When you’re cleaning your house, don’t forget to clean your bedroom! For a little help, use this simple checklist of 7 things to clean in your bedroom.
Of all the rooms in your home, you most likely spend more time in your bedroom than any other. (At least it’s definitely room you spend the longest amounts of time in!)
Since you begin and end each day in your bedroom, that space has the potential to affect your day for better or worse.
If you open your eyes each morning and see a huge mess – and have to carefully step around a cluttered floor – chances are you’ll start your day feeling overwhelmed. But if you open your eyes and the first thing you see is a cleaned room, you just may have a better start to your day.
Even though our bedrooms are so important in setting the tone for our days, it’s easy to forget about cleaning them – after all, not many people see them! But you see your bedroom – and that’s a good enough reason to make an effort.
As Katie from Embracing a Simpler Life so wisely points out, “Creating orderliness in your immediate surroundings will provide a foundation and launch point from which you can ‘attack’ the condition of the remainder of your house throughout the day.”
Depending on how messy your bedroom is, it may seem to take a long time to make a difference. But by setting aside five to ten minutes a day – even doing it before you go to bed at night – you can start to notice a difference quickly.
So what should you clean in your bedroom?
7 Things to Clean in Your Bedroom
1. Your bed
If your sheets haven’t been changed in a while, wash and dry them. While you’re at it, wash your pillows and blankets, too. While your bed is stripped, vacuum your mattress.
2. Flat surfaces
Dust will accumulate everywhere. Since you’ll spend all night breathing in all those dust particles, try to remember to regularly dust flat surfaces in your bedroom, from your headboard to your nightstand or dresser.
As you’re in the middle of dusting, put away things that shouldn’t be on your flat surfaces. Are you reading all of the books on your nightstand? Is there jewelry cluttering the top of your dresser that could be put it away? Take the time to pick up after yourself.
Clothing has a tendency to pile up – it doesn’t matter if it’s clean or dirty. Your piles of clothing are ultimately clutter, though. Put all your clean clothes away, and toss your dirty clothes in the hamper to wash.
If you’re not sure if something is clean or dirty, wash it anyway.
If you have clutter on your bedroom floor, put it away. Return your shoes and slippers to the spot you typically store them. Get any trip hazards – like electrical cords or kids toys – off the floor.
Then clean your floor – whether it’s vacuuming, sweeping or mopping.
While you shouldn’t need to clean your windows very often, at least once a year wash your bedroom windows and clean any window coverings you have.
6. Light fixtures
Just like windows, you shouldn’t have to clean your lights and light fixtures very often. But a couple times a year dust your lamps and lampshades, and clean out any overhead lights or ceiling fans.
If your bedroom is large enough, you may have a comfy chair (or even a couch!) in your bedroom. If you do, chances are it collects all sorts of belongings – from clothing to magazines to last week’s mail. Clean it off. And try to keep it cleaned off.
Once you initially clean your bedroom, try to keep it cleaned. Pick up messes before they overtake your room. And enjoy the peace of mind you’ll have once you wake up and fall asleep in a clean room!
For you, what are the hardest things to clean in your bedroom?
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