Learn how to organize the master bedroom with these five simple tips.
Your master bedroom needs to be a place where you can relax. You do not want to feel overwhelmed in this space. Think about what you want in this space. Personally, I love reading so having a nightstand and light by the bed was a priority. For you, it may be something different.
As I declutter and organize spaces, I like to break them down into manageable zones. For the master bedroom, focus on these areas: The closet, dresser, nightstand, accessories, and under the bed.
How to Organize the Master Bedroom
Declutter the nightstand
The nightstand is a clutter magnet. It can quickly become the home to way too many items that simply do not belong. Decide what you will keep on your nightstand and keep it simple. If you have drawers, consider putting your books in there so the surface is clear. If you do not have drawers, add a basket to sit under the nightstand to hold your books.
Declutter the dresser inside and outside
Remove everything from the dresser. Then go through the items.
Consider these questions as you go through the clothes:
- Do I like this?
- Does it fit?
- Does it have damage that cannot be fixed or I won’t fix it?
If you answer no to any of these, the piece of clothing is a candidate for the donation pile. You do not need or want to hold onto clothing that you are not going to wear.
As you focus on the top of the dresser, a less cluttered space is best. Add a tray to contain items and a simple frame. Start the habit of removing items that get left here.
If you start to notice certain things get stuck here, consider adding a home for them. For example: Is there always change laying on your dresser? Add a jar for the change to sit in.
Declutter the closet
As you head into the closet you need to remove everything and then follow the questions from the dresser. You do not want to put anything back in there that will not be worn. Consider starting a capsule wardrobe as you declutter your clothes.
Make sure to check under the bed
Confession- our under-the-bed area became the home to where I shoved a bin of random items the kids had given us over the years (like pictures and such). I finally went through and decluttered it and it feels so good! If you are going to use this space to store items, consider using some easy under-the-bed storage pieces.
Make the space cozy and relaxing
What will make this space cozy for you? Is it lighting or some cozy blankets? Maybe it is some soft candles. Add in items that add a cozy effect to your room.