bedroom neat and tidy is one of the marks of a true adult. It’s usually something of an ongoing effort, but you can still find ways to make it easier to maintain a state of calm in your bedroom. If you’ve decided you want to whip your room into shape, here’s how to get started.
Make a Plan
It’s always best to know what you’re doing before you throw yourself into anything. Sorting out a room is particularly hard to so if you don’t have much space but you have a lot of stuff, so planning what you’re going to do will help you keep things straight. Think about the approach you want to take to your new, tidier room. Do you want to go completely minimal, with only the bare essentials? Is it time to get some more storage in so you can neatly put everything away? You can even make a mood board or a diagram of the new layout you want.
Take a Tough Stance
If you want a neater room, you have to be prepared to be hard on yourself. One of the reasons your bedroom can get so disorganized is that you can’t let go of your stuff. Even if you haven’t worn something for a year or more, you tell yourself that you will one day. But even if you have an event next year that makes you regret getting rid of that dress, it won’t be the end of the world. You need to be stricter with yourself and make a plan to clear out some of the things you don’t need.
Store Your Stuff
Some of the things you don’t need anymore could go to charity, or you could sell them to make a little extra cash. However, there are some things you might not be ready to let go of just yet. Perhaps you’re waiting until you can move into a bigger place. If you want to hang onto some things, I recommend doing what I would, which is finding storage units near me to take a look at. Not only can you use them to store your stuff, but they can help you organize things too. You can use a storage space to give you a wider area to spread your things out so you can take a closer look at everything.
Now that you know what you’re doing, and what’s staying and going, you can make sure that what you have left stays neatly organized. That doesn’t just mean buying storage items but actually making sure you use them too. Getting into good habits will help you do this, so decide how you want to change your behavior for a neater bedroom.
Don’t leave your bedroom in a state. Get on top of it now and start living a new, tidier life.