The weather is gorgeous here today and my own bedroom is a mess and I’ve got spring cleaning and Mrs. Meyer’s on the brain (for the last day!) and so I took three minutes to pretty it up this afternoon.
I’ve found that the best place to start spring cleaning—especially when my house is in desperate need of a good tidying up—is in the bedroom. It’s easy to clean, but the payback is huge.
This is what my nightstand usually looks like:
And this is what it looks like after a quick tidy:
A few small splurges make a big difference in how this little room feels:
1. Fresh flowers. A sprig of something fresh gives the room a totally different feel. Cut something from the yard, or get a cheery $4 bouquet from Trader Joe’s. You can see I have literally two flowers in that little jar. It’s a tiny thing, but it makes a big difference.
2. A fragrant candle. My favorites are the soy candles from Grove Collaborative, in the orange thyme and cardamom scent.
3. A good book. You can even get it from the library—just put it by your bedside to entice you to get to bed on time!
These little things don’t cost much, but they make the room feel restful and inviting.
Bonus: the enjoyment I get out of my sparkly clean bedroom motivates me to tackle the cleaning in the rest of the house.