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What is your first reaction when you see this room?

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 Your first reaction when you see this room?

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Organizing

When it comes to spring organizing a bedroom, ensure you understand what your vision is for your room.  It’s impossible to start the organizing process unless  you know what you want FOR your room.

Your vision for your room might be to have it

  • romantic?
  • peaceful?
  • serene?
  • calming?

You may also require spaces for various functions in your room.  For example, I love to read so therefore, I need a spot for reading (good lighting for sure)!  I love how this room has two different lamps (which looks perfect).

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Once you have your vision for your room figured out, then you can start to clean and organize.  Anything that does not fit in with your vision needs to be removed.  For example, I have never been a fan of having kids toys in the bedroom.  I have always been a firm believer that a bedroom is for sleeping and calming the brain – not for revving it up to play.  It doesn’t mean that my thinking is the right way, it’s just my thinking if firmly aligned with the vision I have for a bedroom.

I get asked a lot about having a T.V. in the bedroom.  I don’t believe there is a right or wrong answer to this.  I actually happen to have a T.V. in our bedroom.  I often come into the bedroom to watch what I want (without the constant changing of channels that often occurs when the hubby has the controls) and sit on a comfy bed!   It’s like my little slice of T.V. heaven where I get to relax and watch a show.  It fits with my vision for a bedroom.

When you are unsure if something should or shouldn’t be in a bedroom, go back to the vision YOU created for that space.  If it doesn’t fit in with the vision, then it needs to be removed.

Cleaning

As many of you know, I LOVE a clean house, but really dislike cleaning my house (ok – I hate it).  So along the way, I have tried to find the most efficient way to cleaning (that’s code for saying I’m lazy and want to do the least amount of work to clean).  Every week my house gets dusted, vacuumed, floors washed, bathrooms done, etc.   Every spring, I have followed the Real Simple guide to cleaning a bedroom.

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Tips taken from Real Simple:

Every Day

  • Make the bed (two minutes)
  • Fold or hang clothing and put away jewelry (four minutes)
  • Straighten out the night-table surface (30 seconds)

Every Week

  • Change the sheets (five minutes)
  • Dust all surfaces ― including electronics, books, picture frames, windowsills and ledges, and tops of door frames ― and remove all cobwebs (10 minutes)
  • Dust or mop the floors or vacuum the carpeting (five minutes)
  • Throw out old magazines (one minute)
  • Wipe the switch plates, doorknobs, and doorjambs (one minute)
  • Wipe and disinfect the telephone (30 seconds)
  • Empty the wastebasket (20 seconds)
  • Vacuum the heating and air-conditioning vents and the inside of the closet (three minutes)

Every Season

  • Wash the insides of the windows (15 minutes)
  • Strip the bed and flip the mattress (five minutes)
  • Launder the mattress pad and dust ruffle

I also include wiping the baseboards, as ours seem to get so dusty!

Make Your Bed Daily

Part of keeping a clean and organized room is establishing routines.  Real Simple includes 3 in their ‘Every Day’ routines.

I grew up in a house where making the bed was NOT an option.  We all did it (and still do to this day).  I came across this article, “How Making You Bed Every Morning Can Improve Your Life ” 

It provides 5 points why you should make your bed every morning.   I especially love #5 – It leads to other good habits.

Make your bed daily

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Part of maintaining an organized space is to have routines and habits. Here’s to spring cleaning and organizing your bedrooms.  May you find peace and calm in your spaces!

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Comments

  1. on 20.06.2016
    at 12:47 AM

    a bedroom like this must have a good affordable air condition. There are several types that you can see but choose the best thing but affordable.

  2. on 22.08.2016
    at 12:25 PM

    Hi, what a good article. I like the way you’ve broken the tasks down into daily and weekly tasks. As soon as you started talking about making your bed I thought of a recent book I’ve read called School of Greatness by Lewis Howes and then low and behold you have a link to an article with the very same concepts he discusses! It does highlight how small things can make a huge change in you attitude and your day, then ultimately your life.

    • on 26.08.2016
      at 8:34 AM

      I agree. Small thins can make the biggest impact (sometimes). Cheers!

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  4. on 08.02.2017
    at 4:00 PM

    Hey Sheri,
    Thanks for sharing this! Sometimes it’s hard to stay organized, but you’ve laid it out so simply. These are some great suggestions. As for a TV in the bedroom, sometimes it’s nice to fall asleep to, but I’ve heard that might not be a good thing 🙁

    Cheers

    • on 10.02.2017
      at 7:18 AM

      The TV in the bedroom is truly a personal choice. If it was up to me, I wouldn’t have a TV however the Mr. loves it and honestly, I’m used to having one in our room. I totally relate to falling asleep with it on!

  5. on 15.02.2017
    at 8:28 PM

    I usually clean my bedroom after three four days when all everything mess up. For me it is okey something through here and there, but when i see now everything going out of control than spend hours to reorganizing it again. Its good idea spend few minutes daily and keep it clean.

  6. on 03.03.2017
    at 5:29 AM

    First of all thanks for sharing your incite. Our room isn’t that big and the size actually forces the tidiness and otherwise we could not get round. You have some useful suggestions that we could adopt. And now the contentious issue in our house TV in room, all I know as much as I have tried I am unable to sleep without it. Having said that I only actually have it on as background noise to help me drift off. I would love to be the person who drops off as soon as their head hits the pillow but unfortunately not. Thanks again.

  7. on 14.03.2017
    at 11:28 PM

    Hi!! thanks for suggestion Sheri:):)

    • on 19.03.2017
      at 2:44 PM

      You are so welcome.

  8. on 19.04.2017
    at 1:38 AM

    Nice article. I have found everything interested. Thank you for sharing this information.

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