Weekend Projects

This Weekend: Even If You’re Busy, It’s Time To Pile It On

updated Oct 11, 2022
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Okay, so it’s the weekend and you’ve been busy — probably the last thing you feel like doing is cleaning and bringing in heavier bedding. We totally get it — but a clean bedroom and freshly layered bed create a domino effect whose benefits multiply. You’ll sleep better, and feel better getting up in the morning. All it takes is a little effort this weekend and you’ll be ready to reap the rewards.

This Weekend’s Assignment: Get your bedroom ready for cooler weather by giving it a good clean, and swapping out your lighter bedding for heavier linens.

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Go Clean Your Room!: Choose whether you want to do a quick blitz or a very thorough job. The aim is to rid the room of as clutter and potential allergens as possible, and make for an ideal and serene sleeping retreat.

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Now Really Pile It On: As the days and nights get chillier, it’s time to talk about layers. Taken literally, this means those extra blankets and throws you pile on to stay warm at night. Practical to be sure, but they also add interest, texture, and depth to the look of room.

Fast Ways to Create a Cozier Room for Fall → 7 Tips for Creating a Cozy, Calming Bedroom

→ DIY Ideas for Creating the Coziest Bedroom Ever

Remember, as with all of our Weekend Projects, just do what you have the time and energy to do. And hey, if you don’t feel like dusting your nightstand, choose one of our other weekend projects to get done.

SHOW US YOUR WEEKEND WORK! Share your tips and photos of your Weekend Project work on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #ATweekendproject.

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Check out the entire 2016 Plan for a Healthy & Happy Home to access all the Weekend Project ideas and download our September Home Checklist while you’re there. It’s a great, low-pressure way to keep your life running smoothly and maintain a happy & healthy home!