Some people clean their bedrooms every day, others clean their bedrooms once a week. However, when was the last time you actually deep cleaned your room? I don’t mean stripping the bed and giving it a quick bedroom. I mean getting into all the crevices and doing the tasks that you wouldn’t usually do.
Deep cleaning your bedroom can be an awesome weekend task for you to achieve. It allows you to freshen up your space and studies actually show that cleaning is quite good for your general wellbeing. This means that not only will you have a clean and beautiful space, but you will also feel better afterwards.
Keep reading and use this handy guide to learn how to deep clean your bedroom like a professional.
1. Clean Your Pillows
You should aim to clean your pillows every six months or quarterly if you have allergies. Any feather down pillows, as well as foam pillows, should be hand washed with warm, soapy water. Then, they should be left to air dry, preferably outdoors. Man-made fabrics such as cotton, nylon and other synthetic materials can simply be thrown in a washing machine.
Adding detergent as well as a mix of hydrogen peroxide and baking soda will help remove smells and get rid of any stains.
2. Wash Walls And Windows
Usually, when people clean their rooms, they only worry about the dust coating their bedside tables or other surfaces. However bedroom walls and windows are just as likely to get coated in dirt and debris and should be regularly cleaned for a spotless room.
Some of the other areas affected by dust can include ceiling fans, crown moulding, windowsills, and even vents. The best thing for you to do is use a clean cotton mop to dust down your walls from the top to the bottom. You can even use a vacuum to give a deep clear to hard to reach spots.
Dust in your home can be detrimental to your health, so it is important that you get rid of it.
3. Deodorize And Flip Your Mattress
Have a musty smell in your room? It might be coming from your mattress!
While you sleep, many things are actually infiltrating your mattress such as sweat, dust, skin cells, allergens, and even mites. That is why it is so important to deodorize your mattress often. This will help remove the musty smell but also get rid of mites and other materials that can impact your sleep and your health.
In addition to deodorizing your mattress, ensure you regularly flip your mattress so you. This way, you won’t wear uneven spots into your bed, and it will stay more comfortable for longer.
4. Deep Clean Your Sheets
At a minimum, bed sheets should be washed weekly on a regular cycle in the washing machine. This will help keep you clean while you sleep, but also keep your bed sheets clean and soft.
When you deep clean, however, it can be an opportunity to clean all your bedding, including a mattress skirt or quilt you might not get to on a weekly basis. Additionally, during a deep clean, consider laundry stripping your sheets when you do a deep clean.
Laundry stripping is a washing technique that revives linens with a deep clean that lifts up grime and buildup that may not come off during a normal laundry wash cycle. A typical cleaning mix includes borax, laundry detergent and a washing soda, but check your sheets first to understand what chemicals you can use on them.
5. Take Out All The Trash
The final step to a deep clean is to take out all the trash. Look under your bed for a lost sock, or tags from new clothing and make sure they get into the trash. Small things like dryer sheets or even snack wrappers can be easily left on night stands or fall under the bed. Ensure you get trash out of your bathroom and any other location in your bedroom so you have a calming, peaceful, and junk free space.
Because we spend so much time in our bedrooms, it is easy for the space to become cluttered and full of things. However, with regular cleaning and the occasional deep clean, you can transform your bedroom into the most relaxing room in the house.