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How To Spring Clean Your Bedroom
Would it be nice to open your windows again after a long winter? Your home needs natural sunlight and a good spring clean.
And the bedroom is the perfect place to start! Let me warn you… it could be pretty tiring, but you don’t have to do all the cleaning in a day.
Splitting up your cleaning duties can make it more manageable and efficient. In this article, I will share some spring cleaning tips for your bedroom to help you finish the task quickly and enjoy a beautiful day out with the family.
Scroll down to find out!
Don’t start without a plan!
Always plan – that is the golden rule, not just in business, but also in bedroom spring cleaning! If you plan things, you can focus on your tasks better and will never miss a spot in your bedroom.
Create a bedroom cleaning checklist. List all the materials that you need and identify the areas in your bedroom that need cleaning.
Review your cleaning checklist and plan, in the end, to avoid forgetting some areas in the bedroom and to ensure that you are on the right track.
Clean from top to bottom.
If you want to clean your bedroom inside out, the top to bottom approach is an effective strategy. It is also the cleaning strategy that is used by most professional cleaning companies.
Professional cleaners love the top to bottom approach because it is more efficient, and you don’t have to clean everything twice. It also makes sense to clean from top to bottom as your working with gravity, rather than against it. These are the core principals utilized in a deep clean of a house or apartment.
Start from the tallest part of the bedroom down to the bottom. The dust and other debris will collect on the floor – you don’t have to clean it until you’re done.
Here’s an easy guide for you:
- Start dusting from the hard-to-reach areas such as the ceiling, ceiling fan and its corners, cabinet and window tops and walls.
- After everything is dusted and cleaned, you can move to vacuum the floor.
- Don’t forget to change your mattress cover.
- Put your used mattress cover in the washing machine.
- Wash your pillows, pillowcases and bedsheets
- Use a glass cleaner to thoroughly clean mirrors and windows
- Clean your wardrobes inside and outside using a microfiber cloth
Follow the two-year rule.
So, what’s the two-year rule when you are thinking of how to spring clean your bedroom?
The two-year rule applies to declutter your dressing cabinet. Get rid of clothes that have not been worn for the last two years.
It’s taking up a lot of space in your dressing cabinet. You can either give it away or donate it to your favourite charity.
Vacuum under the furniture.
Underneath the furniture is one of the most ignored areas in your bedroom. It is essential to clean underneath your bed, and dresser, especially if you have a hardwood floor.
Clean under the cabinet, bed, desk and dresser. I understand it could be challenging to move around the furniture while cleaning.
So, before cleaning, move your furniture safely without damaging the carpet. Clean the light fixtures and switches.
Did you know that dirty bulbs give 30% less light than a clean one?
That is the main reason why you should clean the light fixtures in your bedroom. If you got some dirty fixtures, here are a few practical tips for you:
- If the light is too big, take it down and lay it in a towel for safety.
- Do not use a damp cloth. Water may penetrate the crevices of the bulb.
- Use a dry microfiber cloth for cleaning light fixtures and switches.
Clean the windows.
If your blinds are dirty, you might need to take it down to have them cleaned properly. Soak the dirty blinds in baking soda water to get rid of the dirt and stains.
Use the 50/50 water/vinegar mixture to clean the windows. Do not forget to clean the window tracks and corners, as well. You can use an old toothbrush to remove the dirt easily.
Lastly, clean during daylight to see all the streaks and grimes. Change the sheets and curtains.
Change the sheets and clean the mattress. Strip it down and vacuum it! Wash the bed covers and pillowcases to kill all the germs and bacteria.
Change the curtains, as well.
A freshly cleaned mattress and curtains can make a big difference in your bedroom.
If you’re unsure of the fabric of the curtain in your room, it’s best to take it to a dry cleaner. Most other curtains can be washed in a washing machine. Just be sure to measure the size and length of the curtain prior to this as it may shrink. Here’s how we recommend you clean your curtains:
- Be sure to keep all hooks and rods in a safe place
- Dust and vacuum upholstered curtains before putting them in the washing machine.
- Make sure to dry in the sun and hang on a clothes horse if possible (you will need to use the entire clothes horse).
- Once close to dry, iron them for a professional finish.
- Vacuum and clean the window sill and walls where the curtain sits.
- Re-hook curtain and rods.
A good spring clean is what you need after a long winter! Trust me; it feels good to sleep in a freshly cleaned bedroom.
Also, there are various benefits to cleaning your bedroom, not just during spring, but also regularly. It improves air quality which allows promotes better sleep.
Anyway, there are various DIY bedroom cleaning techniques online to help you make a start with spring cleaning. If it is your first time to spring clean, I suggest consulting a professional for advice and tips on how to do it properly. Remember, a cluttered room can never be clean, so it’s highly recommended to take a few hours to organize your room before spring cleaning.
Again, you don’t have to do your spring clean task in a day. Take it easy! Happy spring cleaning and good luck!
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