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Bedroom Cleaning

Five tips that will make cleaning your bedroom a lot easier

We’ve put together some handy tips and tricks for cleaning your bedroom in five simple steps.

YOU WILL NEED:

  • A duster
  • Microfiber cloths
  • Spray bottle of water / cleaner
  • Vacuum cleaner

1 – DUSTING IS A MUST

Although dusting is often underestimated, it is an absolute must when keeping your bedroom clean. Regular dusting eliminates the airborne deposits on your furniture, so ensure to dust bedside cabinets, lamp shades and the ceiling fan. To clean the ceiling fan, gently wipe the edges of the blades from centre to tip with a damp cleaning cloth. If there is a lot of dust accumulated on the blades, place an old towel on the floor or bed below to reduce runaway dust.

2 – SPILLS AND MARKS

Bedside cabinets may need the most attention of all of your bedroom furniture. But it’s still not a difficult place to clean.

Remove each item from the furniture, and clean individually. Wipe the cabinet’ surface utilising a duster or a microfiber cloth. Lightly spritz spills with water or a suitable cleaning product, applying pressure on the cloth for tough spills. When it is clean, wipe the sides and legs, and replace the items.

If working with wooden bedroom furniture, create a home remedy of equal parts of:

  • Denatured alcohol
  • Olive oil
  • Gum turpentine
  • Strained juice of lemon

Dip the cloth in water, to which mild detergent is added. Wring the cloth fully, ensuring it is only moist, and wipe the sticky area gently. Immediately after, wipe with a dry soft cloth to remove any moisture from your furniture.

3 – MIRROR MIRROR

Eliminate streaks with a spritz of glass cleaner, wiping with a lint-free cloth or paper towel. If a homemade remedy is more suited, create a solution by mixing one part white vinegar and four parts water. Be sure to rub the glass in a circular motion to remove all spots, followed by vertical strokes and horizontal swipes.

4 – REFRESH BEDDING

Be sure to strip linens at least every two weeks and wash in the hottest water recommended on the care labels. Wipe down the headboard with a cloth and cleaning solution appropriate to the bed’s material. If the mattress requires spot cleaning, avoid excessive use of water, as this can encourage mold. Ensure the mattress is fully dry before redressing the bed with mattress pad and linens.

5 – CLEAN THE FLOORS

For a hardwood floor, a weekly sweeping with a dry mop or broom is suitable. If you are considering a deeper clean, a floor sealed with polyurethane can be damp-mopped. On floors treated with other sealants, utilise a cleaner or polish and wax mop. Rub in the direction of the grain.

If your bedroom is carpeted, be sure to vacuum weekly, utilising a crevice tool attachment to reach corners and edges.

Mattress

The do’s and don’ts of caring for your mattress

A mattress is an expensive addition to any bedroom, and to ensure it lasts, it’s essential that it is looked after correctly. We have put together the essential do’s and don’ts of mattress care, so it can reach its typical lifespan of eight to ten years.

The Do’s:

  • If caring for a new mattress, air thoroughly it when it is brand new
  • Throw back bed coverings daily, and leave to air for 20 minutes to ensure body moisture evaporates
  • Flip your mattress four times a year to distribute wear evenly, ensuring it is turned side to side and top to toe (Note: not all mattresses require flipping, some have just one ‘right side up’ – check with your manufacturer)
  • Vacuum mattress and box springs every three months with the upholstery attachment, each time you do the turning
  • Protect your mattress with covers, to prevent stains
  • Strip your bed when you are away on holiday to fully air it out

The Don’ts:

  • Leave any plastic wrappings on a new mattress, as this can lead to rot
  • Don’t let children bounce on your mattress
  • Be sure not to wet your mattress
  • Do not use dry-cleaning fluid of any type to clean

Even with the best care, your mattress will eventually wear out, typically after eight to ten years. It may show significant wear, like sagging edges, or it may appear sound. But if you’re waking up with a painful back, or simply not feeling as comfortable, it may be time for a new mattress!

Hotel Chambermaid Making Guest Bed

Hello, spring: The bedroom clean

The bedroom is the place you want to go to feel relaxed and calm – but the shoes on the floor and the dust accumulating on your chandelier isn’t going to help you do that!

Prior to starting the cleaning process, it’s a good idea to open the windows to allow fresh air to circulate. This will also boost your motivation, as stuffy rooms can lead to tiredness.

As with any room we conduct a deep clean in, let’s begin by clearing away the clutter and put items back where they belong. While you’re at it, any items of clothing that you can’t remember the last time you wore, donate them to a charity or clothing bank!

Once everything is back in its rightful place, begin by stripping your bed. Even flip the mattress to bring it back to life! Put your sheets in the wash and dress your bed with fresh bedding.

Get your vacuum cleaner and ensure all dust is removed from skirting boards and hard to reach areas (for example, behind your bed and bedside tables).

Take surface cleaning solution and wipe all surfaces to get rid of dust and build-up of bacteria and germs. It will also make your room smell nice and fresh! Additionally, make sure you treat your windows and mirrors to a good scrub – you want to see them sparkling!

Next? The floors. If you have a wooden floor, grab a mop and get mopping – if you have a carpet, grab your vacuum and get vacuuming! If you use your bedroom to get ready in the morning, you’ll notice your floors accumulate dust from hair products, makeup and perfumes.

Now, let’s focus on your curtains and blinds – these are often forgotten about. Take your vacuum cleaner and attach the brush it comes with. Dust and dirt congregates here due to the little attention being paid to it on a regular basis.

There we have it! Our top tips to get your bedroom sparkling and back to its relaxing, calm environment.

If you just haven’t got the time to do this, give Clean Sweep a call. We’d be happy to discuss our domestic cleaning service with you!

Get in touch today:

info@cleansweepswansealtd.co.uk

07717 303 777