STEP 1: CREATE YOUR BEDROOM MAP
It's important to have a vision of your room before you start sorting and moving stuff around. Ask yourself... Do I need to get rid of or buy any furniture? Do I need to change the layout of my room?
Using the printable below, draw an eagle-eye map of your room! Label each area with a list of the items you keep there (Ex. Cubbies --> Toys, Shelves --> Books).
Click HERE or on either image below for the "Bedroom Map" printable!
What's a small section? This should be an area that you can completely declutter in 30 minutes or less. A closet should be broken into 3-5 sections, while a small nightstand only needs 1 section.
Example: Look at the small numbered areas in the map above.
STEP 3: USE THE 4-SPOT SORTING METHOD
Go through each section one by one. Create 4 distinct piles and label them with the following categories:
Sort everything from the section you're working on into the 4 piles.
Notice how there's less clutter in this before & after....
STEP 4: SET UP A BEDROOM CLEANING ROUTINE
Now that you have a clean room, you'll want to keep it that way! Setting up a routines list is a the best way to avoid messes and piles of stuff building up.
Every age group will have different routines. These can be picking up toys, laundry, or making your bed. Hang your routines list on a wall or somewhere you'll see it everyday!
Click HERE or on either image for the "Clean Bedroom Routines" printable!
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