Do you put off and delay cleaning your bedroom? The bedroom is a place to sleep, but it’s also where you spend a lot of time relaxing and entertaining, so the thought of cleaning it doesn’t exactly fill you with excitement.
However, it’s important that the bedrooms in your home are comfortable and clean, not just so your guests can enjoy their stay, but also because when you’re feeling relaxed and happy in your space, it can help you sleep better at night.
Maybe you aren’t quite sure how to clean a bedroom. Where do you even start? Well, keep reading for some tips on how to make sure that your bedroom stays tidy, sanitary, and fresh!
Take Out The Garbage
Before you get started actually cleaning a room, you need to make some space for yourself first. This means gathering anything that needs to go in the trash.
Depending on how tidy a person you are, this could range from a few tissues to empty food containers. Getting rid of all of this will get you off to the best start possible!
Wash the Sheets and Bedding
The first step of cleaning your bedroom is to wash all your bedding. This means washing all the sheets, duvet covers and duvets, mattress protectors and pads, pillows and pillowcases.
Wash everything in hot water with a gentle detergent. Use a good quality mattress protector to avoid any stains or damage on the mattress itself.
Remember that they are often made from two materials: one side is waterproof; this protects against spills and leaks while still allowing body heat to escape through breathable holes in the fabric. The other side acts as an absorbent layer for liquids that may get through anyway.
If you’ve been sleeping on them for years without giving them much thought at all—good news! We have some tips for making sure everything stays nice between washes so there’s no need to panic about having dirty sheets just yet…
Strip and Change the Mattress Cover
If you have a mattress pad or protector, this is the time to remove it. Wipe down all sides of the mattress, wrapping it in protective plastic wrap as you go so that no dampness gets onto your sheets when you put them back on.
Throw away any pillows that are stained or have tears in their covers. Wash all sheets, pillowcases, and duvet covers in hot water with a detergent that contains bleach; use a stain remover if possible.
Dry according to package directions on high heat for at least 30 minutes per load (this will help kill dust mites). Replace any pillows you threw away with new ones—you don’t want to be breathing through dirty fabric every night!
Clean the Mirrors and Windows
Use a soft cloth to wipe down your mirrors. Make sure you’re not cleaning them with anything that could scratch the glass or leave lint behind, though! For painted floors, use a dry microfiber cloth to remove dirt and dust from their surface (because it’s super easy to clean).
Then, for hardwood floors, use a damp microfiber cloth instead—just make sure it’s not too wet or there will be water stains on the wood!
For windows that look streaky when you open them in the morning after they’ve been closed all night long? A squeegee is your best friend here; just run it over each pane of glass as many times as necessary until all streaks are gone (remember: no paper towels!).
Vacuum and Dust the Floors
The floor is a big part of the bedroom, especially if you have hardwood or tile. This means that it’s important to clean it thoroughly and make sure that it’s dust-free. You should vacuum/sweep the floor every few weeks, or at least once per month.
You can use any kind of vacuum cleaner at this point—you don’t even need an expensive one! If you do want to buy one though, try looking for something with a high suction power (so it will pick up more dust), as well as an easy-to-maneuver design so that you won’t waste energy pushing around heavy machines.
If there are any loose pieces of dirt on your floor, sweep them up with a broom first before vacuuming them away in order to prevent clogs from forming on your vacuum’s cord.
Wipe Down All Surfaces
When wiping down surfaces, you can use plain water or a disinfectant spray to kill germs. Always use a microfiber cloth for glass and mirror cleaning because it’s safe for both. For wood, wipe with a lint-free cloth and dry with another one.
Sort and Organize Your Clothes
Now that you’ve taken the time to clean the room from top to bottom, it’s time to sort and organize your clothes to cut down on bedroom clutter;
Sort by color (whites, colors).
Sort by type (t-shirts, tank tops, jeans).
Put on hangers any items that need them (blouses, dresses).
Use baskets or bins to store folded clothes if you have limited closet space—this is especially helpful for children who love playing dress-up in their clothing!
Don’t forget about the drawers! Toss things that don’t fit or aren’t worn anymore into a bin or bag labeled “Donation Box” and get them out of your way so they won’t distract from the rest of your clean room experience!
You’ll be amazed at how much space you’ll save just by organizing your clothes. Not just because you’ll throw some out, but because a neatly folded item of clothing will take up far less room in the drawers than bunched or crumpled clothes!
Now You Know How To Clean a Bedroom
Knowing how to clean a bedroom is the first step to actually having a bedroom you’re proud of and enjoy spending time in.
Decluttering, re-organizing, cleaning, and tidying your bedroom doesn’t have to be a mammoth task. But if you feel like it’s slipping down your list of priorities, why not get in touch with Detail Cleaning Services?
We’re experts in keeping a clean home and would love to help you out.
Contact us today and while you’re on the site, check out our other blog posts for more housekeeping tips!