My Best Tips For Keeping Your Bedroom Organized

Hello, friends! I am so excited for today’s blog post. If you love organizing as much as I do, I have a feeling this will be your kind of post. Recently I binge-watched Netflix’s show Tidying Up with organization-genius-extraordinare, Marie Kondo. I haven’t felt so inspired about organization in a while, and so I figured now would be the perfect time to start this “series” here on my blog. Today, I wanted to start with my best tips for organization in the bedroom.

Now, if you really know me, you know I actually love cleaning and organizing. For as long as I can remember, I’ve always loved color-coding my clothes and books, rearranging my bedroom furniture (and my mom’s kitchen — sorry, Mom), as well as refining what I own. Growing up, I even went as far as to help my friend’s organize their bedrooms out of pure enjoyment.

I have to thank my mom for instilling this minimalistic, organized lifestyle into my head. I feel fortunate to have grown up in a home that was well-kept and clutter-free, and attribute that to how I keep my own home today.

These tips and tricks might not work for everyone, and I totally get that! Everyone has their own preference for keeping their homes in place. These are simply what I’ve found have worked for me. So, let’s get into it all!

Forewarning: if this bothers you as much as it does me, I did format these headers to be centered, but for whatever reason, they’re not. So, bear with me.

Have a designated place for everything

This is probably the most important tip I have for you all. I cannot stress how important it is to have a place for everything. This is, of course, crucial for your entire home in order to keep things, well… in order, but I find this especially important for your bedroom space. It’s the room you start and end your day in, so keeping things tidy for me is a must.

At any point, I can recall where anything I own is. Knowing that I don’t have to search around for something allows for a higher level of functionality in my bedroom. For example, I know exactly where my jewelry is stored, as well as my Bible, shoes, etc. I could even recall the exact way in which my perfume tray is organized at all times.

It might be a little tedious making sure everything goes back to its designated “home” for a while, but once you get it down, you’ll find it just becomes second nature. I promise it’s well-worth the time investment.

Color-coordinate and “group” your clothes

Like I mentioned, I’ve always loved color-coordinating. It’s always made sense to me to do this with the clothes hanging in my closet. My grouping is as follows: tube tops, tank tops, short-sleeved shirts, long-sleeved shirts, dresses, cardigans & sweaters, sweatshirts & crewnecks, coats & jackets, and lastly, my robe. These are all color-coordinated, in “rainbow order,” also ranging in shade.

This falls into my first tip. I have designated areas for each item of clothing hanging in my closet, and by grouping them it allows to me easily access everything. Again, grouping them creates a space where I don’t have to dig for anything. Part of this is editing what clothes you have, and being honest with yourself about what you actually wear and will wear.

Additionally, if you can, make sure all your hangers match. This might just be a personal pet peeve, but if all my hangers don’t match, it drives me insane. (My favorite hangers are these from Bed, Bath & Beyond.) If you wanted to take this a step further like me, I also try my best to evenly space out my hangers. (I know, I know… I sound a little too meticulous, but it just looks so nice). This might be a little more challenging if you have a large collection of clothes, I know. Nonetheless, it’s visually-pleasing to open my closet and see my clothes on display in such a way that makes me actually want to wear them.

{If you want a unique way to beautifully display your clothes, and you have the space, I recommend purchasing a clothing rack to show what seasonal or favorite items you have!}

Edit what you own

I feel like this is fairly straight-forward, but I still wanted to touch on it. I would refer to myself as a “cereal-editor” when it comes to all my stuff. Since I was in elementary school, I would religiously sort through all my belongings and decide what I wanted to keep and what I didn’t. Marie Kondo refers to this as keeping what “sparks joy” for you. If you watch the show, you’ll be able to see how this plays out for the clients she works with, but it’s a great way to really assess what you want to “bring into your future,” as she so wonderfully puts.

Clothes and shoes can be some of the hardest things to part ways with. I know you’ve all used the excuse, “I should keep it in case I end up wearing it.” Lose that mentality! This goes for sentimental items too. If it really does “spark joy” for you, keep it, but if it’s not serving a purpose for your life, don’t add it to the clutter.

Make your bed

I almost didn’t include this one because it’s such a “duh!” moment, it almost feels unnecessary, but I just have to touch on it. For me, I’ve always enjoyed making my bed, but it’s hard to get in the habit of making it every day. This last summer I made a list of goals (link to post here) and it really helped me get back into that habit. I have a very specific way I’ve always made it, eleven pillows and all (yes, I have eleven pillows on my bed), and it really sets the tone for both my day and how I want to keep my bedroom looking. I promise you that if you at least make your bed, you’ll feel more motivated to keep the rest of your room neat and tidy.

Get creative with storage

There are lots of creative ways to utilize bedroom storage space. For example, if you have a large shoe collection, I recommend a shoe rack or basket. If you have space underneath your bed, a storage container works great too. {Tip: if you don’t have a lot of space under your bed, these bed risers lift up your bed, adding additional storage space!}

The same goes for clothes inside your drawers. Anything like socks, bras, etc. can be kept in baskets or drawer dividers where they’re easily accessible and displayed in a pleasing way. I use these from The Container Store! (I couldn’t find the link to them on the site, but there are plenty options offered.)

Baskets are great for storing spare throw blankets and pillows.

Storage benches at the end of your bed are both functional and look good!

I personally don’t have a lot of miscellaneous items laying around in my room, but for the few I do have, I keep them in a storage container on the shelf in my closet. Personally, I try to keep anything miscellaneous confined to that one storage container, but if you have more, that’s great; keep alike storage containers (or boxes, baskets, etc.) stacked or together in a space such as a closet shelf or under your bed.

If you’re looking to get super creative with storage of any kind, I suggest taking a peek at Pinterest! There are so many great ideas to explore.

Some Pinterest inspiration

Drawer organization
Closet organization
Dresser top organization
Clothing rack in bedroom
Nightstand organization and decor
Storage baskets at foot of bed

I hope you all found this helpful, and that it sparked some sort of inspiration for you! Organizing and de-cluttering is such a great way to de-stress. Sometimes I wonder if I could make a career out of it, and just be a professional organizer. Who knows? Maybe one day.

As always, thanks for reading, and I will be back *very* soon with another post! Happy Wednesday!

Yours truly, Clare

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