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This month’s organizing challenge is to make a special bedroom oasis you will treasure each night and walk refreshed in the morning. To do this, we need to split this task into several different activities. Not all tasks need to be done in the same week. Pace yourself, and you can get through it. Each week, focus on one area below. Pick the order that works best for you, but make sure you visit all areas of your bedroom and clothing.
What tools do I need to make a bedroom oasis?
First, you need a few tools. Trash bags for items you can't donate. Boxes (preferably with handles) for items you can donate. A large black marker to label everything. Tape and paper for making signs.
What do I need to do to make a bedroom oasis?
Week 1: Area to clean: The Dresser and nightstand drawers.
Organize your drawers and nightstands. Clear out everything, take out the drawer (if possible) and get rid of any items that are not needed or haven’t been used for at least one year.
Week 2: Area to clean: The perimeter walls, corners, and under the bed.
If you store items under your bed or in the corners of your bedroom, clear them out and find a home for them. Clear out any bins and clean out all the items from under your bed. See if you can get rid of at least 10 larger items that have been under your bed for more than 3 months. If you want to get rid of more, that's fine too. See if you can find homes for all these items left in the room's corners. Each corner or wall space should be cleared by the end of this week.
Week 3: Go through your bookshelves,
And get rid of at least five books you can donate to your local library. Go through your closet and pull out any clothes that don't fit you. If you don't remember, try it on and have someone else give their honest opinion about your appearance.
Week 4: This is the fun part! Add at least one new item that makes you happy when you look at it.
Find this item from another part of your home. It can be a picture of your family, a statue, a figurine, or a painting. Place it in your bedroom where you will see it every day. Remove any items that make you sad. Any item with upsetting memories. Make it a piece that symbolizes what you want your life to be. Remember this quote below when bringing new items into your bedroom.
Things to Remember when clearing a bedroom.
- The only items that should be stored in your bedroom are those you love and care to look at each morning and evening.
- Pull out everything and make sure you dust along the way.
- If you need help, ask for it. More hands make the project easier to handle physically and emotionally. But be sure you ask someone who isn't a person who keeps everything.
If you need additional help, here are links to my closet and bedroom posts, as well as other awesome Professional Organizers to help you transform your bedroom.
Solutions for the closet from Sabrina - this is a collection of closet and clothes organization posts. Feel free to check out the page to find help.
Solutions for the bedroom from Sabrina - this is a collection of my bedroom organization posts. Feel free to check out the page to find help.
Happy organizing! Doing this monthly challenge each week will transform your bedroom from just a bedroom where you sleep into a serene, organized place to enjoy with your loved ones. I hope this inspires you to make your bedroom an oasis. What is the most difficult organizing challenge you have in your bedroom? Please share your issue below. I would love to hear from you.
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