Deep Cleaning Our Bedroom: Before and After

For the most part, our main living areas and the kids’ bedroom are fairly organized and clean.  (I’m not big on cleaning, so I’m sure those places would make a neat freak shutter, but they are mostly presentable.)

However, we have three problem areas–the finished basement, the kitchen, and our bedroom.  We took the tiny bedroom, which is about 10′ x 9′, so when it’s cluttered, the clutter overwhelms the room.

When I saw that Money Saving Mom was challenging people to deep clean one of their bedrooms, I decided to tackle our bedroom.  Here are the embarrassing before pictures:


And after just 45 minutes of tidying, purging, and organizing, here are the after pictures:


It’s amazing how much more peaceful and relaxing the space feels. Now, the next two big places to tackle our the kitchen (our central headquarters for clutter, it seems) and our disastrous basement.

For now, though, I’m happy to get this one room done. I should be able to work in here much easier this weekend!

I shared this post at Money Saving Mom.


  1. Great job! Maybe you can look for a bed frame on Craigslist and lift up the bed to create even more space for storage. Just an idea…

    • We actually have a frame for it, but we don’t use it because my husband likes it better on the floor. Go figure!

  2. Good job! It’s funny how there seem to be certain places in the house that attract clutter….for me it’s the garage – yikes!

  3. It looks so much more restful. Great work! I did our bathroom and the entry closet this morning and it’s great to start the weekend with a clean house isnt it?

  4. Doesn’t it feel like the master bedroom is always the last room to receive attention? Yet it feels so awesome when it’s clean. Great job getting it organized. Happy late birthday 🙂

  5. Great job! Looks like you got a lot accomplished. Yes, a less cluttered space is more relaxing!

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