If you’re getting the recommended 8 hours of sleep per night, you spend at least one-third of the day in your bedroom, making it one of the most important spaces in your home. A messy bedroom can increase stress levels and reduce the quality of your sleep, whereas a tidy sleeping space sets the stage for a restful night.
Your bedroom should be a tranquil place that encourages quality sleep and helps you wake up refreshed and ready to embrace the day. These room cleaning tips from Executive Cleaning Services, LLC will help you maintain an inviting, tranquil sleeping space.
Create a Cleaning Checklist
Divide your bedroom cleaning tasks into two chore lists: one list for chores to be completed daily and a second list for deep cleaning projects to be completed weekly or biweekly.
Chore lists help you stay focused and work efficiently. The lists in this article cover a complete range of housekeeping tasks, including linens, floors, carpets, and surfaces.
When the stresses of everyday life leave you feeling overwhelmed, take a breath and give yourself an hour to restore order to your space by cleaning your bedroom. Follow these room cleaning tips to create a tranquil, welcoming bedroom.
Daily Cleaning Checklist for the Bedroom
It may sound obvious, but these simple daily chores make it easier to tackle deep cleaning chores when the time comes:
• Pick up dirty clothes and put them in the hamper.
• Make your bed every morning.
• Remove clutter and trash from bureau tops and nightstands.
• Put away out-of-place items such as jewelry, watches, and cologne.
Supplies for Deep Cleaning the Bedroom
Gather your supplies before you start cleaning. Having your items in one place will help you stay on task and avoid having to run back and forth looking for a missing cleaning tool. Create a cleaning caddy with these items:
●Broom and dust mop or microfiber mop
●Bucket and cleaning solution
●Essential oil (optional)
●Scented candle or reed diffuser (optional)
Bedroom Deep Cleaning Checklist
Follow these room cleaning tips every week or every other week to free your bedroom from clutter, dust, and allergens:
Pick up Dirty Clothes
Despite our best efforts, sometimes dirty clothes don’t always make it to the hamper. Pick up any clothes on the floor or furniture and put them in the laundry bin, hamper, or straight into the washing machine.
Clear Clutter from All Surfaces
Chairs, dressers, and night tables are a natural repository for small objects such as glasses, keys, cosmetics, books, and clothing.
●Hang up or put away clean clothing.
●Place accumulated clutter back in its intended location.
●Place trash in a garbage bag.
Strip the Bed
Even if you shower every night before bed, washing and changing your sheets and bedding is paramount for good hygiene and self-care.
●Remove all bedding, including the comforter, pillowcases, and sheets.
●If your comforter has a duvet cover, remove it and launder it with the other bed linens.
●You don’t need to wash the comforter every time you wash your sheets, but you should wash it a few times a year.
Wipe down Surfaces
Choose the best cleaner for the surface you are working on, whether it be an all-purpose cleaner, glass cleaner, dusting solution, or antibacterial wipes.
Clean Glass Surfaces
Wiping mirrors, picture frames, windows, and glass doors with vinegar or a streak-free glass-cleaning solution makes an astonishing difference in the amount of light your bedroom gets.
Dust or Polish Wood Furniture
Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions when cleaning wood furniture. Only use recommended polishing agents – never use an aggressive, non-recommended cleaner on finished or unfinished wood.
Dust Light Fixtures and Curtains
Light fixtures and lampshades are a huge repository for dust, pet dander, and allergens. You can dust your curtains or gently vacuum them with a handheld unit. Keeping these items clean and dust-free is beneficial to your health.
Dust and Mop Walls, Ceiling, and Doors
●Pull all furniture away from the walls so you can move your microfiber mop easily up and down the walls.
●After dusting the walls, ceiling, and doors, use damp microfiber mops to wash the surfaces in the same pattern.
Wipe Down Doorknobs and Light Switches
Door handles, lamps, dimmers, and light switches are notoriously germy from contact with multiple human hands.
●Gently wipe these surfaces down with a microfiber cloth moistened with an antibacterial cleaning solution.
●Do not heavily saturate the cleaning cloth when wiping down electrical switches.
Wash the Baseboards
With the furniture still pulled out, wipe down the baseboards and remove any dust bunnies from behind the furniture.
Mop, Vacuum, or Sweep
Your bedroom is not truly clean without caring for the floors.
●If you only have carpeting in your bedroom, vacuum the entire room, moving furniture as needed.
●For hardwood floors, vacuum area rugs and remove them.
●Sweep and damp-mop the floors before replacing the area rugs.
Clean and Deodorize Your Mattress
●While the bed is stripped, sprinkle baking soda onto the mattress.
●Let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes.
●Use a vacuum hose or handheld unit to suction up the baking soda.
●Complete the treatment by spritzing the mattress with your favorite essential oil.
Remake Your Bed
Slipping into a bed with freshly laundered sheets is a simple pleasure!
·Make your bed with fresh linens and replace your duvet cover.
·If you enjoy relaxing fragrances, light a scented candle or place a reed diffuser by the nightstand.
Save and Print Your Checklists
Now that you know how easy it is to transform your bedroom with these checklists, save them to your phone or print them out for easy access on cleaning day.
Follow these room cleaning tips to create a tranquil, nurturing sleeping space. You deserve it – your well-being depends on it.