Yesterday, I spent most of the day re-arranging my bedroom. I moved cabinets and drawers. I got rid of a few tables, big and small. This is nothing new of course. In the family, I am known for trying to make something new out of my room. However, one major difference this time around is the fact that I moved my bed.
It’s amazing what a difference moving one piece of furniture can do to a room. Instantly, I have this huge space in the middle. I’m thinking of putting a carpet there, actually. I have also gotten rid of years and years’ worth of paper. All that time, I had stored them in some cabinet or drawer, vowing to one day sort them out.
You might be wondering why I’m telling you about all this. Well, aside from having a nicer room, I realize that my mind is also more organized. Now that I don’t have clutter hanging around in every nook and cranny, I can breathe easier and also think clearer. I am less stressed.
Here are two important tips on how to de-clutter your room.
* Have a plan
Sometimes, diving into such a big task (such as cleaning your room after a long time) can be daunting. Unless you have a concrete plan, you might end up not finishing what you started. All you’ll have is more mess than what you had to begin with.
* Do not wait until tomorrow what you can do today
Obviously, I procrastinated and procrastinated until kingdom come. And I ended up wearing myself thin with more than six bags filled with paper. While they’re good for recycling and selling at junk shops, I must have spent the better part of the day just going through the documents.
* The simpler the better
Incorporate the zen way of living. I found out that the more desks and drawers you have, the more you are tempted to just stack your things on or in them. Aside from gathering more dust, they just add complication to your life. I have to admit that I love collecting interesting stuff. But if you don’t have any room for them, take a pass card.