The start of the Spring Cleaning Challenge yesterday has put me in the Spring Cleaning mood. You too? Then make sure you’ve entered to win the washer/dryer sets, closet organizer and steam mop!
Over the next few days, I’ll be using the tips given by the challenge co-hosts as well as my to-do list to Spring Clean my own home. Since I had already planned on teaming up with a few other bloggers for our monthly Room by Room series, I thought I’d start with the bedroom today.
Spring Cleaning the Master Bedroom Tips:
When cleaning the bedroom, I’ve found it to be extremely important to use trash, donate, and sell boxes. For some reason, bedrooms are often used as a dumping ground for items without a home. At least that’s how it is in my house!
To make the process as simple as possible, I move though the bedroom and make quick decisions regarding the destination of each item. The principle, “Touch it once and make a decision immediately” is very useful. I know using that motto can be difficult at first, but it really does get easier as the day progresses. The key is to FOCUS!
If you have kids, get them involved! You can be the decision maker and they can do the leg work!
Today’s Task: Spring Clean Master Bedroom
- Wash linens
- Wash pillows
- Flip and rotate mattresses
- Take anything that doesn’t belong in the bedroom and put it in the correct location
- Clean out nightstands (mine are packed)
- Organize dresser drawers (streamline duplicates, eliminate torn clothing)
- Hem curtains (this probably only applies to me but it”s been on my to-do list forever!)
- Wash light fixtures
- Dust ceiling fixtures and moldings.
Want a visual?
Whew, I’m tired already! You? But it’s worth it to have a bedroom that’s clean, organized, and relaxing, right?
Need more inspiration?
Taylor from Stain Removal 101 is sharing a bedroom cleaning checklist you can use for yourself or your kids, when you tell them to “go clean your room” so they know what is expected, and can do it with less supervision and with better results, the first time.
Lauren from Mama’s Laundry Talk is giving advice on tackling the issue that can make maintaining order in the bedroom almost impossible – Get Rid of Clothing Clutter in the Master Bedroom.
Jami from An Oregon Cottage will inspire you with her frugal decorating expertise in a post titled: Shop The House To Refresh A Bedroom.
If all this bedroom talk depresses you because yours is a disaster, check out the amazing transformation Nony from A Slob Comes Clean accomplished in her own disastrous master bedroom in less than ninety minutes!