7 Things You Don't Need in Your Bedroom

By Brittany Loeffler on March 10, 2019

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The newest trend when it comes to decorating and living a peaceful lifestyle is minimalism. People will get rid of things they don’t use or even like to make space in their home. This practice has introduced people to think less about their material objects as things they must have to make them happy and more about the peace of mind when only using objects they actually need.

To reduce clutter and anxiety, minimalism is a great lifestyle to take on. You can start with the things you don’t need in your bedroom to take the first step in creating this new lifestyle.

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Items that Don’t Bring You Joy

The philosophy when it comes to minimalism is that if an item does not bring you joy, then you should get rid of it. This philosophy is completely up to your interpretation, but it is a great guideline when getting rid of things you don’t need in your bedroom. Another good rule to follow is that if you haven’t used an object in the last six months, you probably won’t miss it.

Clothing You Don’t Wear

There are probably a few items in your closet that you haven’t worn in a while that you’re holding on to for no reason. Maybe that shirt is a little too small and you’re holding on to it for when you lose those few extra pounds. Or an item of clothing has gone out of style and you just want to hold on to it for the old memories. It’s time to get rid of this clothing and make some space in your closet. This is a great time to donate those clothes so someone else can wear them.

Uncomfortable Shoes

We all have those shoes that gave us terrible blisters and we were too scared to wear them again sitting at the bottom of our closets. I’m here to tell you that life is too short to wear uncomfortable shoes. When cleaning out the things you don’t need in your bedroom, uncomfortable shoes should be included with those things. Whether you donate them or throw them away, those painful shoes will be out of your life and reduce your clutter.

Half-Used Candles

If you’re like me, you love burning pumpkin spice and cinnamon candles during the fall and winter. However, candles seem to take a while to fully burn down to the bottom. So, you may have half-burnt candles lying around your room or filling up your drawers. You don’t need these things in your bedroom. If they are seasonal, you can always buy a new candle when they come back in stock.

Old Knick-Knacks

It’s amazing how knick-knacks can clutter your surfaces. We aren’t really sure how we collect them, but they seem to add up quickly. Many of these knick-knacks have some kind of sentimental value, but it’s important to go through these items and decide if they still hold the same value they did years ago. If you find yourself not caring or even liking the item, it’s time to get rid of it.

Mismatched Items

It’s common for people to hold on to single earrings or socks hoping that its match will show up one of these days. The chances are that the other half of that set will never show up. Unless these items are valuable, it’s time to get rid of them. You can always buy new socks or earrings if you find yourself running low. In the meantime, you don’t need this clutter in your bedroom.

Papers and Magazines

Even though we live in a digital world, paper still seems to pile up over time. From receipts to bills to old essays and magazines, you will probably never want to look at these items again. So, go through the paper that is sitting on your desk and decide whether to toss it or put it in a folder and keep it in a drawer for when you need to refer back to it.

Food and Dishes

It’s tempting to eat while in bed watching Netflix. However, this can be a bad habit, especially if you find yourself leaving those dirty dishes on your dresser for a day or two. Dirty dishes and crumbs can attract bugs and rodents into your bedroom and can be a headache to get rid of. So, to avoid the clutter and unsanitary conditions, it’s best to keep your meals and snacks in the kitchen and out of your bedroom.

Get Rid of The Things You Don’t Need in Your Bedroom

Spend a day and go through all of your belongings in your bedroom. If you are committed to living a minimalistic lifestyle, only keep items that truly give you joy. Reduce the clutter in your closet, drawers, and on your surfaces. Get rid of items you haven’t used in the last six months to help reduce anxiety and open up your space.

 

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By Brittany Loeffler

Uloop Writer
Brittany is a senior English major with a concentration in creative writing at Temple University. After growing up in a very rural part of Pennsylvania, she found her calling in the streets of the big city of Philadelphia. Aside from writing, she enjoys reading, movies, baking, and photography.

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