Mattress Firm's Guide to Keeping Your Room Clean
As we shared last month, keeping your bedroom clean can actually help alleviate stress. More than that, it makes it easier to navigate your room... and won't be an embarrassment when you have friends or family over unexpectedly. If that's not enough reason to keep your room clean, studies show that people with clean rooms actually get better sleep.
4 Simple Steps to a Clean Bedroom
Below are some simple habits that you can incorporate into your routine that will help you keep your space neat and keep your mind happy.
1. Make Your Bed First Thing in the Morning
After a long day of work or school, there's nothing quite like coming home to a freshly made bed. As soon as you wake up, make it your goal to make your bed before you do anything else.
This will not only give you a sense of accomplishment that will continue on throughout the rest of your day, but it will set intentions for you to keep your room clean and not toss dirty laundry or other items on your unmade bed.
2. Change Your Sheets Every 1-2 Weeks
Set reminders on your phone or calendar to change your sheets every week or two — or better yet, make Sundays your day to put some fresh linens on your mattress. This will help ensure that you're sleeping in a clean bed and will also dramatically minimize your chances of having bed bugs.
Reminding yourself to put fresh sheets on your bed will also help you keep up with your new bed-making habits.
3. Block Off Time Each Week to Clean
Just as you set reminders to put fresh sheets on your bed every week or two, it's also a good idea to remind yourself to clean your house or apartment. If you set aside a half hour to an hour each week to clean, you'll be shocked at the difference you'll feel in your home.
If you can't set aside that much time per week, try using a few minutes a day to do one task — whether it be wiping down the kitchen counters or dusting off some of your furniture. Small, simple tasks have a big impact over time.
Clean as you go and you'll never feel like you have to spend hours getting your space as clean as you want it. Remember — our goal here is to set habits that you can incorporate into everyday life.
4. Create Your Own DIY Storage Space
If you don't have much storage space in your home, it can be hard to feel like all of your belongings have a proper place. Get creative and make your own storage space. Once all of your items have a place to "live," it'll be much easier to put things back rather than tossing them somewhere else.
No matter what cleaning habits you decide to implement into your daily life, make it your goal to stick to them for at least a few weeks. Not only will you feel better in your clean space, but you may even be more relaxed and sleeping better, too. What's not to love about that?
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