Follow this printable weekly bedroom cleaning checklist to get your bedroom truly clean. You’ll reduce 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 NEW and IMPROVED weekly bedroom cleaning checklist at the bottom of this article. That way you’ll understand the steps involved. Doing them in the order indicated cleans efficiently and keeps you from messing up an area you’ve already done.
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 pillow cases
- Vacuum cleaner with upholstery and crevice attachments
- Homemade air freshener or a jar of air freshener gel (optional)
Pick up what doesn’t belong
1. Start with a tidy bedroom using the daily cleaning routine. Skip making your bed.
2. 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 Dusting and Polishing
1. Dust furniture: Work the room from left to right, top to bottom, and dust the walls, window casings, furniture, and knickknacks. 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, cool light bulbs, and other glass surfaces.
<4. Strip the bed: Now that you’re done 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 the mattress 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 the floor 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 fresh linens on the bed and make it.
3. Put things away: Take dirty linens to the laundry room and wash them. Discard trash. Return items that belong elsewhere.
Honestly, I’m not a fan of bedroom cleaning day but it makes such a difference in the quality of my sleep since there’s less dust in the air to irritate my allergies. 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.
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