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7 Tips for Keeping Your Bedroom Spotless

7 Tips for Keeping Your Bedroom Spotless
November 2, 2020

Many of us focus on keeping common areas in our homes neat and tidy, but our bedroom sanctuaries tend to get a little, shall we say, messy. It’s easy to do this as we usually spend time sleeping here, so why worry about the mess? 

7 Tips for Keeping Your Bedroom Spotless

The thing is, when you let your bedroom get messy, you allow dust to build up and unthinkable things to collect in your bed. Clutter is also bad for the mind, so trying to get some sleep in a room in complete disarray, or waking up to clutter, can mess with our minds without even realizing it. 

If you are one of the many who have a closed-door bedroom policy to hide your chaos, use these seven tips to keep it spotless and serene.

1. Declutter

First, start with a clean slate. Do a complete bedroom declutter using these easy steps:

Start by looking at all the clothes that have landed on the floor, your bedroom chair, or tossed on your dresser. Either put them in the laundry, hang them up or stash them in a dresser. Anything you don’t need can go in the trash, to charity, or sold online.

Next, assess your closet and decide if there is anything you don’t wear anymore. If it’s in good condition, either give it to a friend, drop it off for charity, or sell it online. Do the same to all your dresser drawers.

Now it’s time to look at anything you don’t wear, such as magazines, books, papers, workout equipment, etc. If you use it, find a place to store it. If you don’t trash it, give it away, or sell it.

Finally, take advantage of all that new space in your closet and dresser drawers. Organize each drawer to separate things like socks, undergarments, and accessories, and stick to those drawers when putting away the laundry — yes, you will now be putting your laundry away!

You now have your room organized and can try your best to make sure everything is put away to avoid creating more clutter.

2. Pick-up laundry

Your bedroom is often a place where clothes begin to pile up mysteriously. It’s even worse if you are a fashion maven who changes several times a day. To help reduce laundry pile-ups, switch to a laundry pick up method instead:

  • Keep a laundry basket or sack in your room, and instead of dropping dirty clothes on the floor, place them in the laundry.
  • If you change, put your clothes not ready for the laundry just yet, keep a pretty basket in your room and at least fold your clothes and put them in the basket.
  • Keep a separate laundry “sack” hanging on a bedroom door knob where you can place anything that requires dry cleaning so you keep it out of sight, but can also then just take the sack with you to drop off your laundry.

When you do the laundry, be sure to hang everything up or fold it and put it away.

3. Vacuum

Vacuuming the bedroom might seem like a waste of time, but you seriously want to rid your sleeping space of dust and dust bunnies that love to hide under the bed. Use your vacuum to:

  • Vacuum the entire floor area, including under the bed, chairs, side tables, etc.
  • Remove your sheets, vacuum the mattress, and put the sheets in the laundry.
  • If you have attachments, use them to vacuum your lampshades and drapes.

If you don’t have a vacuum and have hard surface floors, use a broom, and make sure you get under the bed!

4. Dust

Dust all the surfaces in your bedroom, such as your dresser and side tables. Try to do this once a week, or at least once a month.

5. Make the bed

Not making your bed is an easy habit to get into. However, there are many reasons you should make your bed every day:

  • When you make your bed, it becomes a morning ritual that helps start your day off on the right foot.
  • When you come home after work, you reduce stress levels as your bedroom is neat and tidy, keeping the mind calm.
  • Your room always looks cleaner when your bed is made.

A made bed is always more inviting, encouraging your mind to relax and be ready for sleep.

6. Keep your bed fresh

To make your bed even more inviting, commit to keeping your bed linens clean with these tips:

  • Bed sheets should be washed once a week. If you can’t manage this, aim for twice a week, or at least once a month.
  • Your duvet cover should be washed each season, so a pretty manageable schedule, although it’s easy to forget. Consider adding an alert on your phone as a reminder.

If you don’t have a duvet cover, it can be cumbersome or close to impossible to wash your comforter. Consider using a fresh spritz of a linen deodorizer once a month to keep your room fresh, and then bring your comforter to the dry cleaners every season.

7. Get organized with storage

A common reason condo dwellers have messy bedrooms is that they lack storage space. Here are some storage ideas to help keep things neat and optimize your small space:

  • Install shelves in your closet where you can place baskets to store smaller items.
  • Use an old school clothing rack in your room to take on closet overflow.
  • Use a hanging shoe tree on the back of your bedroom door to organize shoes, or even slide in accessories like scarves.
  • Use bookshelves as a creative headboard where you can place small baskets of clothes or declutter other surfaces by placing books, magazines on shelves and in baskets.
  • Buy a laundry sack instead of using a hamper so you can hang it on a doorknob to take up less space.
  • Use the space under the bed with handy organizers to hold things like seasonal clothes, lesser worn items, bed linens, etc.
  • Buy a bed with built-in drawers.
  • Use cork tiles on the wall to create handy storage space for jewelry using sturdy push pins as hangers.
  • Use hooks on the wall (or on the inside of your bedroom or closet door) to hang clothes you plan to wear again or for your accessories like scarves.
  • Use drawer organizers to keep everything neatly in place to make things easier to find.
  • You can also think outside the box and consider less conventional items for your bedroom, such as bathroom caddies, tote bags, etc. 

For more tips to keep your bedroom spotless, call Maid4Condos for home and condo cleaning services at (647) 822-0601 or contact us here.

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