How To Spring Clean Your Bedroom

How To Spring Clean Your Bedroom

Today I am going to give you some tips and tricks on how to Spring clean your bedroom.

I am one of those perverse people that actually enjoy cleaning. Sure, I’ll start to lose my mojo after an hour or so, but the satisfaction of a fully clean, organised room spurs me on. 

How To Spring Clean Your Bedroom


I periodically deep clean my room but as I can’t move everything out and into another room, which would be most ideal, I do it by attacking each wall of my room one at a time. For instance, when doing the wall that sits my drawers and large bookcase, I will move whatever needs moving onto my bed or the other corners of the room, once cleaned I’ll move everything back and go onto the next corner. Whilst it would be easier to take everything out and blitz an empty room I can’t facilitate that so taking it wall by wall is what works best. Plus, if you can’t do your whole room within a one day period you don’t have to worry about everything being out of place if you’re only doing a wall at a time. As well as breaking the cleaning into sections of my room, I mentally break it down further. For instance:

Wall One

Excuse the old photo of my room, if you saw my Bad Blogger, Happy Human post you know that my bedroom is undergoing a complete change at the minute. I currently have two sets of main drawers, two bookcases, four bedside tables and more filling up my room. In retrospect I probably should have sold my old furniture before buying the new.. – ah well.

I wrote this post a while back and took some pictures but meant to take more, now there isn’t really a room to take pictures of, just a storage facility.

How To Spring Clean Your Bedroom

Remove everything off drawer surface

Dust

Wash down drawer surface

Empty drawers

Sort through clothes; keep, charity, throw away

Refold and replace

Take everything off bookcase

Dust

Wash bookcase surfaces

Pull out drawers & bookcase

Dust; skirting board, ceiling corners, air-vent and clock

Vac

Put everything back.

Bedroom Spring Cleaning Checklist

Whilst your checklist will vary some depending on your own room layout and the things you own, here’s an overall checklist you can work off when Spring cleaning. 

How To Spring Clean Your Bedroom

Initial 

[  ] Remove everything from surfaces

[  ] Remove everything from inside drawers

[  ] Sort through above; keep, charity, throw away

[  ] Pull out large furniture

[  ] Pull out under bed storage

Wash

[  ] Wash down all surfaces

[  ] Inside of drawers

[  ] Windowsill and windows

[  ] Mirrors

[  ] Lamp shades; ceiling and table

[  ] Fans/Dehumidifiers 

As someone who cannot sleep without the noise of a fan I know how important it is to dismantle and clean your fans regularly. They catch the dust and dead skin from around your room – and that is just gross. Dehumidifiers have a built in vent that you can simply remove and vacuum. Doing this also improves the longevity of the product.

Dust

Top Tip: Don’t use furniture polish to dust, nor a dry cloth. Always use a damp cloth as this collects the dust best rather than just scattering it into the air to settle again a couple of minutes later.

[  ] Ornaments

[  ] Skirting board

[  ] Ceiling corners

[  ] Air-vent

[  ] Blinds

[  ] Wall hangings

[  ] Behind radiator 

[  ] Skirting board

[  ] On top of wardrobe 

Top Tip: Don’t forget the tops of surfaces that you cannot see, like the top of your wardrobe or bookcase. A great way of making sure you don’t miss any surfaces or areas is to start from the top down, this is a tip my Grandma taught my Mum.

Clothes

[  ] Empty drawers and wardrobe

[  ] Sort through clothes; Keep, charity, throw away

[  ] Organise into active seasons

Top Tip: This is something I started doing a few of years ago and I love it. Although British weather isn’t a hundred percent reliable you can pretty much guarantee you won’t be needing thick jumpers during Summer, nor Summer dresses in winter. Remember to keep out clothes that are suitable for all seasons, for instance a dress that works during the heat of Summer but can be layered with fleece tights in Winter.

[  ] Refold and replace

Bed

[  ] Flip mattress

[  ] Hang pillows and quilt covers outside

Top Tip: I love doing this. Hanging your bedding outside, allowing it fresh air and sun, is a brilliant way of re-fluffing them. The Sun works as a natural disinfectant, leaving the pillows and quilt clean and plumped up like new. One of the reasons pillows and quilts flatten over time is they absorb moisture, so by placing them in the sun on a bright day that moisture evaporates. 

