Bedrooms tend to be the places where we spend the most amount of our time in. Hence it would make sense why the room accumulates a lot of clothes, jewelry, shoes, and miscellaneous items.
A weekly or monthly deep clean is a good way to get rid of clutter. It also helps to have an organized bedroom.
But how does one start with such a project? It can be challenging to figure out where to start when you want to clean your space thoroughly. Oftentimes, having a clear plan and a checklist is extremely helpful.
How To Deep Clean Bedroom?
With a checklist and clear steps to strategically tackle the clutter in your room, you would be equipped to tackle your clutter.
You would also be able to finish your bedroom cleaning project in a day or two.
In this article, we’ll show you what steps to follow and other tips and hacks to thoroughly clean your bedroom.
Here are the steps to follow to deep clean your bedroom in no time:
Step 1: Take Out the Trash
Before you begin with everything else, you should first get rid of the trash you found on the floor.
If you don’t have a wastebasket in your bedroom, it might be time that you get one.
From all the late-night munching or the miscellaneous tags, you tore off your clothing items right before you left. This trash can accumulate a considerable amount of trash and clutter.
Collect all this trash in your wastebasket. Or, better yet, throw away the trash and keep an empty wastebasket in your bedroom.
Step 2: Collect All The Dirty Clothes
Now, go through your closet and around your room to collect all the dirty clothes.
Perhaps you have small clothing items on your bed, sofa, or on the floor. Sort through all of these items and separate them to keep the dirty clothes in a laundry basket.
The remaining clean clothes should be kept back in the closet. As a result, your room is free of any clothing items that can considerably lead to clutter and make your room untidy.
You can also opt to keep a hamper in your bedroom if you have space.
This way, you can place your dirty clothes in it instead of leaving them on the floor when you are in a rush.
Step 3: Strip the Bed and Take Off Curtains
Your bed sheets, pillows, and curtains have to be washed regularly.
However, curtains don’t need to be cleaned as frequently. Hence, remove the pillowcases, bed sheets, comforters, and duvet. Your comforter should be washed as well, though not as regularly.
Pillows on your bed must be washed after every few months, but bed sheets more frequently.
Step 4: Start a Load of Laundry
Amongst all the dirty clothes, pillowcases, sheets, duvets, and comforter you have collected, sort through it.
Separate the items that can be washed in the laundry and the others that have to be hand-washed. You could also make a separate category of clothes that have to be dry-cleaned.
Then, start a load of laundry for them while you clean the rest of the room. Once washed, you can add the clothes to the dryer as well or hang the curtains to air-dry.
Step 5: Collect All Items from Dressers, Nightstands, Study Tables, and Racks
Since your bed is now empty, you can use it as your work surface.
Lay a linen sheet on the bed to keep your mattress dust-free. Now, collect all the clutter and items from your nightstands, study table, dresser, and any shelves or racks.
Place all of these items on your bed. You now have an even surface to clean, which will be much easier. It would also be easier for you to sort through your items that need to be kept or discarded.
Step 6: Wipe Surfaces Clean
Dust not just accumulates on nightstands, dressers, or your bed.
It can also accumulate on the walls. This is why an occasional wash or wipe down of the tables and the walls is important.
Now that these surfaces are clean of clutter, it’s the best time for cleaning the empty surfaces.
Get a bucket of water and add liquid soap to it. Then, use a mop to clean the walls and use a damp cloth to clean windowsills, tables, dressers, etc.
Pay attention to all the nooks and crannies of each piece of furniture and make sure to clean it all thoroughly.
This will ensure a deep clean of your bedroom, and you won’t have to return to clean it again.
Step 7: Dust Light Fixtures and Ceiling Fans
Don’t forget the higher-up light fixtures and ceiling fans. These require an occasional thorough clean-up as well.
If you don’t want to take your curtains off and wash them, you can simply use a duster to clean the dust off them. Alternatively, you can use your vacuum cleaner and set it on low to clean your curtains.
You can also use the same things to clean your light fixtures and ceiling fans. Slip an old pillowcase on the fan blades to collect all the falling dust.
This step will also ensure that your bedroom is allergen-free and hence thoroughly cleaned. Lastly, don’t forget to clean the light switches and doorknobs as well.
Step 8: Vacuum or Sweep the Floor
Now, it’s time to give your floor some attention. If you have a carpeted floor surface, it’s likely that you probably have a lot of clutter or dust. Hence, use a vacuum cleaner at high speed to catch all this dust and dirt.
However, if you have an area rug, clean it with a vacuum and remove it from the floor so you can sweep it. If you have hardboard floors, take warm soapy water and sweep the floor with the mop.
Make sure to get under the bed to catch all accumulated dust or clutter. If you have any lightweight furniture, then set it outside your room before you sweep the floor.
You can also sprinkle some baking soda on the carpet or rug before vacuuming it to ensure deeper cleaning. Moreover, if you have a humidifier, add one part water and one part vinegar to it.
Then, after an hour or two, sweep the floor with a mop.
Step 9: Rearrange Items on Surfaces
Remember the clutter and items you kept on your bed? It’s time to give them a little bit of TLC as well. Take each item from the bed and determine whether it is actually something you need.
Oftentimes, we tend to keep items in our room that we don’t really need.
So we keep them on the dresser or nightstand and forget about them. Similarly, we also sometimes keep items we had been using at the wrong place.
This strategy will help you sort through your items, discard unneeded ones, and place them in their right spot.
It’s important to discard unneeded items because you would also be deeply cleaning your room this way.
As you sort through the items you want to keep, make sure you wipe the dust down from them as well.
Step 10: Re-Make Your Bed and Hang Curtains
There’s nothing better than getting into fresh sheets and comforters.
By this time, your laundry and curtains have been cleaned and dried. Now that your room is entirely clean and organized spend some time setting the bed.
Hang the curtains as well. Arrange bed sheets, comforter, duvet, throws, and pillowcases on the bed. Don’t rush this process, and make sure you set the bed immaculately.
Step 11: Put Away Clean Clothes
Your clothing laundry should also be ready to be kept back now.
Fold your clothes or hang them on hangers and arrange them in your closet. Make sure to keep the frequently used ones at an accessible reach to you.
Keep your hamper in your room empty so you can throw in all your dirty clothes there instead of on the floor.
At this point, you should also go through your closet and discard all the items you don’t use anymore. Having fewer clothes means you have a cleaner room.
Step 12: Arrange Storage Places (Optional)
This is an optional step you can consider if you want a much deeper clean-up of your room. Storage places like your dresser, drawers, and nightstand drawers can be cleaned as well.
You can get rid of unneeded or miscellaneous items from these places. Make sure to wipe the empty drawers with a damp cloth before returning the items.
Your last step for a deep clean-up should be to closely examine your room to see if something else is left. If you can see and smell a clean room, you’re done!
A clean and organized bedroom leads to a more relaxing and stress-free time for you.
It can help you unwind in your comfy bed. Don’t forget to try these steps, trips, and hacks to have the ultimate clean bedroom!
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