If you are looking for an easier way to have a clutter-free bedroom, one that is neat rather than messy, then this How to Clean Your Bedroom Checklist is just what you need.
Get step-by-step help that you can use to clean and declutter your bedroom and streamline this important room in your home for good.
Do you have a messy bedroom? I am not really talking about cluttered but instead just overall messy.
If you answered yes, no worries you are not alone. Actually, a lot of people struggle with keeping their bedrooms neat and put away. The good news is, keeping a clean room is not impossible and it will help you to keep a clutter-free bedroom without freaking out.
We are going to talk about what tips you can use to make cleaning your bedroom easier to do so you can get it done in just a few minutes.
And maybe the best news of all is, that once your bedroom is clean, you’ll feel more relaxed and productive in all aspects of your life.
What supplies do you need to clean a bedroom?
The tools you need to clean a bedroom will depend on what you have inside. If you have wood furniture, then a spray that will clean and polish at the same time will be very helpful.
Here is a easy shortcut that will help you to keep your bedroom cleaner without too much effort. Set up a cleaning bucket or tote just for this room so you can keep the correct cleaners all in one place. Be sure to label the bucket so you can quickly grab and go.
If you want another tip on simplifying your bedroom cleaning, you can set up a cleaning bucket just for this room.
I love to have cleaning buckets in certain rooms of my home because this allows me to get a job done that I tend to avoid. Let’s face it, there aren’t many folks that enjoy cleaning, and if you are one of them a cleaning bucket might help.
To clean your bedroom you will need:
- All-purpose cleaner – I love Mrs. Merys and use it throughout my home. You can get a free bundle of Mrs. Myers shipped to your home here!
- Glass cleaner – If you want a streak-free clean, use newspapers instead of paper towels.
- Furniture polish – If your furniture is laminate you can use your all-purpose cleaner here as well.
- Vacuum – Put this task on autopilot with a Roomba.
- Duster – Make this job an easier one with a Swiffer duster.
How to Clean Your Bedroom Checklist
I love checklists. I think they are a genius way to turn a big and intimidating job into a quicker much easier to finish one. When you have a list, instead of a huge and hard chore such as “clean the entire bedroom from top to bottom” what you instead have is just one small project at time.
A cleaning project that takes just minutes and is much less overwhelming.
Your list is your actionable plan of quick tasks that take just a few minutes to complete. That means you can tuck them throughout your day getting everything cleaned without breaking a sweat.
Okay, let’s break it down so you can see each task and the time it takes to complete it. This will help you to more easily spread out your cleaning so you can get more done in less time.
Step #1. First is the bedding – 15 minutes.
This, I feel, is the most important task on the bedroom cleaning checklist. Without getting into too much detail, our sheets may be dirtier than we realize. Think dust, skin cells, lint, and hair which can be especially bad if you have pets.
Strip the bed and wash all the sheets and pillowcases. If the material allows it, wash your sheets in hot water with a quality detergent. While they are washing shake your pillows and vacuum your mattress to get any more dust and debris that remains.
Do this task every week to ensure you always have clean and fresh sheets on your bed. There is nothing quite as wonderful then ending a day in a bed with fresh-smelling sheets.
If you have a spare set of sheets you can then make your bed all the way to done.
Step #2. Tackle the furniture – 5-10 minutes.
Using furniture polish or an all-purpose cleaner, wipe down any surfaces like dressers, nightstands, shelving, or headboards.
If you have not done this for a while start with a damp rag to help get all the dust and grime removed more easily. Finish up with a dusting polish to shine and add a protective covering.
Don’t forget to wipe down the front, top, sides, and back.
Once you have done a good cleaning you can do upkeep dusting from there. A Swiffer duster is great for this task because it traps the dust instead of just moving it around.
Oh dear, I sound like a commercial, but honestly, it really works great and eliminates the need for chemicals.
Step #3. Take care of any mirrors – 5 minutes.
If you have any mirrors in your bedroom, take the time to wipe them down now being sure to get the frame as well.
I like to use glass cleaner and crumpled-up newspapers to clean my mirrors. This combo will leave your mirrors streak-free. You can also use a damp cloth to clean then polish with the newspaper if you are looking to use less chemicals in your home.
Step 4. Remove the trash – 3 minutes.
Throw away any trash that has accumulated in the room. If you have a dedicated basket for trash, empty it out and put in a new and fresh bag. But don’t stop there. Look around for other items that you can throw away. More often than not, what we think is clutter are just things that need to be tossed or put away.
By routinely keeping trash and recyclables in the bin, you will dramatically change the look of your room.
Areas where trash can gather.
- The top of your nightstand
- On the floor
- Under your bed
- The top of your dresser
- Behind dressers or bedside tables
Keep this task an easy one and make a routine to empty the trash every day when you reset your bedroom.
Step 5. Wipe down any other surfaces – 15 minutes.
