Cleaning your home or apartment can be a real hassle, and sometimes you are too tired to clean your house. However, cleaning your room regularly is better than cleaning it all at once, which means you have more work on your hands. So, without further ado, let’s dive into this blog and learn some of our simple tips for cleaning your room.
1. Flip your mattress
Flip your mattress so that the end that was once near the headboard is now at the foot. This puts pressure on a different set of springs while you sleep, which not only prevents sagging and provides better support where you need it most but also ensures the longevity of your mattress (experts say that flipping a bed at least once a year can extend its life by 5-7 years).
The same goes for a foam mattress: you should rotate it 180 degrees every 6 months to ensure it wears evenly. It is also recommended to vacuum your mattress to get rid of dust mites. Do the same if you have a box spring. Flipping your mattress also means that you have a night of better sleep, and your back will thank you for that.
2. Clean all surfaces
Get out the duster, broom, and vacuum cleaner. Thoroughly clean all surfaces, including often overlooked areas such as ceiling fans, vents, baseboards, and shelves. Use a broom on the corners of ceilings to catch any cobwebs or dust that may have accumulated in previous months.
You should deep clean your room every once in a while, but you can do the bare minimum by just vacuuming your room everywhere for 2 weeks or so. Remember to sweep under the bed because most people usually forget that part, and it is where the most dust accumulates.
3. Wash your bedding
Start by washing everything on the bed, including blankets, bedspreads, plaid, dust ruffles, etc. Don’t forget your pillows and comforter, making sure to check the care label first (most are machine washable). For best results, use a liquid detergent. We recommend cleaning them at least twice a year.
4. Wash your curtains
Check the care label and send them to dry clean if necessary. Otherwise, wash in cold water using the delicate cycle. We highly recommend air drying (if possible in direct sunlight), but if this is not possible, tumble dry on low heat and remove the still wet laundry for easy ironing. Sheer and fragile fabrics would benefit from being hand washed or enclosed in a mesh bag.
5. Use the Fold Test
You should replace your pillows regularly, although the frequency depends on the quality and filling of the pillow. It is said that a pillow has a maximum life span of three years! Therefore, you should change your pillow every three years, not only for reasons of “loss of efficiency” but also and above all for reasons of hygiene. To know if it is time to replace your pillow, fold it in half. If it does not return to its original shape quickly, it is time to buy a new one.
6. Freshen up
To get rid of odors in some of your furniture, fill lidded plastic containers with white vinegar, punching tiny holes in the lids. Put a container in each drawer or cabinet overnight to absorb the odors. This is also a great time to replace winter candles with fresh, spring scents.
I started thinking about cleaning during my relaxation period now, and I put on my cleaning playlist. I lipsync and dance with doing my cleaning, which makes cleaning more manageable or more bearable for me. Sound off in the comments section below and tell us what you want to read next and if you want to read more about cleaning your bedroom.