The Challenges of Organizing Your Bedroom

Are you challenged with organizing your bedroom? Is your bedroom the room where everything ends up even stuff that does not belong there?  Has your bedroom become the dumping ground, the room where your stuff can be hidden away? Is your dresser piled high and covered in dust? Do you have a good system for your clothing or are you frustrated with laundry and trying to find something clean and ironed to wear? Are your drawers empty because you are worried that if you put it away you won’t be able to find it?

One of my own struggles is clothing that I have worn ends up on the bed and then to the chair and then back to the bed as I look for something I want to wear.   Most of these clothes usually need to be ironed before they can be hung up. There is nothing worse for me than pulling something out of the closet to wear only to find it is wrinkled and needs to be ironed. I am usually rushing in the morning and don’t have time at the last minute to run downstairs to iron something. Just stresses me out and causes me to be late. Ugh!!

Does anyone recognize this chair in the image above?  Yup, that is my chair.  Obviously, this is something I need to work on.

In our Clearing Clutter Support Group participants pick challenges for the week and often someone will say “I am going to work on my bedroom”. We always ask “Is this a realistic challenge?” When you think of working on your bedroom this can be a pretty big and overwhelming task.

Here are some questions to help you decide what you want in your bedroom:

‪‪What kinds of activities do you want to be doing in this room?

How do you want to feel when you spend time in here?

How do you want your space to smell?

Do you want your bedroom to be a place where there is love?

Do you want to have great sleeps and wake up refreshed and ready to take on the day?

Do you want to be able to sleep in your bed easily without having to take piles of stuff off first?

Answering these questions can help you to make your bedroom a sacred sanctuary, a place to rest and relax and to feel rejuvenated so that you can face the day in a positive way.  Do you have some great questions to ask yourself when it comes to organizing your bedroom?  Please comment below.

 

About Kimberley

I am a Case Manager at My Sisters’ Place which is a program of the Canadian Mental Health Association London Middlesex. My Sisters’ Place is a program for vulnerable women. I love my job and all the wonderful women I work with. I am very honored to do this work with women who have been through so much and are so open in sharing their stories.
I initiated and designed a Clearing Clutter Support Group which I have been facilitating since 2007 with a co-worker. I love running this group and learn so much from the participants. We offer this eight week program three or four times a year.
I started my business Space For You in 2010 and work with individuals in their homes as well as offer some workshops in the community. I am available to speak to groups on “De-Cluttering Your Life”, “The Magic of De-Cluttering”, “Space Clearing” or really anything to do with clutter and hoarding.

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2 Responses to The Challenges of Organizing Your Bedroom

  1. I have hooks where I keep clothes that have been worn and are neither clean enough to put away nor dirty enough to put in the wash. It makes a huge difference – and it’s always easy to grab something when I need to walk the dog or do anything where it doesn’t really matter what I put on, as long as I’m dressed. 🙂

    • Kimberley says:

      That is a great idea Janet as I am usually in a hurry or tired. My bedroom is quite small and I have even taken the closet door off so not sure where I could put some hooks. Maybe above the chair could work. I am going to think about that. Thank you.

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