Create a Clutter-Free Bedroom with This Easy Plan

published Sep 26, 2023
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Apartment Therapy’s Decluttering Cure is a free two-week decluttering program that’ll help you achieve a tidier home. Sign up here and get all 14 assignments delivered to your inbox.

Your bedroom is where you rest, recharge after a long day, and wake up refreshed to start anew. So if it’s currently a mess, that can directly affect all of those things. Let’s take a moment to calm things down by clearing the clutter so we can all sleep better tonight.

Day 9: Declutter the bedroom.

Today’s assignment is to declutter the bedroom, step by step. Here’s our guide on where to look and what to look for. 

Where to look:

  • In and around side tables and nightstands
  • In and around the dresser and other surfaces
  • Consoles and armoires
  • Closets 
  • Hooks and storage racks
  • Vanity tables
  • Open shelves
  • Under and around the bed
  • On and inside a storage ottoman or bench
  • Wherever your clothes pile up, such as on a chair or in a corner of the room

What to look for:

  • Trash
  • Paper, such as notes, receipts, or clothing tags
  • Books and magazines
  • Drinking glasses and mugs
  • Remote controls and electronics
  • Phone chargers and cords that aren’t being used
  • Random objects and decor
  • Dingy or old sheets and linens
  • Hangers or sleeves to take back to the dry cleaners
  • Safety pins and bobby pins
  • Out-of-place grooming supplies, makeup, or jewelry
  • Clothes piled and draped where they shouldn’t be
  • Socks
  • Shoes, handbags, and accessories where they don’t belong

PRO TIP: Once order is restored, consider welcoming some organizational finds to keep it that way. Here are our top picks from our Organization Awards.

Where are your common clutter clusters in the bedroom? Tell us in the comments.

More ways to participate in the Decluttering Cure:

The Cure Program is a tradition here at Apartment Therapy — it happens every January, April, and September. Click here to learn more about the year-round program and when to sign up.