Life can be messy enough on its own; we don’t need our living spaces to share the same affliction. To keep stress levels down and maintain a clear mind, try decluttering some of your spaces. Read on for a few key places to clean.
Taking a few evenings or a weekend to clean and organize your room is a great step to keep the most important place for relaxation just for that—relaxing. Start with small, quick areas (i.e., night stands, shelves, etc.) to build momentum and save your energy for bigger spaces (i.e., underneath your bed and your closet). Check out some additional reasons why cleaning your room is a great idea!
Ever search for a sweater and end up gawking at some heinous sweater you haven’t worn in three years? If so, it might be time to clean your closet. Look at this article for a few smart ways to get rid of old clothes. A good rule of thumb: if you haven’t thought about it in the last few months to a year, you likely don’t need it. With so much less “junk,” you can get to what you need with ease and make space for new items.
Much like our closets, our bathrooms tend to hoard items we’ve long since forgotten about. A great place to start is going through expiration dates: go through medicine, makeup, skincare, and beauty products and throw out the ones that have reached their end. You’ll keep your skin and body safe from expired items, as well as quickly and easily create space for anything you want/need.
Don’t forget to organize your items to make it easier for yourself. For instance, separate clothing items by season and put whatever you aren’t using in storage, or categorize skincare (masks, cleansers, moisturizers, etc.). It might seem like a bit much at first, but you’ll appreciate these small touches later on.
Cleaning our living spaces can do wonders for our mental health and keep stress at bay. While it may seem like a chore, it doesn’t have to be. Throw on your favorite playlist, TV show, movie, podcast, or work in silence—and get going. It’s also important not to give yourself too much work at once; do a little at a time until you’re satisfied. Before long, you’ll have a clean living space to enjoy and relax in.