Your bedroom should be your special haven, an escape from the day’s busyness, a quiet comfortable place where you can relax and rejuvenate. But all too often, in today’s busy world, your bedroom becomes more a ‘dumping ground’, not for waste, though there may be some magazines and mail, but for laundry that has yet to be folded, papers brought home from work or school, or children’s books and toys. Signature Maids wants to help by providing you with this simple guide to return your bedroom to a calm, cozy safe haven – a restful, private sanctuary in which you can unwind.
Starting at the Beginning
The first step in returning your bedroom to a place of rest and relaxation is picking up and putting away. From clothes to books, papers to toys, anything that is lying around should be returned to its proper place whether that means the closet or the recycling bin. Put away clothes every day, whether that means placing soiled items in the hamper or clean items in the closet. Once everything has found its place, open the windows and let in some fresh air. Next, remove the sheets and pillowcases and wash the bedding. While your bedding washes, dust the room from top to bottom, including ceiling fan, blinds, furniture, and lamps. If you haven’t cleaned them in a while, this might be the ideal time to clean your windows. Once dusting is complete, vacuum your room.
Now that you’ve returned your bedroom to a state of relaxing cleanliness, keep these tips in mind to keep that way. Let putting away your clothes become a daily habit and while it may be difficult at first, you’ll grow appreciate You should wash bedding, at a minimum, every other week. Dusting and vacuuming should be done weekly or at least biweekly. Windows should be cleaned two to four times a year or more.
Back to the Bed
While your sheets and other bedding are being washed/dried or cleaned according to manufacturer’s instructions, it’s the ideal time to check your mattress. Is it stained or does it smell musty? If so, you can clean it easily. You can use a commercial upholstery cleaner, but a teaspoon of dishwashing detergent mixed with two quarts of warm water can get the job done as well. Work on small areas, avoiding soaking the mattress, and overlapping to prevent spotting. Using a fan will speed up the drying process, and once dry you can do the opposite side. If you don’t have time to completely wash your mattress, try applying a thin layer of baking soda for several hours and then vacuum it clean to remove odors.
Make Your Bed
Your mom, dad, grandparents, aunts and uncles have probably expressed the importance of making your bed. And they weren’t wrong, as coming home to a freshly made bed makes your bedroom more welcoming after a long day at work. In case, you’ve forgotten, here’s how its done: the fitted sheet goes first, then the flat/top sheet (wide hem at the top), pillowcases on pillows, blanket next, followed by bedspread or comforter.
Cleaning the Bed (the headboard and footboard that is)
If you have a metal or brass bed, or even a varnished bed, dusting is likely all you need do to keep your bed clean. If the sheen isn’t what is used to be, use a clean, soft cloth to lightly apply lemon oil and restore the beauty. For a wooden bed, furniture polish is the cleaner or choice and laminates prefer your favorite all-purpose cleaner.
If You Need Assistance
The professionals at Signature Maids are always ready to help you keep the bedroom or the entire house clean and spotless. Go ahead and call, they’re expecting you!