Is your bedroom calm and serene, a place where you can relax and get a restful night’s sleep? Or is it a chaotic place filled with clutter, clothes, papers and the like? If your bedroom is anything but restful, consider spending some time de-cluttering and organizing it so it becomes a sanctuary to replenish your mind and soul. In addition, organizing your bedroom will make getting dressed each day a simple endeavor rather than a frantic hunt for matching shoes!
Pare down your clothing. Go through your closet, dresser and other piles of clothing and pare down what you don’t or won’t wear. Be realistic – do you keep passing over a particular shirt or pair of pants because another one is more comfortable or fits better? If so, move it on to a new home – either elsewhere in your home, or to a charity. Once you’ve moved out what you don’t wear, there will be more room to put away the clothes that previously sat in piles because there was no place to put them.You can find more tips on organizing your closet in my eBook Get Organized, Take Control of Your Life: 5 Simple Steps to Discover Freedom.
Remove the clutter. It’s hard to sleep when piles of laundry, paper, and other assorted clutter is “staring” at you. I wonder how many people who suffer from sleep disturbances would get a more restful sleep simply by removing these stress-inducing items. An easy solution is to stop yourself from bringing anything into your bedroom unless you put it away right away. In addition, if it doesn’t support the activities you do in your bedroom (sleep, read, get dressed, insert your own fun activity here) it shouldn’t be in there. Find another place to store such items – your sleep and your health are too important to ignore this guideline.
Here’s a link to my newsletter for this month where I offer additional ideas to turn your bedroom into a sanctuary.
Wishing you simplicity, harmony and freedom,