Space. Everyone wants more space, bigger closets and a larger basement! If only we could be happy with what we have and live within the four walls God has blessed us with. Don’t get me wrong, I often wish for a bigger home and bigger master closet. It just makes me pause to think and reminds me to be grateful for what I do have. So what’s the answer to filling the space under your bed? To fill it or not to fill the space? That is the question. I recommend avoiding it at all costs. If you can do without it, don’t stuff it full of clothes, shoes, bedding, skis, etc. Here are just a few reasons why.
- Dust accumulates under the bed, so storing anything underneath in a clean fashion is next to impossible.
- Filling the space prevents you from vacuuming or dusting underneath.
- I’m sure you’ve heard it said before that your bedroom should be a sanctuary. Sleeping above a mess and over a space jam packed with stuff isn’t very Zen like.
- It’s not easy to retrieve things. Trust me, I have fished out stray shoes, toys, books, you name it… It is hard getting way underneath to get things that have been lost in the deep dark abyss.
- Air flow is restricted with your heat and air-conditioning if it can’t circulate around your bed. This is especially true if your bed covers a vent or register.
Now don’t get discouraged if your options are limited. I understand some of you are in small apartments and lofts. But if you can change things or declutter at all, clearing out just the space under your bed might be a good goal. Good luck and send me a picture of your clear floor if you make it happen!
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