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April 7, 2023

To many people the bedroom evokes a feeling of relaxation and privacy. This is the place where we listen to our favourite podcasts or read a good book before we fall into the arms of Morpheus. However, for a space to really be warm and relaxing, it has to be clean in the first place. Truth be told, you tend to neglect the bedroom as you are always trying to squeeze too much into a day.

Key Takeaways on Bedroom Cleaning Checklist

  • Before you start cleaning your bedroom, you have to remove the clutter and open the windows to let fresh air in
  • Break down bigger tasks into smaller chunks
  • Start by making your bed and adding clean linens; pick up any dirty clothes
  • Vacuum the floors and carpets as well as remove dust if your machine has a special attachment for it
  • Dust all shelves, drawers, picture frames, light switches, light fixtures, wardrobe, etc.
  • Remember to clean the mirrors in the room
  • Finish off by mopping the entire floor and don't forget to remove trash from the trash can
  • For deep cleaning, you also want to organise your closet, remove the window treatments and give them a good wash, clean the windows, and flip the mattress
  • It's wise to do a deep clean/spring clean once or twice a year (view our spring cleaning checklist for more info)

With such a busy schedule, it can be difficult to scratch a few minutes to bring order to your bedroom. Here is something that can help: a cleaning checklist. Whether you want to do a regular clean or end of tenancy cleaning, you need to follow a certain set of rules that will help you complete the task successfully.

    You’re in luck because we put together a few cleaning tips that will guide you all the way through and save time at that. Take a look at our bedroom cleaning checklist below.

    Weekly Cleaning Checklist

    Let’s start off with some tricks for your daily/weekly routine.

    Pro tip: Before you start cleaning, put on a good playlist so you can have fun while doing the chores. Ready? Let’s do this.

    Cleaning Products for Bedroom

    Here are the bedroom cleaning products and cleaning supplies you’ll need:

    • Clean cloths and water
    • Mild soap
    • Microfiber cloths
    • Dusting spray
    • Special cleaning products for floors, wood, and glass
    • A vacuum with various attachments
    • Gloves

    Open the Windows

    Open the blinds and the windows to get some fresh air. If it’s a nice enough day, it will make you feel so much better. Your bedroom needs to be aired on the daily. You don’t have to keep the windows open all day. Make it 30-60 minutes and it will be all right.


    Before you can do any cleaning, you have to clear the clutter from your furniture and floors. Remove random items lying on the floor. Put all the stuff where it belongs, get rid of the trash, take the dirty dishes to the kitchen, and just put away everything that will get in the way as you clean.

    The less stuff there is, the easier it will be to finish the task. This will save you a few minutes and help you do the job more efficiently.

    Change the Sheets and Make the Bed

    This is a great time to change the bedding. Wash the sheets if you haven’t done so in a while. Get new fresh sheets and bed skirts on your bed. Also, your bedroom will look 100% more clean when the bed is made.

    Don’t forget to put the mattress cover on and fluff up the pillows so that everything looks more presentable. Wipe down the headboard.

    Vacuum the whole room

    Even though most people hate vacuuming, we have to admit that this tool works wonders on carpets and floors. Just put it to some good work. If you have a crevice attachment on your vacuum, it's a good idea to use it.

    Put Your Dirty Clothes in the Laundry Basket (or Straight into the Washing Machine)

    If you have accumulated enough dirty clothing to run a full cycle on your washing machine, it may be time to do the laundry. If there still aren't enough clothes for that, make sure to collect them from the chair they’ve been hanging around and put them into the laundry basket where they’ll wait their turn.

    Remove Dust from the Dresser, Light Fixtures and Other Surfaces with a Damp Microfiber Cloth

    One of the most common jobs is getting rid of dust. If your vacuum comes with a special attachment for dust, feel free to use it. If not, just wipe the surfaces with a dry microfiber cloth. Use a "top to bottom" strategy so as not to knock dust back to something you just cleaned.

    After you remove the dust, polish the surfaces with a special product that will help them look shiny and prevent dust from accumulating too quickly. Include the light switches and light bulbs in this job.

    Clean the Mirror with a Glass Cleaner

    Dust is not the only thing that can build up on your mirrors. Over time, there may be fingerprints and smudges from facial products. You need to get a clean cloth and a glass cleaning solution. Spray the cleaner over the mirror and simply wipe it down. It won’t take long.

    When cleaning your mirrors, use the zigzag pattern. Always start at the top and work your way to the bottom. It should not take much time.

    Clean the Floor

    With clutter out of the way, you can clean every inch of the floor area in your room. You already ran the vacuum cleaner over the surface but you’re not done here. You still need to mop the surface so it’s clean and disinfected. Use your favourite floor cleaner for that purpose. We do recommend you choose one that is scent-free because the perfumes will linger on for days even if you do a good job airing the place afterwards.

    Replace the Trash Bag

    The last step of our bedroom cleaning checklist has to do with rubbish. If you happen to keep a trash can in your bedroom, it goes without saying you should empty it on a regular or weekly basis and then line it with a new trash bag. It’s best to use reusable bags. Check if the air filters could use replacement.

    Bedroom Deep Cleaning Checklist

    But what if you wanted to do deeper cleaning? Your bedroom could use a more thorough clean once or twice a year just like the rest of the house. Here is our bedroom cleaning checklist that extends beyond removing the clutter from your furniture.

