How to Have a Clutter-Free Bedroom Quickly

Having a messy bedroom full of clutter can be so overwhelming. It can kill a peaceful mood and sap your energy. The decluttering process does not have to be as overwhelming as the mess. Here is how to have a clutter-free bedroom quickly.

How to Have a Clutter-Free Bedroom Quickly

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This month we are going to go through our homes and clear the cluttered rooms by rooms. Each week I will give you a room to declutter and a free printable checklist. At the end of the decluttering challenge, you’ll have some homework. I know, I know. Yuck! But it’s fun and rewarding homework. I promise!!

This is part one of my clutter-free home series. To grab the checklists that go along with this series, click on the image below.

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Let’s Start with the Bedroom

Usually, the bedroom is the last place we organize because it’s the room we don’t invite our guests into. We end up dumping everything in the bedroom when guests come over unannounced. We have the “I’ll put it away later” mindset, and who knows when later is. Having a clutter-free bedroom creates a calm environment, which allows for a more restful sleep.

To keep clutter out of the bedroom, you have to make the decision that junk from other rooms will not be allowed. The bedroom is no place for papers or bags of items that need to be donated. (I’m really bad about that!)

Keeping the items that do belong in your bedroom organized and put away is another essential component. You need to have an actual place to put each item. A good example is bedside tables with drawers where you can store your journal, books, cell phone, and similar items.

Having a clutter-free bedroom does not have to be a long overwhelming process. You can probably do this in a day or a weekend depending on how big your room is and how much clutter you have. Let’s get started on how to have a clutter-free bedroom quickly.

How to have a clutter-free bedroom quickly

Bedside Tables

  • Remove magazines, cups, electronics, and other random objects
  • Put things you want to keep elsewhere, such as in the bedside table drawer
  • Only allow a few objects on the tabletop, such as the book you are reading, a vase of flowers, and a favorite photo
  • Toss any trash, donate anything you no longer use

Shoe Pile

  • Sort through your shoe pile, making 3 stacks: trash, donate, keep
  • Throw away any shoes that are worn completely out
  • Donate those you haven’t worn in a year and never plan to wear
  • I put my shoes in shoe boxes and hide them under my bed. An over-the-door shoe rack is a good idea, too.


  • Purge: empty everything out of the closet and sort into 3 piles: donate, keep, and trash
  • Donate anything you haven’t worn in a year
  • Toss anything that has holes or is damaged beyond repair and cannot be donated
  • If you don’t love it, wear it, or look good in it, get rid of it!
  • Replace everything with an ordered system: something you can easily maintain on a daily basis. This can be by color, by season, by items, etc. For example, if you order the clothes by item, place all jeans together, all sweaters together, all handbags together, and so on.
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See also: What Actually Happens to the Clothes I Donate?

Dresser Drawers

  • Clear all the clutter off the top of your dresser
  • Throw away any trash, take anything that doesn’t belong out of the room; donate unused items
  • Only keep a small number of items on your dresser, such as a tray with a vase of flowers, a picture frame, and a small candle
  • Purge your drawers just like your closet
  • Take everything out and sort into the same 3 piles
  • Donate anything you haven’t worn in a year
  • Throw those holey socks away!
  • Line your drawers with some pretty contact paper
  • Put everything back in your drawer in order. I roll up my leggings and t-shirts instead of folding and stacking them. This way I can see them all and easily access the ones I want right away.

Keep your drawers smelling fresh with a DIY lavender-scented sachet. I show you how to make one here.


  • Make your bed every day!
  • Do not toss dirty laundry on your bed and leave it until bedtime

Easy Bedroom Organizing Hacks

  • Hang purses from shower hooks in your closet
  • Invest in matching hangers (I love my teal hangers!)
  • Hang a pegboard on the back of your closet door for jewelry
  • Use baskets on the top shelf in your closet to hide items
  • Use shower hooks on a hanger to hang your tank tops
  • Have a laundry basket and use it! Don’t toss dirty clothes around the room

Now you have no excuse to have a bedroom full of clutter. With these easy tips, you can have a clutter-free bedroom quickly! Depending on the size of your bedroom and the amount of clutter you have, it should take you a day or a weekend to get your bedroom in order. When you walk into your bedroom you should feel calm and peaceful, not overwhelmed.

Take the time every day to do the little things like throwing the trash away and placing your dirty clothes into the hamper as soon as you take them off. It is not that difficult to have a clean and organized bedroom and the results of that process will really pay off!


That’s right! I’m giving you homework! This weekend I want you to check off at least half of those items if not all. Grab your check-off list here. (You can do it!) Come back here and tell me how clutter-free your bedroom is and if you love your new bedroom!

What are your best tips for having a clutter-free living room?

Here are some more tips on having a clean and organized bedroom:
How to Clean Your Bedroom in Just 15 Minutes
How to Deep Clean Your Master Bedroom
How to Organize a Small Closet on a Budget
Cleaning Your Mattress the Right Way
Bedroom Organizing Ideas that Will Work for Anyone
11 Things You’re Forgetting to Clean in Your Bedroom

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73 thoughts on “How to Have a Clutter-Free Bedroom Quickly”

  1. My housekeeping fantasy is one of those machines from “The Cat in the Hat.” You know, the one that puts everything right again? Have a blessed weekend, Michelle. 🙂

  2. The Eclectic Contrarian

    This is very descriptive and useful! But I confess that upon reading the title of the blog, I just knew you were going to say to back up a dumpster to your bedroom window and start chunking!

  3. I agree with you Michelle, we do pile up everything in the bedroom. My bedroom is looking really bad right now. As I am putting everything in my bedroom while cleaning the rest of the house. Thank you for the checklist as well. Your tips are very practical

    1. Thank you so much! I completely understand how it is when you’re trying to remodel. It seems the bedroom is where everything goes! 😀

  4. Very useful post. Since I’m a busy working woman trying to divide time between work and blogging, I would usually run out of time doing the bed and other household stuff. thank you for sharing this timely and purposeful article.

    1. Thank you! I know how it is! I’m a homeschool mom so time seems to run out fast. Just doing a little every day helps. 😀

  5. You have some great ideas there, but with my bedroom it would take a bit more than a few days, maybe a couple weeks! Or more. You wouldn’t believe how much I have on my dresser, 80 insulators! Plus a cat bed. Which can’t be moved, unless I want a trip to the hospital! I do need to get some things done though, I have just too much stuff, hard to know where to start sometimes. Sigh. Looking forward to more though!

    1. Just start with a little at a time. Don’t let it overwhelm you. And do not move Mufffin’s bed! 🤣

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  8. Taking lots of notes from this blog post! I am so full of clutter right now (also because my house is under construction). I’m yearning for a deep spring clean! My bedroom is definitely the worst part of the house.

    1. I wish you all the best with your decluttering! It can be really hard when you’re working on your house, though. I’ve been there before. 🙂

  9. Love these tips as I love spring cleanings!
    I have to admit, my bedside tables are full of things and also have pile of shoes in the wardrobe 🙈I’ll make sure to follow your tips, they make it so easy!

    Thanks for sharing this 🙂

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  18. Thanks for these great tips! They’re so concise and clearly laid out you make it seem easy. I now have the motivation to clean out my bedroom this weekend.

  19. Good idea for something constructive to do during the lockdown. 😉
    How true, that certain things end up in the bedroom. When my husband tells me to put something on his “desk,” I know that half the time he means I should put it on his dresser.
    (Love the closet!)

    1. The bedroom always seems to be the place to “store” things. I always put something in there thinking I’ll put it away later and after a week it’s still there! haha! Thank you so much!

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