The bedroom is one of your havens at the end of the day, when you are tired from whatever kept you busy during it. Most people look forward to being able to snuggle under the covers, and every step closer actually lightens their mood. But a filthy bedroom can change that in a blink.
As you would expect, a dirty bedroom is not a pleasant sight. Nor is it an appealing prospect finding a pile of clothes in the middle of the bed, waiting to be folded. The mess simply isn’t conducive to getting any rest, at least not while holding on to a healthy state of mind. With the following tips, you won’t have to.
Group the trash and dirty laundry. Clean up the wrappers, trash and empty cups and glasses before going to bed, and put the dirty clothes on the laundry. It helps to have a trash bag in the main hallway, and an empty laundry basket beside it. This way, the kids know where to put dirty clothes and trash, and it is a lot more convenient for you not having to hunt for and gather these items.
Make your bed. This makes the room look 50% cleaner, and while the process itself need not be perfect, you should stick to an organized format that you follow each day.
Do light dusting. Wipe down the dressers, nightstands, baseboards, lamps, mirrors, and counters. Get a dry cloth for the furniture and a microfiber mop for the baseboards, and get started. Do this daily, and pretty soon it will turn into the shortest cleaning chore you do in your home.
Vacuuming is one of the easiest ways to keep the floor looking clean and healthy. These manufacturers warn against vacuuming daily, and generally, the whole room can be handled inside weekly runs. Take a look each day and decide if vacuuming is needed. When you are vacuuming, get one with a HEPA filter, which keeps the dust inside rather than release it in the air.
Make sure to put everything back in place, and use some specially prepared freshener, like cotton balls dipped in lavender essential oil. For people suffering from allergies, it is a good idea to get a purifier that brings down the dust particles in the air. As far as de-cluttering goes, try to turn it into a seasonal habit.