I’m decluttering and organizing The Master Bedroom this month as part of my Love By Decluttering project. And I’m so thankful that Laura from I’m an Organizing Junkie is doing a 29 Day Organizing Challenge this month, too!
I started out the project by procrastinating for several days. Great start, eh?
Then I realized that I really needed to get moving and do something. Anything. Just start.
It really helped knowing that I told all of you that I was going to do this project and that there are deadlines in Org Junkie’s 29 Day Organizing Challenge. Laura is one smart lady.
So I set the timer for 15 minutes. This is something that I have learned works well for me. It’s not overwhelming. I can do something to help that room for 15 minutes.
I decided to start with the mega pile on my side of the bed.
I moved 2 laundry baskets with Anna’s clothes to her room, and I started picking up the rest of the clothes that were in the pile and putting them in one of these places:
- Dirty laundry pile
- In the closet (Brilliant, I know)
- Give away or sell bag
- A pile to go to the kids’ rooms
What has been working in the closet area
- Hanging up clothes on hangers. For some reason, I’m pretty good at this.
- Organizing the clothes by type and color. I really like the look of it, which matters when you have an open closet. Also, I’ve been able to keep up with it fairly well.
- I like those shoe racks/shelves. As long as I don’t block them with clutter, they work well.
What isn’t working? What are the problems and possible solutions?
Problem #1: Using the master bedroom to hide clutter from around the house.
Possible Solution: The only thing I can think of is get rid of all of the clutter and keep up with maintenance so that I have nothing to hide. That is a solution over time, and one that will take a while to implement. Maybe some of you have another idea to add?
Problem #2: Laundry baskets with clean laundry
Possible Solution: Keep up with putting laundry away as I do the laundry. Remind/help the kids to put away laundry. Maybe I don’t go to bed until the laundry is put away?
I’ll be back next Friday with Update #2!