After I successfully decluttered and minimized our kitchen (you can read more about that here), I started on the bedroom. This was one area in our house that I hated! Our closets were overflowing, flat surfaces became a “catch all”, piling up with everything from change and receipts, to clean laundry that needed to be put away. There was way too much furniture making our good sized room feel small and suffocating.
Too. Much. Stuff. Our bedroom was suppose to be a sanctuary, a little at-home retreat to relax and recharge. Instead, I avoided it as often as possible because the mess and clutter were overwhelming to me.
Then I did something drastic. I did a major clothing purge, donating at least 90% of my wardrobe. Things I didn’t like or didn’t fit well were separated from the few things I truly loved. I also sold the desk, chairs, and dresser to further reduce potential clutter magnets.
It Is amazing how a room can transform with a new bed, a little paint, and a major purge. The negative, anxious feelings from before have been replaced with feelings of peace and calm. I love our bedroom and the feeling of serenity the space brings.
If you are apprehensive about taking the leap and going for a major purge of possessions, don’t be! It is so freeing to get rid of things in order to create a space you want to be in. “Stuff” comes at a price, making it even more important to only own things you love and use. What does your ideal bedroom look like? What do you need to do to make your dream a reality? Don’t wait! Start clearing out the clutter now, and make changes to love the space you’re in!