Organizing My Room Pt. 1

Okay as you all know I’m trying my best to organize my room. So far, I got the majority of my surfaces nice and neat. I didn’t have to throw anything away either…I just needed to find a new home for certain things.

Last week I purchased a bar cart from IKEA and it took me a minute to figure out how I was going to merchandise it, but I figured it out. All of my filming equipment (that can fit) goes on the top. Miscellaneous items go on the middle shelf, which thankfully is not that, many things. The last shelf holds all of my hair styling products, which again isn’t that much because I have finally found products that work for my hair. Obviously, this isn’t how most bar carts are used, but sometimes we just have to get creative.

Since I’ve merchandised the bar cart, my end table has cleared up. It could still use a lot of work, but I’ll declutter it eventually. I have to say, even though it isn’t the clearest surface, it is definitely more organized than it was before. I would prefer something else in place of this end table as well.

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My vanity is holding up really well since I purchased the JerryBox Cosmetic Organizer. It’s kind of crazy how such a small change can make such a drastic difference when it comes to being more organized. It also helps that I don’t have a ton of makeup, but the JerryBox has really been helping out…now if I can figure out how to get my brushes to stay in there!

I’ll be coming back with a part two to organizing my room pretty soon which will probably include some decorating as well. Even though this was a short post, I hope it was still worth reading.

ChelsiKay

Organizing My Room Pt. 1

Implementing My Routine

Ok, so I am aware that I did not post on Friday. It was a very busy weekend that did not end too well, but I’m not going to let that stop me from getting up my posts this week! I planned on posting about how my routine for my room was going, but I’ll just do that today instead.

I wrote out a daily, weekly and monthly routine to keep my room nice and tidy. So far my daily routine is working out pretty well, but I’ve kind of slacked on my weekly routine except for my laundry. Hopefully this week I can actually do all of my clean room tasks.

My daily routine is just making up my bed and getting the glasses out of my room and into the dishwasher. I have a tendency to hoard glasses for some reason and it makes my room look so not neat. I also have a tendency to not put my shoes back on their shoe rack and leave my jackets on the foot of my bed.

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My weekly routine consists of vacuuming and doing my laundry from washing all the way to folding. I despise folding my clothes just like everyone else…I’m trying to find a way where it’s cathartic rather than tedious. I also included tidying up any cluttered surfaces and watering my plants. I have a devil’s ivy plant and a bamboo plant that occasionally gets neglected.

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By the time I reach my monthly routine, I shouldn’t have too much to do except vacuuming under my bed and other hard to reach areas. The rest of the tasks are things I may have to do if things aren’t really decluttered. If I pick up my room throughout the day and week then I won’t have to do too much on a monthly basis. I hope that all made sense.

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I also want to dedicate some time to certain spots in my room that need to be cleaned or even decorated. I may even make blog posts about that because I really just want to simplify as well as organize my whole entire room. I really think that having a cleaning/organizing routine will help to achieve this goal in the long run. Let’s hope so anyway!

Thanks for reading.

ChelsiKay

Implementing My Routine

Early Spring Cleaning?

So it’s that time…at least for me, it is. It’s that time that I get a bit antsy and I start randomly decluttering or maybe it’s actually not that random. I’m not just decluttering; I’m redecorating as well. A couple of weeks ago I purchased new towels to match my dark purple bathroom and new sheets that are t-shirt soft.

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It was time for all of these new things because it’s been a couple of years and after awhile things start to look (and feel) kind of stale. I also purchased some marble contact paper and repurposed my nightstand. These little changes have really changed the way my bedroom and bathroom look now. In the next few weeks, I should be going on an Ikea run to purchase a couple of open storage items (LACK Shelves, Kallax etc.) that will make my room look even more polished.

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As for my wardrobe, that is still a work in progress but it is slowly coming together. I could stand to get rid of certain shirts that I haven’t really worn. I could also use a pair of pants and a new pair of jeans – maybe a light wash pair? I don’t really wear skirts, but I’m all for trying them out at some point.

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Two days ago I purchased some Nike sneakers that were just too cute to pass up. They can be worn for style and athletic reasons – so they’re automatically versatile. When I got back I got rid of at least four pairs of sneakers that I no longer wear anymore. I haven’t decided if I’m going to sell one of the pairs because they have been sitting in my closet for years now and are damn near in perfect condition.

Even though I am still purchasing what seems like a bunch of things, I am constantly throwing out things that I don’t need or no longer use or never used. I’m also organizing everything all the time. One thing that always helps is to always tell myself that everything should have a place that it goes back to.

All of these things I’ve been doing for a month or so have helped me to live simply and a little more minimal. I have really been attracted to things that are curated and polished in all aspects of my life. It started with my wardrobe and trickled into the rest of my room. Who knows what will be curated next?

ChelsiKay

Early Spring Cleaning?

Blogmas Day 9: Bedroom Decor Ideas

So this is nothing like what I’ve been posting about and definitely not on my Blogmas list.

Lately, I’ve been struggling so much with my bedroom. It’s on the third floor of my parents house and it’s a pretty huge space. I know, I know… what a problem to have! You think you want a nice big space until you actually get one.

Cleaning the space is just so difficult and only gets worse as time goes on.I’ve lived by the rules of having a place for everything and minimizing my surfaces, but to be completely honest that doesn’t help at all.

The problem with my room is that it has low ceilings and NO windows – well none that can open anyway. So far, I’ve sectioned my bedroom off with an Ikea Pax closet setup. One part of my room is an actual bedroom, the other part is a wardrobe closet. There are just certain parts of the room that get messy really easily. I found some ideas online that I think will help me to get my room to be organized and cute again!

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I love the poofs and the pillows and the rug! I happen to have a little couch in my room and I think if I added a decent sized rug, a couple of poofs, and/or bean bags the space would look a lot more pulled together as well as fill the open space.

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I would really like to have one of these so that I can put my craft supplies (hopefully neatly) in here. This would help to keep all of my things off the floor and surfaces.

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I could definitely use this Lack shelf for many things, like the collection of shot glasses I keep getting from friends whenever they go on vacation or my scented candles. I also MIGHT have a few stuffed animals that MAY be in need of a home.

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I really like the idea of a rug under my bed to maximize the space. I most definitely would prefer something fuzzy, but I am open to other types of rugs as well.

I think incorporating some of these ideas in my bedroom would help to make the space look more cozy and neat. I know this post was very random, but that was something I felt I needed to get off my brain and see visually. Thanks for reading my randomness!

ChelsiKay

Blogmas Day 9: Bedroom Decor Ideas