When we think about spring cleaning, most of us would naturally think of things like our kitchen, bathroom, floors, even the garage. But your bedroom probably needs the attention just as much as those other places. After all, you spend (hopefully) at least 8 hours a day in there. If you aren’t sure what else to do other than vacuum, here is a checklist for spring cleaning your bedroom.
1. Wash What You Can
You can’t throw your mattress into the washing machine, but you can strip the bed of all quilts and blankets, duvets, mattress protectors, pillows, etc. Take everything off and wash it. To keep feather pillows or comforters from clumping, grab 2 new tennis balls and stick them in a couple of clean socks and tie them up. Put them in the dryer with your bedding.
2. Turn Your Mattress
Now is a good time to turn or flip your mattress according to the manufacturer’s recommendations.
3. Dust All Surfaces
You know you need to dust and polish your nightstand, dresser, and headboard. But how long has it been since you dusted your ceiling fan and along the top of your door and window frames? You can actually dust your ceiling fan with a pillowcase, so you don’t get dust everywhere.
4. Clean the Floors
With all the bedding removed, now is the perfect time to get as far under the bed as possible when you vacuum. If you can, move the bed out of the way to vacuum all the way underneath. For hard floors, vacuum first, then polish. If you have a carpet streamer or shampooer, now is the time to use it.
5. Curtains and Blinds
If your curtains are washable, take them down and wash them now. Most can be washed on the gentle cycle with cold water, or dry cleaned. If you have blinds, it’s its time to dust them. Use the upholstery or blind attachment on your vacuum cleaner, and spot clean any marks. For fabric blinds, try a lint brush or roller. While you’re doing the blinds or curtains, wash the windows.