Every fall, there is a push organization—Crazy about school and the holidays before things take over your world. One fills something with satisfaction strict wardrobe, carefully edited coffee tables, and the art of preparing meals. But in an effort to present things, the space that often leaves you on the sidelines is just for you: the bedroom. Today we have turned to a master of deliberate living, Shira Gill how to keep your bedroom organized, but how to climb home every day.
Expert in the organization, lifestyle blogger and new author (he was expecting his first book, Minimalist: A step-by-step guide to a better home, wardrobe and life, launches November 2), Gill turns the act of removing the disorder into an almost meditative act of self-care. They seem like endless scientific research they found a relationship between clean space and productivity (plus: less stress and better sleep). Berkeley’s mother in California believes it’s not just about getting rid of things, it’s about empowering your space.
To give your most intimate space a dreamy and dreamy atmosphere, Gill explains a few simple habit changes, as well as excluding five things from your bedroom forever (tip: don’t forget your morning cup of coffee). Prepare to wake up in your own personal sanctuary.
This is an exclusive passage from Shira Gill’s latest book, Minimalist: To get a better home your step-by-step guide to the closet, and Life. Republished from here Minimalist By the hand of Shira Gill. Copyright 2021 By Shira Gill. Published by Ten Speed Press, a remnant of Random House, a division of Penguin Random House LLC.
First tip: Don’t put it on; Put it on
I think the disorder is delayed action or decision making. If you have a pile of clean clothes in a bedroom chair, it means that you have not yet folded or stored it. If you have huge piles of dusty books on the floor, it means you’ve forgotten to put them back in your living room libraries. Start noticing when you enter your home if you throw things on available surfaces. Do you empty your purse or pockets? Do you toss and run? Becoming aware of your current habits is always the first step.
When you enter your bedroom today, pay attention. If you have something on hand, think twice before putting it on. Practice all the items you bring with you to put them back in the designated home or in the bedroom instead of throwing or throwing them on the right surface. It may seem like a stretch, but when you start caring for that habit you feel a moving meditation. Treating your things and your space with respect feels good, and waking up to a space that feels cared for and cared for is a dream come true.
Second tip: Put on clothes
Want to know a secret inside out? Most people don’t leave clothes at the end of the day. Putting on clothes takes two minutes or less, and I promise it’s worth the effort. This little effort to tidy up every night will have a tremendous compounding effect. Either when you wake up you will face massive piles of clothes, or you will have a clean and comfortable space. Which would you prefer?
Tonight, when you’re ready to go to bed, decide which clothes are dirty and which can be stored. I know many of you have created a new category made up of “half clean and half dirty clothes” to make sure you don’t know what to do. Warning: This gray field thought will not get you anywhere quickly. If an item is clean enough to repaint, it is clean. If it looks dirty or stained, let’s call it dirty! The deal?
Throw dirty objects in the laundry basket; hang or fold the reusable ones and return them to your dresser or wardrobe. If you have a watch, jewelry, or other accessories, make sure you return them to their homes. It sounds pretty easy and obvious, but I promise the rewards will be deep.
Third tip: move and reset
The bedrooms are usually a magnet for clutter, and it’s not uncommon to pile up bills or emails, magazines, coffee mugs, and breakfast dishes. Take a few minutes during the day or before you go to bed to move random items and return the space to its original flower. Remember the rules and guidelines you have created and follow them. What is your bedroom for? How do you want to feel? I guess they don’t guess dirty dishes and work papers.
Practice the five-minute displacement disorder. Grab a trash can, box or basket and load anything that should land in your bedroom and see the exit. Take a few minutes to return invoices and messages home to the “office,” dirty dishes in the kitchen sink, etc. It’s like a quick reset of your bedroom, and a few minutes a day are all you need to avoid a snowfall. to clean and tidy the weekend. Make it for your future!
Tip four: Create clear boundaries for other people’s things
Do you have a partner or spouse, children or furious friends or an Italian lover who visits every third Thursday? If other people often throw things in the bedroom, it is best to create clear and consistent guidelines and rules.
I know you want to tell other people how you want to change. Believe me, as a fan of control, I would only like to give you that secret formula. But the truth is that other people generally do what they want. . . even ask politely. Remember though. Even threatening or driving you crazy or crazy.
Good news? You always have to decide how you want to think, feel, act, and react in any situation, so that’s what we’ll be here for.
Create a plan for how other people can handle things when they leave things in your bedroom. Write down exactly how you want to react and what actions you want to take. It’s important to think about this from a quiet place beforehand. Make sure you communicate clearly, respectfully, and non-threateningly to others in your life. Use “if / then” statements. For example, you can tell your kids, “If you leave your things in my bedroom, I’ll always put them in a pile in your bed because they’re not in my space.” Make sure everything you decide feels right with you and is nurtured by a positive emotion, which is, “I’m excited to create a space that feels good,” “Anyone who touches my masterpiece goes DOWN!”
Banish five things from the bedroom
- Excess furniture: The bed already takes up most of your real estate. If you have additional random tables, end tables, chairs or benches, think about moving or giving away. Give the bedroom a breather if you don’t have a huge bedroom and don’t create some kind of suite.
- Suitcases: Unpack immediately when you come home from the trip. Leave your things and leave the suitcase (at his designated home, of course). Please.
- Dirty dishes: One question. Why? Slow down and take a minute to return your dirty bowls and forgotten coffee cups to the kitchen. You can earn bonus points by immediately clearing and putting them away.
- Trash: I say that because it’s more common than you think. The trash can has to go to the trash. Not on the bedside table, not under the bed, not on the salon. Not on your bedroom floor! I think we are on the same page here. Throw in the trash. Do it now. I like it, right now.
- Technology: In the end, no matter what you decide to do, your bedroom should be a place to rest. Going to bed with the noise of computers or phones does not make you sleep well. Relocate computers, phones, tablets, and anything else that prevents you from falling asleep and sleeping.
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