Hacks To Help Keep Your Bedroom Neat
Did you know that a neat and clean bedroom actually benefits your mental health? Less mess means less stress. A tidy room results in a higher level of comfort and a feeling of wellbeing that leads to better sleep. In a recent survey by the National Sleep Foundation, 75% of respondents claimed to get a better night's sleep when their sheets were fresh and clean because they were more comfortable. Read on for some tips on how to keep your bedroom neat.
A Place For Everything, And Everything In Its Place
Often attributed to Benjamin Franklin, this quote means that everything in your bedroom should have a designated place and when you're done with it, you immediately put it back where it belongs. To do so, you'll have to find storage space for all your stuff. Add shelves, dressers, chests of drawers, and whatever it takes to accommodate your belongings.
Make Your Bed
The Commander of U.S. Special Operations urges everyone to make the bed before leaving in the morning. It only takes a few minutes, but it goes a long way toward giving the room a neat appearance. And it feels so much better when you crawl under the covers at night.
Start With A Clean Slate
Begin by deep cleaning your bedroom. Vacuum, scrub, wash, and dust. Get rid of the clutter. If something doesn't belong in the bedroom, get it out of there. Put items unrelated to sleep, such as craft supplies, tools, and pet stuff, in the garage, basement, or another room.
Put Your Clothes Away
At the risk of sounding like your mother nagging, this is the cardinal rule for keeping your bedroom neat. It also is the rule most often broken. No dirty clothes on the floor! When you take something off, don't let it drop to the floor. If it's ready to be washed, put it in a hamper or laundry basket. If it's going to be worn again, hang it up, especially your favorite NFL clothing. Shoes should not be kicked off wherever you happen to be. Place them on a shoe rack or on the closet floor. Clean clothes should be hung on hangers or folded and stored in drawers. No dumping them on a chair or bed to put away later.
Tidy Up For A Few Minutes Daily
Once your bedroom is neat, don't let messes pile up again. Take a few minutes every day to pick up anything that's out of place. Make it a habit. Carry all dirty cups and plates out to the kitchen. Put that book you were reading last night back onto the bookshelf. Clear away all clutter, such as jewelry or makeup bottles, from the tops of nightstands and dressers. Close all drawers--don't leave any open with clothes hanging out. It's easier to keep the room neat on a day-to-day basis than to do a major cleanup once in a while.