New Year. Less Clutter. Better energy.

Bedtime Network designer Randy Florke asks you to look at the clutter in your bedroom. Little bits of paper and big piles of books are no doubt accumulating.  Why not take this winter moment, early in the New Year moment to clean up your act? Sleep cleaner.  Sleep better.


Now that 2013 is in full swing and many of us have already broken our New Year's resolutions, it may be the right time to consider doing a few positive things! I'm not talking about taking on your most difficult issues (I'll leave that for another column), but I am talking about freeing up your energy by reducing clutter.  Like weight loss, clutter loss is also a great way to make a big change in your life.

For some reason our bedrooms are natural harbors for building up junk throughout the year.  They can also be the hardest to get rid of. Those pieces of paper from your purse or pockets always seem to contain some valuable bit of information that never manages to make it from the scrap paper to your computer or file cabinet.

Besides extra paperwork accumulation (taxes and bills under the bed and in your drawers?  passport in your nightstand? paper clips or safety pins near your tie pins?), other collections grow on our bookcases, dresser and night stand tops...things like extra keys and phone chargers, children's school projects and books we've read as the year passed.  All of this clutter can actually be overwhelming and stressful, not to mention ugly, so in this new year,y clean up your act and throw away and file before too much time goes by.

All the pretty furniture and re-designing in the world won't make your room look better if there is debris scattered everywhere!

Here's to your good energy.

Randy