Decluttering the Bedroom

Our house is still torn apart except for a few rooms.  The bed has not yet been set up in the master bedroom so we’re still using the back bedroom so I’ll attack what I can in the 30 Day Decluttering Challenge.

The bedroom tasks include:

Day 5: Nightstand
Nightstands collect books, water bottles and electronics along with gobs of dust. Clear it off, wipe it down and leave only the bare minimum.

We've been sliding this bookshelf all over the second floor.
We’ve been sliding this bookshelf all over the second floor. Now I’m using it as a nightstand.

I’m just going to give you a before and after of the nightstand because it was a relatively easy project.

Before on the left and after on the right.
Before on the left and after on the right.

Day 6: Dresser 
Dressers can hide a lot in their drawers.

My dresser is the front one in the picture that I'm clearly using as a dust rag rack. Erggggh.
My dresser is the front one in the picture that I’m clearly using as a dust rag rack. Erggggh.

I opened every drawer and refolded messy clothes and even discarded a few items.

The top drawer is dedicated to scarves, hankies, and ladies gloves. I did what I could to organize them.
The top drawer is dedicated to scarves, hankies, and ladies gloves. I did what I could to organize them.

I was able to empty the bottom drawer and use it as a temporary linen closet for the master bedroom.

I did so much straightening I freed the bottom drawer for 4 king size sheet sets until the linen closet is built.
I did so much straightening I freed the bottom drawer for 4 king size sheet sets until the linen closet is built.

Day 7: Master Closet
Cleaning the master closet task means going through and tossing outdated and unworn clothing . Try not to let sentimentality get in the way of decluttering!

My closet in the Treetops room is stuffed to the gills but in good shape.  Our master closet is not finished yet.
My closet in the Treetops room is stuffed to the gills but in good shape. Our master closet is not finished yet.

I’ve been using a closet in the back bedroom so I decided to start on one of the floordrobe piles that were created when our master bedroom closets were removed.

Honestly -- how does it get like this.  See the improvement below from the same viewpoint.
Honestly — how does it get like this. See the improvement below from the same viewpoint.

We have plans for a fabulous new closet but until that time there’s really no place to put our clothes thus the piles on the floor.

This is the progress I made in here meanwhile clothes are in piles everywhere else.  It's a start.
This is the progress I made in here meanwhile clothes are in piles everywhere else. It’s a start.

Although I really did try I was a total failure at this particular task.

I’m not even halfway there. Sheesh!

What are working on?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

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