We have now done a deep clean of the kitchen and bathrooms and this week we are moving on to the bedrooms. From the kids’ rooms to the guest bedroom to the master bedroom, we will be cleaning them all from top to bottom. The bedroom is one of those rooms that is often disregarded. We tend to focus on parts of the home that guests see. However, if you have furry pet friends or family members who suffer from allergies, you might want to deep clean the bedrooms more often than once a year. We’ve broken down the tasks day-by-day so by the end of the week, every bedroom in your home will be sparkling.
First off, gather all of your cleaning supplies:
- Bags/boxes for items that don’t belong here
- Garbage bag
- Microfiber cleaning cloths
- Glass cleaner
- A vacuum cleaner with attachments
Day one: declutter. Pick up all trash, including any under the bed, nightstand or dresser, and put it in the garbage bag. Collect all items that don’t belong in the bedroom and put them in one box then set it aside. Gather up any decorations or other things you no longer want to keep. Put them in a second bag/box to donate.
Day two: clean the surfaces. Dusting – whenever you dust, start from the top of the room, work your way down, and move from one side of the room to the other rather than going back and forth. Walls – Wipe down any marks on walls with some warm water, a little dish soap, and a microfiber cloth. Floors – If you can move furniture to vacuum beneath and behind it, do so. Use the floor attachment to get under your bed. Using the crevice attachment, vacuum around the base of the walls to remove dust buildup. Finally, vacuum the rest of the floor. If you have hardwoods, vacuum then mop the floors.
Day three: wash windows and window treatments. Dust isn’t just for side tables and dressers. It can also coats ceiling fan blades, crown molding, and windowsills. Use a new cotton mop to dust walls and corners, or use the extension on the vacuum to suck up cobwebs from the top corners. Vacuum your heating and air conditioning vents to clear them of dust.
If you have a ceiling fan, slip an old pillowcase over each blade to trap falling dust while you wipe the surface with a damp cloth. Use a microfiber cloth and warm, soapy water to wipe the windowsills and tracks and use glass cleaner to polish the windows. If you have an overhead light fixture with removable globes, wash them in the sink and set to dry. Otherwise, dust well.
Day four: Strip your bedding. Remove sheets, comforters and pillowcases and give them a good cleaning, according to manufacturer’s guidelines of course. Next, let’s tackle the pillows. Check to see if they can be machine-washed. If so, clean on a gentle cycle using mild detergents. Throw a couple of tennis balls with them in the dryer to help bring them back to their fluffy selves.
Day five: conquer your closets and dressers. While this might take the most amount of time, it will create the greatest amount of joy when you’re getting ready in the morning. If you haven’t already, read our blog post featuring the step-by-step konmari method taught by Marie Kondo. This will both help get rid of unwanted clothes and organize the ones you end up keeping.
Now, your bedroom is clean and organized! Sit back and relax in your newfound zen-like space that is your bedroom.
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