7 Things You Need To Toss From Your Bedroom

By: Tracy Phelan

7 Things You Need To Toss From Your Bedroom

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7 Things You Need To Toss From Your Bedroom

Make your bedroom a great place to be!

For most people, the bedroom is a place to put things: things you don’t use, things you don’t have time for, etc. The space gets cluttered quickly, and it becomes a stressful place rather than a relaxing one. You should organize and declutter your bedroom and to make this happen, what you really need is a plan. Beginning without an idea of how you’ll get it done is a recipe for failure, so we have a few tips to help you along the way, as well as a list of seven things you need to toss from your bedroom right now. Let’s get to it! Throw It Out! Your bedroom should be a place of comfort and relaxation. For many, however, it’s a “catch-all” room that gets cluttered very quickly. It’s hard to be comfortable with piles of stuff surrounding you, so here are a few things you could probably do without in your bedroom this year.

1. Old pillows

1. Old pillows – If you haven’t replaced your pillows in a while, it’s time. You should replace them once a year, and don’t save the old ones.

2. Books

2. Books – Get rid of books you’ve already read. If you know you’ll never look at them again, donate them, throw them out, or otherwise pass them on to someone else who will read them. There’s no reason to hang onto them.

3. Furniture you don’t use

3. Furniture you don’t use – That side chair that sits in the corner collecting your clothes isn’t really necessary. Put your clothes away and get rid of the chair. The same goes for any exercise equipment you resolved last year to use but haven’t.

4. Broken/yellowed window treatments and lampshades

4. Broken/yellowed window treatments and lampshades – When something breaks or yellows with age in the bedroom, it’s often forgotten. No one ever sees the bedroom besides you, so why bother, right? Have pride in your space and make it one you love to be in by replacing unsightly window treatments and old lampshades. Be sure to throw out the old ones immediately.

5. Old papers

5. Old papers – Like everyone else, you probably throw important papers in your bedroom, thinking you’ll get to them or put them away later. Unfortunately, later never comes, and the pile of papers grows with every passing week. Go through that pile of papers, toss what isn’t important anymore, and invest in a filing cabinet for the rest. Hint: the filing cabinet should go in an office or spare room – not in your bedroom.

6. Outdated electronics

6. Outdated electronics – We all have them: outdated cell phones and tablets that we just can’t seem to part with. They add up over time until you have so many you don’t know what to do with. Clear out the clutter by formatting them and donating them to charity.

7. Jar-o-change

7. Jar-o-change – You’ve been collecting change for years, and it’s finally time to cash it in. Who knows? Maybe there’s enough in there to finally buy that special something you’ve been dreaming of all last year.

Helpful Tips to Decluttering Your Bedroom

Now that you know the type of things you should be getting rid of in your bedroom, you can get started. No one says you have to do it all in one day, but the following tips will help you get it done. Schedule a specific amount of time each week to declutter your bedroom. Focus on just one task at a time to ensure you complete it before moving on to the next. Don’t forget about cleaning and organizing the closet and dressers in your bedroom, too. They tend to pile up with clothes you don’t wear anymore and things you don’t use anymore, so dedicate some time to ridding them of these items. When you’ve taken the time to organize and declutter your bedroom, you’ll realize what a wonderful place it is. You’ll love spending time in there. Use the suggestions above to get started, and have fun creating a space you can’t wait to hang out in at the end of each day.

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