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Wellbeing

Clean your room to clear your head!

By UALWellbeingReps 03 Apr 2019

*This article was brought to you by Eleanor, a Wellbeing Rep at The Costume Store* 

Do you want to feel more organised in your daily life? Following the release of ‘Tidying Up with Marie Kondo’ on Netflix, tidying is on-trend. Physical clutter can also clutter the mind and make you less productive and creative. Not only does cleaning and tidying make your room a nice place to live, but it also frees up energy for your mind to concentrate on other more important things.  



Here are 10 top tips for clearing your mind by cleaning your room: 



1.Air  

 Open your window to allow fresh air to rejuvenate your room while you clean and dust.  



2. Music 

Liven up your cleaning experience with your favourite songs.  



3. Reward  

Make sure to treat yourself for finishing sections of your big clean with a cup of tea and a biscuit. 



4.Space 

Designate an area for each thing. Create separate spaces for books, makeup, art tools, photographs and letters using boxes or dividers.  



5.Clothes 

Neatly folding your clothes lets you view all your options every morning. Making sure to hang or fold your clothes soon after wearing or washing them to keep your space tidy.  



6.Books 

Keep your books stacked or standing neatly on a shelf rather than scattered. Separate books that you have read from others to inspire you to pick up a new one. 



7.Memories 

Make sure to keep some photographs or memorabilia in your room to make it feel homely.  



8.Bed  

Clear everything off your bed and make it up neatly. A nice bed will make a huge difference to your mindset and can encourage a better night’s sleep.  



9.Rubbish  

Take out your bins and recycling at the end of your clean.  



10.Time  

Schedule a time each week that you will clean and tidy, this way jobs such as washing won’t build up. This can also be a time to switch off from other stresses and relax while you revitalise your room.  



If you want to speak to a Wellbeing Rep about any of the points in the article email here4u@arts.ac.uk and quote your hall in the subject line.