Professional Organizing Tips and Resources.
Getting a good night's sleep is essential for functioning at our best.
Sleep is good for our health, mood, appearance, efficiency, and relationships – and we should try and get as much as possible. There are many ways of increasing the chances of getting an unbroken eight hours, and one of the most effective of these is going to bed in a soothing, well ordered bedroom.
Our moods are influenced by our surroundings, so it follows that a messy room that is cramped and disorganized is not a relaxing place to be. In order to sleep, we need to be relaxed – so the first thing to focus on is clearing away clutter and introducing a calm ambiance to the bedroom. Finding things in a hurry is easy in a well organized space, and cleaning a bedroom that is kept tidy is much quicker than trying to clean one which hasn’t been attended to in weeks.
There are many good reasons for transforming a chaotic bedroom into a tranquil sleeping space and below are a few tips to help you get started.
Storage space is often in short supply, so it is important to think carefully about how to store what needs storing to avoid clutter. Integrated wardrobes and closets with shelving and drawer systems can handle a large amount clothing and personal effects. Storage walls – streamlined 'faux' walls containing invisible cabinets that open when pressure is applied – are a smart storage solution for minimalist interiors that depend on the less is more philosophy for their success.
Furniture that works hard
Forget bedside tables on either side and replace them with furniture which earns its keep. Small chests of drawers provide far more useful interior storage, and can also serve as nightstands. This is a more effective use of the space on either side of the bed, and means less storage space is required elsewhere in the room. The addition of an ottoman bench at the foot of the bed will provide even more extra storage space, as well as a seating area.
Avoid dirty socks and other laundry items being strewn all over the floor by having a user-friendly system for dealing with them. Place an easy to use laundry basket in an accessible place and there will be no excuse for discarded underwear and T-shirts on the floor. Consider also where shoes, books, DVDs, and other items will be stored. If there places where shelves or hooks can be discreetly installed to increase the storage space, put them up.
The bedroom should be a peaceful haven, somewhere we can totally let go and allow ourselves to relax. By creating an organized space that functions on a practical level, we give ourselves the best chance of a deep, restful sleep.
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