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Decluttering Your Home Could Be the Solution to a Better Sleep

A clean space makes for a clean mind.

Woman getting a good nights rest.

It's been said that a clean house can hold serious affects on you mentally and physically. When it comes down to it, after a stressful day you want to come back to a home you can relax in. Not a home filled with clutter and mess that will induce stress.


If you have a busy schedule you might find it difficult to tackle the list of cleaning you'd like to do but don't have the time for. However, incorporating a cleaning schedule into your daily routine can help make the tasks seem less like a chore and more like a habit. Procrastinating on cleaning could actually make you more stressed in the long run.


What's worse is that a messy home could increase anxiety and be the problem to you getting a better sleep. In a recent study, 1,000 Americans were tested to see how their cleaning activity correlated with the quality of their sleep and emotional well-being. The results proved that those with tidy homes felt less anxious and reported better quality sleeps. Why's that?


A clean space gives you less to worry about, therefore making it easier to drift into a peaceful sleep. When you're surrounded by clutter, everything feels unorganized, making it harder for your brain to shut off before bed.


Clean and organized bedroom.

To tidy up your bedroom for a better sleep:

  • Clean up the nightstand and remove any items you don't need on display.

  • Clear the area across from your bed. If you have furniture there make sure items are neat and organized.

  • Wash your bedsheets regularly.

  • Vacuum the floor to make sure you aren't breathing in any dust or dirt.

  • Make the bed every day.


For more decluttering tips check out this article on organization.

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