This Weekend: A Brand New Bedroom For Zero Dollars

This Weekend: A Brand New Bedroom For Zero Dollars

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Dabney Frake
Mar 31, 2017
(Image credit: Anik Polo)

Many good things in life take time and money, but every now and then you can cut some corners and take a few minutes to improve a room in your home without a significant investment. This weekend, make your bedroom a better place with these easy (and completely free!) changes.

This Weekend's Assignment:

Clear Your Nightstand(s): Is your bedside table functional, or is it bogged down by used earplugs, loose change, unread books, and half empty glasses of water? Take everything off the surfaces, dust the top, and only then put back the things that you actually use. Use a tray or small boxes to rein in the smaller stuff.

(Image credit: Anik Polo)

Ditch What You Don't Need: Take a quick look around and identify what doesn't belong in your bedroom. Bags with clothes that need to be returned? Put them in the car so you don't forget them next time. A full suitcase from last month's last trip? Empty it and put it back in the hallway closet. The exercise bike you never ever ever use? Sell that sucker on Craigslist. Whatever it is, return it to its rightful place elsewhere in the house, or get rid of it, and make your bedroom a stress-free, clutter-free zone again.

Wash & Change Your Bedding: Don't just change the sheets. Wash the shams and actual pillows too. When you're done, put on a fresh duvet cover, or swap out the down comforter for a lighter blanket for spring. If you're feeling extra frisky, use those special linens that you bought ages ago, but haven't had to nerve to actually use yet.

Remember, as with all of our Weekend Projects, just do what you have the time and energy to do. This is a marathon, not a sprint!

  • Help motivate others by letting the rest of us know how things are going! Share your tips and photos of your Weekend Project work on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #ATweekendproject.
  • Check out 2017's entire Plan for a Healthy & Happy Home to access all Weekend Project ideas, so you can pick and choose what to do this weekend.
  • Download our April Home Checklist. It's a free, downloadable, low-pressure list of things to try this month if you want to keep your life and home running like a well-oiled machine. Pick and choose what and how much you want to tackle, and have the satisfaction of crossing them off the list!
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