We all know that things have a tendency to hide in dressers. If it fits in the drawers and it’s out of sight, all is well – right? Not really. Storage space in your bedroom is valuable, and we want to help you make the best possible use of it.
PURGE – Grab several large trash bags for items you want to donate, sell, or discard, and go through each item individually. Get rid of anything you no longer wear or that doesn’t belong. Let go of items you haven’t worn and let someone else enjoy them. Keeping them in your
drawer is not only a waste of space, but also a constant reminder of your bad decision in purchasing an item you don’t need or like.
ORGANIZE – Assign each drawer a category of clothing – Underwear, socks, t-shirts, shorts, pajamas, bathing suits, workout clothes, sweaters, etc. Neatly fold each item of clothing and put it away in its proper drawer. If you have other clothes laying around the room that didn’t fit in the dresser before, incorporate them into this system. Make sure the drawers are not overstuffed; if they are you might need to revisit step one and do another purge.
MAINTAIN – Clothing seems to take over our lives. Keeping up with laundry helps you maintain a manageable amount of clothing, as you’ll tend to buy more when you don’t have any clean clothes available. Also make sure to fold and put away clothes as soon as they’re dry. Using the one-in-one-out rule we used in the closet also helps maintain a manageable amount of clothing. For every item you bring in, get rid of an item. It’s that simple!
We hope we’ve helped you de-clutter and reclaim your space this week!Don’t forget to post photos of your newly clean bedroom on Twitterusing the hashtag #SimplifyIn40Days, and on our Facebook page.
Until next week, happy organizing!