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In the bedroom


The focus of this small simplicity challenge is to help you create a bedroom that best supports you and your lifestyle.

Your challenge for today is to declutter your bedroom.

For many of us, our bedroom is our safe haven.

It’s a place for us to unwind, relax, sleep, love. A place that should be calming, restorative and inviting.

You may watch TV in there, practice yoga, have a corner of your bedroom with a desk for working or studying or even to hide from the kids (or is that just me?!).

The last thing your bedroom should be is cluttered, busy, distracting, disturbing or visually unattractive.

If this is the case, how can you expect to get a proper night’s sleep, find a quiet meditative space or get that important studying or work done?

Your challenge

Today, I’d like you to spend 10 minutes decluttering your bedroom.

Your bedroom has to work for you, whatever you need it to do for you.

Think about how you use the space and what you need to keep in the room.

  • Check all the flat surfaces including table tops, dressing table counters, tops of wardrobes. Clear away the clutter and keep only what truly deserves a place there.
  • Ask yourself some questions: Do you love it? Do you need it? Does it add value?
  • Tidy your desk/dressing table/book shelves.
  • If there’s anything obvious that’s just rubbish, you’ve been meaning to get rid of/donate/recycle then pop it in a pile to deal with straight after this.
  • Don’t overthink things. Keep it simple and quick. You can always do another wave of decluttering and tidying another day.
  • Clear the floor of any piles of laundry, books etc.
  • Put back any clothes that are hanging on chairs or lying on your bed.
  • Smoothe the bed cover and plump the cushions.
  • Only keep on your bedside table the things you need for the night. It shouldn’t be a dumping ground for random stuff (maybe my husband should read this too!).
  • Give the room a quick clean if you have some spare time.

Feel what a difference it makes to your heart and mind at bedtime when your bedroom is clear and clutter-free.

Further reading


Thank you for joining me in this small simplicity challenge.

You can find more small simplicity challenges here.