Deep cleaning any room is important on a regular basis; it gets rid of the dust and germs that can harbour in the crevices of the room. Removing this dust will allow for a cleaner room and one that is nicer to spend time relaxing in. A dusty room is not good for your health.
Having a routine where you regularly deep clean the bedrooms in your home makes the process easier, there isn’t as much dust to find and it is therefore quicker. It isn’t always possible to do this deep cleaning once a week, it isn’t needed but you should try to at least do a deep clean once a month just to keep on top of the ingrained dust.
Why Deep Clean Your Bedroom
You spend a lot of time in your bedroom sleeping and making this time the healthiest you can for you and your family is important. Making sure that the air you breathe is not full of dust and germs is important, yet the only way to ensure that it is good for everyone to breathe is to deep clean the room regularly.
It makes the room nicer to spend time in if it is clean and fresh.
What I deep Clean
A deep clean is moving the furniture and cleaning behind some of the bigger items you have in your rooms. It is important to be aware if you are moving furniture around that you do this carefully. Don’t forget under the bed and the baseboards too.
I like to vacuum my mattress too; before I turn it and after I have turned it just to make sure, I have gotten as much dust and dirt up as possible. I don’t wash my curtains too regularly, I have a bad reputation for shrinking curtains, so I know to just carefully vacuum them and if the weather is nice I will hang them outside in the fresh air for an hour or two.
I like to clean the light fitments too; it is amazing how much dust can collect in a relatively short space of time. I do take the lights bulbs out and clean these too. I did read somewhere a long time ago that if you wipe your favourite scent onto a light bulb it will diffuse into the room when the lights are on. I have never tried this so don’t know if it works, I now also use LED light bulbs and they not only save me money long-term they also don’t get very hot either.
I don’t tidy up drawers and wardrobes, this is just a deep clean of the room and the fitments in the room. I find that this adds too much time to the deep clean process and while I like to clean I find adding this on makes the task too much for one session.
My checklist for deep cleaning bedrooms:
- Strip bed linen and wash (this is a weekly task but essential when doing a deep clean)
- Vacuum mattress both sides
- Vacuum and dust under the bed including the base boards
- Move units and clean, dust and vacuum under these
- Clean baseboards
- Vacuum and remove curtains
- Clean curtain rail
- Clean above the door
- Clean light fitments
- Clean windows
- Dust all surfaces
- Wipe any marks off the walls
I like to clean and I like to be in a room that feels clean as well as look clean, I fight hard with my desire for perfection as I am beginning to understand this isn’t possible with a family and pets.
Keeping on top of the deep cleaning of rooms is important. It means that you are keeping your home clean and tidy for you and your family to enjoy. While not everyone likes to clean, it is part of being an adult and looking after your home.