Finally, clean any additional surfaces in your bedroom. This will include picture frames, ceiling fan, lamps, knick-knacks, or exercise equipment.
Don’t stress out over this step. Just take a rag, spray a bit of cleaner or use soapy water, and wipe.
What can you do to make a room look cleaner?
Let’s talk about a few things that you can do to give your room a more inviting appearance. Getting a good night’s sleep is so important for not only our health but our happiness as well. That is why I am always talking to folks about setting up a bedroom they love to be in.
The next few steps are something you can do while you are cleaning. They take just a few minutes and will make a big impact on your entire room.
Step #6. Work on the floor – 15 minutes.
Next up is the floor. Remove any throw rugs and shake them outside to remove the hair, dust, or debris.
The tool you use here will all depend on the floor that you have. Here is a breakdown.
- Carpets – vacuum
- Hardwood – broom, Roomba, or Swiffer
- Tile – mop or Swiffer
You want to be thorough here being sure to get the corners, under the bed, and behind any furniture. Basically all the hidden, nooks and crannies.
You can use a vacuum cleaner with a brush attachment to help make this job easier. The advancements will help you to make sure you are getting all the dirt and dust in those hard to reach places.
Step 7. Put things away – 10 minutes.
A great way to keep your bedroom neat and organized is to keep things put away. More often than not what we think is clutter is just a collection of random stuff lying out that has not been put away.
All the way away.
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If you find clutter constantly showing up in your bedroom that belongs in another room altogether you can place a basket on the floor to toss those items in. This will keep the clutter contained in one spot.
Once a week or so, take this basket and walk your home putting anything inside of it where it belongs.
Step 8. Declutter the unnecessary – 10 minutes.
Clutter can make a room look messy so take a few minutes to gather up a handful of things that you can get rid of. I like to do this when I am wiping down any surfaces or putting clothes away.
This is what I call gradual decluttering and it is a super easy way to remove the extra stuff from our bedroom. How it works. Put a donation box or bag anywhere you want to declutter. As you are in a space and see that donation container look for a few items you can put inside. Each time you do you will be getting one step closer to a clutter free and organized space.
Not sure what or how to declutter your bedroom?
Here is your condensed decluttering quick list:
- If you don’t love it – donate it.
- If it’s broken or stained – trash it.
- If you don’t need it – give it away.
Take this tip one step further and hang a bag on your dresser handle. Each time you are in a drawer look for 1 item you can put into your donation bag. If you do this every day you will have removed 30 items of clutter from your bedroom dresser in a month. All without freaking out.
Step 9. Open up the curtains or blinds to let in some light – 1 minute.
This step is optional but letting in some natural light will make your room feel more cheerful and cleaner. If your room seems dark why not give it a little update to help with that? Invest in some fresh curtains that are airy and light.
If you need a dark room to sleep you can also purchase black-out blinds to keep the light out when you need it to be.
Step 10. Use organizers to keep things neat and put away.
The key to a tidy bedroom is to make it easy for us to keep our things put away. To do this you can incorporate containers to hold like items together.
Here is a few organizing examples to try:
- Instead of dropping things on your dresser, put them in a basket organizer keeping that area neater.
- Instead of tossing clothes onto your bed, you can put them into the large pretty rope basket in the corner.
- Instead of leaving random items on your nightstand, you can put everything into a pretty tray.
The purpose of using containers is to give you a place to drop things into quickly while keeping your room organized at the same time.
Bonus Cleaning Tips for your Bedroom
Use these easy tips to really help you keep a cleaner and neater bedroom on auto-pilot.
Bonus Tip #1. Pick a day.
Choose a day each week that is your bedroom day. Set aside 30-40 minutes that you can use to clean your bedroom. This will help you to always make sure your room is neat and free of dust and clutter.
Bonus Tip #2. Morning reset.
Every morning before starting your day reset your bedroom back to start. By dedicating a few short minutes to this tip you will always have a warm and inviting space to go to when your day is done.
What should you do to reset your bedroom?
- Make the bed.
- Tidy up your nightstand.
- Put any clothes away or in the hamper.
- Empty the trash
Bonus Tip #3. Morning routine.
A morning routine is more than just exercise and getting dressed, it is also a system that you can use to keep your bedroom free of mess and clutter. Similar to a room reset, make a list of 3-5 things you can do each time you leave your room for the day that will give you a more inviting greeting at night.
A few ideas are:
- Put a bookmark in your book to mark your place.
- Put your slippers near your bed.
- Put lavender on your pillow.
Who says cleaning has to take up all of our time? Not anymore and this quick cleaning list for your bedroom will make it easier to do from now on.
By following the simple steps in this blog post, you can easily keep your bedroom clean and organized. Whether it’s decluttering, dusting, or taking out the trash, a little bit of effort goes a long way in keeping your space neat and tidy.
So what are you waiting for? Get started today!