• Lahni Carney

3 Deadly Mistakes to Avoid When Decluttering Your Bedroom

The first step to organizing your bedroom is to pull out all of the items in the room and put them into a pile on the floor.

You’ll really see how much stuff you have.

Don’t be surprised, the average American has over 300,000 items in their homes!

PC: Psychology Today

Bring out everything from your drawers, cabinets and shelves. Grab everything!  

As you pull things out, it's efficient to categorize all of the items as you go.

This means grouping together all of the like items. Clothes with clothes, knick knacks with knick knacks, you get the point.

This is the important difference from the method we use at Clutterless Home Solutions and the KonMari Method (you can read more about why Marie Kondo is wrong here). These categories can even be categorized into smaller sections as you go through the process, but we will get to that later.

Make groups of all the books, hobby/extra curricular things, electronics, decorations, souvenirs, memorabilia, sport/workout gear and anything else you have stored away in your room. 

The more specific and smaller you can make your groups, the better organized your room will be at the end of today’s process. 

For example, if you have a “workout group” of items, then divide everything in it into individual groups of outdoor sports equipment, cardio equipment, and yoga equipment. 

Another example would be a “books group,” those can then be further sorted by genre.