Keeping a master bedroom organized can sometimes be a challenge, especially if two people are sharing the room. The master bedroom should be a relaxing retreat from the chaos of your day. Here are some tips to help keep your master bedroom better organized.
1. Assess the mess
Look at the master bedroom and determine what items are making it disorganized. Is it unpacked luggage, overflowing laundry, bathroom items, books, mail? Once you determine the types of items that are piling up, consider ways to better store and organize those things.
2. Move things to other rooms
Quickly gather up items that belong in other rooms and move them to those areas. You can eventually create a storage space for those things in their designated room. For example, create an inbox for mail in a kitchen or office, make space on a shelf for towels in a linen closet.
3. Create separate spaces
If you share your master bedroom, I recommend giving a side of the room to each person, if the layout allows. For example, if you sleep on the left side of the bed, place your dresser and other belongings on the left side of the room. This will make the bedroom more functional, and give responsibility to each person for one side or the other.
4. Organize the nightstands
Add a tray to the nightstand to collect items that regularly pile up on it. If you read in bed, limit the number of books and magazines that will reasonably fit on the nightstand, add a magazine file to hold your current reading materials.
5. Declutter dressers and closets seasonally
Often, master bedrooms become cluttered with clothing. If closets and dressers overflow, it is hard to keep things organized. I suggest sorting and purging your clothing collection seasonally (2 to 4 times a year depending on your climate).
6. Manage Laundry
Determine how you’d like to store dirty laundry: in a bag, a basket or a hamper (or more than one if you prefer to sort before washing). If possible, store the dirty laundry container in the closet, bathroom, or by the doorway, some distance from the bed. Try to fold clean laundry in your laundry room or another room so that your master bedroom doesn’t become cluttered with clothes. Once folded, immediately put away the clothing.