Make Sleep a Priority: Learn How to Declutter and Organize Your Bedroom

Updated on March 27, 2023 by Joseph D. Nielson

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Are you struggling to get the recommended eight hours a night rest? Do you feel exhausted after a long day of work, yet you still can’t fall asleep? Perhaps you’ve noticed that your bedroom is cluttered and disorganized — with piles of clothes on the floor, stacks of books on the dresser, and other bits and bobs scattered around the room at 3 a.m. and it’s keeping you awake?

When a bedroom is cluttered and disorganized, it can create a chaotic environment that is very difficult to relax in. Not only that, but it can be hard to find what you need when you’re looking for something specific, and disorganization can make it difficult to keep your room clean, as dust and dirt can accumulate more easily in a cluttered space — especially in hard to reach areas.

We understand that it can be very difficult to find the motivation and energy to declutter and organize your bedroom — it’s not the most exciting task! That’s why we’ve outlined some simple steps to help you get started on clearing, purging, organizing and cleaning. Keep reading to learn how to declutter and organize your bedroom — giving you a better night’s sleep.

Importance of Sleep

Getting quality sleep is essential to our physical and mental health. Inadequate rest can lead to decreased concentration and productivity, irritability, fatigue, poor judgment, weakened immune system, and a number of other concerning problems. 

To achieve optimal health and wellbeing, it’s important to make sleep a priority in your life — this involves doing everything you can to make your bedroom a place that you want to relax and spend time in.

Overview of Bedroom Decluttering and Organizing

Purging and organizing your bedroom can help create a peaceful, calming atmosphere that is conducive to restful sleep. When it comes to decluttering your bedroom, the ultimate goal is to get rid of any unnecessary items. This may include broken or damaged objects, items you no longer need, things that don’t belong in the bedroom, and anything else that you don’t want in the space.

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Steps for Decluttering Your Bedroom

The following are some steps to help you declutter your bedroom:

Remove Unnecessary Objects

The first step in decluttering is to remove any unnecessary objects. This includes items such as old clothes, accessories, and anything else that you no longer need or want. Be sure to dispose of these items responsibly—either by donating them or seeking out eco-friendly recycling options (for example, some charity shops will take old, damaged clothing for recycling).

Utilize Storage Solutions

Once you’ve removed any unnecessary objects from your bedroom, you can start to utilize storage solutions to keep the rest of your items organized. This may include using bins, baskets, shelves, and other types of containers to store your belongings and bits and pieces.

Discard Anything Broken or Damaged Beyond Repair

Be sure to discard any broken or damaged items that are beyond repair. This includes furniture, electronics, and other items that are too far gone to be reused. Don’t simply throw old electronics away, donate them or connect with your city to learn about electronics recycling instead.

Steps for Organizing Your Bedroom

The following steps can help you organize your bedroom:

Sort Items Into Categories

Once you’ve decluttered your bedroom, it’s time to start organizing. Begin by sorting your items into categories—such as clothing, books, electronics, and other items. This will make it easier to find what you’re looking for when you need it. You can even categorize your closet into tops, shirts, skirts and pants, and so on — the more categories, the more manageable each pile will be.

Utilize Vertical Space

Another great way to organize your bedroom is by utilizing and maximizing vertical space. Make use of wall shelves and hanging organizers to keep things off of the floor.

Utilize Separate Storage Solutions When Needed

If you have a lot of different items to store, it may be helpful to use separate storage solutions for each category. This could include using separate shelves for clothes, decorative boxes for school textbooks, and bins for shoes or accessories. Not only will this keep you organized, it will make it easier to find what you need when you’re looking for something specific.


Decluttering and organizing your bedroom can make a huge difference to your quality of your sleep. By removing unnecessary items, utilizing storage solutions, and sorting items into categories, you create an environment that is conducive to relaxation and restful sleep. 

Furthermore, it will make cleaning your bedroom so much easier as you won’t need to hurdle over obstacles trying to vacuum the carpet and dust the bedside tables.

Taking the time to properly declutter and organize your bedroom will help ensure that you get the restful sleep you need to be healthy, happy, and productive.

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Q: What are the benefits of decluttering my bedroom?

A: Decluttering your bedroom can help you to create a peaceful, calming atmosphere that is conducive to restful sleep. It can also make it easier for you to find what you need quickly, as well as helping dust and allergens at bay as cleaning will be so much easier.

Q: How often should I declutter and organize my bedroom?

A: We recommend that you organize your bedroom every few months and you declutter once a year. This will help ensure that the space remains clean and organized.

Q: What should I do with items that I no longer need?

A: Items you no longer need or want can be donated, given away, or thrown out responsibly. If you have the time, you could try and make some extra cash by selling unwanted items that are in a good, usable condition on local buy and sell groups.

Q: What are some ways to maximize storage space in my bedroom?

A: Utilizing vertical space is a great way to maximize storage space. This could include using wall shelves and hanging organizers to keep items off the floor. Additionally, utilizing separate storage solutions for each category of items can also help make it easier to find what you need when you’re looking for something specific.

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About Joseph D. Nielson

Former journalist and editor for various press groups, I now dedicate my time to reviewing products for the home and family life. When I get time to myself, I enjoy rock climbing, taking my dirt bike for a rip, and most importantly providing my family with the best home possible!