I’m get the itch to organize all. the. things. in January. Last year, I spent 8 weeks organizing each room in our house.
It was a fun and helpful exercise for me, and I wanted to do something similar (yet slightly different) this year.
My Instagram friend Amy @the_fetching_farmhouse has joined me for a fun twist on organization. Together, we came up with the #thatssotidy project. Each Thursday for the next 5 weeks, we’re going to tackle one space in our home. As we do, we’re documenting the process on our Instagram Stories.
If others want to “play along” they just need to tag their pictures with the hashtag #thatssotidy and we can cheer them on!
Here’s the #thatssotidy schedule of spaces:
Last week’s organization project was the bedroom. As I finished the “Tidying Up”, I realized that in the course of everything, our room felt like a brand new, fresh space! If you’re in the mood for something new, too, here are some ideas to get your creative juices going.
6 Simple Ways to Refresh Your Bedroom in Just a Few Hours
Clean out your closet
Although it seems like a daunting task, cleaning out your closet doesn’t have to be a monumental affair. Just pile everything on the bed, turn on some good music, and work quickly. You’ll be shocked at how much you can accomplish in just a short time.
Hold up every item you own and decide whether it needs to go back into the closet or if it should be donated. Here are some clues that it should go in the donate bin:
- You haven’t worn it in a year.
- You’ve don’t feel comfortable wearing it.
- It doesn’t fit.
- An items has needed alterations or repairs for a year.
- Seeing it brings back sad/ bad memories.
Hang up the clothes you want to keep on matching hangers ~ with one item per hanger. Then, hang the items by category. Your clothes will be so much easier to find!
Fold other closet items neatly and stack like items together, or contain them together in a pretty bin to place on the shelf.
Line up the shoes neatly. Hang scarves on a nice towel bar or hook rack.
Set up a Jewelry Station
Who likes to fuss with a knotted necklace or lost earring when they are late for work? Take a few minutes to organize your jewelry and arrange it in a manner that suits your style. I rounded up some beautiful diy options in this post.
Rearrange the furniture
As much as your room layout will allow, try switching up the furniture. Move a dresser to a different wall. Add a reading chair and lamp in the corner. Try moving a narrow bench from the hallway and place it at the end of the bed with a blanket on it.
Try out different looks until you find one you love.
Clean the windows and blinds
You’ll be surprised how lovely it feels to have the room freshly cleaned. Vacuum the room as you rearrange the furniture. Dust the baseboards and wash the windows. Remove your metal or vinyl blinds (if you have them) and soak them in the bathtub with soapy water. They will wipe clean so easily and be sparkly clean again.
Strip the bed
Take off the sheets and bedding and give it a wash. It feels so good to crawl into a bed with clean, fresh sheets.
Add in different decor
Shop your house for different decor that can change the look slightly in your room. Add a wreath above the bed. Place a candle on a stack of books, or turn on some twinkle lights.
Stand back and savor your new space!
Now, take a look around. Doesn’t that feel so good? Your room is fresh and clean ~ and filled with only the things that you love and use.
If you’re looking for more inspiration…
I highly recommend the following books: (You can find them here in my Amazon Shop.)
- Make Room for What you Love by Melissa Micheals
- The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
And don’t forget. Come join me on my Instagram Channel and watch the #thatssotidy challenge. You just might be inspired to join the tidy something up!;)