Winter is almost here, and colder weather, rain, snow, and longer nights come winter. Out with delicate linens and silk and In with warm wool sweaters and puffer jackets. This is the perfect season to spend in bed, under a cozy blanket, and with a cup of tea. It’s also the season when our immunity drops due to cold weather, and we usually end up with the flu. So it is essential to be prepared. In this article, we are going to focus on how to prepare your bedroom for colder weather. It would help if you did some things to go through the long winter ahead of us. It is essential that you feel comfortable and cozy in your bedroom and be able to get a good night’s sleep. Today we will give you some guidelines on how to achieve that.
The first thing you need to do to prepare your bedroom for colder weather is to make space in your bedroom for all the winter things. You usually need more space for those than for summer things. That’s because winter things are thicker, bulkier, and take up more space. Big warm sweaters, jackets, and coats need much more space than summer dresses, shirts, and skirts. It is not uncommon that people don’t have enough space for all of their things in their closets. In this case, the solution is renting winter storage. But when choosing a storage unit, it is important to know what to look for. In your case, you need storage where you can keep clothes, bedding, and holiday linens for a few months. The best thing you can do is invest in climate-controlled storage. This way, you will know that your items will be stored safely and protected from damage.
How to Prepare Your Bedroom for Colder Weather- Clean it Thoroughly
The next step is cleaning your bedroom. The area where you will spend so much time must be clean. And not just surface cleaning. Spend one entire day deep cleaning every area of the bedroom. Carpets, curtains, duvets, furniture, everything has to be cleaned, washed, and vacuumed. Also, don’t skip cleaning the windows and mirrors if you have them. Make a list of all the cleaning supplies you need (soap, disinfectants, wipes, duster, etc.). If you find it difficult, ask a friend to help you clean. As soon as you are done cleaning, you will feel the difference in the bedroom.
Preparing your bedroom for the new holiday season is not just tricky, tiring jobs like decluttering and cleaning. There is some fun to be had as well. This is the perfect opportunity to freshen up your bedroom and redecorate it. Even though winter is a dark and grey season, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t add some color to your bedroom. You can change your curtains to light sunny color, so those rainy days are not that depressing.
Another thing you can do is add some nice pillows, knit blankets, and rugs to make the room look cozier and inviting. And if you have the time and feel like putting in that much effort, you can even paint the walls. That will give the room a new and fresh feel. You can add some scented candles and a potted plant or two as a nice final touch.
Check Your Mattress
Before replacing the summer bedding, you need to check your mattress. If you have had the same mattress for many years now, there is a good chance this is the time to get a new one. There are a few signs your mattress needs replacing. For example, when you wake up in the morning, you don’t feel rested and fresh or have pains in your spine. Another sign is if there are visible dents and the mattress is sagging. Check if your mattress has a bad smell that you can’t seem to wash out. Another obvious sign is if your mattress makes a loud noise whenever you lie down. All of this means it is time for some early winter shopping. Go and pick a good comfortable mattress to keep you rested during the cold winter nights. If your old mattress is very heavy and you have trouble moving it, you should hire professional help. According to experts at Spyder Moving, many people hire them for their heavy item moving services precisely because they need help with their mattresses.
After you buy a new mattress, it is time to replace the summer bedding with the winter one. As the temperature drops, you will need heavier, warmer blankets to keep warm. So don’t put off doing that unless you want to shiver through the night. The only way you will get a good night’s sleep is if you are warm and comfortable. And you must sleep well during the winter so you have energy and boost your immunity. This task might be a little difficult, considering how heavy the mattress can be. You should call a family member or a friend to help you with this.
The last thing to do is prepare your nightstand for wintertime. As the seasons change the things you need to keep on your nightstand change as well. First, here are some basic things:
- Face cream/ moisturizer
- Lip balm(our lips often get chapped in the winter, so this is a must)
- A nice-smelling candle
- Ear plugs(for those stormy nights when thunder is making it hard to sleep)
- Tissue box(winter is the season of runny noses, and you don’t want to have to get up out of bed every time you sneeze)
- A glass of water
- A good book
These were some basic guidelines on how to prepare your bedroom for colder weather. Winter is all about being comfortable, warm, and cozy. And as you can see, there is a way to achieve that smoothly. It is just important that you are prepared and plan ahead. Make a list of all the things you need to do (decluttering, cleaning, mattress shopping, etc.) and start checking it off one by one. If you start now, you will be able to get everything done before winter really arrives. Hopefully, our guidelines and tips were helpful to you!