Here are 10 things you don't want to forget about when you deep clean your bedroom, to make it a place you'll enjoy sleeping each night.
Often when we're cleaning our homes the last place we clean is the bedroom. After all, that's not normally where visitors come, you can close the door, and your focus is on more high trafficked areas of the home.
But really there's a good reason to make sure you put some focus into cleaning your bedroom. After all, you sleep in there every night, and you deserve a clean, safe haven to drift off to sleep in, and wake up to in the morning.
So when it's time for a deep cleaning of your bedroom, either during spring cleaning or whenever, use this quick checklist to make sure you don't forget any major areas.
While you should wash your sheets at least weekly, when you're deep cleaning you should clean more of your bedding, including washing your pillows, blankets and comforter, as well as your mattress pad.
Here are instructions for washing pillows. It's a lot easier than it may sound, and can make a huge difference!
Your mattress should be vacuumed approximately every six months, at least. Use the upholstery attachment on your vacuum cleaner to vacuum the mattress, just as you would with upholstered furniture.
If you'd also like to freshen your mattress at the same time you can sprinkle baking soda on the mattress and let it sit for 15 minutes to an hour before you vacuum up the baking soda, and simultaneously vacuum the mattress.
You can get more tips for cleaning your mattress here.
Your bed is a large piece of furniture, and it isn't as easy to sweep or vacuum under there so when doing a quicker vacuuming job this area often gets neglected.
When deep cleaning your bedroom don't ignore this area, but instead make sure you get all the dust bunnies from under there. This one task will really reduce the total amount of dust found in your bedroom.
You can get more tips for cleaning under your bed (along with decluttering under there) on the sister site, Home Storage Solutions 101.
If you've got any upholstered furniture in your bedroom, such as a couch, recliner or chair, make sure to vacuum the upholstery to keep it looking its best.
Removing excess dust from upholstery fabric significantly reduces the wear and tear on furniture, allowing it to have a longer usable life.
You can get more tips for how to clean upholstery here.
Clean windows let in so much more sunlight, and can really brighten up your room.
You can use one of these homemade window cleaner recipes here to get them cleaned up.
In addition, here are tips for how to clean windows like an expert on another sister site, Household Management 101.
With time your drapes get dusty, so either use the upholstery attachment and gently vacuum your drapes, or if they're washable, you can wash them. Here are instructions for washing and cleaning drapes and curtains.
In addition, if you've got blinds on your windows dust them.
It can be difficult to clean each blind slat separately, especially with mini blinds, so I suggest a dusting tool with "fingers" to clean and remove dust from several slats at once, on both the top and bottom of the slat.
You should dust items in your bedroom frequently, but when you're deep cleaning your flat surfaces don't forget about smaller, often forgotten surfaces, like your headboard, as well as also dusting more obvious places like the top of your dresser and nightstand.
Your air vents collect dust with time, and are often neglected during normal cleanings. Therefore, take a few minutes and vacuum and remove dust from floor, wall and ceiling vents in your bedroom.
You don't need to clean your walls too often, but when deep cleaning use a dust-brush attachment to remove dust and cobwebs from them. You can get more tips for cleaning your walls here.
In addition, vacuum or otherwise clean your baseboards.
We don't often look up to see the dust on ceiling fans and light fixtures, but when deep cleaning your bedroom it's the perfect time to clean off these fixtures.
What do you always clean in your bedroom to feel like you've given it a really deep cleaning? I'd love to hear what you do below, in the comments.
In addition, if you're in the mood to deep clean your bedroom you may also want to give a good cleaning to many other areas of your home. Check out the 31 days of spring cleaning series here on the site for more ideas and instructions.
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