With some simple cleaning tips, you can turn your bedroom into a tranquil sleep sanctuary that will set you up for the restorative sleep that you want and deserve every night.
Begin with the bed. Your bed is the most important piece of furniture in your home – it’s where you drift off to sleep every night to recharge for the next day.
Strip all the sheets and pillowcases, this includes the doona, mattress cover, and machine wash. Vacuum the mattress to remove dust and other debris. Remove any trash or other items that might be under your bed, then vacuum. Wipe down headboards with a soft cloth to remove dust. Air out your mattress while your sheets are drying.
Clean out the Closet. Pull everything out of the wardrobe and lay those items on your bed. Then, decide which articles of clothing you would like to keep, donate, or throw away. Be sure to only put the clothes you plan to keep—and wear—back in your closet in an organised manner.
Keep, Donate, Throw. Designate one cardboard box for everything you plan to donate. The items you plan to throw away can go in a large garbage bag. As you sort through everything else in your room, fill each accordingly and only keep what you really need.
Before you put your clothes back in the closet, be sure to dust and vacuum the hard-to-reach places deep inside your closets.
Next, remove everything from the drawers throughout your bedroom. Identify which items should be kept, donated, or thrown out, and be sure to dust the inside of your drawers before putting everything back.
Deal with dust. The key to dusting is working down from the top. Going from higher surfaces to lower ones means you won’t end up having to dust twice! First, dust the ceiling fan. Then, starting at the door, your plan of attack should include dusting the ceiling, window mouldings, around windows, walls, corners, then baseboards.
Using a microfiber cloth, dust the picture frames and spray glass cleaner on cloth and wipe the fronts. Don’t forget to clean the insides of the windows, then any other glass surfaces in the room. Remove the shades from lamps and wipe down the bulbs with glass cleaner.
Clean Curtains. Take down and wash your bedroom window curtains or have them professionally cleaned every spring. Go over vertical or horizontal blinds with a microfiber cloth. For vinyl blinds, clean using a mild cleanser on a lightly dampened cloth.
Get low for the best results. Remove any area rugs and vacuum. If you have hardwood, vacuum, and mop those floors. To freshen up carpets, try sprinkling them with some baking soda and letting it sit for a few minutes. Then vacuum the rug twice, once each direction, to deep clean into the pile of your carpet.
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