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Pop quiz – what room do you spend more time in than any other in the house? If you guessed your bedroom, you’re right! You spend about one-third of your lifetime snoozing away, so it makes sense that you’d want to make your bedroom as clean as possible – and that doesn’t mean just washing the sheets.
Begin with the bed
Your bed is the most important piece of furniture in your home – it’s where you drift off to sleep every night to recharge for the next day. But when you show your bed some TLC, you might find you rest just a little easier after you’ve given it the once over.
Kill the clutter!
Once your bed is clean (even under the mattress!), it’s time to declutter the rest of the room. To simplify the process, try this approach: make your way around the room with three large garbage bags, one for collecting items that don’t belong in the bedroom, one for things that need to either be recycled or donated, and another for stuff to be tossed in the trash. Think about your knickknacks and consider whether you are still interested in them or if they’re mostly collecting dust. Along with the main parts of the room, make sure to clean out your closets and any dressers or cabinets.
Deal with dust
The key to dusting is working down from the top. Going from higher surfaces to lower ones means you won’t end up having to dust twice!
Down with drapes (curtains too)
No need to get too crazy – you may be able to clean drapes using your vacuum’s hose attachment. If you notice strong odors on your drapes or curtains, then dry cleaning may be necessary.
Get low for the best results
Use warm, soapy water to wipe down baseboards. Then remove any area rugs and vacuum. If you have hardwood, vacuum and mop those floors. To freshen up carpets, try sprinkling them with some baking soda and letting it sit for a few minutes. Then vacuum the rug twice, once each direction, to deep clean into the pile of your carpet.
Reward your efforts with a few bedroom extras
Spring cleaning is a good excuse to freshen up your bedroom, maybe invest in a new mattress cover or redo your décor. Here’s a few ideas to get you started.
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