Most homeowners generally struggle to keep their kitchens, garage, and bedrooms tidy and clutter-free. Like other untidy spaces, these rooms have many things that ideally shouldn’t be kept there. For instance, broken yard tools and old auto tires can easily clutter the garage. Non-essential cookware, plastics, and packaging boxes also occupy significant kitchen space. Bedrooms have a collection of everything, which makes it nearly impossible to keep them organized.
Clutter, whether in your kitchen, garage, attic, or bedroom, is an eyesore and harbors pests and insects. This explains why decluttering your home is among the most efficient ways of rodent proofing your home. If managing your bedroom is a challenge, below are a few things you shouldn’t have in your bedroom.
1. General Clutter
Nearly everything makes it into the bedroom space. Most people have clothes, shoes, books, water glasses, and many other household items in their bedrooms. Hoarding these items in your bedroom creates clutter, negatively affecting the room’s serene environment.
A cluttered bedroom makes it difficult to relax and sleep. The subconscious thought that something isn’t in order won’t also leave your mind. Lack of a good night’s sleep contributes to stress and other health issues. Visible clutter, such as clothes on your bedroom floor or dresser, is problematic. The best way to manage bedroom clutter is to find better storage units. An extra wardrobe, bed surround, or closet organizer can come in handy.
2. Electronic Devices
Electronic devices are currently deeply ingrained into everyday lives like never before. This makes it almost impossible to keep them out of your bedroom. However, you shouldn’t have electronic devices in your bedroom for several reasons. For starters, electronic devices, such as flat-screen TVs, tablet screens, laptops, and smartphones, emit blue light, which makes it difficult for the brain to stimulate the release of melatonin. This affects sleep patterns and makes it harder to sleep.
Constant notifications and news from your phone or laptop and social media updates also significantly affect your good night’s sleep. While most modern devices have a night mode feature, which adjusts to sleep-friendly screen colors, you should untether yourself from electronic devices a few hours before going to bed.
It is common for most people to handle their work tasks at home, especially after the pandemic. Surprisingly, a survey of 1000 respondents found that half of them read and respond to business emails from their beds. Some even have a work desk in their bedrooms. However, the bedroom should be a place to relax and unwind. It should be your space to escape from daily commitments and obligations. If you must work from home, create a dedicated workspace that can act as a home office.
4. Exercise Equipment
You should also avoid bringing your exercise equipment into the bedroom. While having your treadmill, exercise bike, or elliptical machine in the bedroom might seem convenient, you should avoid it for several reasons. First, exercise machines contribute to clutter. Working out before heading to bed also makes it difficult to sleep.
Bedrooms should be a personal sanctuary. Unfortunately, most homeowners find it difficult to create such a space. The main challenge is knowing what to keep in and out of the bedroom. Apart from the items mentioned above, pets, dirty laundry, old mattresses, and beauty and hygiene products shouldn’t be in your bedroom as well.