When your room isn’t set up in a way you’re comfortable with or looking its best, it can have an effect on your sleep cycle. Even though your room is your sacred space, there are still key decorating tips you should always avoid.
Wrong Size Rug
While rugs have the ability to warm up a space, it’s important to make sure you have the right sized rug and pattern that compliments your space and doesn’t clash with the rest of the décor in the room. When you find yourself shopping for a new rug, make sure it’s not too big or too small, but just right.
While having a designated room for your home office is ideal, it’s not always possible when trying to utilize the space you have. If you must bring your workload into your bedroom, keeping your desk clean and organized will help you achieve a clear mind.
Similar to keeping your desk clean and organized, keeping a tidy closet will also help you achieve a more organized lifestyle. Going through all of your clothing and choosing which articles to keep and which to donate will help open up more room for closet essentials as well as clean up any unnecessary clutter.
Old Stuffed Animals
You’ll always have a soft spot in your heart for your old childhood toys, but keeping them as snuggle buddies after you’ve left your parent’s house is not always the best idea. If you feel you must keep them for sentimental purposes, keep them tucked away rather than sitting on your bed or dresser.
Having an organized closet is the first step to having an organized room, leading to a more organized life. Utilizing every last inch of closet space will go a long way in helping you stay uncluttered and organized.
The first step is to sort through all of your clothes to determine what you really need. Remove all the clothes from your closet, bins and drawers. Then, go through every article of clothing and keep only the ones you wear on a regular basis and clothes you would miss if they weren’t in your closet. If you’ve worn a certain item in the last week, month, or even few months, you should hold on to it as long as it’s seasonally appropriate.
Create a separate pile for clothes that you will store and that are not seasonally appropriate. If it’s the middle of the summer, store your scarves and sweaters. You can also store clothing that you may not necessarily wear, but still hold sentimental value, like a sweater your grandmother knitted for you. When you’re done sorting through these, put them in a plastic bin and store them in the back of your closet, under your bed or in a different part of your home if you have room.
The last step in organizing your closet is deciding which clothing you will donate or throw out. If you want to have a truly organized closet, then your goal should be to get rid of as many items as possible. If you haven’t worn something in over a year and it has no sentimental value, it’s time to donate it. If you have an item that is so worn, faded or covered in moth holes, then it’s time to throw it out.
If your closet is big enough, it’s likely you’re storing things other than clothes such as shoes, boxes with mementos or old photo albums. Sorting through these and throwing away what has little to no sentimental value will help free up space for more storage. Swapping out old cardboard boxes for plastic bins can look more visually appealing as well as last longer over time.
Keeping your mattress clean is important for extending its life and maintaining a comfortable sleeping atmosphere. We spend approximately a third of our lives sleeping, so why not make the space as clean and comfortable as possible? With just a few simple steps your mattress will stay fresh for a long time!
Buy a Mattress Cover
Many mattress covers are inexpensive and are good for two things: protecting from any spills and it helps keep any dust mites and allergens from taking up residence deep in your mattress.
Air It Out
Whenever possible, get your mattress outside for some fresh air. You can even open the windows and pull back the curtains to let the sun shine directly on the mattress with the sheets pulled back. Airing out a mattress helps dislodge lingering odors, while the sunlight serves as a natural disinfectant.
Rotate Every 6 Months
To provide even wear, flip the mattress so the top is now the bottom and turn it so the foot of the mattress is now the head.
Pull Out the Vacuum
Vacuuming your mattress every once in a while can not only help clean the mattress, and remove some mites that may be lingering on the surface of your mattress. Plus, it will pull up any food particles than these little pests can feed on.
Freshen it up
Baking soda is good for a lot of uses around the home and works great for freshening up your bed. It can help eliminate any odors and leave behind a pleasant freshness. During your next regular sheet change, remove the sheets including your mattress cover and sprinkle baking soda over the top of the mattress. Allow the baking soda to sit for a few hours and then vacuum thoroughly. You can even mix it up by adding some of your own favorite relaxing scents like dried lavender or vanilla on top of the baking soda.