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Welcome to Day 4 of the 7-Day Purge Challenge! Can you believe we’re at the halfway point?! I’m pumped and ready to start tackling the rest of the home. Today we’re working on the master bedroom. This is one of those spaces that is a pain in my rear. If you saw it, you probably would think I’m crazy. I don’t have a ton of furniture, and I also keep the decor to a minimum. However, my dresser and closet is another story. We have a very small closet that needs constant attention. We don’t have any storage under the bed to take advantage of, so everything has to fit inside our tiny closet and dresser.
For years, I was more focused on my children’s bedrooms and neglected our own. I finally invested in some fun inexpensive pieces, and spruced up our space. However our bedroom space is still very limited, and I have to constantly purge to make it work. Because this space can be so overwhelming, I’m going to dedicate two days to it. One for the visible surfaces, and the second to focus on drawers and closet space.
Here’s what to focus on for today’s challenge:
The master bedroom can easily become a catch-all space, or at least that’s what I have experienced. Grab an empty basket and walk around the room. Grab everything that doesn’t belong in your bedroom, and place it in the basket. If it belongs to the kids or in another space, take it out. If you have book piles on your side table, or a dresser topped off with knick knacks, find a new home for them. You need to make your bedroom a peaceful sanctuary where you can unwind at the end of the day. Having piles of clutter is going to have the opposite effect.
You also need to tackle the small nooks that become clutter magnets. They are the spaces where you drop a handbag, place another item on top, and continue to add on. Also, if you have three blankets but only use one, store the other two. The weather is warming up, so you won’t need them anyways. 🙂
As I’ve said many times throughout this challenge, if you feel overwhelmed with the tasks, spread it out over several days. Remember that tomorrow we’ll be tackling the closet and drawers. If you don’t have a lot of clutter, feel free to get a head start on tomorrow’s challenge.
I’ll be updating today’s post with my progress, and would love to hear how you did!
Sooo I kind of cheated, and got a bit ahead. I didn’t have any visible clutter that needed dealt with, so I started working on our dresser drawers. I discovered that I have way too many t-shirts and pajama pants. I selected a few of my favorites, and got rid of the rest.
I still need to go through my side table, and purge the tiny drawers I always manage to fill. I also know that my closet is going to take some time, and I want to be able to focus on it without feeling rushed.
So how did you do today? I want to hear all about your progress!