Even if your bedroom looks pretty clean, and even if you do your best to keep on top of your chores, chances are there is still room for improvement. The bedroom is one of those places where dirt and grime can slowly and gradually build up without you even noticing it. Fortunately, spring cleaning the bedroom and giving it a real deep clean is pretty simple. Here’s what you need to do:
Collect Your Supplies
Before you get started with your bedroom spring cleaning, you will need to gather up a number of cleaning supplies including cleaning cloths, all-purpose cleaning spray and, a duster and baking soda, amongst other things.
Open the Windows
Next, open your bedroom windows to let as much clean, fresh air in. Clean air will help to get rid of any stale smells, and it’ll keep you cool as you work hard to get your bedroom cleaner than ever before.
Before you can really get stuck into cleaning, you will need to tidy up and declutter the area. Move your dirty laundry downstairs, put clean clothes back in the closet and remove everything from your bedroom that does not really belong there.
Clean Every Surface
Now, the cleaning can really begin. Start by dusting your bedroom working from top to bottom, covering every inch of the room from the ceiling and light fittings to the floorboards.
Wipe down the walls, lamps, and furniture using all-purpose spray and a microfiber cloth to remove dust and grime and don’t forget to dust inside your closet! If your walls are marked with any stubborn stains, making a paste of baking soda and water and using that to scrub the wall can be very effective.
Clean Your Mattress
Mattresses collect dead skin cells, hair and sweat, amongst other things, which is why it is so important that you deep clean them once in awhile. What I like to do is sprinkle a mixture of baking soda and essential oils onto my mattress. I leave it there for a while, allowing it to soak up odors and freshen the mattress, before vacuuming the whole thing thoroughly. If your mattress is extremely soiled, however, it might be time to invest in a brand new one from the Memory Foam Doctor. You should ideally purchase a new mattress at least once every eight years, so even if it’s clean, if it has been that long, you’ll feel the benefit of a new one.
Once the walls and furniture are clean, it’s time to bust out the vacuum. Not only should you thoroughly vacuum the floor, making sure you reach right into the corners, and not forgetting the closet, but you should also use the vacuum to clean up your curtains, remove cobwebs and refresh any upholstery that happens to be in the bedroom, using the correct attachment.
Finally, mix a 50:50 solution of white vinegar and water and use it to wipe your blinds and clean your windows. Using a squeegee will help to avoid streaks, but a microfiber cloth will work in a pinch. If you have access to a steamer, you can use this to clean the windows instead.
What are your top tips for spring cleaning the bedroom?