How did you do last week on the Living Room? This week we will be finishing up spring cleaning with the Bedroom area. Since this is the place that we rest our heads, we want the space to be relaxing and refreshing. This week’s guide includes:
- Remove and clean window coverings.
- Remove dirty window screens and wash with warm soapy water.
- Wash windows: Use equal parts vinegar and water in a spray bottle to clean window glass.
- Remove clutter.
- Clean Bedding: Remove sheets, pillow cases, comforters and shams and either launder them or take them to the dry cleaners. Refer to care label.
- Wash pillows if machine washable.
- Wash throw pillows and blankets.
- Vacuum sofa and chairs: Remove cushions and vacuum there too. You would be surprised by some of the things you find under cushions.
- Mattress: Flip mattress. Sprinkle with baking soda and let sit 10 minutes. Then vacuum.
- Spot clean chairs: Follow manufacturer’s directions.
- Clean inside drawers: Empty and wipe down with warm soapy water. Donate items you no longer want. Fold clothing and return to the drawer.
- Organize closets: Remove all items. Donate anything you no longer want. Vacuum closet floor and place items back in neatly.
- Clean mirrors.
- Dust lamps and light fixtures.
- Dust décor items.
- Dust electronics.
- Clean television screens: Use a microfiber cloth.
- Clean fan and vent: Remove the vent covers. Wash them in warm, soapy water and let air dry.
- Clean fan blades with a damp cloth before returning the cover.
- Clean doors and knobs: Your best bet is a commercial cleaner designed to be used on your type of doors and knobs.
- Clean switch plates: Spay a paper towel with rubbing alcohol or household cleaner. Then wipe down switch plate. Note: Do not spray directly to the plate.
- Clean walls and baseboards: Use a damp magic eraser to remove any marks and scuffs from walls. Fill a bucket with water and your favorite multipurpose cleaner and use a cleaning towel to wipe down the wall. Remember to work from the top down. Once dry, use dryer sheets to dust the baseboards to prevent dust from getting stuck to them in the future.
- Sweep and mop floor or vacuum: Remember to move furniture and clean underneath.
Can you believe after this week we’ve cleaned the entire house? After cleaning the bedroom, you have one final task. Sit back, relax and enjoy your clean home. If you missed last week’s Living Room guide you can find it here. Happy cleaning!
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