Your bedroom is arguably the most used room in your home. It’s the place you go to rest your head after a long day at work and caring for your family. It’s your own personal retreat where you can reflect on the day’s events and prepare yourself for the day ahead. As it is such a valuable space that we frequently use it doesn’t take long for it to get messy and cluttered. Which can just make your bedroom harder to negotiate and not the relaxing place it was intended to be. So when it comes to spring cleaning, this room needs particular care and attention. Within a weekend, you can create a room that you want to spend as much time in as possible. To ensure your bedroom gets the thorough cleaning and tidying it deserves, look at the following tips and tricks.
Sort out your closet
Not many people enjoy sorting out their closets and it’s often a job that gets put off and avoided. But as time goes on closets can overflow with new and old clothes. Many of which you probably don’t wear or even like anymore. So as much as you don’t want to do it, you have to. If you haven’t worn an item of clothing in the past three years, you need to get rid of it. Also, apply this to your shoes, handbags and accessories. The only exceptions to this rule are items that hold a strong sentimental value to you. Such as your wedding dress or your grandmother’s jewelry. This will free up a lot more space which you can put to far better use. Ask a friend or your partner to help you be more ruthless and make decisions quickly. Then take your bags of donated items to a charity shop immediately to avoid temptation. Replace broken or misshapen hangers with ones that suit the items you are keeping. This will reduce the risk of them causing damage and stop them from creasing so easily. Organize each piece based on type and color so you can see everything more clearly. Take a look on Pinterest and YouTube for more ideas on quick close organization techniques.
Tidy up your surfaces
Whether it’s a dresser, bedside table or windowsill, these bedroom surfaces often get used as a dumping ground. It’s an easy place to leave keys, ornaments, books, toiletries and a whole host of other items. But this is usually why your bedroom feels cluttered and untidy. Look at every surface in your room, not forgetting shelves and bookcases. Determine which items you which to keep and which can be removed. Things like old magazines, empty bottles and broken ornaments, for example, should be thrown away or recycled. Once you have created more space, give these surfaces a good clean. Consider investing in some new storage boxes or baskets so the items you wish to keep remain organized. This will boost the practicality of your bedroom by making it far easier to grab certain items as a when you need them. Change the positioning of the lamps, vases and clocks you have on display to make them stand out far more. You may find this too also make your room easier to negotiate.
Dust forgotten areas
It’s highly likely that you clean your bedroom on a weekly or even daily basis. While some areas in this room need obvious attention, it’s easy for others to get overlooked. Picture frames, light switches and under the bed are just a few examples of areas that are frequently forgotten about. So use your spring cleaning weekend to tackle the places you don’t usually think to clean. Furniture bases, ceiling corners and door knobs are also prime examples. View your bedroom from a different perspective and look out for these forgotten about areas. You may be surprised how many there are. Use your vacuum, duster or cleaning wipes to help you. If they haven’t been cleaned in a long time, it’s likely that there will be a lot of dust. So make sure you open your windows when doing this to increase air circulation. Now you know that these areas need more attention it will be far easier to stay on top of cleaning them from now on.
Make your windows look spotless
It will be hard for your windows to let in plenty of natural light if they are not clean. Take down any blinds, drapes or curtains you may have on your bedroom windows. Shake them outside to remove any dust and use their washing instructions to get the best results possible. While your window treatments and washing and drying, use this time to clear any items off your windowsills. This will allow more light to enter your bedroom making it more inviting and spacious. Fill a bucket with warm soapy water or buy a suitable cleaning product and clean the sill, frame and glass. This will remove all stains, dirt and debris that has built up. You should also clean the outside of your bedroom windows to enhance their cleanliness even further. If you have the correct equipment and experience, you could do this yourself. Never do any job of this kind without having someone to spot and help you. If you don’t feel confident doing this alone, you can hire an expert from Cleanest Window or TLC window cleaning service. That way you can take advantage of an expert’s cleaning knowledge, get high-quality results and carry on with the rest of your own cleaning.
Flip your mattress
As we all use our mattresses each and every day, it’s important that we keep it in good condition. That way it can continue giving us the comfort and support we need for a great night’s sleep. Flipping your mattress every so often allows it to maintain it’s shape and firmness, meaning you don’t have to replace it as often. Remove all of the bedding from your bed and ask a friend or relative to help you turn it over onto the other side. If it’s not looking in the best condition, you should consider replacing it. It may seem like a costly upgrade to make, but it could prevent possible health issues later on. Take a look at the different styles of mattress available from The Bedroom Store or US-mattress and choose one that suits. Keep in mind the firmness and size you require. Once it has arrived, ask the supplier to remove your old mattress and make a note of when it needs replacing again.
Wash your bedding
Strip your bed of all it’s bedding, including throw pillows, mattress covers and comforters. Check the instructions on each item and wash accordingly. Try to avoid any detergents or powders that are not recommended as this could discolor and damage your bedding. Choose a washing powder with a scent you like such as lavender or lemon. This will make your bed smell fresh and make it more enticing to sleep in. Let them air dry outside if possible for an even cleaner sensation. You also need to check for any rips, stains and tears that may need fixing or replace these items altogether. Once, clean and dry, you need to neatly fold and put any items in your linen closet that are not currently suitable for use. So heavy winter bedding like blankets should be replaced with light summer options instead. Find a way of making your bed that takes little time to accomplish each morning while still looking attractive.
Clean your floors
Cleaning your bedroom floor should also be the task you do at the very end of your spring clean. Otherwise, you may find your hard work becomes quickly undone. Regardless of what kind of floor you have, it will benefit from being cleaned thoroughly. You can do this by vacuuming carpets and mopping the floors. You could also use a steam cleaner on either hardwood or carpeted floors to remove stains from shoes and pets. Pay close attention to the areas of floor that get frequently used like the entrance way and directly next to your bed. These are likely to be the sports that have the most dust and dirt build up. Remove items of furniture if possible to allow you more space and access. Use duster to clean the baseboards and in corners, you cannot reach with the vacuum. If your floor is wet, open plenty of windows so it dries quickly. It will be hard not to notice how much cleaner and brighter your floor looks afterwards.
Your bedroom should now be a clean and comfortable space that is functional and relaxing to spend time in. One weekend’s work can breathe new life into this important room, making it better than ever. Spring cleaning is something all of us should be doing in our home to keep it fresh, clean and organized. Seeing the difference you can make in your bedroom should spur you on to sort out the other rooms in your home and make them just as enjoyable to be in.