I’m a super super big believer in the idea that outer peace brings inner peace, so its extremely important to me that my room is organised and clean. My room is by no means minimalistic, it’s much more of a cozy boho vibe but that’s the way I like it. My friends often walk in and say some variation of “How is your room so cleannnn?” or “It’s so cute!”, which is why I’m sharing my very best organisational advice with y’all today 🙂
1. I do regular clean-out’s. A while back I read “The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up” and while the entire book was great, one bit that really stuck with me was Marie’s advice for what to throw away and what to keep. She said that if you look at something, note whether it brings you joy. If you don’t love it and don’t feel happier for having it around, what’s the point in keeping it? So my two criteria for chucking out stuff are a) whether the object is useful. Will I wear/read/use this in the near future? and b) whether or not I love it. You’d be surprised how many things you own that you don’t like or use!
2. Despite owning a normal (I think?) amount of stuff, the reason my room stays so clean is that everything has a home! Even the small amount of random sentimental things I have all live in my sentimental box or folders. Even though I’m very pro-decluttering, it is important to keep things that are meaningful and special to you! My advice is to just make sure that each thing in your room has a spot it belongs, otherwise you’re gonna end up with unopened drawers full of dust and junk, or a chair that’s permanently out of action due to a leaning tower of clothes. Another bonus to this strategy is that you can put things away as soon as you’re done with them, because you know exactly where they go! (Boy, that’s a lot of exclamation marks for a rant about cleaning).
3. Storage is key. I have a lot of shelves and more than one table that I reserve for my cutest and most used items. My pretty journals, figurines, photo frames and trinket trays. My chargers, school textbooks and not-quite-aesthetically-pleasing-but-oh-so-comfy pj’s? They’re all tucked away in bags, boxes, and holders until I need them. It makes sense honestly, to have a funky room, tuck the things that don’t fit in away.
4. Have fun with it! Your room should be your haven and regardless of your budget you can always have a room you love. Of course, if you love it, you’ll want to take care of it and keep it nice and tidy. I had a colour scheme in mind aaaages ago for my room: navy, yellow and plants (… wait a second, that’s not a colour!). Over time as I’ve bought different stuff, it’s all tied together which is so exciting. There’s also fairy lights strung up all over the place which creates such a cozy vibe.
Bottom line: It’s so important to have a room that reflects you and makes you feel great. Just the process of creating a space you love results in it being clean and organised – think about it. If you throw away the things you don’t love, you’re left with a bunch of things you do love AND you’ll have less stuff to make a mess with. That’s what I call a win!