5 Things North Dakotans Should Declutter From Their Bedrooms
Our bedrooms are supposed to be our sanctuaries, but when they become messy, they don't feel like relaxing spaces at all. Decluttering your bedroom can be such a challenge. Are you uncomfortable asking yourself if an object sparks joy? Or do you take a when in doubt, throw it out approach? What if you need something later?
It's time to declutter your bedroom without the regrets. Here are five things you can declutter from your bedroom without a second thought, according to Jennifer Jarrett, professional organizer and founder of Jenuinely Contained.
Ripped Sheets or Blankets
Are your sheets or blankets ripped or stained? Toss them and treat yourself to something new. “A fresh set of sheets can instantly brighten a room or make the sleeping experience all that much more enjoyable. Old sheets and blankets can often be donated to a textile recycler or an animal shelter so they get a second use,” Jarrett says.
The Stack of Books on Your Nightstand
Does your nightstand look messy? According to Jarrett, nightstands tend to become drop zones for anything from around the bedroom, especially books. “Books that are next up, and next up after that, and so on can sit for months, even years untouched on a nightstand.”
To avoid this, make a plan. “Aim to keep no more than two books on your nightstand at a time and place the others in a bookcase. The decrease in visual clutter will make all the difference," Jarrett says.
Whether they are in your closet, on your nightstand, or stashed in a drawer, you probably don’t need magazines that are years old. “Old magazines can tend to gather in any available corner, tabletop, or bathroom. Do a clean sweep and pitch them all," Jarrett recommends.
If there’s a recipe or article you want to keep, take a photo of the page with your phone. Then take the stack of magazines to the recycling bin.
Expired Makeup and Beauty Products
If you have a vanity in your bedroom, you probably have at least a few old lipsticks or liners that you purchased by mistake or simply aren’t your color anymore. Jarrett recommends inventorying these products and getting rid of anything expired. Check the chart for common makeup expirations.
There should also be a number on the packaging which notes how many months the product should last after opening, but that information is only helpful if you remember when it was purchased.
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