Spring Cleaning Tips for the Master Bedroom
The master bedroom should be the most tranquil room in the house, and a thorough spring cleaning will give it a good start to helping it stay a tranquil zone throughout the rest of the year.
This will involve cleaning into nooks and crannies and making sure that every piece of linen in the bedroom is washed, ironed, and beautiful, and while it will involve some elbow grease, the satisfaction of having an airy, organized, spotless nighttime abode will be well worth the time spent with disinfectant, mops, and other cleaning supplies.
Here’s a guide to help you:
1. The bed and bedding.
Wash all the bedding, and leave your mattress in the sun for as long as possible, remembering to flip the mattress. Evaluate whether new bed linens need to be purchased. Wash your pillows, comforter, and other throws or bed blankets.
Clear out everything from under the bed. If you have storage units under your bed, you’ll want to move those as well, so that you can vacuum, and perhaps unearth some long-lost items. Once everything underneath is spotless, return your storage items back under the bed, provided that you are sure these items belong under the bed, and couldn’t be stored in the garage, or some other place in the house.
2. Dresser drawers and bedside tables.
Pull everything out, and decide whether what is in your bedside table or dresser drawers deserves a place in your bedroom. Wipe down the surfaces, sort, declutter, and organize. Don’t settle on simply shifting items from one place of the room to another, but decide on not allowing anything onto a bedside table or dresser drawer that doesn’t belong there or serve some kind of function. Clean lampshades, and wipe down picture frames and other dust catching items within the room.
Take down curtains and have them washed. Wipe and clean window panes, window sills and ledges.
Sweep or vacuum your floor. If your carpet is looking worn, consider purchasing a new one, or having it specially cleaned. If you have wooden paneling, it may be in need of a coat of wax, or some other treatment for wooden floors.
Finally, take some time to consider whether there are any other improvements that need doing within your master bedroom that you’ve been putting off till some convenient time. This is your official chance to perfect your bedroom and make your inner lair as peaceful as possible.