Last Modified 09 November 2023 |
First Added 27 April 2023
Your Essential Spring Clean Checklist for Luxurious Rest
Spring is officially here. Amid bluebells and daffodils, it’s high time to get the marigolds out too. Spring cleaning is important for maintaining a luxurious, relaxing bedroom, which in turn helps improve your sleep and wellness.
According to a study by the Sleep Foundation, a tidy bedroom can increase sleep quality by up to 20%. So, with spring cleaning season upon us, let’s delve into the importance of bedroom organisation with our top seven tips for essential spring cleaning.
1. Declutter with the 90/90 rule
When decluttering your bedroom, try using the 90/90 rule: part ways with items not used in the past 90 days and unlikely to be used in the next 90. This can be particularly effective for clothes when you’re refreshing your wardrobe for the new season.
This technique helps you to create a more organised and visually appealing bedroom, setting the stage for restful sleep.
2. Refresh your bedroom layout
Rearranging the layout of your bedroom and incorporating statement furniture pieces can add both organisation and sophistication to your space. While you’re moving things around to spring clean, take the opportunity to revitalise your bedroom.
Try moving your bed to a different part of the room to follow the sun, or add a stylish new furniture piece, such as a side table or tallboy. Experimenting with different arrangements will help you find the perfect balance between form and function, making your bedroom feel fresh and inviting for months to come.
3. Upgrade your bedding
Your sleep quality can be negatively impacted if you use low-quality bedding – itchy fabrics and low thread counts can wreak havoc with your body’s ability to unwind. Investing in luxurious bedding ensures you are not only delightfully cosy, but also able to maintain a comfortable temperature while you sleep.
As part of your spring cleaning, have a refresh of your bedding collection and invest in luxurious, high-thread-count linens, plush pillows, and a supportive mattress to create a comfortable sleep environment. We recommend investing in natural, breathable fabrics that will keep you cool during spring nights and warm in the winter months.
4. Establish a nightly reset routine
We’re firm believers in the importance of a nightly reset routine, and springtime is the perfect time to do it. So if time isn’t on your side, carve out just five minutes each night to reset your bedroom by putting away clothes, tidying surfaces, and preparing your space for a good night's sleep.
Not only will this simple routine help maintain the luxury and organisation achieved during your spring cleaning efforts, but you’ll create a bedtime habit that tells your brain it is time to wind down.
5. Incorporate greenery and earth tones
Plants have a number of benefits when it comes to sleep quality, and they are a great way to incorporate relaxing earth tones into your bedroom.
Refresh your bedroom with a touch of nature by adding plants during your spring clean, the perfect decoration for the season of growth. Choose low-maintenance foliage, such as a snake plant or pothos, which will also help purify the air, promote relaxation and improve wellbeing.
6. Introduce calming fragrances
Soporific scents are an excellent way to help your body wind down, but unfortunately many cleaning products have citrus or chemical smells, which aren’t going to help you create a relaxing space. If possible, try to use fragrance-free and natural products when spring cleaning in your bedroom.
Once you’ve finished cleaning, use essential oils or candles with calming fragrances, such as lavender or chamomile, to create the perfect, soothing atmosphere for sleep.
7. Rotate and clean your mattress
A well-maintained mattress is essential to a healthier sleeping environment and improved sleep quality, which is why it is so important to invest in a high-quality mattress to begin with.
A thoughtfully organised and tidy bedroom plays a crucial role in improving your sleep quality and overall wellbeing. By incorporating these tips into your spring cleaning routine, you'll not only transform your bedroom into a haven of relaxation but also set the foundation for healthier sleeping habits and increased productivity.
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