Wellbeing

Why A Clean Bedroom Will Make Your Life Infinitely Better

The bedroom is where we spend a whole lot of our time. It can be easy to let mess pile up, and more often than not it can be a reflection of a messy mindset. When you aren’t feeling your best, the last thing you feel like doing is tidying up. However, getting your room together might be the ultimate solution to getting your mind in check.

Now, while I am here typing away telling you that you need to clean your room, you might be having war flashbacks to mum or dad insisting you tidy it or else. As resistant as you may be, you have to admit that a fresh set of sheets is hard to beat, and this is a great place to start.

A survey conducted by the National Sleep Foundation considered the relationship between bedroom environment and sleep.

70% of people surveyed said they made their bed every day, or almost every day, and the bed-makers were 19% more likely to report getting a good night’s sleep on most days. While 60% of people surveyed said they changed their sheets weekly, with around 3 out of 4 people claiming they got a more comfortable night’s sleep when their sheets had a fresh feel. I don’t know about you, but a good night’s sleep pretty much indicates how the next day is going to be, and Lord have mercy on those encountered after a crappy night. So do yourself a favour and have a freshly made bed to come home to.

So sure, a clean room might increase your sleeping ability, but this isn’t even the most interesting report. According to a study conducted by Indiana University in the US, tidier living areas correlate to a higher standard of physical health and exercise. Leader of the study, associate professor Dr. Nicole Keith, claims that the inside of study, subjects’ homes had more to do with higher physical activity levels than other external factors such as access to sidewalks and lighting. Keith said, “”If you spend your day dusting, cleaning, doing laundry, you’re active…” “They won’t take 30 minutes to go for a walk, but they’ll take 30 minutes to clean.” She claims the findings show that the condition of someone’s residence drives physical activity.

Not only does maintaining a clean bedroom increase your energy and provide you with a better night’s sleep but it also offer’s a feeling of accomplishment. Making your bed and tidying up in the morning doesn’t take long, and the benefits are endless. Plus, if you are continually tidying and cleaning, rather than leaving it as a tedious weekly chore, imagine the spare time you will have to spend as you choose.

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It’s important to have safe zone, or place of refuge away from the outside world, and for many of us that place is the bedroom. So do yourself a favour complete these steps we have compiled for you and relish in it.

#1 Remove unnecessary clutter

It’s nice to have stuff around but often it can just end up collecting dust and creating even more of a mess. Try compiling a list of items you can ‘keep’ or ‘relocate’. Consider relocating things like large sideboards and bedside tables. We’ve got some tips on how to declutter for good.

#2 Invest in a decent fabric softener

What better way to treat yourself in your new de-cluttered space than with the softest sheets in all the land? Find yourself a good fabric softener, wash your sheets and enjoy weekend sleep-ins like the toasty cinnamon bun you deserve to be.

#3 Make it daily, not weekly

Tidying is tedious at the best of times, but do yourself a favour and try and do it as much as possible. Picking up after yourself every day doesn’t take much effort at all. And, on the plus side you will be saving yourself from the ultimate walk of shame, from your bedroom to the dishwasher with the accumulation of plates and forks you’ve been hoarding for a week.

#4 Enjoy your newfound free-time

So now that you are essentially some kind of cleaning wizard, your room is together and you have all this newfound time on your hands spend it in a way that will make you even happier. Enjoy.


Bradley is a writer from Newcastle who enjoys travel, Tina Fey and is a connoisseur of cheap red wine.