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6 Ways to Organize Your Bedroom

Restore balance in your private space with these practical tips to keep the bedroom spic-and-span

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The first step to a clean and organized bedroom is to determine the key areas and strategize. The bedroom is used for three purposes – for sleeping, primping, and storing clothes.

Since it’s supposed to be your sanctuary, a couple of helpful tips will ensure a cozy room free from clutter. The ultimate reward for everything is, of course, the assurance of a good night’s sleep on a comfy bed with crisp sheets.

Photos used in this feature by Ocs Alvarez/ACME Visual Productions and Vincent Coscolluela.

The bed comes first.

Is your bed a makeshift storage space for clothes and home to the occasional crumbs of food from movie marathon sessions? Before tackling the other areas of your bedroom, focus on the bed first.

You will feel more enthusiastic about the whole endeavor when you start with the most visible element in your room. Make sure you change the sheets regularly and as much as possible, avoid eating inside the bedroom.

Organize your dresser.

If you can barely see the top of your dresser, it’s time to sit down and examine the contents of every tube of lotion and cream strewn on top.

Check the expiration date and dispose items that you no longer need. Be on the lookout for empty containers and those that are stale and yellowing. This applies to your makeup, too. Corral similar items in small trays for easier access. 

Clean your cabinets.

Always remember: Keep, Donate, Throw. Keep the clothing you always use, donate what you haven’t used for at least six months and throw away items that cannot be recycled or used by others.

Replace soft furnishings.

How often do you change your bed linens, rugs, and curtains? Don’t let dust gather in your room and avoid that stuffy feeling. Opt for light fabrics in neutral colors to let the light in.

Use linen spray.

When all is said and done with the cleaning, consider a fresh spritz as a finishing touch. Lavender and citrus scents are perfect for the bedroom as they help uplift the mood. How about waking up feeling bright and cheery everyday?

Maximize storage.

Utilize the space under your bed. You could use it to store bed linens, seasonal wardrobe and shoes. Just remember to take note of the clearance of the bed from the floor. Invest in bed skirts to hide the storage boxes as well as to achieve a more put-together look.

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