How to thoroughly clean your bedroom
While cleaning your bedroom daily will keep it relatively organized, it’s always necessary to do a more thorough cleaning every now and then. Usually, this task will take you about two hours (depending on how messy your room is), and you should do it at least once every month or two.
Where to start?
As always, you must ventilate your room for about 10 minutes or more, pulling open your curtains, raising the blinds and opening your windows. Once everything is aired out, you can begin.
- First, remove everything from your closet and organize your clothing, putting aside what you are not going to wear anymore, so you can donate it or throw it out later on.
- After, gather up all scattered clothing, sheets, covers, blankets, pillowcases and put them in the laundry. Also, take out your curtains and shades and wash those, too.
- Move your furniture so that you can clean it. Using a damp microfiber
dishcloth, clean all surfaces thoroughly. Also make sure to clean all nooks and crannies, as well as frames, handles, doorknobs, etc.
- Clean your doors, rails, and air conditioning unit. Be sure to rinse and wring out the dishcloth every time you use it. You might even need to use several dishcloths.
- Vacuum every surface and all corners, as well as your upholstery and mattress. Use the thin vacuum nozzle for those.
- Take out any paintings you might have in the room and clean them very carefully with a mildly damp cloth; both the frame and the back of the painting. Take a lot of care not to damage the painting inside. If the frame includes a glass cover, then you can clean it with a glass-cleaning solution.
- Clean your desk lamps, light bulbs, cables, nightlights, TVs, and nightstands with a mildly damp cloth. Then, use a ladder to reach your ceiling lamp and fan and clean them from any dust that might have gathered up there.
- Check your roof and its corners for spider webs. If you find any, use a broom covered with a slightly damp washcloth or a mop to remove them. You can also spray some insecticide in the corners to avoid future infestations.
- Clean your windows with a commercial glass-cleaning solution or water mixed in equal parts with rubbing alcohol. Make sure to use a lint-free cloth or old newspapers to clean your windows.
- Clean your closet. If you emptied your closet beforehand, you can then clean all its interior surfaces with a cloth that has been slightly dampened in water mixed with a few drops of white vinegar. After washing all surfaces, dry them with a clean dishcloth.
- Finally, you can make your bed once everything is clean, replace your clothing inside the closet and perfume your room with scented candles or incense so that it smells wonderful!
Some extra tips: It’s recommended to turn your mattress (especially if it’s a spring one) over every 3 months so that it wears evenly. Also, make sure to throw out anything that you are not going to use or is broken. And, most importantly, take out your trash regularly! Never let it pile up or your room will start to smell badly.