Steps to ‘Clean & Clear’ Your Master Bedroom
Even though this is one of the easier rooms to clean, my master bedroom seems to accumulate lots of things that don’t belong in here. It seems that I put important things in here that I don’t want to lose or forget. The bad part about this is, they are in here and out of the way so I generally do forget about them once they come in here and get put somewhere.
The steps I use when cleaning and clearing my master bedroom are shown below. Do little-by-little and you will see results. Do only as much as you can without feeling too stressed. You can finish up where you leave off later. Remember … Don’t stress yourself out! So, first things first. These are the steps that I use to clean my master bedroom:
- I start by making my bed. When the bed is made, it just seems to make the whole room look better instantly – more like a place that shouldn’t have extra clutter all over the rest of the room. This might just be the ticket to help get you motivated enough to finish the rest of the bedroom.
- Then, I stand in the doorway and look from left to right so that I can focus on where I should be cleaning and clearing. This room isn’t quite as bad as it used to be. I have a tv and a small cabinet that I can store some extra things in so they are out of the way. This is where all my ‘not-needed’ things tend to accumulate. Not-needed, as in, not needed at this moment, but need to keep them out of the rest of the house or they’ll take over. Things like blank vhs tapes, old cell phone cords (which I can’t bear the thought of getting rid of because I may need them for my next phone), etc. I maybe could clean and clear this out and just get rid of them all, but I’m not at that point yet so I’ll keep them until I feel more comfortable getting rid of them. As long as they are out of the way and most everything else is gone (because I’ve already freed myself from many of the un-needed items in this room), I’ll be ok to hold onto them until I can detach myself from them without feeling guilt. Who knows, maybe they’ll go away from the universal plug-in chargers like these and then I’ll be ok to get rid of them. Yes, I still have packrat tendencies … but I’m SO much better than I used to be. At least now, it’s somewhat manageable.
- After that, I go and straighten up the closet since it’s next in line. I hang up the few clothes that I had sitting out from when I tried them on and decided not to wear them. I get them hung them back up in the closet. I pick up the items that I’ve gotten out off the closet shelf and put them back on the closet shelf. Other than that, I’ve got most of this area organized now.
- My next step would be dirty clothes but I don’t have this issue anymore. I always take the dirty clothes immediately out of the bedroom and put them in the laundry room right away. This helps me immensely. It’s much easier to get rid of the hassle of doing the laundry if it’s all right there for you to do … no searching for dirty clothes when it’s time to do the laundry, just pick them out of the basket and put them in the washing machine and you’re good to go.
- Now I’m at my treadmill and desk area. I can straighten the paperwork up and organize the piles so I can find things easily. I try to keep this area clean and keep it from getting to the point of no-return. It isn’t easy but it’s a habit I’ve been making myself get into after I use that area or it would be complete chaos and take over my whole bedroom.
- After that, I really don’t have much left to do except pick up some exercise equipment that is laying out and put it in my nightstand so I can find it easily, when I want it. This is actually still new-in-the-box. I’ve had it for over 2 years and I still haven’t had a chance to get to it. I am disappointed but life has a way of happening and things come up. I’m trying not to beat myself up – I still plan to get to it – sometime.
- Go back to the doorway and sweep the room again – focus on any areas that you come to where you see things that need to be picked up and put away. I do this by sweeping the room from left to right. Each time I get one area done, I go back and start all over. This is much easier once you have it all cleaned and cleared and then you just have to go back for routine maintenance. I’m at this point in this room – just normal daily checks to keep it looking good. Actually, for this room, I tend to only do this about once a week and it’s working for me.
- From here, it’s just a matter of vaccuuming the bedroom floor and then I’m done in this room.
Your bedroom can easily be turned into a clean, relaxing retreat with a few simple changes. I have more on some other simple steps to help you accomplish this once your master bedroom is all cleaned and cleared. I will post these steps later to help give you some ideas on how to turn your bedroom into your own personal hideaway! Take a few moments to sit down and relax … this is your personal hideaway … ENJOY IT! 🙂