Create Your Bedroom Sanctuary [Mission #17]

Get Organized Mission #17: Create Your Bedroom Sanctuary

Welcome to Mission #17 of our 52 Get Organized Missions.

Your bedroom is the place to which you retreat at the end of the day. Does it restore your calm and ease you into sleep, or evoke a mild sensation of panic?

If you need a bedroom intervention, you’re in the right place. We’re about to transform your bedroom into your private sanctuary.

If you’ve completed our previous mission (Get Organized Mission #16: Streamline Your Books, CD’s and DVD’s) then select one of those CD’s you’d forgotten about and enjoy listening to an old fave.

Remember: you only need 30 minutes for the basic mission. Extended Options are below.

If you’re new, you might like to start here: 52 Organizing Missions.

Get Organized Mission #17: Create Your Bedroom Sanctuary

Step 1: Remove the stressors

You may need to re-locate some of these items. If you don’t need them, donate, recycle or discard them.

Decide which of these detract from your sanctuary space, and remove them from your bedroom:

  • Computers, printers, faxes
  • TV
  • Paperwork
  • Kids’ toys
  • Exercise equipment
  • Work projects
  • Mobile phone
  • Games consoles
  • Laundry hamper
  • Under-bad storage
  • Too many books
  • Too many magazines
  • Excess furniture
  • Excess clothes
  • Unpleasant alarm.

Step 2: Add the relaxers

You may have to write a shopping list if you don’t have your desired relaxers on hand.

Decide which of these enhance your sanctuary space and add them to your bedroom:

  • Enticing bed linen
  • Fluffy pillows
  • Cozy blankets and comforters
  • Soft lamps
  • Attractive window furnishings
  • Pleasant bedtime reading
  • Water glass and bottle
  • A pleasant alarm
  • Sleeping mask – if the sun disturbs you in the early morning
  • Ear plugs – if you need them
  • Scented candles or oil burner.

Dos & Don’ts

  • Don’t feel you have to organize everything in your bedroom. This mission is simply about crating a lovely space for yourself.
  • Do allow yourself a sense of pleasure, sensuality and fun in what you choose to add to your bedroom sanctuary.

Extended Organizing Mission Options

Want to go beyond this 30-minute organizing mission?

  • Let the kids create bedroom environments that make them feel happy. It might even motivate them to new levels of tidiness!
  • If you share your bed with someone else, this could be a wonderful opportunity to do this mission together and look for ways to add spice, romance or fun to your relationship.

Ready, Set, Go!

Remember – move quickly, act fast, don’t overthink.

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Michele Connolly

Michele Connolly is into writing, books, simplicity, love, TV, productivity, and staying thin in a world of chocolate.

Hubby had a roll of clear vinyl standing in the corner from a partially-finished project. I managed to turn it into an overused vase for dried flowers. It looks wonderful! Thanks for the inspiration.

Great quick tips here. I’ve heard some of the stressors cause sleeplessness, too. Great to keep this one area one for relaxing and resting.

Great quick tips here. I’ve heard some of the stressors cause sleeplessness, too. Great to keep this one area one for relaxing and resting.

I am playing a little catch up, since the holiday. I finished this mission. I cannot wait to post the before and after pictures. Done.

I am playing a little catch up, since the holiday. I finished this mission. I cannot wait to post the before and after pictures. Done.

I think I have now a wonderful bedroom in a red and orange! I know they are not relaxing colors but I love them. The less things I have in my bedroom the more comfortable it is !!

I think I have now a wonderful bedroom in a red and orange! I know they are not relaxing colors but I love them. The less things I have in my bedroom the more comfortable it is !!

Cleared out my bedroom and donated alot of blankets (that I managed to double up on) aswell as some sheet sets (that no longer serve the purpose of creating a relaxing room).
Had some island prints framed and hung on my bedroom walls for that “beach feeling”.
I’m almost done, just looking for a new quilt cover that will co-ordinate with my decore. I will not just “settle” on any cover, it has to be one that I LOVE (or I won’t relax and sleep peacefully!)
Also have an occassional table to buy (then I can get rid of an old storage box that is more of an eye-sore.) Ikea has the table I want and will buy it within 2 weeks (after holidays).

Cleared out my bedroom and donated alot of blankets (that I managed to double up on) aswell as some sheet sets (that no longer serve the purpose of creating a relaxing room).
Had some island prints framed and hung on my bedroom walls for that “beach feeling”.
I’m almost done, just looking for a new quilt cover that will co-ordinate with my decore. I will not just “settle” on any cover, it has to be one that I LOVE (or I won’t relax and sleep peacefully!)
Also have an occassional table to buy (then I can get rid of an old storage box that is more of an eye-sore.) Ikea has the table I want and will buy it within 2 weeks (after holidays).

Loved this Bedroom Sanctuary mission. Have just de-cluttered my bedroom and felt soooo much better! More relaxed, less ‘low-level’ buzz in my head. Interesting. Your Ready Set Go tip says it all – don’t OVERTHINK! This is my downfall, I’m sure!!! I analyse and worry about everything! Good go-ing. thanx Catherine

Loved this Bedroom Sanctuary mission. Have just de-cluttered my bedroom and felt soooo much better! More relaxed, less ‘low-level’ buzz in my head. Interesting. Your Ready Set Go tip says it all – don’t OVERTHINK! This is my downfall, I’m sure!!! I analyse and worry about everything! Good go-ing. thanx Catherine