Spark Joy: A goodnight’s sleep

Barb and Wendy at Simply Spark Joy help you to create a clutter free home on the Black Press Media

“I Would Do Anything For a Good Night’s Sleep”

Has your bedroom become disorganized and cluttered with piles of clothing on the floor, stacks of assorted books, and tangles of tech cords?

This clutter could be adding to your stress levels! We believe taking the time to apply some KonMari principles to your bedroom might lead you to a night of better sleep and IT’S FREE!

Here are six things you can do to your bedroom

  1. Take some personal time in your bedroom to be grateful for what it has offered you. Perhaps it has been a cozy place for you to sleep, a loving space for you to connect with your partner or a safe place for you to escape to. Thank your room for being there for you.
  2. Take some time to imagine your ideal bedroom. What will it look like when you wake in the morning and what will it feel like when you enter each evening? Is it be clean, organized and bright?
  3. Clear out any anxiety producing clutter in your bedroom. The bedroom is often used as a storage room instead of a living space. If your bedroom is hidden behind a closed door, take the time to tidy it. Take all items and piles of things off the floor and ensure that the pieces of furniture you have are part of your vision for your ideal bedroom. A clutter free bedroom will help you destress, sleep better and start your morning off right.
  4. Take the time to regularly clean your room and improve air quality. Vacuuming and dusting your room will help you rid the air of dust particles and allergens to help you sleep better. Don’t forget to vacuum under beds and dressers too. “A clean room is a happy room.” – Marie Kondo
  5. Cherishing your bed is essential. Try and keep it clutter free, wash all of your bedding regularly, and make your bed every morning! Tip: have two sets of sheets for each of your beds. Immediately make your bed with the clean set after taking the dirty set off. This will ensure you have a clean bed ready for the night and give you more time to get the other set washed, folded and put away.
  6. Think about adding a piece of art you enjoy. A plant to improve air quality, a candle to create the ambiance you are looking for, or a dimmer to your bright ceiling light fixture can help make your bedroom a sanctuary.

Your bedroom should be a calm space for you to retreat to. Look after it and it will look after you.

“From the moment you start tidying, you will be compelled to reset your life. As a result, your life will start to change.” Marie Kondo

Barb Haymour: barb@simplysparkjoy.com

Wendy Chamberlain: wendy@simplysparkjoy.com

simplysparkjoy.com

Who are Wendy and Barb?

After assisting each other with complete home tidies, they jumped at the opportunity to attend the San Francisco KonMari training seminars in December 2016. They spent three days with amazing like minded participants sharing the same tidying passion and feel so fortunate to have been in the presence of Marie Kondo. This inspiration motivated them to complete the KonMari Certification Process over the next ten months.

They currently both live in the sunny Okanagan in beautiful British Columbia, Canada otherwise known as “wine country”. Their families support them in this tidying craze and are excited to see them be their true selves.

READ MORE: Spark Joy: The art of giving and receiving

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Kelowna’s Tess Critchlow gears up for World Cup at Big White

Critchlow is a professional snowboarder competing for Team Canada in the boardercross competition

Rockets stunned in 7-0 loss to Portland

Portland’s goaltender Dante Gianuzzi was named the game’s first star with a 17-save shutout

Kelowna secondary basketballer nominated for Canada-wide All Canadian Games

KSS’s Rylee Semeniuk is one of 152 players nominated

‘It’s still early’: Flu rates down so far this year at Interior Health

At Kelowna General Hosptial, there have been about 50 confirmed cases

B.C. VIEWS: Few clouds on Horgan’s horizon

Horgan’s biggest challenge in the remainder of his term will be to keep the economy humming along

Victoria family focuses on ‘letting go, enjoying time together’ after dad gets dementia

Walter Strauss has developed an interest in music and now takes line dancing classes

B.C. forest industry grasps for hope amid seven-month strike, shutdowns, changes

Some experts say this could be worse for forestry than the 2008 financial crisis

Northern B.C. RCMP investigating alleged sexual assault in lingerie store

One person was transported by ambulance to hospital following RCMP investigation at Sedaz

UBC, Iranian-Canadian community create memorial scholarship in honour of victims

The Jan. 8 crash killed 176 people, including 57 Canadians

Disrespectful that Horgan won’t meet during northern B.C. tour: hereditary chief

Na’moks said he was frustrated Horgan didn’t meet with the chiefs

Update: Highway reopens after crash west of Revelstoke

Drive BC also reported a vehicle incident 10 km east of Golden.

Most Read