Most people have one or more items they don’t need inside their bedroom. As a result, their supposed-to-be “relaxing place” for sleep becomes cluttered and congested. It’s hard to fall deep in slumber in a room full of clutter. So why don’t you scour your bedroom and see if any of the following items are lying around?
Clothes that Don’t Fit
Hanging onto clothes hoping that they will fit you again is futile. They will only keep piling up (if you don’t stop adding more) inside your closet and leave you little to no space for garments that actually fit. Pack up those clothes that no longer fit then give away, donate or sell them to others who will actually get to wear them.
As a general rule, you should replace pillows at least once a year. Sleeping using a broken down or lumpy pillow will only leave your neck and head stiff and insufficiently supported. Also, you’ll be exposing yourself to the overgrowth of dust mites, fungus, bacteria, and other allergens if you keep old pillows around.
A simple way to determine whether your bedroom pillows are already lumpy is to fold them in half. If the pillows don’t return to their original shape, then, they’re lumpy and need to be “retired”. Give yourself a treat and buy new pillows to enjoy a good night’s sleep.
Worn Out Beddings and Sheets
Are you sleeping on torn, pilled, or threadbare sheets? Your bedding sets the style of your bedroom so if yours are worn out, go for a new look and buy a set of new quality sheets. This is one of the simplest ways to give your bedroom a fascinating makeover.
Books You Finished Reading
Curling up in bed while reading your favorite book can be quite a treat. However, looking at the pile of books you’ve already read on your nightstand is not. To prevent your books from becoming a clutter nightmare, give away those books you’ve already read to a friend or store them in a proper place such as a mini library at home.
Accessories can multiply if you shop without limit. However, you have a limit on how many mittens, scarves, hats, and belts you can store in your drawer or closet. If you still have neon tights, leg warmers, and waist-wide belts, it’s about time you bring your accessories into the 21st century. The same goes for your costume jewelry, wallets, and bags. Edit out what you haven’t used for months as it is highly unlikely that you ever will.
Having a workspace inside your bedroom is not a good idea. The purpose of the bedroom is to help you recharge, unwind, and relax and not think about work. So if you thought setting up a workspace in your bedroom was a good idea; think again and move it out, pronto!
Those worn-out running shoes, pumps that make your toes cry, and sandals that cause blisters will cause you misery and add clutter to your bedroom. Dispose of any shoes that are worn-out, damaged, ill-fitting or stained beyond repair. Your feet will be thankful for it and, at the same time, your bedroom will be clutter-free without them.
Collectibles You No Longer Want
If that bowling trophy you won in fourth grade and that owl-shaped alarm clock from your aunt are no longer appealing, donate or store them away. Your bedroom should only hold items you truly love. If you still have collectibles that are beyond their glory days and were never your choices to begin with – by all means, get rid of them.
There’s no point in keeping expired makeup around unless you want to develop unwanted skin allergies. Skin products that are past their prime can harbor traces of harmful bacteria. Make sure to toss out expired makeup once they are beyond their use-by dates to also eliminate bedroom clutter.
If you’re fond of having a bedtime snack, just make sure the plates go to the kitchen sink before you leave for work or school. However, if you’ve noticed that your dresser top is filled with used dishes, cups, and bowls – it’s probably time to restrict eating to the dining room. Dirty dishes don’t only add clutter, they also make your bedroom smell and attract unwelcome pests.
Time to Get More Space
For items you simply can’t let go but aren’t using at all, consider keeping them inside a storage unit. This way, you won’t end up piling clutter in your bedroom or in other inappropriate rooms in your home.
Renting a storage unit is an efficient way to keep your home organized so that you will have plenty of space for items that really matter, and you can finally enjoy a good night’s sleep in your bedroom.
Chris Humphrey is the General Manager of Easytruck Moving & Storage. In 2013, the company combined their expertise in professional moving services & storage to create an entirely new approach to the business – and mobile storage was born! Easytruck now operates over 30,000 sq.ft. of air-conditioned facilities in three convenient locations in Dubai and is the only Mobile Storage operator in the UAE.