Keeping your bedroom clean is important for a number of reasons. A tidy room is less stressful allowing you to feel better in general. Further, who wants to sleep in a messy bedroom? But for some, keeping a clean room seems easier said than done.
To help you achieve a cleaner and fresher bedroom, we are providing five simple steps to help you keep your room neat and tidy:
1. Keep Your Clothes Off The Floor
We know – after a long day, it can be tempting to come home, change into your PJ’s and toss your clothes on the floor. Don’t do it! Instead do one of these three things:
- Hang it up
- Fold it and put it away
- Throw it in the laundry hamper
2. Clean Your Sheets
Having freshly laundered bed sheets is another way to keep your room feeling nice, fresh and clean. When you sleep – sweat, dead skin cells and bodily oils make their way into your sheets and pillow cases and that can start to smell.
For people with asthma and allergies, it is best to wash your sheets once per week. For everyone else, it should be done at least every other week.
3. Dedicate 10 To 20 Minutes Per Week
Keep your room clean on an ongoing basis by dedicating 10 to 20 minutes each week for cleaning such as vacuuming, dusting, cleaning mirrors, tidying, etc. Find a way to help the time go by and listen to a few of your favourite songs or a podcast.
The time will go by in a flash and it will help keep your room looking and feeling great.
4. Everything In Its Place
If you are anything like us, you bring a lot of items into your bedroom that don’t belong there such as food, keys etc.
To keep your room tidy, use the “full hands” principle. Every time you leave your room, pick up something that doesn’t belong there and put it where it belongs.
5. Declutter Surfaces
Your bedroom is no place for clutter. That means that your surfaces should be pretty clear. Set a limit of how many things you are willing to keep on flat surfaces like dressers and night tables. Three to five items per surface is ideal. That way, you won’t get stressed out by all the clutter in your room!
These steps for keeping your room clean may sound simple – but for those that struggle with keeping a clean room, simple is good. Periodically review these steps or my video on steps to a clean room and see how much easier it can be to achieve a clean and tidy room.