This week, we are giving our master bedrooms a refresh. We will be purging clutter, setting up organizing systems, and clearing out the dust bunnies from underneath the bed.
Welcome to week 6 of the 2019 Home Organization Challenge. This week, we are giving our master bedrooms a refresh. We will be purging clutter, setting up organizing systems, and clearing out the dust bunnies from underneath the bed. So far, we’ve worked our way through the kitchen, pantry, dining room, launch pad, and living room. Let’s get organized!
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Our new master bedroom is simple, clean, and clutter free. I don’t keep clothes in the dresser drawers (they are all in the closet), I don’t have our book shelves in here anymore, and the room is free of excess clutter. It’s peaceful and we are able to unwind after a long day. That is the goal for you this week. Make this space a calming place where you can relax. Here are the steps that will get you there.
THE ORGANIZING PROCESS
1. PREPARE: Collect 5 laundry baskets/boxes and label as follows.
- Keep – Everything that stays in the room.
- Trash – Things that need tossed in the trash (or recycled).
- Donate – Everything that you are donating or giving to someone else.
- Clothes – ALL clothes that stay in the room.
- Other – Everything that goes to another room in the house.
2. SORT: Concentrating on one hot spot at a time, empty the space completely.
- Under the bed – Pull everything out and sort it into the baskets. Try to keep this space empty and free of dust!
- Dresser drawers – Pull out all of the clothes and empty onto the bed. Sort through each piece of clothing. Does it fit? Do you still wear it? If not, donate it! Fold and place the clothes back into the drawers (like items together).
- Night Stands – Empty out the drawers and the top of the stand. Clean it off, wipe it down, and only put back the necessities back!
- Dresser top – Clean it off, going through each item thats on there. Sort though using the basket system. Wipe clean and put back only necessary items. This is a clutter hot spot. This is the first area people notice when walking into the bedroom! Try to keep it clear of the clutter.
- All other hot spots in the room – Using the basket system, go through what’s left of the room.
- Clean the windows, blinds & mirrors
- Wipe down doors, baseboards, doorknobs and switch plates
- Dust Dressers & nightstands
- Wash Bed Linens, curtains, bedskirt
- Vacuum mattress/flip mattress
- Wash pillows, sheets & comforters
- Clean ceiling fan & lighting
4. ORGANIZE: Once its all clean, you are ready for the fun part – organizing! This is an important step if you want to keep your room clean. Use baskets and bins to categorize items.
I love our bedroom. I love the style, the colors, and the atmosphere. It’s comfortable and calming. There is no clutter and the surfaces are clear. White bedding makes a huge difference, eliminating visual clutter and it’s an easy transformation.
Here is a video tour of our old master bedroom.
Make a habit of making your bed every morning, as soon as you get up.
Clear the top of your nightstand of excess clutter and only keep what you use daily on it.
Keep things organized! This essential organizer is actually a lipstick organizer from Anthropologie. I use a basket to hold the books I’m currently reading.
Use drawer organizers and categorize each section. This keep things neat and orderly. I found these organizers at TJ Maxx.
Use drawer dividers. These cedar dividers created three separate sections for me to organize my things.
If you keep clothing in your dresser, you can still have an organized system in place. I don’t keep my clothes in the dresser anymore. They are all in my master closet.
Tip: If you store t-shirts in your dresser drawers, this is a must have. Neatly fold your clothing using this tool.
Use drawer organizers to coral socks & undergarments.
Set up a seating area (if you have the space). We use these chairs to relax and read or watch television.
Create a cozy and relaxing space for you to unwind in each night. Keep the clutter away and maintain what you have created on a daily basis.
You can simplify your master bedroom! Begin with decluttering and go from there.
Here are several blog posts that will inspire you to get your master bedroom organized.
- Master Bedroom Organization
- Purging the Nightstand
- Organizing the Bookshelf
- Farmhouse Master Bedroom
- 2016 Master Bedroom Tips
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Once you’re finished organizing your master bedroom this week, share your progress on Instagram using the hash tag #abfolchallenge. Don’t forget to blog about the weekly challenges and share your before and after pictures over at my Home Organization group here. Hold yourself accountable and finish all 14 challenges! I can’t wait to see what you accomplish. Good luck. I’ll see you back next week for the week 7 challenge. Happy Organizing!