Your day starts and ends in your bedroom, so a guide on bedroom cleaning is literally what you need to start your day right. A clean and organized bedroom sets the tone for a productive day. It also creates a tranquil environment for you to come back to at the end of a hectic day. A clean and well-made bed has also been linked to great sleep, so knowing how to make one isn't just for mums but everyone.
This guide is filled with easy bedroom cleaning tips and a simple daily routine to ensure an organized sleeping space.
Of course, we have to start with the bedroom's centerpiece, the reason why it is even called a bedroom. Okay, enough hyping of the bed now. If you’re looking to learn how to make your bed like a pro, here’s our quick and simple tutorial.
Remove everything: It’s best to start with a blank canvas. So you need to remove everything from the bed.
Put on the Fitted Sheet: Your fitted sheets have elastic ends that make them hold on to the mattress corners easily. It is relatively easy to put on, though the last corner might need a hard tug.
Lay on the Top Sheet: As the name implies, the top sheet should go on top of the fitted sheet. Spread it evenly so excess material doesn’t lay on either side. You can simply tuck in the ends. However, you might want to go for the hospital corners method for a less messy look. It is really easy. First, tuck the sheet at the foot of the bed under the mattress. Then, tuck the extra flap of fabric under the mattress. Fold the sides down and tuck them under your mattress as well.
Layer your Covers: This is where you add whatever covers you prefer. As a rule, after the top sheet comes the quilt, then the comforter, followed by the duvet before any throws or blankets. Make sure to spread them out evenly. Fold your covers at the top of the bed to make space for your pillows.
Add your Pillows: Your pillows should be added last. Add your functional pillows first and then the decorative ones.
Daily Bedroom Cleaning Routine
A daily cleaning routine will ensure that you always have a tidy bedroom. It also eliminates the need for a deep clean every weekend due to the pile-up of the week’s mess, allowing you more time to relax on the weekends.
Make your bed
Put dirty clothing away in a hamper.
Collect your clean clothes that might be lying around and either fold or hang them.
Pick up any litter and throw it into the trash. To eliminate this step entirely, throw out any garbage immediately instead of leaving it to lie around.
Pick up any items lying on the floor or haphazardly in one corner of the room and put them in their right place.
Quickly tidy your bedside tables.
Do a quick sweep or vacuum.
Deep Cleaning Your Bedroom
After a while, your bedroom will need deep cleaning. It is essential to maintain a healthy sleeping environment. This is because dirt, dust motes, allergens, etc., might accumulate in some areas of your bedroom that you don’t give enough focus during your daily cleaning. Here’s a checklist of all you’ll need to do;
Put on your favorite upbeat music to set the mood.
Pick up all items, including clothes and books, and place them correctly.
Strip the bed and launder the bedding.
Flip the mattress as this allows it to wear evenly, especially if you have a side of the bed.
You should air your mattress and wash your pillows twice or thrice yearly.
Dust all surfaces and fixtures.
Clean the windows and mirrors with glass cleaner. If that is not on hand, you can use an all-purpose cleaner instead.
Clean out the under of your bed.
Vacuum the floors. Unlike with your daily cleaning, you have to move the furniture now, so you get to vacuum every corner of the room.
Remake your bed.
Refreshing Your Bedding
Bedding maintenance is essential because it can quickly become home to dirt, stains, dust mites, odors, allergens, and other bacteria. Therefore, you must refresh them regularly.
Wash your Bedding Weekly: At the end of every week, toss your pillowcases and sheets into the washer. Wash your covers as well. If you have a cover that shouldn’t be washed, you can air it out on the washing line.
Wash your Mattress and Pillow Protectors: They protect your mattress and pillows, enabling them to last longer. You need to take care of them so that they can function optimally. Make sure to wash them every two weeks.
Air your Pillows: They can become a home to dust, allergens, and bacteria. Air them bi-weekly on the washing line so that the sun can eliminate whatever might be hiding in there.
A clean, organized bedroom reduces stress and anxiety and creates a healthy sleeping environment. You should clean your bedroom daily and deep clean it at least once a month. Don’t neglect making your bed daily, as it levels up the appearance of your room. Also, make sure to wash your bedding daily.
The cleaning tips in this guide will ensure that your bedroom is a beautiful haven for you to rest and recharge. Start today, and you'll have a cleaner, more organized bedroom in no time. Whether you're a busy professional or a parent, a tidy bedroom is within reach.