Declutter Your Bedroom
Your bedroom should be a tidy place where you can relax at the end of a long, hard day, but if you have mountains of clutter, that sense of serenity is much harder to achieve. Over time, it is easy for stuff to accumulate, which is why it is important that you take action to banish the clutter once and for all. Better bedroom storage is great, but there is no point in filling it with stuff you don’t need. You want to be able to comfortably run the vacuum cleaner or even the robot vacuum cleaner around the room without trouble. To help you get started, we have compiled a list of seven things that you can throw out your bedroom right now. Trust us – none of this stuff is needed and you are much better off without it!
Ill-Fitting or Unwanted Clothing
Is your wardrobe full of clothes that don’t fit and are unlikely to fit any time in the future? How about clothes that you once thought were stylish but now just seem like a major fashion mishap? Instead of just letting them sit there sadly at the back of your closet, take them out and see how much space you can make. If you don’t want to add to overflowing landfills, you could always donate them to charity or put them up on a freecycle website. People hang on to all sorts of useless clothing like odd socks and broken shoes. Now is the time to be truly honest about its usefulness!
We live in a world in which technology advances at a rapid rate. It is very easy to keep hold of your old laptops, phones, cameras, printers, and tablets – all the while secretly knowing that you are never going to need them again. Not only this, but they tend to come with a host of chargers, instruction manuals, and maybe even some wires that you have never taken out of their packaging! Perhaps you have some old fans you no longer need as you have upgraded to box fans & ceiling fans. Remember, you need to take it to a specific tech disposal site if you are planning on getting rid of it this way. Alternatively, you can make some cash selling them online.
Old Books and Magazines
While it is a shame to throw away old books and magazines, the bedroom may not be the best spot for them. Perhaps a bookshelf in the living room or home office would be better. Alternatively, you could put them out in the attic or your garage. Again, this is a situation in which you need to be truly honest about whether you are ever going to read these books again or if they have sentimental value. One of the main problems that people have, when they attempt to declutter their home environment, is that can’t let go. In the case of books, you always have the option of buying them again if you find that your life is incomplete without them!
Old Bedding and Throw Pillows
Old bedding has a tendency of hanging around for a lot longer than it is needed, so if you find yourself covering yourself with torn sheets that are full of holes, it is time for an upgrade. The same goes for duvet covers with missing buttons or stained pillowcases. You don’t these things in your life! Throw pillows are always a contentious topic in the bedroom. While a couple is fine, too many of them can end up creating a cluttered environment. And you may find that they spend more time on the floor than on the bed!
This category is quite broad, but there are a few things that can fall under this umbrella. A couple of common examples include expired medicine or food that you have never gotten around to eating. Expired vouchers are another common form of clutter that are not going to provide any value to your life! With this particular category, you could be quite ruthless about it – if the date has already passed, throw it in the bin!
Bags Inside Bags
Suitcases, handbags, tote bags, gym bags – they all mount up over time. Inside many bedrooms up and down the land, you will find bags piled inside more bags, and hardly any of them are being used properly! Anything with a broken zipper or busted wheels should be top of your list for throwing away. Then, it is a matter of being honest about the usefulness of each bag.
Old Beauty Products
While many beauty products are kept in the bathroom, some can start to creep in the bedroom. The 80/20 rule is always a classic when it comes to deciding to keep or get rid of this stuff. We use 20% of products 80% of the time. It is the remaining 80% that should be high on the hit list of things to get rid of.
- How a Clean Room Can Change Your Life – SiOWfa15