There’s no denying that a messy bedroom can have a negative impact on one’s state of mind.
1. NO STORAGE ALLOWED
Have you ever walked into someone’s bedroom and it was filled to the brim with storage boxes, cartons, and junk?
I have and there is nothing inviting me to want to go to sleep in that room.
Your bedroom shouldn’t become a storage facility for everything you can’t find a spot for in your home.
If you use your room in this way, it will be difficult to keep it clean and tidy.
Take a day and clear out the clutter from your room and find a new place for them, or better yet, sell, donate or toss what you no longer need or want.
2. USE STORAGE CONTAINERS APPROPRIATELY
My daughter has a small condo and as such needs to utilize every single bit of space in her home.
She recently purchased under-the-bed storage to store clothing that she wants to keep but doesn’t wear every day anymore since she works from home.
If you have to store items in your bedroom, purchase the appropriate storage containers for under the bed or closet storage solutions.
3. KEEP TOPS OF DRESSER/BUREAU/NITESTAND FREE FROM CLUTTER
Furniture surfaces are not quasi-storage areas.
The tops of nightstand and bureaus should remain clutter free and only hold the essentials you need. My nightstand has a lamp, my hand lotion, my before bed supplements and usually a book or two. My dresser holds perfume and a small jewelry box along with my mother’s medications.
My nightstand has a lamp, my hand lotion, my before bed supplements and usually a book or two. My dresser holds perfume and a small jewelry box along with my mother’s medications.
4. MAKE YOUR BED
Making your bed at the start of the day is an important first step in starting the day off right.
It takes virtually two minutes to make the bed and the room looks instantaneously improved. Did you know making your bed actually helps to motivate you to keep your room clean.
If you’re one of those people who believe in “airing out” your bed, I have a solution.
Go about completing your morning routine. Shower, shave, do your makeup, etc.
After your done and before you head out the door, pull the covers up, put the comforter in place, fluff the pillows and you’re done.
5. NO CLOTHES ON FLOORS
Nothing makes a room look a mess more than clothing on the floor.
You immediately feel the disorganization of the environment when clothes are left there.
Please, please, please stop throwing your clothes on the floor.
Put a hamper in your bedroom if that’s where you get undressed each night or the bathroom. It takes just as much time to throw your clothes in the hamper as it does to toss them on the floor.
Toss your clothes in the hamper and your room will look better at the end of the day.
6. PUT YOUR SHOES AWAY
Instead of flinging your shoes off and leaving them where they land, try putting them away in your closet or on a shoe rack.
Here is a storage solution that might work for you. This is the exact shoe organizer I use in my closet and I love it because not only does it hold shoes, but you can fit your pocket books in the middle. It’s a double duty organizer!
7. PUT CLEAN LAUNDRY AWAY
This is a particular pet peeve of mine.
When I first started my house cleaning business, I had this family who never required their kids to put away their clothes.
On their bureaus and dressers, were clothes piled so high you couldn’t see the mirror. It was ridiculous and it made the room look messy despite the fact we had just cleaned the room.