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31 Days To A Clutter Free Life Day 13: Master Bedroom

31 Days To A Clutter Free Life Day 13: Master Bedroom

31 Days To A Clutter Free Life Day 13: Master Bedroom

Welcome to Day 13 of the 31 Days To A Clutter Free Life Challenge! If you want to find out what the challenge is all about or would like to read the previous posts, simply go here.

Today’s challenge is the master bedroom. I have a love/hate relationship with my master bedroom space. Ironically, it’s not so “master” after all. Our kids have very nice sized rooms while our bedroom is lacking in both square footage and closet space. However, I do enjoy that it’s on the first level of the home which makes things much easier for me.

When we moved in a year ago I didn’t really do much to this space. Instead, I focused my efforts on getting settled and preparing for our baby girl’s arrival. I do plan on painting and updating the space, but for now I’ll work with what I have.

Here are the before photos:

I’m missing some pillows on the bed thanks to the kids which makes my bed look less inviting, but that’s real life around here.
Master-Bedroom-Before

These are the culprits. Little piles in different nooks throughout the room.
Master-Bedroom-Before-2

My side of the table which has a few odds and ends on it plus it’s where I store the baby’s diapers/wipes for easy access. This photo also gives you an idea of how small our closet is.
Master-Bedroom-Before-3

Hubby’s side. There are a few miscellaneous things on the bottom of his side table, but it’s a cloudy day so it’s hard to capture on camera. That’s also his work bag on the right side sitting on the floor, which he usually brings home on the weekends. I need to find a home for it because it’s pretty bulky.
Master-Bedroom-Before-4

I know the photos probably make the space look clutter free, but the bulk of my work will happen with the things that I store under the bed and in our side tables. I keep a lot of paperwork so I know it will be the biggest thing to tackle.

My plan for the master bedroom is the following:

  • De-clutter the room of items that belong elsewhere.
  • Get rid of items that are taking up space, but serve no purpose.
  • Start working on our “tiny” closet space (this will be tomorrow’s challenge!).
  • Clear out items stored under the bed.

As always, I’ll be updating this post with my after photos and progress!

**Update!**
Here are my after photos:
Master-Bedroom-After

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Master-Bedroom-After-3

You might be thinking that I didn’t have much to purge because you only got a small glimpse of what I had to work on. Here’s a photo of the aftermath to give you some idea. The bag in the front is trash, the other bags are donation items or things that are getting a new home. I’m feeling pretty good after today’s challenge and I’m actually looking forward to tomorrow’s!
Master-Bedroom-After-4

If you want to join in or would like more tips for today’s challenge, check out Living Well Spending Less for more details. Let me know if you are also doing the challenge so we can cheer each other on!

Looking for more organization ideas? Check out the following:

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