What’s hiding under your bed?
If we can’t list off what’s under there, then we don’t need what’s under there. Just a thought. (If you prefer to watch video, scroll to the bottom of this post.)
Today’s challenge is to pull out everything from under your bed. Have your keep, donate, and garbage piles ready.
It doesn’t matter the order you pull stuff out from under your bed, just grab the first thing you can reach. Ask yourself these questions for each item:
- Do I love this?
- Does this item serve a purpose?
If the answer to both of these questions is no, the item can be donated or put in the garbage, whichever is appropriate.
If the answer to either question is yes, then place it in the keep pile.
If you’re surprised to find some things that you’d forgotten you had, you can let those go. If you needed them, you’d have gone to buy it anyway because you didn’t know you had it. If you truly think you need to keep the long lost item, then it needs a better home. Ask yourself where you’d look for this item if you needed it. The first place to pop into your head is the proper home.
Once you’ve removed all the items, we turn our attention to the keep pile. All of these items need a new home. It’s important that the space under your bed has air flow.
If the art of Feng Shui interests you, it is suggested that the positive chi energy needs to be able to move freely around the bed. If it can’t due to clutter, then you could have a restless sleep. And we could all use a better sleep, right?
If Feng Shui isn’t your thing, then there is some science behind the importance of air flow around your mattress to help the mattress breathe and dry out. Our bodies are hot at night and often sweat, plus we produce oils, that’s a lot of moisture. Air flow helps keep the mattress from growing mold and bacteria. I hope that convinced you.
I welcome your ideas, thoughts, and questions in the comments below.
Remember you can share your journey with me and others by using hashtag #MarchMicroMinimizing, and tag me on Facebook or Instagram using handle @suzannegouldenILC.
Here’s me talking about why it’s best to clear the space under your bed: