Spring is here, and you know what that means: It's time to open your windows, let some fresh air and sunshine in, and get cleaning! Be sure to thoroughly clean your bedroom, since you spend the most time there and it has surely accumulated dust and dirt over the long winter months.
We've broken down how to spring clean your bedroom so you can tackle it quickly and get outside to enjoy the beautiful weather. Follow these useful tips:
- Start with a regular tidy-up by going through your normal bedroom-cleaning routine. Don't worry about the bed! (We'll get to that in a hot minute.)
- Collect and throw out all trash. This means going through your room and getting rid of old things you're holding on to that you just don't need anymore.
- Strip your bed and wash everything! Sheets, the mattress cover, pillowcases, pillows, your blanket—if you use a lighter blanket in the summer, now is the time to break it out (be sure to wash your winter blanket before packing it for storage).
- Clean your mattress by sprinkling baking soda on top, letting it sit for about an hour, then vacuuming it. If you've had your mattress for more than 10 years, you should think about replacing it.
- If your pillows are machine-washable, do so, but if you've had them for more than three years, you may want to consider replacing them, too.
- Wipe down all surfaces to get rid of dust and dirt that has built up over the winter. Don't forget about vents, blinds, ceiling fan blades and doorknobs
- Go through your closet and dresser. Pack your winter clothes for storage, and replace them with your spring and summer clothes. Donate clothes you don't wear anymore—they're just taking up space! Refold everything that is in your dressers to start your spring nice and organized.
- Clean your floors by dusting, sweeping, or vacuuming.
- Take down your drapes and curtains and wash those, too.