Follow this printable weekly bedroom cleaning checklist to get your bedroom truly clean. You’ll eliminate dust, banish clutter, and ensure this room in which you spend so much time is a comfortable retreat.
It’s a good idea to read through the steps below before printing the weekly bedroom cleaning checklist at the bottom of this article. That way you’ll understand the steps involved. Doing them in order will help you clean efficiently yet faster than ever.
MAKE YOUR ROOM A PRIORITY
Busy people, especially parents, put their rooms last when it comes to cleaning. They’ll keep the kitchen spotless, and do a weekly bathroom cleaning, of course. They’ll spend their evenings trying to put the family room in order, so they have a place to sit down once the kids are asleep. But their own bedrooms are usually low on the list of priorities.
So, don’t put your bedroom last — put it first!
Weekly Bedroom Cleaning Checklist
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- Two bags or boxes
- Microfiber cloths
- An extension cleaning kit
- Homemade furniture polish
- Homemade glass cleaner
- Fresh bed sheets and pillowcases
- Vacuum cleaner with upholstery and crevice attachments
1. Pick up all trash and put it in one of the bags or boxes. Set it by the bedroom door.
3. Gather the clutter that belongs elsewhere and put it in the second bag, also by the door.
GET THE DUST OUT
1. Dust furniture: Work the room from left to right, top to bottom, and dust the walls, window casings, furniture, and decorations. Use an extension dusting tool for high spots.
2. Polish furniture: Use furniture polish to give the wood a beautiful, protective gleam.
3. Polish glass surfaces: Use a dry microfiber cloth and glass cleaner to polish mirrors, inside of windows, light bulbs (let them cool first!), and other glass surfaces.
4. Strip the bed: Now that you’ve finished stirring up dust, strip the bed and put the dirty linens outside the door. Don’t make the bed yet.
1. Do smudge patrol: Using the microfiber cloth and glass cleaner, wipe down light switches, door knobs, and door frames.
2. Check walls and baseboards: Use a damp microfiber cloth to clean smudges or scuffs on walls and baseboards.
1. The mattress: Using the upholstery attachment, vacuum your bed while it’s bare. Clean mattress stains if needed.
2.The base of walls: Switch to the crevice attachment and vacuum around the room where the floor meets the walls.
3. The floor: Remove the attachments and vacuum it properly.
1. Empty the trash: Dump the can into the bag by the door then line the trash can with a plastic grocery bag or paper towel.
2. Make the bed: Put on fresh linens and make it.
3. Put things away: Take dirty linens to the laundry room and wash them. Discard trash. Return items that belong elsewhere.
MAKE IT A ROUTINE
As with any cleaning task, this bedroom cleaning checklist goes faster if you make it a habit. I’m honestly not a fan of cleaning my room, but it makes such a difference in my allergies that I do it without fail once a week.
Plus, there’s just something about sleeping in a freshly made bed on “Clean Sheet Night”… or maybe I’m just extra tired after all that work.