Have you ever wondered why your parents always told you to clean your room? Believe it or not, it’s more than them wanting their house to look neat and tidy. There are actually several benefits of a clean bedroom. Keep reading!
We’ve all been there.
The alarm clock goes off in the morning, we stumble out of bed in a tired stupor, and we leave our bedroom in a state that is less than tidy. The bedsheets are crumpled and left dangling. Clothes are left in a jumble on the floor. And the odds and ends on our beauty table are left open and out of place.
Because in our tiredness, we haven’t bothered to spend time having a tidy up. On the other hand, it might also be a slight case of laziness.
Of course, when saying ‘we’ve all been there,’ it might be that you can’t relate. For all we know, your bedroom might be clean and tidy on an almost 24/7 basis. In which case, fine.
But if you are somebody who leaves your bedroom in a bit of a mess, you need to know that you won’t experience the benefits of a clean and tidy space.
Here are a few of the benefits of a clean bedroom.
Benefit #1: A better night’s sleep
One of the biggest benefits of a clean bedroom is better sleep. If you do wake up feeling tired in the morning, it might be because you haven’t slept well. Now, there are lots of things that can contribute to a bad night’s sleep, including worrisome thoughts, traffic noise outside, and too hot or too cold temperature.
A messy room and an unmade bed can also affect your sleep, as not only will you feel uncomfortable in your crumpled sheets, but the general untidiness might distract your mind when you’re trying to doze off. Good Housekeeping goes into more detail, so have a read of the linked article.
Then consider your own sleeping pattern. If you know you aren’t sleeping well, consider your bedroom. Is your lack of sleep caused by the untidiness? If so, improve your sleep by spending part of your day giving your bedroom (and your bed) a tidy up!
Benefit #2: You will have a place to unwind
Another benefit of a clean bedroom is that it gives you a place to unwind and relax. A tidy room is a tidy mind, or so the saying goes, but if your bedroom is less than tidy, your mind might be too.
This will be no good to you when you’re taking respite in your bedroom away from the hustle and bustle of the rest of your house. There are times when we all need a place to unwind, away from the chaos elsewhere, but this can be made difficult when we are surrounded by mess.
So, make sure your bed is made in the morning, whether you use that to relax on or not. And make sure everything has a home in your bedroom. If any items are left scattered around the room, you won’t have the space you need to physically and mentally unwind.
Add a few extra shelves if you need to add more storage, or purchase something new.
You will then have the headspace and the physical space to relax, be that with a good book, a meditation, or with one of your calming hobbies.
Benefit #3: You will save time in the morning
Another benefit of a clean bedroom is time saved. Have you ever spent what seems like ages trying to look for something? Perhaps finding something to wear for the day? If your clothes are unorganized and in a mess, you will take longer than you should when getting ready. The same applies to anything else in your bedroom that you might need for your day.
So, avoid this by spending some time each week tidying-up. There are some great ideas in this article on organizing your closet, so follow the suggestions within. And again, purchase more storage if you need to, as something with more space and organization options could make your life a lot easier.
Benefit #4: You will save yourself a lot of embarrassment
Do you regularly invite guests over to your home? If so, then you understand the importance of a clean and tidy home. After all, you don’t want your guests to think badly of you. But while you might focus on your living room and kitchen, you need to remember that your guests might see your bedroom too.
This is especially true if it leads to your bathroom. Do you want them to see your unmade bed and scattered underwear? Of course not, so on the off chance that your guests might see your bedroom, ensure it’s as tidy as the other rooms in your house.
So, what are you waiting for? If your bedroom is less than clean and tidy at the moment, perhaps now is the time to do what is needed to improve it. You will experience the benefits of a clean bedroom we mentioned if you do.