How to Organize Your Bedroom for a Better Night’s Sleep

February 13, 2013
An organized bedroom can help you sleep better

A clean, organized bedroom can help you sleep better.

 

Are you having trouble sleeping and you’re not sure why? Take a good look around your bedroom. Are there clothes spread out on the floor? Are books and magazines piled up? Do you have electronics and wires scattered all over the ground?

If so, you may have found the reason. A messy bedroom can have a negative impact on your sleep.

Here are a few tips to clean the clutter and create a relaxing environment in the bedroom for a more restful night:

 

  • Clear the floor: The first thing you want to do is to make sure you can see your bedroom floor. Pick up any clothes or unnecessary items that are on the ground and put them where they belong. You will be amazed by how much floor space you have once you put items in their proper location.

 

  • Store items: If you have multiple items and not a lot of space, think outside the box to create storage space. One of the most convenient places to store items is under your bed. But don’t just haphazardly shove things underneath when you can pack them neatly in under-the-bed storage containers. These containers come in a range of sizes and can be used for multiple purposes, including storing seasonal clothes. Rather than hiding items in the back of your closet, you can store them under your bed and free up closet space.

 

  • Organize your closet:  If your closet looks like a nightmare, this can affect your entire room. Go through your closet and pull out everything you haven’t worn in the last year. If you haven’t worn it, you most likely won’t wear it again. Hang “like” items together in your closet- have a section for shirts, pants, dresses, etc. This will be easier for when you are hanging up clothes and putting material away. If you know where things go, you won’t have to leave it lying around your room.

 

  • Keep essentials nearby: Decide what you need nearby and what can be hidden away in containers. If you don’t need something at your fingertips, then it can be stored away. Otherwise, invest in a nightstand with drawers and shelves. This will allow you to access important items conveniently, without creating a messy pile next to your bed.

 

  • Remove electronics: Computers and tablets are known to be a major distraction when trying to get to sleep, but they also take up a significant amount of space. The tangled wires and extra outlets can be spread out across the room, adding to your unwanted mess. Remove these electronics from your bedroom entirely and place them in another room where you can conveniently access them.

 

  • Keep your mattress neat and clean: No one wants to sleep in a messy bed. Clean your sheets and bedspread regularly, or if you have been sleeping in old material, invest in brand new sheets. With these fresh sheets, get in the habit of making your bed every morning, and your room will instantly look and feel more relaxing. Using a mattress pad or protective cover can also help prolong the life of your mattress.

 

Follow these tips and your bedroom will feel open and peaceful – a perfect environment for a better night’s sleep.

 

 

 

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