One of the best habits I've built up over the past year or so, with the most consistent payoff, has been tidying the bedroom every day. Sometimes I get it done in the morning, sometimes it's not until just before dinner, but almost every day I return the room to calmness and breathe a sigh of relief and satisfaction just looking around.
I put away any clothes that are sitting on the floor, chairs, or dressers. I put the change from pockets into the coin jars (one for quarters and one for everything else) in our home office. I empty the trash basket and straighten the throw rug. Most importantly—and this happens virtually every day—I fluff the pillows and make the bed; so easy with just a sheet and duvet!
For the rest of the day and, most importantly, right before bed I see a space that's exactly how I want it: a calm, restful nest for a great night's sleep. In the morning, I'm greeted by a room with everything in its place, ready to launch a good day.
2 thoughts on “Daily Setup for Success”
This is a great tip! Thanks, Dinah.
I like to do this too, but it’s motivating to hear why you find it helpful.
My bedroom is the least cluttered room in my apartment, which certainly helps. Fluff two pillows and one duvet, and I’m done. I could make it easier to tidy my other rooms quickly in this manner by decluttering them too…
Thanks, Sam! You’ve got it!