Decluttering and cleaning our bedroom has many benefits, such as:
1. Stress Less
2. Increase Productivity
3. Improve Happiness
4. Boost Self-Esteem
5. Improve Our Health And Get Our Best Beauty Sleep
6. Better performance
Quality sleep plays such an important role in skin health. Read more about the connection between the two here.
6. Clean Indoor Air
These are the systematic ways to declutter bedroom:
PART 1: PREPARE THE TOOLS WE NEED
- Bin bag for any rubbish
- Damp cloth
- Window cleaner and wipe
- Hoover with attachments
PART 2: DECLUTTERING
1. Start with the bed
When sorting out our bedroom, be sure to make our bed before doing anything else. “We can then use this as a surface for sorting and organizing everything,” says decluttering expert Sally Walford of declutterme, London. The bed usually takes up the most space. So it makes sense to utilize this rather than cramming everything onto a small section of floor.
2. Wash the sheets if needed
Fold up the duvet and place it near the headboard with our pillows.
3. Restore belongings
If other people’s belongings are in your room, then take them to the room they belong in. Their things can get in your way. You don’t want anything that might be your siblings. So take it into their room and place it on their bed and walk out, it’s not a big deal.
4. Put all the dirty clothes in the laundry basket
Make sure we have got all them in there.
5. Gather all the trash and throw it into the bin
If you find any rubbish like a bottle or paper then put it into the bin. Make sure you get all it! Go around with a bin bag or a trash bag. Pick up all the rubbish that is lying around in sight. Such as crumbled pieces of paper, candy wrappers, and other pieces of trash. Then look behind wardrobes and underneath the bed for the discarded item.
6. Break down and sort
“Don’t overwhelm yourself by pulling the entire contents of your bedroom out in one go. It’ll take far longer than you expect,” says Vicky Silverthorn, the decluttering expert and author of Start With Your Sock Drawer. Always start small. Focus on an area, work on it and complete it. Then move to another area.
When sorting, separate them into piles
– one for keeps,
– one for donation, and
– one for trash
PART 3: CLEANING
- Work around the room from top to bottom. Concentrating on all surfaces where dust and dirt could settle.
- Use a long-handled duster to get rid of cobwebs and dust from the ceiling and top corners of the room.
- Clean all light fittings including the bulbs as these get dusty very quick. Be surprised at how much brighter the room is once you’ve finished.
- If we have picture rails, cornice, coving, curtain poles etc. Hoover or dust around all of these to pick up any dust that has settled.
- Clean the inside of all windows, and any mirrors and pictures we have on the walls.
- Clean all light switches/door handle etc…
- We need to clean any shelves that have things on it. So take the stuff off first. Clean thoroughly. Clean the items as well. And then put them back (remember to make them look nice when you put them back as then that jobs done too!)
- Clean any wooden/metal furniture
- Clean all skirting boards
- Vacuum from top to bottom as well if you prefer you can vacuum the dust-up as well before adding a final polish to surfaces.
- Vacuum under sofa cushions and vacuum mattresses.
- Move ALL furniture out of its normal place (as long as its safe to do so of course). and vacuum behind it. here is always so much dust there that we can miss.
- Vacuum the floor. We need to vacuum carpets and hard floors.
- Mop the floor as well if it’s a hard floor.
PART 4: FINISH WITH A FLAIR!
- Spritz of room spray
- Fresh air (the best, as long as it’s no freezing outside of course!)