If you share a home with family or roommates, your bedroom might be the only space that’s exclusively “yours”—and it does a lot of work being a living/dining/sleeping/storage space all at once. Or maybe you have an entire home to yourself, so your bedroom is really only for sleeping—but also living and storage, and sometimes dining, too.
The point is, we all do a lot of living in our bedrooms. And because they’re one of the most private spaces at home, they probably get the least attention when you’re tidying up for guests.
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Do a 20 Minute Sweep of Your Bedroom.
You know what to do: Set a 20-minute timer and do as much as you can to get errant items out of the bedroom before the clock runs out.
Where to Look:
- side tables and nightstands
- nightstand drawers
- the dresser top and other surfaces
- consoles and armoires
- closets and drawers where you keep linens or other non-clothing
- hooks and storage racks
- vanity tables
- open shelves
- under the bed
- on and inside a storage ottoman or bench
- the dreaded clothes chair
What To Look For:
- Books and magazines
- Drinking glasses and mugs
- Remote controls
- Phone chargers and cords that aren’t being used
- Random objects and decor
- Dingy or very old sheets and linens
- Clothing tags and other trash
- Hangers or sleeves to take back to the dry cleaners
- Safety pins and bobby pins
- Out-of-place grooming supplies or makeup
- Jewelry out of its place
- Clothes piled and draped where they shouldn’t be
- Socks—so many socks
- Shoes, handbags and accessories where they don’t belong