Simplified 365: The Bedroom - Day 3: Their Bedside Table

Simplified 365: The Bedroom - Day 3: Their Bedside Table

Today’s an easy day if you’re single, but possibly a hard one if you have a partner. I find that lots of couples fight over the bedroom and the stuff in it.  If that’s you, this may be a bit scary.  My husband and I were in the fighting category until we came up with a solution in our new home.  I get to keep the bedroom as minimal as I like it, and he gets to have his own man cave/office to do whatever he likes in, while promising to keep his bedside table neat and clean. 

That being said, there’s not a whole lot you can do to your partner’s bedside table, so this evening, if their piles are out of control, I’d like you to talk with them about what you’re doing in the room and how you’ve been feeling due to the clutter and chaos.  This isn’t a blaming session, just a time to talk with them about how you’re feeling and listen to how their feeling. Ask them how they feel about the room, and about their bedside table.  Maybe they think nothing is wrong with it at all, thank you very much.  Or maybe it’s been bothering them too and they are envious of your newly clean one.  If they want to tackle it, offer to help, or at least dust it for them. 

That’s it.  Tomorrow we’re moving on to laundry. 


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