6 Weeks to a Holiday Ready Home:Week 4, Master Bedroom
The master bedroom should be your sanctuary. It should a place you can relax, and forget about all your stresses. If you have a lot of clutter, it becomes hard to let go of the stress. The physical clutter really does clutter your mind, making it harder to relax. Do you put your clothes away after you do laundry? Admittedly, I am guilty of this. I hate putting the clothes away. But do you want a clean and organized room? Probably so! Which mean your gonna have to put the clothes away! Instead of groaning over it, just do it and you will realize it’s not the worst thing in the world and, surprisingly, only take maybe 5-10 minutes (per load). And you’ll feel better having finished it! I could write an entire blog post on laundry alone! But I will save that for another time! For now we just want to focus on organizing the bedroom. What’s your primary storage spot for said clothes? Closet only? Dresser mostly? Or even combination of both? I use both the dresser and closet. I would eventually like to get rid of my dresser, and create enough space in the closet for everything. But that’s bigger project since i need to create for shelving space or drawer space in the closet. For now, my method works and I can gradually upgrade my closet system. In the dresser, the way you fold your clothes is key to fitting more items in the drawer and maximizing the space you have. I read a book recently by Marie Kondo called “The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up”, and there was an entire segment on folding. While I am not totally on board with all her methods, the folding made so much sense! When she folds, there is no stacking items on top of each other. See this video https://youtu.be/yXQt6aXME7s. The key is folding so you can stand an item up in the drawer. This way, when you open the drawer, you can see everything without having to sift through piles to find what you’re looking for. Reading this segment of her book was like an eye opening, “aha” moment! Not only does it keep things neater, but it maximizes the space in your dresser. But before you go re folding all your clothes, you’re going to have to sort through everything, and maybe even get rid of some stuff. I know for some people, getting rid of clothes is hard, but it’s something you have to do periodically. Ask yourself these questions as you go... 1. Does it bring me joy? 2. Is it “in-style” 3. Is it in good condition? If you answered no, then get rid of it. If you answered yes, then ask this question...When was the last time I wore it? If you can’t remember the last time you wore it, then get rid of it. If it was more than 6 months ago, then get rid of it. It may be hard, but if you haven’t worn it, and you haven’t looked for it, then you aren’t really missing it to begin with, and it’s almost like you got rid of it a long time ago. The only difference is this time it is physically leaving the house. During this week you all will get to see as I completely re organize my dresser and closet! I can’t wait to get started! Follow along this week on my Instagram and Facebook pages to see my progress bedroom organization.