Spring is here!
You know what that means!
Baseball games, backyard cookouts, homegrown veggies, freshly picked flowers, and Spring Cleaning.
Okay, so most of that sounds great, right?
Spring Cleaning is actually not that bad if you know how to do it correctly.
It can even be a little fun.
To be honest, I’m one of those crazy ladies that loves the Spring Cleaning festivities. I have ever since I was a kid.
There was just something about knowing that every inch of my room was fresh, clean, and dust free.
Maybe that’s why I always start my own Whole House Spring Cleaning in the master bedroom.
Today I’d love to share my annual routine and best tips so you can refresh your own bedroom and kick off the Spring Cleaning season with a good night’s sleep in a spotless space.
First up on your to-do list is to remove everything you possibly can from the room.
Chairs, tables, rugs, accent furniture, baskets, basically anything you can physically pick up and take out.
As for beds and dressers, if you can remove them, definitely do so, but if you can’t, it’s okay to just slide them away from the wall for now.
Next, remove all linens.
If it’s a fabric of any kind, it goes out the door and into the laundry room.
This includes bed sheets, comforters, duvets and covers, pillow shams, pillows, mattress covers, bed skirts, throw blankets, and window curtains.
Wash in the hottest water the fabrics can handle, and try not to stuff the washer too full so everything gets clean.
Smaller batches are best for deep cleaning so plan on doing a few loads.
If pillows and comforters are too large for your washing machine, head by a local laundromat with a good book and some headphones.
Give your mattress some love.
Spot clean with a gentle cleanser if needed. Deodorize by sprinkling on baking soda. Vacuum the entire mattress and hit it with a little disinfectant spray. Then flip and rotate to promote even wear.
I get it, moving around a big heavy mattress is exhausting.
And let’s be real here, a lot of us skip this task because it’s so difficult.
But this step is SO important! Mattresses are expensive, and without moving them around every few months, they wear out even quicker, meaning that thousand dollar bed you bought may need to be replaced in half the time you expected.
Consider purchasing a lighter and easier to move mattress like this one from Leesa.
It literally comes rolled up in a box and is delivered straight to your house.
No more borrowing trucks and hauling in a wind storm hoping and praying it doesn’t fly out! (Come on, I can’t be the only one with a bad experience…)
Next up, it’s time to deep clean!
Start from the ceiling and clean the fan, replace light bulbs, and get rid of those almost invisible cobwebs in the corners.
Then just work your way down to the windows, then baseboards, then floors.
Vacuum and deodorize carpets and rugs, then sweep and mop hard floors.
Clean all furniture inside and out before bringing back into the room.
That way you aren’t getting your spotless room all dusty again.
Last on the list is to apply the finishing touches.
Switch out heavy bedding with lightweight materials and a few throws for extra warmth on cool spring nights.
Swap thick curtains for sheer ones to let in the gorgeous sunshine.
Trade dark fabric shades for lighter ones.
Put away winter sheets, fuzzy blankets, that mountain of throw pillows, and layered window treatments in safe storage containers to create a fresh, clean, and uncluttered feel.
Change up your artwork and family photos with images that embody the warm season.
And finish it all off with a bouquet of fresh flowers beside the bed.
Now that your bedroom is ready for Spring, you can get a full night’s sleep knowing you’re snoozing in a clean, dust-free space.
And you’ll have a nice relaxing place to retreat during the rest of your Spring Cleaning festivities.
I’d love to hear your best bedroom cleaning tips! What’s your favorite way to refresh your master suite?
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