The bedroom is a haven to most of us, regardless of its size. This is because it is the room where you get to relax, rest as well as recharge. It is for this reason that a bedroom should remain clean and very pleasant. Many people do not know exactly how to go about cleaning their bedroom by removing clutter and even keeping it tidy. Nonetheless, it is never too late to learn some bedroom cleaning tips.
The following are some insightful bedroom cleaning tips for the ceiling to the floor:
• Dusting the ceiling fan
The ceiling fan should first be turned off before the fan blade edges can be gently wiped. Use a paper towel or cleaning cloth to wipe the blades from the centers to the tips. However, ensure that the cleaning cloth or paper towel is well moistened using an all-purpose cleaner. You can use ceiling fan dusters fitted with a sturdy extended handle to perform weekly touch-ups. In addition, the fan duster can be used for touch ups on light fixtures that are hard-to-reach. Sometimes, there might be a lot of accumulated dust on the fan blades. In such cases, place a drop cloth or an old towel on the bed or floor just below the ceiling fan. This helps to trap runway dust particles.
• Cleaning artwork and walls
The ceiling line and the corners of your bedroom should be given a pass using a dusting wand or a cloth. This will help to capture any spider webs or dust. The frames of wall art should be gently dusted to prevent the piece from swinging out of place and consequently mar your beautiful wall. Avoid directly spraying glass cleaner on the glass of your framed art because it has the potential of seeping around the edges thus ruining the artwork underneath. The best approach is to lightly mist a high-quality paper towel with a cleaner before wiping the glass. To achieve a deeper clean, mix a cup of white distilled vinegar, a cup of baking soda and half a cup of ammonia into 1 gallon of warm water. Use the mixture to dampen a cloth or sponge before wiping down woodwork or walls.
• Cleaning lamps
Fabric lampshades can be conveniently and efficiently dusted off using a lint brush or lint roller. Make sure that the lamp is off when dusting the bulb and the base using a dusting wand or soft cloth.
• Cleaning bedroom furniture
The first step when cleaning bedroom furniture is to remove all items that are on the shelves or tops of nightstands, bookshelves or dressers. Afterwards, every piece should be undergo proper dusting from top to bottom. Remember to clean the feet and sides. To clean fluting, carvings or fine crevices use a fine thin cloth that has been moistened with a cleaner that is suitable for the material of the furniture i.e. plastic, glass or wood. Be keen on regions where people’s fingerprints are likely to linger e.g. drawer fronts. In order to achieve a deeper clean or simply to maintain your fine wood furniture, try rubbing lemon oil or other types of polish on the surface of the piece with even, small strokes. Use a soft, dry cloth to wipe and properly buff for that final shine. It is never advisable to utilize polishes or cleaners inside drawers. Use a soft brush or dry cloth attachment attached to a vacuum cleaner instead.
• Cleaning mirrors
Use a spritz of a top-notch glass cleaner to eliminate streaks. Alternatively, use a paper towel or a lint-free cloth. Crumpled newspaper dipped inside distilled white vinegar can also be used. Use another dry newspaper piece or soft cloth for that final shine.
• Cleaning bedding and beds
At least one a fortnight, strip linens and thoroughly wash in the hottest water as recommended on their care labels. Use a cleaning solution and a cloth to wipe down the footboard and headboard. The solution used ought to be appropriate for the construction material of the bed. Footboards or headboards that are covered by fabric should be cleaned using a vacuum fitted with a good brush attachment, a lint brush or lint roller. The underside of the bed should be vacuumed. Furthermore, a vacuum with a brush attachment should be used to clean the edges of the box spring and mattress. It is good to check the washing as well as drying instructions on the labels of pillows. There are pillows that might need medium-heat dryer cycle or high-heat dryer cycle to both freshen s well as fluff them up. It is also good to note that you should never use excessive water on mattresses that need spot cleaning to remove stains. This is because it encourages the growth of mold in the mattress. In addition, the mattress should be completely dry prior to redressing the bed using linens and mattress pad.
• Cleaning wood floors
Use a broom or dry mop to sweep hardwood floors on a weekly basis, this is adequate. To achieve a much deeper cleaning, use elbow grease. Floors, which are sealed using polyurethane should be damp-mopped. On the other hand, floors that have been treated using other kinds of sealants like varnish or shellac can be cleaned using a wax mop and a polish or cleaner. However, ensure that you always rub in the grain direction and never against it.
• Cleaning the carpet
Your bedroom carpet should be done on a weekly basis with the help of a vacuum with a crevice tool attachment. This will help it to get into edges and corners. In case you have heavy furniture that has left behind noticeable marks on your carpet, the fibers can be refluffed by putting ice cubes inside the depression. Let the ice-cube sit overnight and melt. The evaporation of the water will make the carpet fibers plump up.
The bedroom cleaning tips above are not exhaustive as there are many more.
People who greatly value a high level of comfort in their bedrooms can take advantage of these tips today. They are neither hard to implement nor are they costly. In addition, there are many benefits that a clean and comfortable bedroom has to offer.