If you are like me, you are always looking for ways to simplify your life and your home. Moving every few years as we Military spouses do makes it a little easier to sort though our stuff and get a little bit more organized. However, we still might need some good ideas on how to simplify spaces in our homes. I know bedrooms can be a challenging area to keep clean and organized. Here are some ideas on how to simplify your bedrooms.
1. Bins, bins, bins.
For children’s rooms, use bins to hold toys. Go through the toys and categorize them. If your children are old enough they can help you with this project.
2. Plan to purge.
Make plans to sort through toys once every few weeks. Get rid of the broken ones as well as the ones your kids no longer play with. Make sure you to do this right before birthdays and Christmas when you know your kids will get new ones anyway.
3. Does that go there?
Don’t use your room as a storage area. This can be tempting. You tell yourself it doesn’t matter because no one but you and your spouse go into the room. But the reality is you want to create a clear space in there. You want it to feel nice and simple so you can easily relax. Clutter won’t help you do that.
4. Habits make clutter die hard.
Get in the habit of making the bed right away. I have a routine where I make the bed as soon as I get dressed. A bed that is made makes the room feel so much better than a bed that isn’t.
5. Use end tables.
Find some coordinating end tables to put on each side of the bed. Not only do these look nice but they can hold things you might need. You can put your alarm, books, light and cell phone on the table so it is close to you while you sleep.
6. Get into a regular sheet changing routine.
Sheets are like shirts that you wear everyday. Pick a day where you will go through the house and replace and wash everyone’s sheets. Wash them as soon as possible to help simplify the process. Don’t forget to change the pillow cases as well.
7. Closets need love too.
Keep your closets organized. You will feel much better about your bedroom is your closet is organized and you can find what you need. Take an afternoon to go through it and get rid of anything you don’t use or wear.
8. Be nice to your future self.
Every night before bed, walk through your rooms and make sure everything is picked up off the floor, clothes are in the hamper and everything looks great for the next day. You will thank yourself in the morning.
I hope that these 8 tips have helped you create a more simple place in your home. We all deserve to have a stress free zone in our homes where we can truly relax. Do you have any tips to share?