Keeping an organized and clean room is a great way to maintain good mental health and to make yourself feel more relaxed. A clean room can also help you be more productive by giving you a clean workspace. A dorm room for many often doubles as both a bedroom and an office, so when one is messy it can lead to an unproductive use of time. Your sleep may be disturbed by a dirty room and so may your ability to concentrate on important school-related projects. Not only is having a clean room good for productivity but the act of cleaning your room may be a stress reliever. Being able to successfully organize a messy area can give one the sense of control that many lack due to the stressfulness of college. To help you keep a clean room and clean mind, here are some tips.
- Take 10 minutes a few times a week to put away and organize all the stuff in your room. After a busy week of classes and work, all of your junk can start to pile up on the chair you never use.
- Hardcore clean once a month. This means vacuuming and disinfecting all the spaces you can.
- Try to limit the amount of stuff you have. We already live in small spaces, so having less stuff can help things be more organized.
- Make your bed. So many people have issues with making their beds but it really can make you feel much more organized and productive. It only takes a few minutes to do and is a great habit to get into.
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