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Ideas for Decluttering and Organizing Your Bedroom

Organizer Charlotte Steill implements a foolproof plan for decluttering one couple's bedroom.

Denise and Kasey Cummings of Phoenix need help with their messy bedroom. Over the years it has become a hangout for their four children, Mandy, Austin, Callie and Trevor, and is currently cluttered with a jumbled array of their schoolwork and Denise's scrapbooking items and clothes.

The adjacent bathroom — that all six family members share — is just as bad. It's time for a change, and professional organizer Charlotte Steill is ready for the challenge. Take a look at some of the results of her handiwork.

After: The old dresser was donated and replaced by a new armoire that houses the television and accompanying electronics.

Products from Specialty Linens:

Karen Maki California king sheet set, comforter, bedskirt, 84" drapes, pillows, pillow shams and valance, Shadow Fern

Products from Schulte via Stradings Inc.:

bathroom cabinets and closet fixtures

Products from Solutions Catalog:

eight drawer dividers

Products from

100-piece bottom hangers
half box 50 pieces bottom hangers
half box 50 pieces combo hangers
belt hangar
scarf hangar
tie hangar

Products from Lillian Vernon:

two underbed shoe storage containers
two pop-up storage cubes
rattan tissue holder
storage bench, Honey

Products from The Daniel James Company:

feathered palm pillow
banana tree needlepoint pillow
fan palm needlepoint pillow

Products from the The Container Store:

four veneer shelves, Beech
six accessory boxes
case of shoeboxes
10 men's shoeboxes
four underbed drawers
22 acrylic drawer organizers
three Showeroo mesh organizers
four shelf brackets
two shelf dividers
two shelf shoe stackers
eight jute and canvas boxes
four small Makati baskets
four large Makati baskets, Natural

Products from Padma's Plantation:

Billabong armoire, 4440
Billabong chair, 253-1
Billabong ottoman, 253-8
banana planter, PLA09
bamboo for planter, BOT11
round Billabong mirror, 4653RD-NAT

Products from Stacks and Stacks:

dividing screen
two maple nightstands
wall cabinet
fir box
TV stand
set of 12 king-size bed risers (confirmed 5 to 25)

Products from Southwest Set In Stone:

bathroom counter tile
labor and materials

Sherwin-Williams paint colors used:

four gallons Martha Stewart Signature Norman Brown, eggshell
three gallons Martha Stewart Signature Fen, eggshell

Products from Creative Touch Interiors:

carpet: Shaw, American Home Fashions, Bellgrande
ceiling fan: Airflow, Builders Choice by Casablanca


Before: The bed was worn and the linens were out of date. The end tables were littered with random items, and the lamps took up too much space on top.


After: Now, the walls are a soft bamboo color, which complements the fresh bedding. New lamps, wall accessories and cozy reading corner complete the makeover.


    • Linens from Specialty Linens
    • Ceramic/stone design and installation from Southwest Set In Stone Inc.
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