Today, May 10, is Clean Up Your Room Day. (It also happens to be National Shrimp Day, and falls in National Motorcycle Month, but I digress.) If we’re parents, we often tell our kids this, but when is the last time you really looked at your own bedroom?
Here a few quick and painless steps to help turn your bedroom into an oasis of calm. Goodness knows we need it!
- Clear the floor! Shoes go back into the closet, toss dirty laundry into the hamper, books and magazines find a home on a bookshelf or nightstand.
- We’re a ‘no kids in the master bedroom’ home, but if you’re not, return any toys and kid stuff to the kids’ rooms.
- Give your nightstands some love. They really should only hold what you need at bedtime – whatever you’re currently reading, your alarm, hand lotion, tissues. These you can keep in a compartmentalized drawer or in a nice basket.
- If possible, clear anything out of the room that might disrupt a sense of relaxation and calm. For example, feng shui experts say to keep anything work or financially related out of the bedroom.
- Add something green and alive! Even something as simple as an aloe plant or lucky bamboo will help clean the air and add a sense of calm.
- Lastly, fresh clean sheets and a vacuum. Even if you have no time for anything else, a freshly made bed and a quick vacuum will make the room look and feel cleaner and fresher!