You may remember the ‘terror’ of having to clean your bedroom when you were young. The bad news is that this commitment is back again and a permanent staple in your life! You may be guilty of putting it off for a rainy day and simply never getting to it. If you notice a large pile of laundry and knick knacks out of place, chances are the seven step process below can help!
With the process below, you will discover that cleaning your bedroom needn’t be hard or take a long time. Let’s get you started!
Step 1: Set A Date
You need to commit to actually cleaning your room and not give yourself any chances to put it off. Mark a special day in your calendar when you have the time and the inclination to clean your room. By making it official, you will hold yourself accountable for your actions.
Step 2: Realign Your Expectations
Many people are guilty of procrastinating cleaning their bedrooms simply because they wish to deep clean and will settle for nothing less. The purpose of this process is to quickly clean your bedroom and move on. In short, set some realistic goals and realign your expectations. This is not the day to color code or de-clutter your closet.
Step 3: A Quick Tidy Up
Tidying your bedroom is a process most dread, but you don’t have to! You can do the following in just a few short minutes with minimal effort. First, pick up clothes you may have lying around and split them up: the laundry pile and the put away pile. Once sorted, get to it! Next, you will want to put away books and magazines that you left perching on your tabletops or chairs. The last step is to take your decor, knick knacks and small accessories and place them in a corner. Make sure to drop a clean cloth towel on top.
Step 4: Wipe Away Dust
Baseboards and crown molding are often the most ignored spots in a room. Also, these are the areas where most cobwebs and dust bunnies accumulate in due time. Grab your dust mop and clean these areas thoroughly!
Step 5: Wipe Your Furnishings
Since furniture is easily damaged by the wrong cleaning agents, use a dry microfiber cloth to dry dust in your bedroom. Get to all of your furniture pieces and be thorough in your dusting. If you wish to polish your furnishings, you can achieve great results with a slightly dampened microfiber cloth. Do not soak the cloth and do wring it out! Afterwards, dry your furnishings with a microfiber cloth again and put back your belongings.
Step 6: Remove Old Bedding
Your bed linens are the perfect breeding ground for allergens, germs and bacteria. Remove your current linens and promptly place them in the washing machine. At this point, let everything air out and don’t replace your bedding.
Step 7: Install New Bedding
Once your pillows and mattress have aired out and the dust has settled, replace your old duvet cover, pillowcases and bed sheets.