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Decluttering you space

5 Decluttering Tips to Achieve a Minimalist Bedroom

  1. Start by decluttering your bedroom surfaces
  2. Organize and declutter your bedroom in sections
  3. Use the space under your bed for maximum effect
  4. Tackle the bedroom closet in one day
  5. Invest in bedroom furniture with storage

Decluttering and creating a minimalist bedroom is actually a much larger task than you think.  The bedroom is a private space, and for some of us, our working space as well.  Therefore, there’s a lot of sentiments and nostalgia attached to our bedrooms that we don’t necessarily realize were there until we start to declutter to get that Instagram-worthy minimalist bedroom.  Before you know it, you’re having to sift through memories and decide whether or not you need want to keep certain sentiments.  Luckily for you, we have compiled a list of 5 decluttering tips to achieve a minimalist bedroom!  Let’s jump right in then!

1. Start by decluttering your bedroom surfaces

Much like we discussed before about decluttering your surfaces, a great place to start in your bedroom would be decluttering your surfaces.  This would include end tables, desks, drawers, anything that has a surface that has a little bit of that natural everyday clutter stockpiled onto it.  It’s a very simple place to start but it is also one of the most effective when it comes to trying to achieve a minimalist bedroom.  Minimalism, in general, looks at getting rid of anything that you don’t use to live a more organized life.  By decluttering your bedroom surfaces you kind of get a sneak-peak as to what all of your efforts will eventually lead to which, in the end, helps to keep you motivated!

Minimal desk in a white room with decluttered surface on the desk

2. Organize and declutter your bedroom in sections

Naturally we organize our rooms in sections, in our heads.  By playing into our natural tendencies, our tip here to declutter your bedroom involves you dividing up your bedroom into sections as well.  This will make the task of making a minimalist bedroom less overwhelming and it will also allow you to plan out what sections you want to declutter.   When you’re looking at a bigger task, it usually best to break it down and compartmentalize the tasks; and that’s exactly what we suggest to do here so that you can stay motivated.  

3. Use the space under your bed for maximum effect

I know exactly what you’re thinking:  you’re going to need some sort of fancy minimalist bedroom furniture to achieve this tip.  Well, I have good news for you!  If you want to optimize the space under your bed for some extra storage then all you really need is some sort of a make-shift tray and some spare shoe-boxes.  The idea here is simple: just place the shoe-boxes on a tray, and then place whatever you’d like inside those shoe boxes.  And you don’t have to use shoe-boxes either!  You can use almost anything that fits on the tray that would slide under your bed.  

Sometimes when we’re going through our things in our bedroom, we just end up with a bunch of stuff that we want to keep.  But by rethinking the way that we use the space in our bedroom, we can still keep the things we found but now we have a place to store them to achieve that minimalist bedroom style.  And that’s what minimalism is all about: organizing your home so that everything has a place and a purpose.  

4. Tackle the bedroom closet in one day

Do not underestimate the bedroom closet!  The bedroom closet is the number one motivation killer when it comes to achieving a minimalist bedroom!  The reason why this is a motivation killer is that the closet will always take more time than what you have planned out.  This is why we recommend penciling out half a day or even a full day to declutter your bedroom closet.  

The best way to declutter the bedroom closet is to prepare for it.  This is the one area in the bedroom where you are indeed going to want to employ all of your organizational tools.  Bring extra boxes, containers, garbage bags and so on; now is the time to use all of the strategies in your back pocket that help you most.  And if you find yourself losing motivation to achieve that minimalist bedroom, just find some inspiration online.  Our favourite organizer is Kon Mari.  Although we’re not the best practitioners on her methods on a daily basis, when it comes to achieving that every so dreamy minimalist bedroom, Kon Mari’s Instagram certainly keeps us inspired to keep going.

And, again, you don’t need any fancy bedroom furniture to achieve a minimalist bedroom.  If you happen to look over Kon Mari’s way of organizing drawers, the same effect can be achieved by just using some spare shoe boxes at home.  Not only that, but you’d also be helping the environment by reusing a shoe box.

5. Invest in furniture with storage

Admittedly we saved this as our last resort on purpose.  Minimalist bedrooms look to prioritize optimizing your space for maximum storage efficiency, and that what you store is ultimately organized.  But sometimes, there comes a point where you need to invest into some bedroom furniture in order to accommodate your bedroom life.  Take a breath, because this is absolutely normal.  

Don’t worry too much about the “rules” of minimalism because, at the end of the day, your minimalist bedroom needs to work for you. What we do recommend when you need to invest in furniture is that you look for pieces that have some sort of an additional storage component to it.  Even if you think that you won’t need the extra storage, it’s better that you invest into multi-functional bedroom furniture so that if your clutter happens to expand (which is also normal!) that you now have the space to accommodate it.

I hope that these tips will help you get started on decluttering your bedroom to achieve that Instagram-worthy minimalist bedroom!  And if you’re comfortable, you’re more than welcome to tag us on social media to share with us what tip helped you out the most.  

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