May 7, 2010

Spring Cleaning – Bedroom

Posted in Cleaning, Home tagged , , , , , at 6:53 am by Liliana

Open Your Windows

Open Your Windows

Spring is the customary time to clean and refresh your house from the closeness of winter. Dust your walls, wash your fabrics and open your windows wide to let in the fresh breezes.  I am planning to start with my bedroom this coming weekend.

Supplies I’ll need:

  • Bucket with warm, soapy water (I usually use all-purpose green soap); replace water and soap frequently
  • Furniture polish
  • Window polish
  • Lots of soft, clean cloths and several soft brushes
  • Leave the windows open the entire time that you are cleaning and for the rest of the day

Tasks I hope to complete:

  • Take down window curtains and wash in washing machine. I have lace curtains, so I don’t dry them in the dryer but hang them back on the windows to dry.
  • While curtains are in the washer, I wash down the window shades, and areas and corners around the windows.
  • Take window screens down and wash well with soft brushes.
  • Wash and polish windows.
  • Wash ceiling and walls.
  • Wash ceiling fan, blades, and light fixtures.
  • Strip and wash bed linens, comforter, mattress covers, and pillows. I try to do this on a nice, sunny day (I hope Saturday will be one) and place everything outside to air and dry.
  • Vacuum mattress and flip over; air mattress by open window for the rest of the day.
  • Vacuum and wash area under the bed.
  • Dust with damp cloth all lamps, books, picture frames, art, vases, etc.
  • Dust and polish chests of drawers, dressers, and nightstands.
  • Clean and polish mirrors.
  • Vacuum and wash wood floors.

I usually leave cleaning and organizing closets for another time. At the end of the day, I bring in the linens from the outside and make my bed. The room will smell like the wind and sunlight. In order to keep it fresh, I will open the windows and air it out every day.