After spending so much time at home this past year, we’re guessing spring cleaning is going to include a long list of tasks. The good news is it’s easy to keep your home looking great between professional visits so that you’re always ready to entertain friends or simply relax at home. To help you get started with cleaning your home this season, we’ve compiled some handy tips and suggestions to add to your bedroom deep cleaning checklist.
Refresh All of Your Supplies
Before you get started on your bedroom deep cleaning, you want to make sure that you have all the supplies you’ll need. Most of you will remember items like glass cleaner and paper towels, but some of you are likely to forget the smaller things like Swiffer pads, microfiber cloths, or – if desired – even white vinegar. This will help ensure that you’re always ready at the beginning of each cleaning session.
Dust from the Bottom to the Top
Instead of grabbing a feather duster, you’ll want to use several microfiber cloths designed to attract and capture dust instead of spreading it around the room. That being said, you should always dust from the top of the room to the bottom so that you can later clean any dust that does manage to fall. The bedroom’s ceiling fan is the perfect place to start.
Wash All Bedding
The truth is most people don’t wash all of their bedding as often as they should. This allows dust, sweat, hair fibers, dead skin cells, and other pollutants to easily be spread from one household member to another.
Don’t leave anything out. Strip the bed of sheets, blankets, comforters, mattress pads, pillows, and even throws. If you miss any item, the pollutants on it are likely to be spread to the other bedding once it’s been cleaned and returned to the bedroom.
Clean the Floors Accordingly
Many people only use a vacuum cleaner on carpets, but they’re also a great way to remove loose debris from wood, tile, and other types of flooring prior to a deeper cleaning. No matter what type of floor you have, you should always use a HIPAA-equipped vacuum cleaner. Then, after you vacuum the floor, use a mop or Swiffer to finish the job. This is also a great time to clean up any stains by following our floor cleaning tips by clicking here.
Don’t Forget Under the Bed
The habit of shoving things under a bed as a child so that you don’t have to worry about them right then will often carry over into adulthood. If you’re not guilty of this, we bet you know a friend or family member who is.
As part of your bedroom deep cleaning, you need to pull out everything, clean the flooring underneath, throw away any trash, and put all of it back neatly. If you’re feeling overly ambitious, you could take some time to go through any boxes or containers and try to cut down what’s under there.
Find a Way to Pass the Time
Even if you’re simply doing touch-ups between professional bedroom deep cleaningappointments, there will still be lots to do. Cleaning can get boring very quickly, so you should try to find a way to pass the time. Some people put on music in the background, but podcasts, audiobooks, and your favorite movies will work wonders. Just be sure that if you have the TV on, you’re not too enticed to take multiple breaks and watch for a while!
Clean Closets First or Last
Closets can sometimes be the quickest part of a bedroom deep cleaning, but they can also take quite awhile if they’re cluttered or especially dirty. If your closet is cluttered, either do it first or last. This will prevent you from deciding to declutter it in the middle of the cleaning and then getting distracted from the rest of the tasks that you need to accomplish.
Take Down Curtains/Drapes
Cleaning curtains and drapes while they’re hanging up is definitely possible, but it can also be inconvenient and time-consuming. It’s a lot easier if you take all of them down and clean them according to their instructions. You can do the same with blinds and other window treatments, although those usually only need to be wiped down with a microfiber cloth and then sprayed with a cleaning solution.
Focus on Nooks and Crannies
As they say, the devil is in the details. Cleaning the bedroom and broad strokes is perfectly acceptable, but if you truly want to be proud of it, you should also pay attention all the nooks and crannies.
They also need to clean areas that you might not think of when conducting a casual claim, such as behind the dresser, the tops of the closets, windowsills, knickknacks that you’ve set up, picture frames, etc. In other words, if it’s in your bedroom, it should at least be dusted or wiped it down.
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