Reorganizing Our Bedroom

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Our bedroom may possibly be my favorite room in our house {which I believe is a rare thing as it is often the most neglected}.  It is small which keeps it simple and free from too many decorations.  Everything in the room serves a function but still looks pretty.  And everything is just so airy and light making it a truly dreamy space.
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For our big yard sale a couple of weeks ago, I went through my closet to get rid of stuff I do not wear or love.  This allowed for a more spacious and organized closet…providing easy access to the clothes I do love.  I got rid of a large jewelry box {passed it on to a deserving and appreciative jewelry loving friend} and replaced it with a dresser from my craft room {which I also downsized on giving me an empty dresser}.  I moved another much larger dresser out of the closet and into the craft room, leaving the contents of the big dresser to this one {was that way too much wording?}.
Since I know you are all nosy {as am I}, I thought I would share with you an intimate part of my life…yes, what are in my dresser drawers?
What once fit into a large standing jewelry box, now fits nicely into one drawer…
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Socks, pj’s, panties, and bras…{drawer organizers from Ikea—they zip up for flat storage when not in use}
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And all of “this” is stored in my vintage trunks…feels so old fashioned Hollywood…LOVE…
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My shoes are within reach {and all fit in one spot} finally after switching them with the luggage {cannot tell you how many times shoes have toppled down into my face from above}…
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My dresses can finally lay flat {I used to have to fold them over a hanger for the dresser that was below it}.  Purses and bags in baskets above…and GASP…empty storage space…
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It truly is a dream space now.  I only keep what I love-love-love.  I can see everything.  I have access to everything.  Things are no longer crumpled or hidden.  Such a wonderful lesson in investing in fewer things that I really love and to let go of holding onto too much stuff.
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And to give you an idea of what I went through for our yard sale {since I didn’t really tell you about it}.  Box of ribbon to the left=too much ribbon I am afraid to get rid of from every birthday and Christmas gift.  Box of ribbon to the right=ribbon I love, on spools, easy to see and use. 
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Now I am not encouraging waste of course.  I could hardly get myself to throw away a perfectly good ribbon {or barely worn piece of clothing}.  But if you have the space {I have gracious empty nesting parents who store all our junk in their garage all year for our annual yard sale…bless their hearts}, store it away to sell or even keep a monthly…dare I say weekly donation bag to drop off to goodwill.  Think of your friends and family as well…pass around clothes or give crafty scraps to a crafty friend {though that is how I accumulated a lot of this stuff!}. 
You don’t have to waste stuff…but you also don’t have to hold on to it! 
Love my newly clutter free home!
How are you decluttering?

20 comments:

  1. Absolutely gorgeous! I love the colours and the whole feel of it!

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  2. I have a night stand that would match your dresser!

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  3. I've been wondering how the sale went! I so wish we lived close I would have been there in a heart beat! ;)
    I so wish our bedroom was "dreamy" instead it's the room that we put stuff we don't know what to do with. I have made it my goal to make it a true "getaway" this year. I just need to find room in my budget ;/

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  4. Great job! I could have used that jewelry box! ;) I love seeing empty shelf space...I need to work on that in my own house!!

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  5. gosh i love posts like this. i love how your room is decorated. i too have DE CLUTTERED, well kind of, and now I have a massive bag of ribbon as well. I was considering putting an ad on craigslist sell like 100 plus dollars of ribbon for like 10 lol.
    we will see.
    :)
    KATY

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  6. I adore your bedroom, since the first time you posted photos it motivate me to change my robin egg blue and chocolate brown decor for a lighter airy color palette. I always do donations for every season so we don't accumulate so much. Great tips.

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  7. Your bedroom seriously looks like something from a magazine. Love the lighting in that first picture! Great shot. I really need a shoe rack like yours!! And it's definitely time to de-clutter my house :)

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  8. Decluttering is such a freeing experience. I need to do a major overhaul on my closet. I too have those Ikea drawer organizers and LOVE them!

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  9. Beautiful job!! Seriously amazing. I'm trying hard not to covet...

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  10. I always feel better after a good purging :) You have to make room for new stuff, right? Your room is absolutely gorgeous and you have such an eye for styling! Wow!

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  11. I got such a happy, refreshed feeling from reading this post! :o) And I wasn't even the one who cleaned out! But I know how good it feels to only have the things you use or love in your home. It's so freeing! Lovely job, darlin'!

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  12. I love the new look. The white is very crisp and dreamy.
    Yard sale season - best way to declutter, it gives you the opportunity to go through and evaluate everything and how often is used, needed, etc.
    Also, the I love the vintage items! The old Hollywood look is one of my favorites!

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  13. What a beautiful, peaceful room! I've been in major nesting mode lately and have been going through our tiny apartment room by room organizing and clearing things out. I started with my son's room and it's amazing how much better he picks up after himself when I keep clutter down and organize everything. I've been working on our bedroom (which also doubles as crafting space and will soon triple as a nursery)...it usually is the room that gets neglected but I want to make it a nice, peaceful space since it is used for so many things.

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  14. You have by far the prettiest bedroom I've ever seen! I love all the vintage touches in the decor:) And the chandelier! You should put a picture of your room on Pinterest!!

    xoxo, kelsey

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  15. I need to redo my bedroom, starting with the biggest task, taking down the wall paper I put up 13 years ago. That's why I haven't done anything lol.

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  16. I love your bedroom, and I agree that far too few people focus on the bedroom. I know it's the least visible and everything, but it's where you start and end every day. We put a lot of thought into our bedroom, and I LOVE it.

    As for decluttering... now that we'll be moving to NorCal for about half the year, I'm trying to use the packing process as a big declutter effort. And, there's the simple fact that buying another place means buying more closets, which makes a big difference in clutter, at least in the short term! :-)

    xoxo,
    tanja

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  17. Aww everything looks clear, approachable easy to reach, its so nice to have things like that at home yet so difficult some times. I am so jealous of your 'new' empty space .... 1/4 of that would make me so happy.
    Your bedroom is Beautiful to say the least, love the whites.

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  18. I love your room, so romantic. We do a monthly purging in our home, including the kids toys! The people at goodwill drop off center know us very well :)! Where do you find all of your cute vintage stuff?? the only resale shops we have around here are goodwills... I need a place to find cute clothes!

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  19. I LOVE your bedroom. I wish I could do my entire room white, but with a 4yr old, a baby on the way, a cat & a dog nothing with stay clean & sparkly like I imagine it to be :)

    Your dresser reminds me of the drawers in Victorias Secret.

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