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So, as you are reading this, I assume you are ready for something new. You are ready to declutter and claim your personal space back from the rest of the household! You have had it with sleeping amid the Lego your kids left on the floor, the piles of dirty laundry, the stack of bills on the nightstand, and, for whatever reason, the broken aircon unit that somehow ended up in the corner.
Master bedrooms can often serve as the hub for many different household activities, and it is easy for them to get buried in “stuff” that does not belong there. Just like most parents, the room is usually the last to get any attention in the house, but because of the “go go go” lifestyle that most families lead these days, adults must have a quiet, relaxing space to go to at the end of the day.
So, our mission is to turn this cluttered, chaotic space into a relaxing haven for you and your partner or spouse. Having an organized bedroom will propel you forward during the day in ways you cannot imagine! Here are some terrific tips to help get you started.
Declutter: Having a million knick knacks on every surface makes it harder to dust. We are trying for a calm, serene atmosphere here! Cull most of the knick-knacks and leave a few that are special. The others can go into storage, and you can rotate them every few months for a fresh look. The same goes for your closet- if you have not worn or used it in over a year, chances are you will not. Trash it or donate it but get it out of there!
Get rid of photographs: This one will draw gasps of horror from most parents, but your bedroom should be for you and your partner. NO ONE ELSE! Feng Shui states that art can be placed on the walls but leave pictures of family members for common home areas.
Look at your nightstands: If clutter seems to gravitate on the surface of your night tables, look at the stand itself. It should have plenty of storage space, and if you are a night-time reader, it will need at least one shelf for your books. If you cannot keep this space clear, you might need a nightstand that functions better for your needs. Try to keep the top free of everything except your lamp and clock to cut down on visual clutter.
Rearrange: When was the last time you rearranged in here? Moving the furniture is a wonderful way to reenergize the space and make the room seem new again. As you are moving stuff around, make sure you are cleaning as you go. Vacuum all those little dust bunnies out from under the bed!
Beds with Storage: A divan bed with drawers built into the base or a lift-up Ottoman bed is perfect if storage space is limited. You can fit all sorts of things into a storage bed base like spare linens, books, and clothes you don’t often wear.
Lose the TV: Nothing is worse in Feng Shui than to have a TV in your bedroom. Most people watch three or more hours per day as it is, so why not spend the time before you sleep doing something else, like reading or talking to your partner?
Less is more- The less “stuff” you have in here, the more relaxing it will be. Think soothing, cool tones for the walls and just a few works of art. The bedroom should be a place of rest, with cool unique furniture. The more stuff in there to look at and worry about, the less relaxing it will be.
Good luck, and happy organizing!