Did you know that bedroom clutter can affect how well you sleep? Researchers have found a direct correlation between sleep deprivation and high levels of clutter in one’s sleeping environment. Eliminating bedroom clutter isn’t a cure-all for getting a better night’s sleep, but it can certainly help.
How bedroom clutter negatively affects your brain
A bedroom that’s full of clutter has an affect on your brain, whether you’re aware of it or not. Even someone who’s lived in messy surroundings for their entire life doesn’t simply “tune out” the clutter that surrounds them because they’ve grown so accustomed to it.
That disorganized environment is being registered by our brain as a job to be completed, on a conscious and subconscious level. And the longer we avoid tackling that job, the more clutter accumulates and the stronger our feelings of guilt become over not dealing with it.
Why a mind burdened with stress impacts your quality of sleep
These stress-causing guilty feelings have an adverse affect on you, even when you’re sleeping. Sleep cleans and refreshes your mind, releasing tension that accumulates via stress throughout your day. This process works more efficiently with fewer sources of stress, like bedroom clutter. Eliminating bedroom clutter (or at least reducing it) will give your brain one less worry to contend with, which will help improve your quality of sleep.
Why your bedroom should be the least cluttered room in your home
We spend about ⅓ of our lives in our bedrooms. That’s more time than we spend in any other room in the home. Your bedroom should be regarded as a comfortable, relaxing sanctuary that enables you to recharge your batteries. Accomplishing this becomes harder when that restful environment is “polluted” with bedroom clutter.
Waking up to a cluttered bedroom floor and piles of clothes draped over furniture is no way to start your day. Having these eyesores as the last thing you see before going to bed is also not conducive to sleeping well.
Eliminating bedroom clutter is easier than you might think
Start taking steps to eliminate the bedroom clutter that’s having a detrimental affect on your well-being. One of your first courses of action will be to thoroughly go through your bedroom belongings and get rid of items that don’t receive enough use to justify the space they occupy.
One of the easiest fixes for eliminating bedroom cutter is to simply use efficient organization and storage solutions. Equipping yourself with practical methods of managing your belongings will greatly reduce the opportunity for clutter to accumulate, as well as make your life much easier.
Use a closet organizer to maximize your storage space
Having lots of closet space definitely helps cut down on clutter, but it’s not an absolute essential. Even small closet spaces can see their full storage potential realized by utilizing a helpful closet organizer. Organized Interiors features three types of closet systems that will be a great asset when it comes to eliminating bedroom clutter:
- the SmartLine closet system offers great flexibility to accommodate your changing storage needs
- a great addition to any walk-in closet, our Classic closet system provides a wealth of storage options to get the most out of any storage space
- The Custom Cabinetry Collection is perfect for dressing rooms/large walk-in closets, adding a decidedly elegant touch to any larger storage space
Turn a spare bedroom into a dressing room/large walk-in closet
If you’re lucky enough to have an unused bedroom in your home, you can convert it into a dressing room (also known as a large walk-in closet). Managing your clutter becomes much easier with a larger storage space such as this. Our designers can show you a wide range of style and storage options that will make any dressing room a beautiful and highly efficient space in your home.
Add a wardrobe closet as an attractive storage solution
You can’t go wrong with one of our custom-fitted wardrobes as a storage method for eliminating bedroom clutter. An attractive wardrobe from Organized Interiors is custom-built by our own highly skilled cabinet makers. We customize wardrobes to accommodate your bedroom’s space requirements, as well as your exact design preferences.
Make your bed do more than just provide you with somewhere to sleep
Making use of the space under and around your bed can be quite effective when it comes to eliminating bedroom clutter. Bed surrounds are a perfect way to help you do this. This integrated system adds drawers and open storage spaces to your sleeping area. Along with providing additional storage space, bed surrounds also nicely enhance any bedroom’s aesthetics.
Try these additional tips to help improve your quality of sleep
In addition to adding some of these helpful storage and organization solutions, try these other tips to help you sleep better:
- make sure you’re sleeping on a quality mattress
- refrain from using electronic devices like phones, tablets, computers, and TVs at least 30 minutes before going to bed (the blue light they emit activate our brain in a way that can make it harder to sleep)
- stick to a consistent sleeping schedule that allows you at least 7-8 hours of sleep daily
Life moves quickly and presents us with a host of problems to worry about, which takes a toll on our ability to get a good night’s sleep. Having bedroom clutter be one of those problems is easily avoidable, however. Decluttering your bedroom helps to declutter your brain as well, so let Organized Interiors help. Schedule your free in-home consultation with one of our design experts to get started.