Thursday, October 24, 2013

Good Enough Fall Cleaning...

I love a nice cozy bed.  Once the weather gets a chill to it and the days start getting shorter, I can't wait to curl up under those covers and read a good book before bed.

But before we can curl up in a cozy bed, we have to get it cozified! 

Granted, not many of us have bedrooms this large, or this cozy.   But there are some ideas we can take away to cozy up our beds while we're doing today's challenge.

Today's challenge:  Bedrooms

It is recommended by housekeeping gurus like Martha Stewart and by manufacturers that you flip your mattress in the spring and again in the fall.  You are to turn your mattress completely over, and rotate it from head to foot.  

While you're there, why not give it a quick vacuum to remove any dust - or dust mites :(  And take a minute to inspect your mattress.  How old is it?  Is it still in good condition?  Are you sleeping well on it?  All good things to think about before you settle down for a long winter's nap.

Now it's time for the easy stuff.

1)  Change out those summer cotton sheets for a warmer, snugglier set, like flannel, or brushed cotton - even jersey will warm up your bed and give it a nice soft feel.

2)  Add an extra quilt or blanket.  The nights will be turning cooler very soon and you will need that extra warmth.

3)  Add a soft throw to the bottom of the bed.  Toss on a couple extra pillows to prop up on.  If you have room, think about moving a reading chair from another room for the winter.

4)  And finally, if you're using overhead lighting, why not try adding a lamp or two.  The lighting will be softer on your eyes and it will make your room feel warmer beneath it's glow.

Today's challenge was more about making your room a little more cozy for fall and winter.  There are always cleaning tips to do, but this is about Good Enough Fall Cleaning.  

If you're really excited, don't forget to toss your pillows in the dryer for a few minutes to fluff them up.  Launder those blankets and vacuum under the bed :)

Ready for a nap, yet?

Only By His Grace,


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