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Cleaning a bedroom is something we all have to do one time or another. Sooner or later the itch to de-clutter and organize overcomes us all. There is something about cleaning our living spaces that gives it a refreshing feel. It is almost like we are in a new room. Most times our bedrooms are out of mind, we only go there at night or to take a relaxing nap. Or you could be the type that spends the most time in the bedroom, snuggling with a loved one on a rainy night or just winding down to read a book or watch a show. Either way, it is still necessary that once in a while we take some time out for deep cleaning. Our bedrooms tend to accumulate things over time. It could be magazines, clothes, jewellery, or even those exercise kits you never got around to using. Those things just have a way of creeping into our drawers and table tops.
Bedroom Cleaning Schedule
Everyone needs a deep-cleaning schedule. Most of us are so busy with our day to day lives that it is hard to make time for cleaning at all. When you have a checklist, however, it is like a load lifted off your chest. There are many bedroom cleaning plans out there. I will give you a simplified one that would make cleaning your bedroom as fun as possible. Not only will this boost your productivity, it can also improve your overall mood. No one likes to sleep in a giant mess every night. Here is a step-by-step checklist for cleaning your bedroom which would transform it in as little time as possible;
Plan your cleaning
Make sure to have a mental picture of how you want the cleaning to go. Decide if you want to rearrange some furniture to give the room a different atmosphere or maybe just keep things as they are. You can also decide if you want to do the more time-wasting projects first or the easier ones first. Just find out whatever works for you. Knowing your destination will make the journey easier.
Get your cleaning supplies
gather all the necessary ‘weapons’ for fighting the mess. Most of what you need can be found around the house;
- A box or basket to keep clothes, shoes or anything else that belongs elsewhere.
- Trash bags for clearing out the junk.
- Micro-fibre cleaning cloths
- Lint brush to remove fluff, bobbles and lint from your precious clothes.
- Glass cleaner
- Dish soap; you can use this to wipe down walls and other surfaces if needed.
- Vacuum cleaner with attachments
- Mop and bucket
- Air freshener
- Face mask; to protect yourself from the dust. You can also use a clean scarf, it works just as well.
Gather everything that doesn’t belong in the room and set them aside. You may have some decorations, files, jotters, or even clothes you no longer want to keep. Some of this stuff can be donated. The others should be thrown out. Without mercy.
Remove linens and drapes
These items gather a scary amount of dust over a year. Strip the linen, pillowcases, and the curtains. You can decide to wash them at home or take them to a dry-cleaner. Remember to check the labels for washing, ironing and drying instructions. Throw the pillowcases and blankets into a washing machine and set a timer.
Dust surfaces and polish furniture
when you are dusting, it is essential for you to be organized. Make sure to work from top to bottom, and then left to right. That way dust is not smudged over the surfaces you have already cleaned. If you have a ceiling fan make sure to use a duster with a long handle. Otherwise you can improvise and get a pillowcase to slide back and forth over the blades. This helps contain the falling debris. Starting at the door, dust the ceiling, window holdings, the windows themselves, and then corners.To clean picture frames, use a dry microfiber cloth. Spray some glass cleaner to wipe the front of the pictures. Hang them back on the walls. Next, move to the windows and clean the insides. Find a different microfiber cloth to clean your wooden furniture (beds, tables, cabinets and dressers).
Clean the floors
if you do not have a carpet, then it is easier. All you have to do is mop and then vacuum (make sure to use the floor attachment to vacuum under the bed). If you do have a carpet, just get some baking soda and sprinkle it on the carpet. Make sure to let it sit for some hours to get rid of all the funky smells.
Clean your mattress
if your mattress is in good shape, use the upholstery attachment to vacuum the top side. Flip the mattress and vacuum again to get all the dust out.
Clear your cabinets
Rearrange your accessories, fold some clothes, and get rid of old ones. Have some fun with the reorganization. While you are at it, don’t forget your bookshelf and desk.
Freshen up the room
open the windows, get out your air freshener, and spray around the room. This will give your bedroom the final touch after a long but productive day of cleaning.
Enjoy your clean room
Congratulations, you are done! Now sit back and relax. You can even allow yourself a cold drink to wind down, you certainly deserve it.
One final note, you do not necessarily have to do all of these tasks in one day. If you are a busy person, you can break them down into manageable chunks. This way, you do not feel overwhelmed by the task. This is especially important if you are planning on making it a big organizing project. For example; moving large furniture around or even remodelling. Make sure to take it at your own pace. Do whatever works for you, just make sure you clean the room!
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