I’ve always been big on keeping my bedroom clean. Growing up, there was just something about coming home from school to a clean room. (That, plus the fact that my mom would clean my room FOR me if I didn’t keep it clean, and I couldn’t have THAT!)
As I got older, my bedroom was the place I studied and I came to relax after a long day of work. After I got married, it was even more important to keep our room clean, comfortable and a place of sanctuary, really.
So when professional blogger Sofia Lewis contacted me to see if I’d be interesting in publishing her article on “Keeping Your Bedroom Clean and Tidy”, I thought it was a fantastic idea!
So, without further ado…here’s Sofia!
A clean and tidy bedroom should be part of your daily house cleaning routine. You will find that it is fairly easy to get your whole house feeling it’s best if you pay attention to the details, and don’t shirk from tidying and cleaning the house as you pass through it, when you have time. Domestic cleaning is not about spending ages on one day of the week scrubbing and mopping, and if it is for you, then you should get a professional cleaner to come in. The fact is that a little maintenance every day can go a long way towards ensuring that your domestic cleaning is something that does not really bother you that much in the long run. Having a contract cleaner is another way to take the pressure off, but that is not an option that is available to all budgets, and it can be more satisfying to do these things yourself.
Have a look over the following bedroom cleaning tips, to see if any of them help you, and be aware that these tips are to be part of a light routine, rather than a deep cleaning one, so there is no upholstery cleaning nor any carpet cleaning involved.
- Make the bed. You will find that a freshly-made bed immediately makes the room look better ordered, and will ensure that you have a place to lay clothes as you fold them up and put them away. You don’t need to have anything crazy, like decorative pillows and piles of cuddly toys, but ensuring that the bed looks ordered will make the whole room feel better immediately.
- Tidy the rest of the room. Remove all extraneous items like cups, newspapers and all that is not needed in the bedroom. You will find that this again helps to make the place look better straight away. If you are the kind of person that flings their clothes over the end of the bed, or onto a chair, then this is the time to put them away, and to ensure that there is nothing out of place. Having everything set in place and out of sight will mean that there is less to clean around as well, so it is aiding the rest of the process, as well as being aesthetically pleasing.
- Dust the room, from top to bottom. You will find that this means that there is less of a chance of any dust that you are removing from one place will settle on another one that you have just cleaned. You will also find that having a sensible order in which to do these things will prevent you from missing any bits of the cleaning out. Ensure that you have removed all dust from the ceiling and light fittings before you move on to dusting the shelves, sills and mantle. Use a feather duster for areas that you can’t reach, and a dust cloth for those that you can. Polish up anything that needs it at this point as well.
- After all this is done, you can vacuum the floor. If you have a wooden floor it is essential that you do this before you mop it, as otherwise sharper bits of dirt and stones brought in on shoes can get into the mop, and scratch away the varnish from the floor, leaving marks. This can open the wood up to water damage as well, so it is essential that you are careful with these things.
Awesome tips, Sofia, thank you! (I especially like the reminder about making the bed – it’s so true, once the bed is made, it really makes the entire room look more put-together!) You can see more of Sofia’s articles on her Google+ page by clicking HERE!
As for you, what is your best tip for keeping bedrooms clean?