I recently did a complete clean, tidy and reorganise of our main bedroom and whilst I was doing it, I thought this would be a great idea for an upcoming blog post. I’m a big believer in a tidy home equals a tidy mind. So I try my hardest to keep organised, and if I notice things slipping I try to find the time to change it as soon as I have the chance. This includes the bedroom, and if I’m honest it can be one of the most important rooms to keep on top of. Not only do you sleep there, and mess can really disturb your sleep, but its the place you spend the majority of your time when you include getting ready too.
First of all, get everything ready that you might need. Dusters, microfibre cloths vacuum and cleaning products. Open up any windows in the room and get to work.
Dust, vacuum and spot clean.
Start from the top, making sure you get any cobwebs and pay attention to light fittings and the tops of high furniture. Then get to dusting, stripping the bed at the same time and leaving it all to air. Once everywhere is dusted (I prefer damp dusting with a microfibre cloth) then it time to consider the floor. Whether you have hard floors or carpet you need to concentrate on vacuuming or sweeping the floor first. If like me this is where you mainly brush and dry your hair I try to vacuum a couple of times a week. I have long hair, and it can be a nightmare to pick up with a vacuum so, in my opinion, doing it more often works best. Make sure you do under the bed too! Then mop or steam clean the floor if you have hardwood or vinyl flooring. Carpet cleaning is the next job if you do have a carpet or a rug. There are some great reasonably priced carpet cleaners on the market if you are wanting to do it yourself, or hire one.
Declutter the wardrobe
This may seem like a big job, but once you get started its actually quite cathartic. If you are short of space buy some of the vacuum bags and split your wardrobe into warm and cold weather clothing. Pass on or send to the charity shop any clothing or shoes that you no longer need. I have covered this topic in more detail before HERE. I try to do this task regularly, setting myself little goals of what I would like to get rid of. For example this year I wanted to get rid of 30 items of clothing or shoes by the end of the year.
It may seem daft but I love watching both youtube videos of people decluttering Kon Marie style, to give me an incentive whilst I’m organising a room, it really does help!
Clean the windows and any window coverings
Now that everywhere if clean and dusted its time to pay attention to some of the areas you might not think about including the windows and doors. I use a little handheld window cleaner which works really well. I also clean all of the doors and skirting boards. Use a bowl of hot soapy water (I try to use as little chemicals in my cleaning as I possibly can) and make sure you have lots of rags and cloths for this job to make sure everywhere is dry afterwards. Pay attention to any light pulls, door handles and light switches too.
Change the bedding
My bedroom with clean bedding. I don’t have carpet but do have a rug by the side of my bed.
For an instant lift to a room, changing the bedding can have the biggest impact. I change mine every Tuesday. I think choosing a day makes life so much easier as you then never forget. I keep my fresh bedding under the bed in storage. I always use both mattress and pillow protectors. Yes, they are an added investment but they are invaluable I think. I like to air the bed every day, and if I’m honest I leave it like that all day. I plump and rearrange all of the pillows, then shake the duvet, halving it and placing it neatly over the bottom footboard of the bed.
Organise the room
This final stage is the most important one, and this will help with the ongoing cleaning and organisation of the bedroom. My advice would be to have a few items in your bedroom to help keep it organised. I have an ensuite with a small selection of cleaning items in, so they are easily to hand.
Putting systems into place will help you so much. This can mean making sure you have a simple waste paper basket in the corner of the room. That your drawers are decluttered and you have boxes or dividers to keep things neat and in there place. I added boxes in my wardrobe for shoes and another to keep my hairdryer and styling tools all in one place. Also the ladder above for my makeup and skin care with acrylic boxes so I could divide like things together.
So those are my top 5 tips for a clean, organised and tidy bedroom. If you have any more to add, I’d love to see them, please add them to the comment section.