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For several years, I’ve let the master bedroom become a dumping ground. We had hodge-podge furniture and had our mattress on the ground for over 3 years. Between a sale and my being fed up with it, we decided to make a change including the purchase of furniture.
Kicking Chaos Out in Preparation of Master Bedroom Detailing
The photos above are from the bedroom when hubby started the process of removing a giant soaker tub that just floated in the middle of the room. In our 3 1/2 years of living here, the tub was only used a handful of times as there is no heater to keep the water warm. And, boy did it take a LOT of water to fill it up! We also had laminate flooring to replace the rather disgusting carpet that was in the room.
The chaos had been bugging me for quite some time, but like many people our bedroom had become a catch all for stuff. Holiday decorations, exercise equipment and a real hodge podge of items found there way into mounds in our room. Beyond the draining feel of being surrounded by stuff, the chaos also made it difficult to truly clean. As someone who suffers with allergies and related asthmatic symptoms, the inability to keep dust at bay was also affecting my health.
During the process of removing the tub and getting new furniture delivered, we were able to begin clearing the room of stuff. Holiday decorations came out with the intent of them going into the attic. Ironically, it’s about time to hang the outside lights already as once the winter weather starts flying it is a challenge to do it. I do plan to get the spring decorations up to the attic, though.
Deep Cleaning as part of the Master Bedroom Detailing Process
While we’ve had the bedroom furniture for a few weeks, I hadn’t begun to really put the bedroom to right. Reading the Master Bedroom Detailing file on the HomeMaker’s Mentor CD inspired me to at least begin to tackle the project and create more of an oasis. She suggests taking a walk before entering the room and then approaching your space with the thought of how to make it a more peaceful oasis. I know that I always love visiting a hotel (or even our RV this summer!) just because the clutter isn’t present and everything sparkles.
I was tickled to see her reference Norwex cleaning cloths as that is something I recently discovered through another homeschooling mom. I only have 3 pieces for now, but that’s all I needed to tackle the windows and blinds! The mitt was perfect for the mini-blinds and kept me from having to pull them off the window to rinse them off in the bathtub.
A few hours of elbow grease and going through boxes made a big dent. There’s still a small grouping of boxes to go through (as evident in the lower right hand photo below) and a few more pictures that need to be hung. However, a larger portion of the bedroom is now chaos free and the new battery operated candles allow to set the mood for a little romance, too. And, I am finally starting to feel like a “grown-up” after 18 years of marriage!
Does chaos reign in your master bedroom?
Any tips or suggestions to make it a peaceful oasis?