From the moment you start cleaning up your home, you are simplifying your life. Tidying up the mess and clutter will not only alleviate stress, it will also help you gain focus and organise thoughts. And the best place to scrub away the nervous tension? Your bedroom! The following is a quick checklist on how to make a perfect bedroom sanctuary.
Start off by decluttering your bedroom storage space. Get rid of everything you no longer need. Like Marie Kondo, an organising and cleaning guru says, Keep only the clothes and things that spark joy.
More importantly, place your most used pieces in plain sight and at eye level. Conversely, use storage bags and boxes for out-of-season items and store them under your bed or in higher shelves.
To further minimise bedroom clutter, invest in drawers and drawer dividers. Make the most of them by categorising your clothes. For example, use one drawer for folded items such as shorts or undergarments, and another for socks or ties. Repurpose your old jewellery boxes, trays and other containers suitable to hold smaller objects and various knick knacks.
In order to make your bed extra fresh and comfortable for a good night's sleep, you'll also want to keep your mattress cleaned and deodorized. The best way of removing dirt, dead skin cells, dust and dust mites is by making sure to vacuum it at least once a season. Before the vacuuming, feel free to sprinkle some baking soda onto the mattress and let it sit for an hour or so. Not only will it freshen up the musty smelling mattress, it will also fight spills and stains.
If you want your bedroom to stay allergy and dust free, wash the curtains and clean the floor, doors and window sills on a regular basis. It would also be wise to remove any upholstered pieces of furniture and the carpet. However, if you are unable to do so for whatever reason, why not get a helping hand from a professional cleaning service? Since mold and dust mites like warm and damp places, don't forget to air out the room as often as you can.
Once you have everything cleaned and organised, indulge yourself with one of life's little luxuries – the linen spray! Making one of your own is easier than you'd think – just mix 1.5 cup distilled water with 1/3 cup vodka, add 20-30 drops of your favourite essential oil and place the mixture in a clean spray bottle. Gently mist your sheets in the evening, right before you go to bed.
Finally, don't underestimate the importance of making your bed every single morning. Once you understand that Tidying is just a tool, not the final destination, a neat bed and organised space will motivate you to become a better, stronger and happier person. Feeling in control over your environment will ultimately transform your whole life. And the space in which we live should be for the person we are becoming now, not for the person we were in the past.