[  ] Change bedding

Vac

[  ] Everywhere; behind large furniture, underneath you bed and inside any built-in cupboards

Extra

[  ] Sort through makeup

[  ] Sort through books; keep or charity

[  ] Pull down and wash curtains


How To Spring Clean Your Bedroom

For those of you who are not a natural cleaner here are some ways of motivating you to start, and more importantly, finish cleaning your bedroom:

  • Playlist of high energy songs.
  • Watch a fun series you have seen many times before but still love. This way you won’t be distracted trying to keep up with whats going on but it you want a short respite you can drink a brew and watch a couple of minutes of the show.
  • Buy something new for you room. By the same token as buying a beautiful new dress in a size smaller than you currently are to motivate weight loss, buy a new piece of room decor or furniture with the intention of not using it until you have cleaned your room. Obviously don’t buy extra clutter to motivate a de-cluttering and cleaning session, but if you have been eyeing a new picture, or a new bedding set then treat yourself to it with the pledge that it will not be used until you can really appreciated it in a lovely, clean and organised room. Another money saving option would be a beautiful bouquet of flowers or a new indoor plant, a lot cheaper but still a wonderful addition to your bedroom.

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27 Comments

  1. April 23, 2018 / 5:48 am

    I don’t always love cleaning, but when I do I go all out. Literally every inch of my room gets cleaned and picked up lol. I also clean when I’m angry so hey, that’s productive right?! Haha
    I know you said the photo is not recent but I think your room looks super cute!!

    • Sarah
      Author
      April 25, 2018 / 11:26 pm

      Very productive 😉 and it is easy to suddenly go from just dusting down one surface to move every piece of furniture to vac under and behind it.. 2 hours later and you’re like.. Wait? What? 😂

      • April 26, 2018 / 4:51 am

        Lmao! Yes! I can relate! And the thing I hate about myself is that i can never finish one thing at a time. Like I’m folding laundry and putting it away and if something in my closet needs to be moved or clean up, I end up doing that immediately and won’t go back to folding laundry unless I remember that I was doing that or find something else to do. My cleaning is all over the place lol.

        • Sarah
          Author
          April 27, 2018 / 12:35 am

          Lol, I do switch back and forth a bit but I’m obsessive enough to finish everything.. maybe too obsessive, I have to finish stuff quickly otherwise I get anxious lol. For example, getting home from holiday and my suitcase is fully unpacked and everything out back where it belongs within an hour 🤔😂

          • April 27, 2018 / 5:27 am

            Lol I wish I was a bit more like you, 9/10 when I clean a little here and there, it looks like I haven’t done anything and p/or I have made a bigger mess 😭😂
            But that’s nice that you’re very organized. I try and try but my boys….they leave clothes EVERYWHERE even though the hampers are inches away lol.

          • Sarah
            Author
            April 28, 2018 / 12:59 am

            Lol, very annoying. Men.. strange creatures 😉

  2. April 19, 2018 / 6:01 pm

    Hmm I love cleaning too. Feels strangely cathartic. But you know what I hate above all? The spokes of the fan. They suck. Thankfully here we’ve got a tiny one which does not have exposed spokes that can be opened and cleaned. Now the dilemma is not having a clue about cleaning it 😛 I lam eyeing the cushion that says ‘naps fix everything’ – ’tis the most solid answer for all problems in life. xx

    • Sarah
      Author
      April 20, 2018 / 2:51 am

      I dismantle mg fan and wash it in a bucket.. the metal frame and blades, nothing electrical obviously 😉 the rest I just damp dust.
      It was a present, but I believe it is from Zoella’s homeware line 😊 xx

      • April 20, 2018 / 12:59 pm

        Zoella’s homeware haul is eye-catching, Sarah. Now why would you do that I am battling a severe case of online shopping addiction :-/

        • Sarah
          Author
          April 20, 2018 / 10:02 pm

          😉😄

  3. April 19, 2018 / 6:58 am

    Sarah I also love spring cleaning (weird for a guy right? 😂) there is nothing better, then walking into a clean room!

    Great tips, especially on the damp cloth and mattress flip! I love a great play list, as it really makes spring cleaning fun!

    Hope all is going well with re decorating your room.

    • Sarah
      Author
      April 20, 2018 / 2:25 am

      😊 I’ve known a few guys that like to clean but they are few and fair between 😉 Thank you, it’s going slow, but going.. 😊

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