4 More Things to Keep Out of Your Bedroom
Your bedroom is a place of rest—but clutter, electronics, and other distractions can interfere with a good night’s sleep. Here are four sources of clutter and distraction to boot from your boudoir.
Clothes That No Longer Fit
If you're like most people you've probably got some items you've been holding on to because you think you might be able to use them sometime in the future. This can make for a cluttered bedroom. If you have clothes that no longer fit, or no longer jive with your current lifestyle, consider donating them. Only keep clothes that fit you and your routines right now. If you find that you simply can’t let go of something, consider storing it outside of your bedroom.
Piles of Items to Be Donated
Ill-fitting clothes aren't the only items that may end up in a donation pile. Old textbooks and outdated decor are other candidates for removal. Not only are these items occupying valuable space in your closet or corner of your bedroom—or collecting dust on a shelf, the clutter reminds you of what you've left undone. Make a plan to donate these things to Goodwill, to interested friends, or perhaps have a garage sale.
Your Cell Phone
If you're like most people, you're probably pretty attached to your cell phone. Lying in bed surfing the web and checking social media could be seen as a way to unwind at the end of a long day. But it can have the opposite effect—causing you to re-engage in the day's goings on instead of winding down for the night. Consider setting a boundary: No phone use at least 30 minutes to one hour before bedtime.
You may have a secondary or tertiary set of bedding on hand, but if these items: sheets, pillow cases, blankets, or comforters, have stains or tears think about having them cleaned by a pro, or replaced. Your bedding should not only feel welcoming, it should look like it, too.