post off: do you reap the benefits of a clean bedroom?

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Here’s the story: You’re working on a huge project at work and have been traveling more than usual. Those side projects are moving along as scheduled but your nights and weekends are suddenly mystifyingly busy and by the end of the week you open the fridge and the lay of the land is tipping the scales strongly in favor of condiments. Sound familiar? Well, this is my story right now, and in the ebb and flow of a busy period it’s easy to feel like your life, and by default, your home, is a mess. That feeling is amplified in my tiny bedroom, where life’s residuals seem to pile up even faster. And every time I have a week that has me crawling over a pile of stuff just to get into bed, I think of the many articles I’ve seen touting the benefits of going to sleep, and thus waking up, in a clean bedroom. An article over at Apartment Therapy served the latest reminder, and I have to ask: Do you make a point of going to bed in a clean room? Do you make making your bed a ritual? Sound off! – Sarah C.

In this photo: A gorgeous bedscape from the old but invaluable Apartment Therapy post 8 Tricks to Make Making The Bed a Habit.

From our partners
DJ

Yes, I do. Because for so many years I lived in a super-tiny, cluttered apartment with three other family members. Now we are living in a much larger place, and I adore having a clean bedroom. I also LOVE not having to shove my bed up against two walls, but have room to walk around it to make it in the morning. I love doing that. I also love the hardwood floors and sweep them every other day. I love a clean bedroom.

Megan B

The bedroom is my most messy area, sadly. I can never manage to put all of the laundry away, so it ends up in mounds on top of the dresser, ready to tumble onto the floor. It’s on the top of my to do list daily, but I still can’t manage. But I know that if I do clean it, my bedroom will look great, and I can only imagine how much more grounded I will feel. Today’s the day, Sarah! Mark my words!

ellobie

Haaaaaaahahahahaha! Right now our bedroom is the back 1/2 of my bachelorette pad’s living room. We’re crammed into my 1br apartment til my husband’s spacious 2br condo sells (I have 2 dogs, the condo assn does not allow dogs and will not consider a waiver). Typically, yes, my bedroom is pretty serene, though the bed is rarely “made.” But until we are able to move, we’re living in chaos and it is very apparent in our stress levels.

Jess

I’m a total slob in the bedroom. It’s the one place I can guarantee no one will peak, so I allow it to be the one out-of-control space in the house.

…I wonder if I got it under control how different things would feel.

My bedroom looks like a bit of a war zone lately, mostly due to laundry I can never seem to get from the dryer to my closet. I almost never “make my bed” per say, but I do make a point of straightening out my tangle of blankets every day, if only so I can slip more easily into bed. Even that little bit of effort seems to make a difference in how I view my bedroom.

Always make my bed but a clean bedroom seems to be an elusive dream. I’m always cluttered with quilting projects, fabric, and thrift store finds. I need help…

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[…] 2) Spotless bedrooms are an elusive dream for many of us, but we do feel great on those good days! Jilliana says: “My bedroom looks like a bit of a war zone lately, mostly due to laundry I can never seem to get from the dryer to my closet. I almost never “make my bed” per say, but I do make a point of straightening out my tangle of blankets every day, if only so I can slip more easily into bed. Even that little bit of effort seems to make a difference in how I view my bedroom.” Do you reap the benefits of a clean bedroom? […]