Deep Cleaning a Bedroom – Spring Cleaning
This is part of the Spring Clean a House segment of 2021
Deep cleaning a bedroom can be a daunting task for sure, but don’t let that be the reason that you don’t get to it this year. It is estimated that the average person spends 1/3 of their life asleep. For most people that will be in your bedroom in your bed. Then why wouldn’t you want to make sure that the one place you spend 1/3 of your life at be clean, and relaxing?
Let us start by looking at what you have in your bedroom and make a list of what needs to be done. I have outlined some obvious, and not so obvious, things to clean below. I suggest that you start from top to bottom, physically the top of the room to the floor, to make sure you don’t dirty up something you have already cleaned by cleaning something else.
Move Furniture to Vacuum, Dust, Clean Walls and Baseboards
This is probably not something that you do very often which is why it is included with Spring Cleaning! You are going to want to move everything that you possibly can to find hidden dirt, critters, debris and dust bunnies. You are also going to want to vacuum, sweep and mop, and just in general clean the floors and baseboard under and behind the moved furniture. While you are at it, give the walls a wipe down too. Lots of times spiders will leave a “walking trail” on the wall for their safety and it can collect dust and turn into a cobweb.
Go Through Clothes in Dressers and the Closet
Most people don’t do this often enough. They acquire new clothes and older ones get pushed to the back. However, almost everyone makes the excuse that you could/might still want those clothes and you don’t want to get rid of them. The simplest way that I have found to test this is to turn them backwards and inside-out.
Take all your clothes out of the dressers, bins and closets. Go through them one at a time. Determine which clothes you are keeping right off the bat and which ones you are getting rid of either tossing or donating. Any clothes that you deem worthy of getting put away, put them away folded inside-out or hung up backwards.
Next set a reminder on your phone for 1, 2 or 3 months from now. Any clothes that are still inside out or backwards are something that you have’s worn in over 1, 2 or 3 months so more than likely you can get rid of them. My only personal exceptions to this are sentimental clothes and seasonal clothes. These should be put elsewhere in storage or, in the case of seasonal clothes, rotated in/out as needed.
Clean Up and Put Away Any Piles
If your bedroom is anything like mine, then you have little piles all around that sometimes merge into bigger piles over time. Now is the time to got through them, finally put that stuff away or get rid of it. To create a calm place for your body to rest, you need to reduce the clutter all around you.
Deep Clean the Mattress
Deep cleaning a mattress is quite an undertaking just in itself. What I like to do is take all sheets and bedding off so I have just the bare mattress. Then I sprinkle some baking soda over the top. I let that sit for 20-30 min and then I get my vacuum out and vacuum it all up.
When I vacuum the mattress, I always make sure that I have the beater bar on. This helps dislodge built up dead skin, mites, dirt, grime and anything else that can be lurking in your mattress. This will also help the longevity of your mattress and keep is more like new which is always a good thing.
After my mattress has been deep cleaned, I always put clean sheets and bedding on it to help keep the freshness as long as possible. This is also a great change to try a new color scheme or bedding you were thinking of.
Change Bulbs and Clean Light Fixtures
Most of the time we don’t look directly at out lights, but they can accumulate dust and cobwebs. I like to change out my bulbs from the same pack so that they are all the same color and brightness. This helps keep a balance of lighting in the room and can can help prevent eye-strain.
Wash the Windows
Yes you read that right. Windows are generally the source of light for most rooms during the day, so you want to make sure that you are letting as much of that good stuff in as possible. If you are safely able, wash both the inside and outside.
While washing the glass, make sure that you wash all around the edges and down in the window tracks, if your windows have them. Lots of crud can accumulate and lead to a dingy and not-so-good- smelling odor when you get a breeze through an open window.
I hope that you found this information helpful. I know that cleaning for most is a daunting task, and when you talk about Spring Cleaning it can become a seemingly insurmountable task. Fear not, for as long as you have a plan and can focus on one step at a time, you will get the job done and your bedroom with be a cleaner and more relaxing place for you to spend your time.
Suggested Resources & Reading
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- How to Clean with a Toddler
- How to Deep Clean Your Bedroom Like a Professional
- Search for Natural Cleaner on Amazon
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