We spend a third of our lifetime sleeping.
Cleaning our bedrooms should be done frequently, and a thorough cleaning should be done at least twice a year.
Now is the perfect time to start your spring cleaning. Here are some helpful suggestions on how to achieve a comprehensive clean.
To begin, do a general tidy up by removing all garbage and any items that don't belong in the room. Every thorough cleaning provides the perfect opportunity to purge unwanted items. Go through your closets to remove clothing, shoes, and accessories that you no longer use. Set aside quality items in garbage bags or boxes to donate to charity.
Begin your deep clean with your bed. Strip the sheets, pillowcases, comforter, and bed skirt to wash according to the manufacturer's instructions. Vacuum the mattress to remove dust, dirt, and debris. Take this time to either flip the mattress (regular spring coil) or rotate it (pocket coil or memory foam). You can also clean the mattress by covering it with a dusting of baking soda, wait one hour, then vacuum the mattress completely. If necessary, perform a deeper clean with help from this video.
Let your mattress air out while you clean the rest of the room:
- Mix up a DIY cleaner before you start or get your favourite commercial cleaners ready.
- Remove curtains or blinds to either machine wash (cloth) or wash in the tub (plastic).
- Ceiling fans should be dusted and wiped down, light fixtures removed and washed, and light switches disinfected.
- Wash windows, clean window frames and wells.
- Unplug lamps, then wipe down the base, cord, and bulb (if it isn't hot), and either vacuum or wipe down the shade.
- Clean all knickknacks, picture frames, and bedside tables.
- Wipe down all surfaces with your favourite cleaner or disinfectant.
- Vacuum out heating vents.
- Move the bed to clean and vacuum underneath it.
When it's time to put the room back together, swap out your heavy winter curtains and thick warm bedding for lighter fabrics suitable for the warmer months to come.