Your bedroom is your sanctuary. Every time you step into your room you should feel relaxed and know you can rest and  unwind. However, it’s hard to do this if your room isn't clean and clutter-free. By maintaining a clean bedroom you will sleep better, feel better and feel proud of your room. With this in mind, here are 5 simple steps to maintain a clean and serene bedroom.

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Keep Clothes Off the Floor

It’s easy to just come home and throw your clothes on the floor, but don’t get into that habit, or if you are already doing it, stop now and start a new routine. After you take off your clothes you have only three options:

1. Fold it
2. Hang it
3. Put it in the hamper

It only takes a minute to do any of these three things and then you don’t have to worry about clothes piling up on your floor (or furniture) and cluttering up your room. Remember messes attract messes—so put your clothes away!

Clean Sheets

You may not know it, but clean sheets help keep your room smelling and looking clean. Sweat, dead skin cells, and body oils get absorbed into your sheets while you sleep, resulting in dirty, smelly sheets. This also attracts dust mites, which is particularly bad for those with allergies or asthma. If you are an asthma or allergy sufferer, make sure you launder your sheets once a week, and for everyone else, wash them every couple of weeks. Bonus: there is nothing quite like the feeling of getting into a bed with freshly laundered, clean sheets.

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Devote 20 Minutes a Week

We know you have better things to do than cleaning your room, but once you get into the groove of devoting 10-20 minutes a week, you’ll never look back. It doesn’t take that long to dust, vacuum, and put things away. You can even use that time to listen to your favourite songs, listen to a podcast, or learn a new language! The time goes by quickly, and you will feel great about it once you’re done.

Everything In It’s Place

You know the saying, “There’s a place for everything and everything in its place.” Well, the same is true for things in your bedroom. If you are like me, you may bring up a glass of water at night, food occasionally, and other things that just do not belong in the bedroom.

When I worked in the restaurant industry we had a rule called "Full Hands". Basically, you had to have your hands full at all times, either serving or clearing. The same principle can be applied to your bedroom—when you leave, take things with you that don’t belong there, and when you come in empty-handed take a second to put stuff back where it belongs.

Keep Surfaces Clutter-Free

Your room should be a place where you can relax and unwind, and you can’t do that if it's cluttered with "stuff". Your horizontal surfaces should be relatively clear. My mom used to have a rule that we could only have 3 things on a surface, which is a little extreme, to be fair, but even as an adult, I try to keep it to a minimum relative to the size of the surface.

Written By:
Melissa Maker, Cleaning Expert & Co-Founder of Maker's Clean.

July 10, 2024