Bedroom Spring Cleaning Checklist

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There’s no need to dread Spring Cleaning your bedroom when you use this checklist that divides it into manageable sections so you can work at your own pace.

Woman in white jeans and beige flats vacuums a wood bedroom floor as part of Spring Cleaning

Bedroom Spring Cleaning Checklist

Whether you Spring clean your bedroom or not is entirely up to you. Some people enjoy doing it so they know they’ve deep-cleaned every surface, and others do it to minimize allergies. Some people don’t bother with it at all.

If you choose to Spring Clean your bedroom – regardless of the time of year — there’s no reason you have to do it all in one day. I’ve divided the process into sections to help you break it down into manageable steps if you need to. Cross off items as you go so you know what you’ve finished and what’s left to do.

Step 1. Gather Your Materials

Step 2. Clear the Clutter

Get started with the basic tasks for a daily bedroom tidy by putting dirty clothes in the hamper and putting away things on your nightstand and dresser, but don’t bother making the bed.

Then, grab a box and collect everything that doesn’t belong in your bedroom. Don’t get distracted by doing anything with it right now — just set it aside. In another box or bag, gather things you no longer want to keep and put them aside to donate. You might want to label the boxes, so you don’t get them confused. Finally, pick up all trash, including any under the bed, nightstand, or dresser, and put it in the garbage bag. Toss it out.

Step 3. Clear the Walls

Remove your window treatments and wash your curtains. Strip the bed of all linens, including pillows, but not the mattress cover yet. Then remove pictures and artwork from the walls, so they aren’t in your way for the next step. Set them on the bed for now.

Step 4. Get Dusting

When dusting, it’s best to work from top to bottom, left to right. This way, you’re not scattering dust over surfaces you’ve already cleaned. You may find it easiest to use a long-handled duster for tall things. (Here’s the one I use.) For items within reach, use a damp microfiber cloth and rinse it often.

  • Dust the ceiling fan using the long-handled duster or slide a pillowcase over the blades to catch dust.
  • Dust the ceiling, walls, and doorframes. Remove any spots you find on the ceilings and walls as you work.
  • Dust blinds, if you have them, and window trim and sills.
  • Dust the baseboards. You may find it easiest to go over them with a dry cloth to remove debris then a damp cloth to collect any remaining dust.
  • Dust the picture frames.
  • Dust furniture, then polish.

Step 5. Clean Glass Items

Spray glass cleaner on a microfiber cloth and polish the fronts of pictures, then rehang them. Use the glass cleaner and fresh cloths to clean the mirrors, inside of windows, and other glass surfaces. Remember, using a damp or grimy cloth to polish glass surfaces leaves streaks, so switch to a clean one as needed.

Step 6. Clean the Lamps

Turn off any lamps in your room to give them time to cool down. Remove their shades, and wipe the cool bulbs with glass cleaner and a fresh cloth. Once the bulbs are clean, wipe the lamp base and cord. A lint roller will get most dust off of the lampshade, though you can also clean your lampshades more thoroughly if they’re smudged or dirty.

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Step 7. Clean the Bed

Remove the mattress cover and take it to the laundry room. Use a damp microfiber cloth to wipe the bed frame, then vacuum the mattress with the upholstery attachment. Remove any mattress stains you find, then rotate the mattress end to end. Use the floor attachment and vacuum under the bed. Go ahead and launder your comforter or duvet now, too. You can even wash electric blankets.

Step 8. Finish the Floor

Move furniture if you can to vacuum beneath and behind it. Otherwise, use the crevice attachment to go around the base of your walls and furniture you can’t move. Switch to the floor attachment and vacuum the rest of the floor. If you have hardwood floors, mop them with this homemade floor cleaner to eliminate grime. For those with area rugs or carpeting, treat carpet stains. If you have a carpet shampooer, this is a good time to steam clean your carpet, too.

Step 9. Final Touches

Finish your bedroom Spring Cleaning by rehanging the curtains, then make the bed with a freshly laundered mattress pad and clean linens. Now’s the time to deal with the boxes of stuff you’d put aside: take the donation box to your car, dump out the trash, and put away items that belong in other rooms.

Printable Bedroom Spring Cleaning Checklist

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Printable Bedroom Spring Cleaning Checklist
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  1. This checklist worked my room is spotless. It looks like I just moved into my room. Thank you for posting this checklist.

    1. You’re welcome, Olivia. You did all the hard work — I just made a convenient printable. Enjoy your spotless room!

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