Use the Delay Feature on your washing machine to have a load of clothes washed when you get up. All you need to do then is put in the dryer!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Personal Space

Today I am feeling ready to go. I look around my bedroom, which is always one of the first rooms to get in order. There is a sense of peace and calmness in my room. I usually tackle this room a few times a day (uh husband remember?) so that things can stay in order.

First thing that I do is put away all clothes - clear the floor. Dirty clothes go into the laundry room. Sort them right away, why put off what you can easily do in a few moments? Next, hang and fold all clean clothes. That should semi clean the floor up. Do this every single day.

Make your bed. I do this every morning. My 6 year old daughter makes her own bed as well. My husband, well not so much. I chalk that up to that he's married to me! There should already be some order in your bedroom. Clear the night stands - if there are glasses from water or tea cups, they belong in the kitchen so go put them there. If there is garbage anywhere place in the trash can. Again this is an every day event.

Dusting is not my favorite thing to do. In fact, I really don't care for it too much at all. However, I like the furniture to be dust free - take a damp cloth and wipe it down. Cleaning products are great, however too much product and you will have a build up of it on your furniture. Do this 2-3 times a month, depending on how much dust there is. Vacuum every week. Not so hard and if you are really into cleaning like I am, it can help you unload some stress. Have older kids? Get them to help. There may be complaining at first but what 10 year old doesn't?

My room is done - there is nothing under my bed except for my yoga mat. I pull that out to use it constantly, so to me thats ok. There should be nothing under your bed too.

Now when you are home from work, or pop into your room for a minute during the day and you see the clear room, a sense of peace may wash over you too. I have one more item that I use in my room alot - its an essential oil diffuser. I can change the oils that I diffuse depending on my mood or what I want the room to smell like. Today it is lemon which is fresh, clean and invigorating. A good energy is in the room and inspires me to move onto my next project.


  1. I listened! My bed now has only 1 thing under it! I found a shoe i thought I had lost and all this other junk that just got tossed (where it should have been put in the first place now that I think about it). Thanks for the motivation! Brandie

  2. My room is usually the last place I clean, but daily I already do what you suggest: make bed every morning, put laundry where it belongs, hang clothes, etc... I fall short in the dusting...but it's minor. My children also make beds each morning, put laundry away...floors are clear BEFORE leaving for school. It truly DOES help relieve stress, if you don't have to do's less for you to have to do... :) Rejeanne