Having a clean bedroom doesn’t just look nice — it also has a direct impact on your health.
Studies have found that people with cluttered bedrooms have poor sleep quality and aggravated stress levels. Over time, this can affect not only your mood but also your ability to focus and concentrate.
A thorough deep clean once or twice a year does help, but it’s the small daily habits that will really make a difference. Here are four expert cleaning tips to help you maintain a clean bedroom every day.
1. Make Your Bed
Does the thought of making your bed take you back to your childhood (and your mother’s nagging)? If so, it’s time to embrace this very simple act that can make a world of difference in your daily routine.
Folks who routinely make their bed in the morning are more productive at work and feel more accomplished at the end of the day. There’s also something refreshing about coming home at the end of a long day to a neat and clean bedroom. Before you leave for the day, take a moment to pull up the covers, straighten the comforter, and fluff the pillows.
2. Clear the Clutter
Do the tops of your dresser and nightstands look more like a storage unit than elegant home furnishings? Do yourself a favor and clear out as much clutter as you can.
Keep only the items you use on a daily basis (perhaps a lamp, a book, and a small jewelry box) in plain sight. For those other miscellaneous items, make space in drawers, closets, or your bathroom cabinet. This makes your bedroom instantly look tidier and makes it much easier to dust.
3. Find the Right Storage Solutions
This will vary depending on the size of your bedroom, but it’s possible to keep even the tiniest bedrooms neatly organized.
For starters, take advantage of under-the-bed storage containers to keep seasonal or rarely-used items out of sight. Keep a laundry basket or clothes hamper in the corner (or in your closet) so your dirty clothes don’t pile up in plain view. Make a habit of putting your clean clothes and shoes away as soon as you’re finished with them.
For those tiny items that pile up (earrings, perfume bottles, reading glasses, etc.) keep a small tray or decorative bowl nearby for easy storage and access.
4. Don’t Eat in Your Bedroom
It’s tempting to grab a bag of chips or a bowl of ice cream and curl up in bed to watch Netflix.
The problem with this is it leaves crumbs and food particles behind, inviting bugs and other pests into your bedroom (yuck). It also means you’ll wake up to a pile of plates, bowls, wrappers, and glasses.
As often as possible, leave your snacking for the kitchen or dining room where it’s easier to clean up.
Start Your Day Right With a Clean Bedroom
Your bedroom should be an oasis of calm where you go to rest and rejuvenate. Use the tips outlined above to keep a clean bedroom and improve your physical and mental health.
Of course, we don’t always have as much time as we’d like to keep our homes tidy. That’s why many people like you decide to hire professional cleaning services.
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