Many people work demanding jobs and have equally busy personal lives, which can cause them to end up more drained than they’d like at the end of the day. Furthermore, coming home to a messy bedroom can worsen that stress.
Most everyone would agree that having an organized bedroom would help them feel more relaxed, but can it improve sleep?
If you’re having trouble getting quality rest, we’ll look at how a tidy bedroom could help you sleep better. Plus, we’ll share helpful tips on how to make sure your bedroom is organized for maximum comfort.
Why Does an Organized Bedroom Help You Sleep Better?
The way you organize your bedroom can have a direct impact on how well you rest. If you’re comfortable, you’re more likely to get a good night’s rest. Fresh bedding, clean carpeting or flooring, and crisp sheets are just some of the factors that contribute to peaceful slumber.
That raises the question, then, as to why cleanliness could positively impact a person’s sleep.
According to health experts, a tidy home can improve an individual’s mental health. Rather than feeling overwhelmed from too much clutter or dirt, a clean space allows them to feel more in control and motivated. Furthermore, those positive emotions can also carry over to other areas of their lives, including the bedroom.
The American Psychological Association reports that stress is linked to poor sleep, and people who don’t get quality rest can worsen their stress, creating a negative cycle. Since cleanliness should reduce stressful emotions, this can translate to feeling more relaxed to fall – and stay – asleep.
So, by choosing to tidy up your bedroom, you’re improving the environment in which you relax and unwind. The more comfortable you feel at home, the more restful your slumber.
How to Make Your Bedroom Organized
Even though tidying up is beneficial, it can be difficult to know where to start when organizing a bedroom. To make the most of your efforts, here are some helpful tips to help you declutter any bedroom space.
Clear out everything from your closets, including anything that might be forgotten or gathering dust on closet shelves. Then, focus on making it an organized storage space with lots of room for hanging clothes and storing shoes or other accessories underneath. For even more storage space, look into installing hooks or rails along the walls for scarves, hats, and purses.
Take the same approach with drawers, removing everything and storing it elsewhere until after you’ve finished organizing. Keep similar items together instead of tossing them into one pile – shirts with shirts, pants with pants – to make it easier to put things back where they belong.
When dealing with linens, wash what needs washing (or dry-cleaning) so that you have clean bedsheets and pillows. You should also consider cleaning your mattress to help it feel refreshed. You should disinfect your mattress at least once every six months.
Under the Bed
You can easily create more storage space by rolling up rugs or placing boxes underneath your bed frame. If you don’t have room under the bed to store anything, install a mattress without a box spring beneath it; this will give you plenty of storage space while also adding height to your room.
Dressers and Nightstands
If you like to keep your dresser organized with jewelry, watches, and other accessories handy, take the time to clean underneath it. Use trays or drawers for smaller items like rings and earrings, so you don’t lose track of them easily. Also, keep everything in one place; don’t scatter your watch collection around the room.
Additionally, you can organize your nightstands by clearing out all the clutter on top – alarm clock, books, cell phone chargers, etc. – and replacing it with an attractive tray across both surfaces that can contain glasses of water or small lamps. Not only could this provide a more inviting look, but it can also help you silence alarms quickly without fumbling for anything first thing in the morning.
Make Your Bed
Our parents were definitely on to something when they told us to make our bed in the morning. Making the bed is one of the easiest ways to help you feel organized. The bed is the focal point of the room, and therefore, when it looks good, you’ll feel good too.
Organizing may take a lot of time at first, but after that initial push, things should be easier to maintain down the road. Plus, a neat sleep space can also improve your mental health, leaving you feeling more productive during the day and more relaxed when it’s time to go to bed.
When you schedule the time to clean and organize your bedroom, you won’t regret it. If anything, all of that elbow grease should pay off in a better night’s sleep.