Are you awake before the rest of the house? Is everyone else up but do you want a few more minutes to stay in? Do you live alone and are wondering if you're quite ready to get up? Whatever your situation is if you're feeling motivated you can take a few minutes to sneak in some productivity and tackle clutter before your day officially begins.
Want a head start on clutter before your feet even hit the ground?
Here are 6 simple ways to declutter from the comfort of your bed
1. Clear the Nightstand
It should be within arms' reach, so that's where you can start. Clear the garbage first. This helps you see what's underneath it all and perhaps you'll find that pair of glasses you "lost" a week ago.
If you don't have a garbage can next to your bed (I highly suggest you get one!) you can toss all of the garbage into a pile on the floor. Did I just say throw garbage on the floor? Yes, but don't worry, when you do eventually get out of bed, you can take it where it needs to go. We're working on simple right now.
2. Organize Your Phone
If you're like me, your phone is right next to your head at all times of the night. I know this is a big no-no for a lot of people, but it's a habit I have yet to break. So when I wake up at 3 am, I tend to scroll through apps being unproductive. Can you relate?
Instead, you can try using that time or the time when you aren't quite ready to wake to declutter your phone. Go through your videos, pictures, files, and apps and clear up some space. This can actually save you money on unnecessary phone/cloud storage fees.
Clear your home screen. Make it less overwhelming with fewer apps and clutter. Put your favorite and most used apps on the home screen. You can organize by color if you're feeling fancy. Put a photo you love on the home screen as well. These small changes can help you feel less cluttered and more excited to start the day!
3. Delegate Tasks
Why not be the queen or king of the house and put others to use while you enjoy those last few moments of peace? If you have kids that are running around the house already, this is a great time to call them in to collect their clutter from your bedroom. My daughter tends to leave all of her books on my window ledge and many times I will find a stuffed animal or two (or 10!) under my blankets. "Calling all kids to get your stuff!" Spouses and roommates can also be put to work if they are willing!
4. Check Under the Bed
Within arm’s reach or a stretch, you can do this one. Can you see any clutter crawling out from under your bed: a rouge shirt, a tube of Chapstick, a sock? Now's the time to pull out what you can reach and bring it into the daylight. It's also a good time to check under pillows, behind the headboard, and between the cracks of your mattress and bedframe. Again, you can make a pile that you will tackle once you are officially ready to face the day.
5. Daydream & Plan
Daydreaming of a clutter-free bedroom? Look around and make a mental or physical list on your phone or notebook of the things you have to declutter. Yes, that's just as important as actually doing the work. If you like to sketch, plan out the room the way you want it to be. These lists and notes will come in handy when you begin decluttering. If you can, take some "before" photos.
See, productivity while still in your pajamas!
Not all decluttering has to be physical stuff. You can organize your thoughts too! Set a timer for 2-5 minutes. Close your eyes (no falling back asleep!) put on some calming music and get your mind in order before you meet the day. Make sure to breathe and stretch. It can prepare you to take on anything that may come your way.
Now that you've done one or more of these simple decluttering-from-the-bed activities you are officially one step closer to decluttering your mind and space.
Now go have an amazing day, you earned it!
Do you have any early-morning routines that help you get your day started on a positive and productive note?