Keeping a clean, tidy, and organized bedroom isn’t just satisfying, it’s crucial for maintaining your overall well-being. Countless studies have shown the therapeutic benefits of a clean living space. But where do you start? Don’t worry. Here we’ve prepared a comprehensive checklist to guide you towards achieving that spotlessly clean bedroom!
The Clean Bedroom Checklist:
Before you start cleaning, it’s essential to declutter. Remove items that shouldn’t be in your bedroom: dirty dishes, magazines, old receipts, and so on. This stage also involves sorting out your closet, drawers, and shelves, and getting rid of items you no longer require.
2. Dust from top to bottom
Always start dusting from higher to lower areas. Clean light fixtures, fans, bulbs, door frames, then switch to furniture, shelves, and finally, baseboards. By doing this, any dust you knock loose won’t end up in a freshly cleaned area.
3. Clean bed linens and pillows
Bedding should ideally be laundered every one to two weeks. Remove all the linens from your bed and wash them thoroughly. Don’t forget about throws and pillows – they need washing too, according to care instructions on their labels.
4. Aeons-old mattress
An unused mattress can become home to millions of dust mites. Therefore, make sure you vacuum your mattress every month. If it has been more than seven years since you’ve replaced it, it might be time to invest in a new one.
5. Mirror, mirror on the wall
Get your glass cleaner and wipe down mirrors and any other glass surfaces. Make sure they are all streak-free for the best results.
6. Clean the floors
Vacuum or sweep your bedroom floor well. Make sure to move the furniture and clean those hard-to-reach areas as well. If you have a carpet, vacuum it, then consider using a carpet cleaner for a more thorough cleaning.
7. Wipe down furniture
Use a suitable cleaner to wipe down all pieces of wooden furniture. For leather or fabric furniture, use appropriate cleaners and follow the care instructions properly.
8. Refresh the room
Open your windows to let fresh air in. Change your bedroom’s ambiance by using essential oils or air fresher. Go for a relaxing scent like lavender, which can also help improve your sleep quality.
Tips to Keep Your Bedroom Clean:
– Consistency is Key: Try to make it a habit to keep things organized after every use. Also, spend 15 minutes every day to declutter your bedroom before sleep. A quick wipe down of surfaces goes a long way in maintaining cleanliness.
– Storage Solutions: Use clever storage solutions to keep clutter under control. This can include wall shelves, albeit boxes, or under-bed storage.
– Create a Cleaning Schedule: A routine makes it easier to keep track of when different parts of your room need attention. Create a cleaning schedule and stick to it.
Having a clean and tidy bedroom has far-reaching benefits including increased productivity, better sleep, and improved mental wellbeing. So there you have it, a comprehensive clean bedroom checklist that will help you simplify the task and keep your bedroom fresh and sparkling at all times. Happy Cleaning!
Brazilian mother of two and CEO of Sparkling Clean Pro & Green Living Supplies since 2005. Working as an ecological advocate within the cleaning industry & aiding immigrant families and women at risk.