Essential Steps To Give Your Bedroom The Deep Clean It Needs

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Deep-cleaning your bedroom means ensuring every corner is scrubbed from top to bottom. This includes your bedding, mattress, floor, and more. Part of cleaning your bedroom involves removing dust, which can exacerbate allergies or lead to other health issues. As a rule of thumb, you should dust your home weekly if possible. If not, aim for every other week. Either way, be sure to dust thoroughly when giving your bedroom a good clean. Elsewhere, there are certain things in your bedroom you should clean weekly, such as your floors. 

No matter what type of flooring you have, it's wise to vacuum it frequently. Carpeted floors need twice-weekly vacuuming whereas other surfaces need it less often, like once a week. While vacuuming, you should make your bedroom smell fresh and clean, especially if you have rugs, by adding baking soda to your vacuum. This works to remove old, musty smells from the carpet. Just check with your vacuum's manufacturer to ensure it's safe for your appliance first. After giving your floors a good once-over, it's time to concentrate on bedding.

Wash your bedding

When cleaning bedding, it's always best to wash it according to the manufacturer's instructions. However, opt for hot water if the tag says it's safe for the fabric because it's best for killing off germs. You also want to remove dust mites and washing bedding in hot water can achieve this too. Since dust mites produce allergens, you need to avoid them, especially in the place where you sleep. While everything is off your bed, use the opportunity to clean your mattress. Again, the best way to do so is with a generous amount of baking soda, letting it sit for at least 30 minutes (but ideally longer) before vacuuming it off. 

Baking soda removes smells from mattresses that build up over time, so don't skip this step even if it seems like a bit of a pain at the time. Next, you should wash your sheets once a week if not every two weeks. Comforters, on the other hand, only need to be washed two to three times a year. If you have a duvet cover and want to successfully clean it, generally wash it every two to four weeks. You should also wash your pillows two times annually if the tag's instructions allow it. Just be sure to follow the care instructions for laundering them, paying particular attention to the water temperature and drying directions. 

Declutter your closet

When you declutter your closet, you're not only freeing up time when looking for items but you're also creating a more organized space overall. This is also an optimum moment to remove items you no longer use and to donate them to charity. While cleaning out your closet, however, don't just get rid of stuff you no longer need — tackle dirt and debris too. If there are shelves in your closet, wipe them down to remove dust. With everything removed from the floor, give it a thorough once over, vacuuming and/or mopping depending on the material. 

If you have items you don't wear frequently, invest in garment covers to prevent dust from occurring on them. You can currently purchase a 12-pack of fabric covers on Amazon for less than $18. If you have handbags, consider handbag covers to keep dust off them as well. While decluttering your closet, consider organizing your clothes by season. If you have space in your room, look into storing off-season clothes elsewhere, such as beneath your bed, space permitting. Covered containers are an excellent way of doing so and can protect clothing when not in use. You can then easily swap out the items inside based on the season.