Simply Better: Master Bedroom {Clutter-Free Tips + Printable List}

Simply Better: Master Bedroom {Clutter-Free Tips + Printable List} | A FREE printable cleaning and organizing list for the master bedroom. | GospelHomemaking.com
Welcome to the Simply Better :: Six Weeks to Clutter-Free Clean challenge!

In case you’re wondering, there are no sign-up sheets, no weighing in, and no guilt trips involved in this challenge. This is a challenge we are issuing ourselves and joining in together as sisters, not drill sergeants.

So, it doesn’t matter where you are. It doesn’t matter if you need a ladder and a length of rope to make your way through the clutter and mess in your home. It doesn’t matter if every item in your house is color-coded and labeled in three different languages. And it doesn’t matter if you’ve got bits of messes here and there that other people may never see, but drive you somewhat insane.

We’re all going to start right wherever we are and focus on better, not perfect. Remember that this is about serving your family in a way that blesses them. It’s about building a home and a lifestyle that brings glory to God, and that can’t be done without His grace.

During this process, never forget about grace. When you feel frustrated and overwhelmed by all there is to do, take a minute to preach the gospel to yourself.  Meditate on these 15 verses for when you feel like a failure, take a deep breath, prayerfully humble yourself before God, and just do the next thing.  

The Master Bedroom

We’re kicking off this challenge by working on the master bedroom.  Let’s stop using our bedroom as a dumping ground and instead use it as a peaceful retreat. Amen? 

Keep in mind that everybody’s home and situation is different.  The printable list you see below is meant to be a tool, not a one-size-fits-all guide. Use it however best suits you and your own home and family.

Some of the ideas listed may seem easy-peasy to you. Others may seem like a month-long challenge in and of themselves. Just jump in wherever you are, and remember that doing something is always better than doing nothing.

I’ve already written a good deal about identifying and getting rid of clutter. I would highly recommend that you read How to Get Rid of Clutter {Part 1} for ideas on evaluating and recognizing the clutter in your home, and check out How to Get Rid of Clutter {Part 2} for the steps I follow when dealing with the clutter we’ve accumulated.

Additional tips for Clutter-Free Clean:

Keep up with basic routines.

It’s tempting to put every bit of energy into a single goal of fixing up one area of your home, but then neglect the rest of your house and responsibilities. I avoid this by printing up my Daily To Do List {Weekly Plan} and forcing myself to complete my Morning To Do List before starting any other projects.

Set a timer.

There are many reasons to use a timer when attacking a trouble spot in your home, but my favorite is that it often helps you take the first step. You can do anything for fifteen minutes, and a timer is a promise that you’ll make some progress, even if you can’t spend an eternity on the task.

Use a black trash bag.

If possible, use black trash bags for throwing things away. The out-of-sight-out-of-mind principle really does work. Do not allow yourself to take things out of the trash once they’re in the bag.

Do one thing at a time.

Focus on one small space and work until the job is done. Use a box or laundry basket to collect items that need given away or taken somewhere else. Don’t procrastinate the task at hand by turning your focus to other areas that may need your attention but can wait for another time.

Don’t shuffle clutter.

If you aren’t sure what to do with something, you can set it aside to deal with later. BUT do not just move clutter from one room to the next. If it was clutter in your bedroom, it’s probably going to be clutter on the kitchen counter or in the garage, too.

No hoarding.

Seriously. A lot of the clutter you’ll find will be things that can be replaced easily and inexpensively, if you ever really need it. Keep what you want or need, but don’t be afraid to be ruthless when it comes to getting rid of things. In the end, it will be much easier to find the stuff you need when the time comes.

Do not compare, guilt, or blame.

Don’t heap guilt on yourself or blame on others. Don’t compare your own homemaking failures to someone else’s homemaking successes. That doesn’t make your own home one inch better. Set your own goals and focus on celebrating small victories.

Are you ready to get to work?

Print out this list and enjoy making off each task. To make this list reusable, slide it in a page protector and use a dry erase marker to check off the items as you go along!

Simply Better: Master Bedroom Clutter-Free Clean Checklist | Want less clutter and more peace?  Use this FREE printable list as a helpful tool! | GospelHomemaking.com

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