I love throwing open my doors and windows in the spring. And boy do I love to clean and organize in the spring. It must be the fresh air and sunshine that makes me want to get rid of all the accumulated stuff that seems to pile up in the winter. My master bedroom is a great place to start because I feel like I spend a lot of time there and it’s just one room. So here’s what I do to spring clean my master bedroom.
- I take out all the clothes, bed sheets, papers, and junk out of all the drawers in my bedroom. I also get all the stuff that has accumulated under my bed and in the Corners of the room. Note (I’m not doing my closet at this time) and (this is was only half the stuff I found under my bed! don’t judge)
- Get rid of as much as you can. You can do this by making piles. One for relocation items one for throwaway and one for donate. It’s the same principle I use for all my organizing. This is the most daunting because it gets so much messier before it gets better. But hang in there.
- When you have your piles bag them up and get them out of your space. Then it’s time to get to cleaning.
- Clean out your dresser drawers, armoire, and nightstands with a damp cloth making sure to cleaning the dust out of every space inside and out.
- Dust your lights, furniture, blinds, baseboards, always start at the top and work your way down. Dust is the worst offender in my room because I rarely have time to dust so this was an unpleasant task! Maybe I just need to find a good dust cloth?
- vacuum your mattress, to keep your bedroom and bed clear of allergens and dust mites. Strip your bed and vacuum your mattress with your vacuum cleaner using the upholstery attachment about every three months. An easy rule of thumb is to clean and rotate your mattress with the change of each season. Mine is a sleep number but we use to flip our matress in spring and fall just to keep it fluffy and avoid the dreaded taco bed! If a nice flip and cleaning won’t do it for your old bed anymore, check out my friends at Leesa, an online mattress company.
- Vacuum every inch of floor especially under the bed and around the base boards! Don’t roll your eyes at me lets get every inch clean, get that musty old winter smell out and a fresh new start for the warmer seasons.
- The last step in getting clean and organized is bring the bag of keep items back into the room and put them away. Making sure that they are beautiful and things that you love dearly, or they are useful and used a lot. If you have summer sheets get them out and put them on your bed. I also like to change out my heavy blankets and layer lighter blankets. And don’t get me started on pillows, I love getting pillow covers to change out with the season as well. So long flannel and plaid hello white and beachy.
See that wasn’t too hard was it? Yes spring cleaning and organizing is a bit time consuming but doable in an afternoon and it’s the best thing you can do for your mood besides soaking up the spring sun. Happy spring cleaning!