Bedroom Spring Cleaning Checklist

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.
  • Vacuum

Want a visual?

spring cleaning bedroom checklist


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!


    • iDreamOfClean says

      It’s whatever you want it to be! I’m just focusing on the Master because the kid’s rooms are surprisingly clean. (I mean, that could change in 2 seconds…but we straighten them up almost every day. And they’re still young enough to think paper towel rolls are awesome tunnels for cars, so we are doing our best to limit the amount of toys.)

      But, if you are asking for the spring cleaning challenge, don’t worry about doing everything I’m doing. Do less…or more…Just make it work for you. We all have different circumstances, types of homes, # of “distractions”, so spring cleaning will look different for everyone! The goal it just to have our home in a little better shape than it was before :)

  1. says

    I cringed when you mention FOCUS that is one area I am always lacking in when it comes spring cleaning the master bedroom, I start on the closet and then find a stash of old letters and start reading through them. Or I start on the dresser, and see that those frames I bought a few weeks ago still need pictures in them so I go off to do that. It is horrible!

    • iDreamOfClean says

      I completely understand!! I’m easily distracted too…and have built in distractions (kiddos) around me! But, if I can somehow work around and stick to the task at hand, it works wonders for productivity.

      You can do it!!

    • iDreamOfClean says

      You don’t have to do it all!! Unless you are just trying to follow along. But, seriously, don’t feel any pressure to clean everything mentioned here every day.

      The visual is a guide that can be used when filling out the custom cleaning sheet ( but I don’t do everything on that list. For example, I don’t have summer/winter sheets and comforter sets but I know some people do…that’s why it’s on the list.

      The bullet points above the visual is my list. Washing the sheets/pillows will take the longest (but thankfully, all I’ll have to do is stick them in the machine!). The hemming that needs to be done is with an iron in tape (shortcut!) and we only have a small 4 drawer dresser. My husband’s nightstand is in good shape b/c he’s awesome like that, but mine is the one that needed to be cleaned out. So, all in all, my bedroom doesn’t take much time to clean b/c there’s not much stuff in there.

      But, my office, closet, and kitchen…THAT’s a different story…and I’m not looking forward to cleaning those :)

      Just do what you can…the goal is not to have a perfectly spotless home…the goal is to make small improvements so our house is in a little bit better shape than it was previously.

  2. Carmen says

    I’m thinking you must all be SAHMs, because there is no way I have energy for this much cleaning after working 9 hours, feeding my child and getting her to bed. That said, I’m hoping to get a lot done this weekend.

    • iDreamOfClean says

      There are all kinds of moms reading this blog. SAHM, WAHM, WOHM, Homeschooling moms, soon to be moms, and never will be moms. That’s the beauty of it! We are all different. We have different lifestyles, preferences, and desires.

      All that said, spring cleaning can definitely take more time than maintenance cleaning. These tips are meant to be guidelines, not a “must-do” list and they can be done on your own timeframe. Including weekends :)

      The visual is just a little checklist that everyone can use as a guideline when filling out a custom list (

      Oh, and if it makes you feel any better, I just wrote a guest post about how to have a “mini” spring cleaning session during those really busy seasons in life :)

      Have fun Spring Cleaning this weekend!

  3. Sharon says

    I love the touch it once idea. I am terribly indecisive about where to put things or if I should hang on to them or get rid of them. I am especially bad when it comes to cleaning my desk. I find papers that require further action and I just set them right back down and then they get mixed in with the other stuff I haven’t looked at yet.

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