How to Organize a Messy Bedroom

If you are looking for help on How to organize a messy bedroom get ready. I have the quick tips you need to fix your messy bedroom without freaking out.

This a fast way to declutter your bedroom and create a space you love to sleep in. But don’t stop there; get how to organize tips that you can use to keep your room neat and mess-free.

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Do you feel like you’re constantly tripping over things when you walk into your bedroom? Are your clothes piling up in a corner and making it hard to find anything? If so, don’t worry – you’re not alone!

Many people struggle with keeping their bedrooms organized and I am not sure why that is. If you are like many women, you too wear mulitple hats and have so many responsibilities throughout each day, if anyone deserves a neat space to lay their head it’s you.

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Luckily, there are some simple steps that you can take to get the job done. Arm yourself with one or more of these tips, you can have a neat and tidy space in no time.

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How to Organize a Messy Bedroom

These tips are all about quick wins that you can start using right away. Ones that will make a big impact on the room where you sleep.

If you are looking for decluttering help before you begin to organize you can head over here first.

Once you are done, you will find it much easier to get the things that are staying organized. And good news, once you have those organizers set up, keeping your bedroom neat and put away will be a piece of cake!

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Step #1. Make an Action List

The first step in organizing your bedroom is to make a list of everything you want to do in this space. This may seem like a daunting task, but it will help you stay on track and avoid forgetting any tasks or areas.

I find it is best to make a list while you are in the room. Take a look around you and see what areas really stand out as messy. Make a list of 4-5 areas that you want to organize.

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Once you have your list, start tackling each task one by one. To keep things from getting too stressful, make a goal of one area a day or every few days. Yes, it will take a bit longer to see the final result but by breaking things down you might find success where you are not used to seeing it before.

I call this the Declutter in Minutes Formula and you will find it a game-changer that will transform your entire home.

How the Declutter in Minutes Formula works.

  1. Pick a room that you want to work in.
  2. Make a list of 4 areas in this room. Each week you will work in only one area.
  3. Make a list of 5-7 tasks that need to be done in one of those areas.
  4. Work on one task each day for the week ahead.
  5. At the end of a month, you will have a room that is neat, organized, and easier to keep that way!
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Step #2. Still not sure?

If you’re not sure where to start, pick something simple that will give you a fast win. A great task would be making your bed. This will give you a sense of accomplishment and give you a bit of motivation that you can use to move on to something more challenging.

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Speaking of making your bed, if this is not something you are doing every day, I would like to encourage you to begin doing so. The part of creating and maintaining a clutter-free and organized home is developing habits that help you to keep things put away.

D/M Pro Tip: Clutter-free habits are a great way to keep a neater home.

Step #3. Tackle your clothes.

Now it’s time to move on to decluttering your dresser and closet. Yes, this is a bigger ask but if you break it down you might find it to be not so scary after all.

• First, focus on the items you have not touched in weeks or months. This includes clothes, shoes, undergarments, and accessories. If you haven’t worn it in the last 2 months, odds are it is not something you love.

• Gather up those unworn items and put them into a box or bag that you can immediately get out of your home.

• Make a goal of 1/4 of the items you have so you really can see the positive effects of a streamlined space.

• Once you have finished removing the things you are not wearing, you can organize whatever is staying.

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Use these tips to spruce up where you keep your clothes.

  • Replace any old hangers with new ones that will keep your clothing from getting snagged, stretched, or damaged in any way.
  • Change out any light bulbs that are burnt out.
  • Fix any areas on your wall where the paint is missing.
  • Replace any ratty or worn throw rugs.
  • Wash the curtains and dust the blinds.
  • Remove any furniture you are not using that is taking up valuable space. If it’s too heavy to move on your own label it with a sticky note until you have someone to help you.
post it note on furniture that needs to be moved

Step #4. Streamline Your Bedside Table

Next, you will want to focus on organizing your nightstand. This is quite possibly the most important area in your bedroom. It has one purpose, to help you fall asleep more easily and to stay asleep.

If your nightstand looks more like a clutter holder than a sleep aid, let’s tackle that now.

  • First, sort through all the items on your nightstand.
  • Toss any trash and recyclables.
  • Set aside anything that belongs in another room.
  • Set aside anything that is going to stay.
  • Dust the entire surface including the front, sides, and back.
  • Set up organizers to hold items to keep this area more organized.

Step #5. Clean your room.

Now that you have most of the mess and clutter gone from the bedroom it’s time to clean. Good news, this should be much easier with fewer things in your space. Starting high dust the shelves, and furniture and sweep the floor. When you are done your room should have a fresh smell and a much better view.

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If you are looking for a checklist that will make this step even easier, jump over here and read how to clean your bedroom in 9 steps.

Step #6. Use bins, baskets, and totes.

Before you can organize what is staying let’s first talk about why.

When you organize a space it will allow you to find the things you need easily and to, just as easily, put your things all the way away once you are done using them.

To make organizing successful you will want to use bins, baskets, and totes to hold like items together. The purpose is to make it easy to find things so do not be tempted to incorporate complicated systems.

Here are a few ideas to consider when organizing a messy bedroom.

There is only one rule when organizing a bedroom. Make it simple to use so you stick with it.

The more things you keep put away, all the way away, the less stuff you will have lying out. And the less that is out the neater your room will be.

Step #7. Evaluate Your Bedroom

There is nothing wrong with having decorations in your room. Even the most organized families have knick-knacks in their homes. The trick is to find a happy medium.

Take a look at the decorations you have in your bedroom. Are there any pieces that you no longer love or that are just taking up space?

If so, get rid of them!

Remember, you want your bedroom to be a relaxing oasis, not a cluttered mess holding things you no longer care about. Remove the extra so you can showcase the things you do love to see.

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Step #8. Keep it That Way

One of the biggest reasons why newly organized rooms get messy all over again is skipping this last step.

Now that you have the extra items gone, your room is clean, and you have organizers set up to make putting things away easier, there is one last thing you need to remember to do.

How can you do this? By developing and using new clutter-free habits.

What habits will help you to keep an organized bedroom?

  1. Every morning, make your bed.
  2. Keep all dirty clothes in a hamper and off the floor.
  3. Shut every drawer after you are done.
  4. Put baskets in areas where you tend to toss random items.
  5. Clean off your nightstand every morning before starting your day.
  6. Empty the trash weekly.
  7. Clean your bedroom weekly.
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Organizing your messy bedroom doesn’t have to be a daunting task. By following these simple steps, you can transform your space from chaotic to serene in no time.

Start by decluttering, then focus on dusting and vacuuming. Finally, take a look at your decor and get rid of anything that’s taking up space without adding value. With a little effort, you can turn your bedroom into a haven of peace and relaxation.

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