Organize a Tranquil Bedroom

Organized Bedroom: Tips for Tranquility

Organized Bedroom

Believe it or not we spend a third of our life sleeping! This is why it is so important to give yourself the gift of a tranquil bedroom. Clutter in your bedroom interferes with your sleep and even cause problems in your relationship. I cannot think of anything worse for a good night’s sleep then staring at stacks of clutter before I shut my eyes!

As you start this week, ask yourself these questions:

What is your vision for your bedroom?

What does your dream bedroom look like and what will you need to do with your current room to meet those needs?

This week I will help you create an organized bedroom that provides the peace and tranquility your soul deserves!

This Week’s Goal’s:

1. Remove everything in your bedroom that:

  • does not belong
  • you don’t love

2. Keep a minimal amount of furniture in your bedroom. You’ll have more open space and few places to lay clutter.

Reduce the furniture you need by:

  • Mounting your television to the wall
  • Maximizing vertical space by using tall shelves or an armoir
  • Eliminating comfy chairs—they are typically used as a clotheshorses instead of seats making them eyesores
  • Using bed raisers to increase under-bed storage space
  • Finding a different room to store exercise equipment—it’s not restful and again is used as a clotheshorse

3. Choose colors and patterns for your bedroom that feel restful and peaceful to you.  You can post a picture on www.houzz.com and interior designers will give you their free advice and input!

4.  Keep the top of your night stand clutter free!

 

Organizing Tip of the Day

*  Make it a priority to make your bed every single morning. Your room will look better and crawling into a neat bed will feel much more rest at the end of a long day.

*  Invest in bedding that makes you feel special and helps you look forward to getting into bed at night. Cozy blankets, soft sheets and comfortable pillows are so worth it, higher quality, higher thread count items last much longer, saving you money long term.

Reflection:

I have waited a long time for a grown-up, tranquil bedroom and I finally have one.  So many places I have lived provided a nice bedroom but not one I would have chosen.  When we built our home I had the privilege of designing a bedroom that could be just for my husband and I.  When building a home with someone it is a series of give and take to incorporate both people’s wishes.  My husband wanted a front porch; I wanted a porch off of my bedroom so we have both.  I wanted our bedroom to be personal so we have photos of our wedding, him and I together when I was pregnant and one of our honeymoon.  We have a sign that says “Love Captures Us in a Moment and Changes Us Forever”. We have a silver “J” and “B” hanging on the wall because that is both of our initials.  We don’t have a ton of décor in there but what we do have is very special to us as a couple.

I recently switched to all white bedding…a little scary at first but it really makes the room look clean and fresh! Plus, since I am a person that gets bored with things quickly; I can easily switch the look with new pillows and décor whenever the urge arrives.  How do you feel about your bedroom?  If you are brave post a picture here and share with me. I will be happy to give you input!

*To read my entire chapter on how to organize a tranquil bedroom pick up my newest book: Organize Now! Think & Live Clutter Free.

Happy Organizing

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Hi there! I am Jennifer Ford Berry or some people like to call me "Life's Organization Expert". I am super passionate about helping people get organized and stay that way! I have written a series of books called Organize Now! I contribute my organizing tips to National magazines, radio and TV shows. I am here to help you realize that your life is not about stuff...it is about living! YOU can live an organized, healthy and exciting life one baby step at a time. Let me show you how!

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4 replies
  1. Karen Flores
    Karen Flores says:

    I have begun my journey by donating and selling some of our unused furniture to friends who need it more than I. Its giving me great joy that I am making someone happy and at the same time decluttering our home. Thank you so much for your advice.

  2. JenniferFordBerry
    JenniferFordBerry says:

    Hi Karen,

    I am so glad you posted this comment as I know SO many moms can relate to you! It is really tough being a working mom with a baby and running a household. I have two pieces of advice to help you to begin 1) make you space as simple as possible…even if it means some of your decor or things are stored away for the next couple of year. The simpler your space the less time it will take to maintain which equals more time for baby! 2) “Good Enough is the New Perfect” any older mom will tell you that when your daughter is grown you will only judge yourself on how much quality time you spent with her…not how “perfect” your house was. I struggle with this myself bc I just feel better and think more clearly in a clean home. BUT, I have learned to pick up everyday but only clean once a week :) With that said the book I think you should start with is Organize Now! a week-by-week guide to simplify your space and your life. (orange cover) Also, I am considering doing a “book club” or a coaching group for people like you and will notify you if I do. Good luck Karen!!

  3. Karen Flores
    Karen Flores says:

    Hi,

    I’m determined to start 2014 clutter-free for my sanity and that of my family. I am a first-time mother to a 3-month baby girl and we would like to set an example for her as she grows. I’ve recently returned to work and feel that I am being robbed time from spending precious moments with her because I am constantly trying to pick up after ourselves but have little time to figure out what not to keep. I’d like to be able learn how to organize our home, our lives and live in a clutter-free home. What it’s the difference between your 2010 and 2014 editions?

    Thanks

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