Your bedroom is your sanctuary, it’s the first place you see in the morning and where you relax at night. A messy bedroom can contribute to your daily stress factors, making it hard to unwind and recharge your battery. Furthermore, an untidy environment can even affect your sleep.
Giving your bedroom a deep clean at least once a month can help keep it tidy and create an environment where you can feel calm and rested. Here are some tips on how to deep clean your bedroom from floor to ceiling.
Strip Your Bed
The first step to tidying your bedroom is stripping the bedding off your bed. We sweat while we sleep, so your bed sheets can accumulate a great amount of dirt. If not changed regularly all this dirt can end up in your mattress, promoting the formation and growth of dust mites and other critters that can flare up your allergies, cause rashes and overall disturb your sleep. You should change your bedding at least once every couple weeks.
Start the Laundry
After your bed is stripped of any bedsheets, load the washing machine and start it straight away. This way by the time you finish cleaning the rest of the room the washing machine will finish its cycle so you don’t waste any time waiting around. Plus, if it’s a sunny day you want to hang your bedding up while it’s nice and warm outside so it can dry naturally.
Take Out Any Rubbish
Rubbish that’s left lying on your bedside table or desk can make your room look like a mess. Whether it’s wrappers from snacks, clothing tags, tissues, or make-up wipes, small pieces of trash can quickly pile up. Take a rubbish bag and collect all the rubbish then throw it away and you’ll instantly see how much neater your bedroom looks. We’d also recommend getting a small bin for your bedroom, if you don’t already have one.
Wash Your Mattress and Pillows
Bodily moisture such as sweat, drool and body oils soak into your pillows and mattress, which can lead to the nasty yellow stains on pillows that you sometimes notice when changing your bedding. While you’ve already stripped your bed you might as well wash your pillows and mattress to ensure they’re fresh and free of mites.
Carefully read the tag and follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Some pillows are washing machine-friendly so you can just throw them in with the rest of your bed linen, but others have to be spot treated. For washing your mattress the best approach is to carefully treat stains with lukewarm water and some detergent. Again make sure you follow the instructions on the tag.
Declutter Your Wardrobe
If you have the time and you want to truly tidy your bedroom a good idea would be to reorganise your wardrobe. This step might be a bit messy but it’ll be worth it. Take out all your clothes and go through them, getting rid of any items that are damaged, stained or you simply don’t wear anymore. This way you’ll free up space in your wardrobe and get rid of the clutter. When putting your clothes back, start with everything that’s in season and you wear most often. For clothes that are out of season or take up a lot of space you can use vacuum sealing bags to save additional space.
Organise Your Drawers and Shelves
Once your closet is organised, you might as well do the same with your drawers, bedside table or any shelves you have around your bedroom. Throw anything you don’t want or don’t need anymore into two piles one for the trash and another for donation.
Dust All Surfaces
After everything is organised, it’s time to get to the nitty gritty part of cleaning. This involves dusting all the surfaces around the room, including the walls. Use a long-handled cloth mop to clean where the walls meet the ceiling. Make sure to check for any cobwebs in the corners! If you have a ceiling fan, use a damp cloth to carefully clean the blades.
For wiping the dust off dressers, bedside tables, bookshelves, headboards and other surfaces, use a soft microfibre cloth and some furniture polisher. Don’t forget to clean the sides and behind all pieces of furniture around the room as well, using a cloth or a vacuum hose.
The next step from your bedroom deep clean is cleaning the windows. Use glass cleaner and a soft cloth to clean the actual window panes, drying them with a microfibre towel afterwards to prevent any stains and then wipe down any dust from the windowsills. To clean the curtains and blinds, use a vacuum cleaner with an upholstery attachment.
Clean Under Your Bed
This is an area of your bedroom that’s easy to miss while cleaning, so don’t forget to tidy underneath your bed. Pull out any random items that have ended up under your bed, throw away stray wrappers and tissues and toss unpaired socks in your washing basket. Clean the floor underneath using the hoover or a broom then put back any storage boxes that usually sit under your bed.
Tidy the Floor
Now that most surfaces in your bedroom have been cleaned it’s time to tidy the floor. If your bedroom floor is hardwood use a broom to sweep any dust then go in with a mop and some warm soapy water. And if you have a carpeted floor, use the vacuum cleaner to get rid of dust, clumps, hair and other debri, then use some soapy water and a soft cloth to spot treat any stains.
Let in Fresh Air
While you’re dusting and sweeping away, a lot of particles get blown into the air which can cause you to sneeze or cough. Open up the window when you start cleaning so that fresh air can enter the room.
Put Your Bed Back Together
Now that your whole room is clean and tidy, it’s time to put your bed back together. Put a new set of clean bed sheets, fluff up your pillows and relax in your freshly made bed.