Sleep: something we spend our whole childhoods avoiding, and our adulthoods seeking. Without a good night’s rest, you are likely to be useless during the next day since sleep allows you to regenerate and prepare for another busy day. One of the best ways of improving your sleep is to make your bedroom clutter-free.
If you are not sure how to do it, or where to start, follow along for some great tips:
Get Rid of the Electronics
The first step: turn it into a cave! Well, not an actual cave that’s damp and cold and possibly full of bears, but for starters, you can get rid of all the electronic gadgets. Although they can be quite helpful with the daily activities, they can only badly affect your sleep.
The bed is meant for sleeping, therefore, clear out everything that is not sheets or pillows. Dozens of pillows may look chic but may deter you from relaxing. Your bed should always be ready for sleep, so you should make the bed every morning before you leave the house.
Also, there should not be too much furniture in your bedroom. Try to keep the number at a bare minimum.
Moreover, the space under the bed is not the Bermuda Triangle, which means that things will not simply disappear if you put them there. A good way to minimize the space used while maximizing the storage space is by buying a wall bed.
Start small, Think Big
We can understand if you think that you are not up for this task. All those things lying around your bedroom sure seem to look intimidating. However, you should not worry since we got your back.
It would be smart to work on one thing each day. Complete one area of the room on each day, so that you can see the progress that you have made. On the other hand, you can also start with one category at a time. For example, start with a sock drawer that has been driving you mad because you can never close it. After you are done with that, move on to the shirts that have been lying on the chair, or the scattered shoe boxes in the corner.
Once you have separated all the things into different categories, you simply decide what to do with them. It is helpful to categorize them into trash, yard sale or donation, and keep piles.