Onward to the bedroom. The picture above was my “made” bed, an unusual state for it. Here is where those lovely pillows spent most of their time:
Somewhere underneath that pile is a rocking chair. I thought long and hard before I bought those pillows, and thought a bit again when I decided to get rid of them, but the end result is streamlined, peaceful, and as an added bonus I make my bed more often. Not all the time, but progress:
My desk is not a dumping ground. At least it shouldn’t be. I tackle it every few months, but it always returns to this state. I think a long term solution will be to deal with my habits. Maybe a some fly lady routines are in order. But for now, I tried something new.
I took everything off the desk. Everything. And I learned that when I do that, I think twice before putting something back. When working on my desk in the past, I would remove things that needed to go. Removing everything makes me put back only what needs to stay. See the difference?
I found PE certificates on my desk from two years ago, and certificates from a readiness class I taught four years ago. Not wanting to put these back made me have to deal with them. Voila!
The final clutter areas in my bedroom are the wardrobes. They are lovely pieces of furniture, but they collect junk behind their closed doors because all of my clothes are in my closet. I removed about half of their contents, gift wrapping supplies in particular. I’ve been giving mostly money as gifts, which eliminates the need for so many gift bags and so much wrapping paper. At some point I would consider removing the wardrobes altogether, but for now I like how they look.
I’m not so sure about this corner, but I do work out in my room, and my dog does sleep in his crate at night. I eliminated duplicate weights and foam rollers:
And here is the other side of the finished room:
What are the trouble spots in your bedroom? Any suggestions? Please comment!