I have a confession to make. In my typical cleaning efforts, I focus on decluttering and tidying a room – not always on cleaning it. My husband is the vacuumer in our home, simply because I forget to vacuum. I mop my kitchen and bathroom when company is coming over. (Fortunately we like to entertain frequently.) And dusting? Well … it gets done sometimes.
In my home, though, our bedrooms are the dirtiest rooms. I neglect to dust the hard surfaces and sweep our hardwood floors. Oh, sure, I put away our clean laundry, declutter our dresser and nightstands, and regularly change our sheets. But those regular chores hardly clean our room.
I’ve tried using an air purifier when our house is closed up for cold weather, and we love to sleep with our windows open when it’s warm. But those remedies don’t take away the dust.
So this week’s Reduce, Reuse & Recycle Challenge, if you choose to accept it, is to clean your bedroom. (If yours already is clean, this will be my very own challenge.)
Here’s your to-do list:
1. Starting high, dust where your walls meet your ceiling, the dust all of your corners, then finally your baseboards. Don’t forget about your door frames and window ledges.
2. Dust the furniture in your room – tops of dressers, nightstands, and your bed.
3. Change your sheets. Flip your mattress while you’re at it. If you’re in a big spring cleaning mood, wash your comforter, pillows and draperies, too.
4. Wash your windows and mirrors.
5. Vacuum or sweep your floor – don’t forget to reach the spaces under your bed.
Bonus: If you’re motivated to keep cleaning your room, sort and tidy your clothes in your dresser and closet. Donate whatever doesn’t fit right – or what you’ve stopped wearing. (Tomorrow I’ll share a nifty solution to the problem of unwanted clothes.)
Am I the only person who typically forgets to really clean a bedroom? What bedroom cleaning tips can you share with me?
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