Keeping your bedroom clean helps to aid relaxation and the benefits of getting a restful and rejuvenating night’s sleep are something we all need to take advantage of. You may have heard of good sleep hygiene, which means getting a healthy atmosphere and routine for bed. However, it could be difficult to achieve this if the room is too cluttered or even worse, dirty. With that being said, below, we are going to take a look at some tips and advice so that you can clean your bedroom well, which could help you get a better night’s sleep.
Checklist to clean your bedroom
To make life easier for you, we have put together a checklist on how to clean your bedroom, containing everything you need to do to ensure your bedroom sparkles.
- Take out your rubbish
- Pick up dirty clothes
- Put your clean clothes away
- Strip your bed
- Get rid of any surface clutter
- Wipe your surfaces clean with a multi-purpose cleaner
- Dust your radiators, blinds and light fixtures
- Wipe down mirrors and windows
- Sweep or vacuum your floors, depending on the type of carpet you have – the Invictus X9 could help you make quick work of this.
- Launder curtains, if possible
- Remake the bed
Are you one of those people who simply throws everything in their wardrobe, shuts the door, and figures if no one else can see it, it doesn’t count as mess. If so, you’re not alone. A lot of us do the same thing if we’re time pressured, or busy with other things. However, once you get on top of your wardrobe and have an organised system, you’ll feel much better about it.
It makes sense to start with one big clear out. You should split all of your belongings into one of the following categories, keep, sell, maybe, recycle, donate, and customise. This will help you to take stock of what you have, ensuring that you go throw all of your clothing and belongings effectively. You can vacuum pack some items you won’t need for a while, or even that you can’t make your mind up on right away. Then, store it away and come back to it when you have more time.
Once you have decided on what you are going to keep, you can get your closet organised. You could organise all of your garments in “category” and then based on colour. This will make it a lot easier for you to keep on top of everything and it’ll look great when you open it too.
You should also make sure you have got all of the equipment you need as well, from boxes for socks and underwear to hangers with rounded corners. This will ensure that you have an effective system and that your items don’t end up on the floor.
When you clean your bedroom, a big focus needs to be placed on cleaning your bed. Not only is this important so that your bed is comfortable but it is also vital in terms of your health as well. So, what do we recommend? Firstly, you should make sure that you vacuum your mattress once every month. This will help to get rid of the dust mites and dead skin on your mattress.
If you do not have one already, you need to invest in a good mattress protector. During the night, everyone perspires and sweats. This will penetrate your mattress, which will make it dirty and reduce the life expectancy of it. This is why you need to make sure you have a mattress protector in place to collect this instead. It may also help provide better support and comfort.
You also need to make sure you dust and vacuum underneath the base of your bed. This can be a breeding ground for debris, moisture, and dust. The Invictus X1 can be a real time-saver, as it is slim enough to pass in and out of the bed frame without you needing to do anything.
To remove stains from your mattress, a mixture of dish soap or gentle laundry detergent and water will typically work well. If there are any marks on the frame or headboard, consider a Magic Eraser to get them off. Check the packaging to ensure you’re able to use the cleaner on the headboard first!
There is nothing relaxing about a towering heap of underwear and unmatched socks. The best way to avoid this is to get it out of the bedroom. Out of all the rooms in your house, your bedroom is the space where clutter is the least acceptable. After all, a messy room could cause you to worry about when you’ll get around to sorting it out and you might struggle to shut off in the evening if you have piles of dirty clothing surrounding you.
Last but not least, cleaning and de-cluttering may not be fun, but both tasks are essential if you are to make your bedroom more peaceful and relaxing. After all, clutter merely causes stress and frustration, preventing you from relaxing and getting the good night’s sleep that you so desperately need.
Here are some tips on how you can get rid of clutter in your bedroom:
- Be brutal – You need to be brutal. If you have not worn something in the past year, the chances are you are not going to wear it in the coming year. Don’t hold onto things on the off chance that you may need them someday.
- Give to charity – If you have items that you no longer want or need, give them to charity. You know what they say: one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. There are bound to be people that need the things you don’t, and it can make you feel good about yourself by helping someone else out.
- Follow the one in, one out room – Now that you have created an environment that is free of clutter, you need to maintain it. To do this, you need to follow the one in, one out rule. This means that whenever you buy something new for your home you need to get rid of something that is already in there to accommodate it.
Now we’ve given you a few tips on how to clean your bedroom properly, we hope that this guide helps you to keep on top of everything. After all, once it’s clean, tidy and calm, you can enjoy the peaceful oasis that every bedroom should be.
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