Making your bed and keeping dirty clothes off the floor of your bedroom keeps it looking nice throughout the week, but it’s important to do a deeper cleaning on a weekly basis, especially for allergy sufferers. Follow this routine to clean your bedroom each week and you’ll never have to close your door in shame again.
You will need:
Two bags or boxes
Furniture polish (or make your own from a homemade mix)
Fresh bed sheets and pillow cases
Vacuum cleaner with upholstery attachment
Homemade air freshener or a jar of air freshener gel (optional)
- Start with a tidy bedroom using the daily cleaning routine. Skip making your bed.
- Pick up all trash and put it in one of the bags or boxes. Set it by the bedroom door.
- Gather the clutter that belongs elsewhere and put it in the second bag, also by the door.
- Get dusting: Work the room from left to right, top to bottom, and dust the window casings, furniture, and knickknacks. Polish as you go if you like.
- Polish the mirrors.
- Do smudge patrol by cleaning the light switches, door knobs and door jambs.
- Strip the bed. Take used bed linens to the laundry room.
- Start vacuuming. Using your vacuum’s upholstery attachment, vacuum the mattress while it’s bare. Remove the attachment and vacuum the room.
- Empty the trash. Line your trash can with a plastic grocery bag or paper towel and return it to the bedroom.
- Make the bed.
- Finishing touches: Give the room a misting with air freshener if you like. Then take care of that bag of clutter which belongs elsewhere.
Honestly, I’m not a fan of bedroom cleaning day, but it makes such a huge difference in the quality of my sleep. Not only is there less dust in the air to irritate my allergies, but there’s just something about a freshly made bed that’s such a delight to sleep in. Or maybe I’m just extra tired after all that work.
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