Organise Your Bedroom with These Simple Steps

Apr 1, 2024 | Bedroom Environment

Spring is in the air and with that comes the inherent urge to spring-clean our home and get organised!

A tidy bedroom isn’t just about aesthetics; it significantly impacts our sleep quality and mental wellbeing. Research from New York’s St. Lawrence University reveals that cluttered environments and uncomfortable beds can worsen cognitive function, increase stress, and contribute to depression.

Dr. Pamela Thacher emphasises the importance of a functional sleep environment, stating that hoarders with disorganised bedrooms and uncomfortable beds are at higher risk for sleep disturbances and related health issues.

Given the rise of remote work, maintaining boundaries between work and relaxation is crucial, especially if your bedroom doubles as an office. Establish a routine of clearing away work equipment and wiping down your desk at the end of the day to promote a clean and calm atmosphere.

Here are some practical tips to organise your bedroom effectively:

  • Utilise under-bed storage: Maximise space by storing items discreetly beneath your bed using baskets, under-bed boxes, or beds with built-in drawers or ottoman bases. Perfect for stowing away shoes, seasonal clothing, luggage, and more.
  • Streamline bedside tables: Opt for multiple drawers to keep surfaces clutter-free – reserve space for essentials rather than overcrowding with ornaments and knick-knacks.
  • Declutter the wardrobe: Sort through clothing, donating items in good condition that no longer fit or haven’t been worn. Organise remaining garments by colour, type, season, or occasion to create a system that works for you.
  • Utilise wall space: Install shelves for books or sentimental items to free up floor space.
  • Invest in a laundry basket: Keep dirty clothes off the floor or furniture by using a designated laundry basket. Choose one that complements your decor and consider placing it discreetly outside the bedroom if space allows.
  • Maintain a tidy bed: Start each day by making your bed to create an inviting space when it’s time to sleep. Avoid overcrowding with excessive pillows, cushions, or throws.

What are your tips for keeping a tidy, organised bedroom?

First published 04.04.22, republished 01.04.24


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