How to: Deep Clean Your Bedroom


Deep Clean Your Bedroom

Your bedroom tends to accumulate a lot of stuff. As a room gets more cluttered, the less relaxed you feel in the room, and that’s the exact opposite of how you should feel in your bedroom. Here’s how to deep clean your bedroom to get your sanctuary back.

Pre-clean

  1. Take the sheets, pillowcases, and blankets off the bed and throw them into the washing machine.
  2. Take your curtains down. They’ll go in your next load of laundry! If you have blinds, wipe them down with a damp cloth.
  3. Place a flat sheet from your linen closet over the best. This will protect the bed from dust and dirt, and help make the bed into a large working surface.
  4. Fill up a bucket with warm, soapy water. Bring it into your room with a rag. You should also use a window cleaner and paper towels.
  5. Take everything off your dressers and end tables and put these items on the bed.

Clean up, clean up, everybody everywhere

  1. Use a damp cloth to clean all surfaces in your room, including the window sill, bed frame, lamps, clocks, door handles, light switches, and end tables.
  2. If you have a ceiling fan, wipe it down.
  3. Go through the items on your bed and determine which you will keep and which should be thrown away or given away.
  4. Dust and clean the remaining items and place them back where they belong.
  5. Wash down windows, mirrors, and other glass surfaces with window cleaner and paper towels.

Bed time

  1. Take the mattress off the bed. If possible, turn over the box spring and vacuum underneath it.
  2. This is a great time to rotate your mattress. You should do this twice a year.
  3. Place the bed and mattress back in place and put the sheet on top again.

The floor

  1. Remove small and medium items from your floor and put them on the bed. If there are items on your closet floor, put them on your bed as well.
  2. Go through the items to see whether, if they are clothes, they are clean or dirty. Put the dirty clothes into your laundry basket. If they are other items, go through them to see which are trash and which should be put into storage.
  3. Take dirty clothes to the laundry room.
  4. Vacuum the floor.

Dressers and closet

  1. Empty your dresser drawers and closet shelves and go through your clothing. Rule of thumb: if you haven’t worn a piece of clothing in the past year, odds are you won’t wear it again. Instead of keeping it, consider donating the clothes to charity.
  2. Seasonal items can be stored in large rubber bins or on to a top shelf of the closet.
  3. Before returning clothes back to the drawers or shelves, wipe down the inside of the drawers and/or shelves.

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