    Step 1 - Allow fresh air to move inside the room

    It’s important that you ventilate your bedroom every day. Even if it’s winter, we recommend that you open the windows and doors for 30 minutes to get that air moving.

    In addition, take the opportunity to place some sheets, pillows and even the whole duvet cover up on the window sills. This way, you will ensure that the sweat you lose when you sleep will evaporate, keeping dust mites from infesting the mattress.

    Step 2 - Flip the mattress from time to time

    Don’t forget to flip the mattress every now and then. This will expand its lifespan, giving you a few more years of use. Not only that, but you will actually make it feel more comfortable when catching those important Zs.

    As you wash the sheets, do use high temperatures to eliminate any bacteria and germs that may have made their way into the fabric. Further to this, you can also wash your blankets, pillow covers, and things of that nature.

    Read our full guide on how to deep clean your mattress at home.

    Step 3 - Wash the curtains too

    In addition to bed linens, curtains should also be taken care of using a quick wash cycle and cold water. These pieces are a real magnet to dust. For this reason, you are highly encouraged to run them through the washing machine at least once a month.

    Step 4 - Organise and clean the furniture in your bedroom

    Without a doubt, furniture is often skipped when doing regular domestic cleaning. For instance, you probably keep lots of stuff on your nightstand that doesn’t even belong there such as magazines, beauty products, and books. But don't worry. Our deep cleaning checklist has you covered.

    Make sure to put away everything you don't use. Take a look at the drawers and get rid of the things you don’t need. When you're done, move on to your desk. Dispose of everything you don't use. Pass a clean damp cloth over it to remove dust and debris. While you are at it, don’t forget to clean the chair in a similar fashion. Repeat this for the shelves.

    Remember that, to keep the furniture pieces in your room free of dirt and dust. You should frequently give them a quick wipe, not forgetting to go over the bed frame as well.

    Step 5 - Organise your closet

    It's not just your bed and floors that need attention. As you complete the previous steps from our bedroom cleaning checklist, it’s time to bring order to your closet. Take everything out and deep clean each surface with an adequate product. Send the dirty clothes straight to the laundry room.

    If you're doing the cleaning at the beginning of spring, you will want to create seasonal piles. Keep the clean clothes you plan to wear this season within easy reach and shove the rest of your outfits at the back of the shelves. Apply the same principle to your footwear.

    Now would be a good time to sort out the clothes you no longer wear and dispose of them properly. You can donate the pieces that are in decent condition or give them away to a family member or friend - whatever floats your boat.

    Make it a point to hang delicate garments on a hanger and store knitted jumpers in a drawer, thus reducing the likelihood of the threads accidentally catching on anything.

    Another good strategy is to put your socks and underwear in the same drawer, since this way you will always have both types of garments at hand. If you want to learn how to organise your bedroom and home as a whole, you might need to get in touch with a professional organizer.

    Step 6 - Clean the windows and mirrors in the room

    Whether consciously or not, somehow we always forget to clean the mirrors. Make sure you don't miss it next time. Using a suitable product, thoroughly clean these surfaces, including the window tracks and door handles. When you are finished, consider cleaning the ceiling fan, baseboards, and dresser tops.

    Step 7 - Vacuum and mop the floors

    We're almost there. Just a couple of steps left. Keep in mind that the bedroom floor also needs a good clean. Therefore, you should vacuum and mop. Remember that each material requires a different treatment. Acquaint yourself with the proper way to clean your floors and never make compromises with that.

    Step 8 - Do not forget about cleaning the carpets and walls

    Since we’re talking about the floor in your room, we have to mention the carpets. It is highly recommended to shake the dust off the area rugs once a week. We have a few articles about cleaning the carpets the right way, including how to address different types of carpet stains here. Be sure to check them out for more info. Some may be treated with regular baking soda.

    If your carpets are very delicate and expensive, you had better hire professional carpet cleaning just to be on the safe side.

    Now, we’ll show you how to clean a bedroom wall. For starters, dust every inch of the wall. If you have wallpapers, you may try washing them with soapy water. You want to test a small patch before you get started.

    Next, use circular motions and don’t apply much pressure. For stubborn stains and dirt, let some of the product sit for a while. Once you’re done, rinse well and allow enough ventilation into the room so the surface can dry quickly.

    Now, remake the bed as a finishing touch. Voila! Your room is now officially free from dirt and bacteria.

    How to Motivate Yourself to Clean Your Bedroom

    • Break down the bedroom cleaning process into tiny chunks and do something small every day
    • Set a 10-minute alarm; during this time make sure to clean as much as you can
    • Delegate some of the deep cleaning tasks to your family members
    • Put on some music while you are cleaning your room and furniture
    • Just start bedroom cleaning: once you are several minutes into it, you will feel motivated to go on

    Final Thoughts on Bedroom Cleaning Checklist

    Cleaning your bedroom requires time, energy, and devotion just like everything else you do in the house. You need to put elbow grease into it. That’s why you should carry out some cleaning and maintenance tasks week in and week out.

    This way, you can keep your bedroom relatively clean, from ceiling fans to clean clothes, dresser tops and light fixtures, without putting in so much effort.

    At the end of the day, if you are not pleased with the current state of your bedroom or furniture, and you don't have a lot of free time, you can always use our professional deep cleaning service. Just fill in our easy form below and we'll get back to you as soon as possible with the best quote.

    And if you're interested in learning more, we've written a similar guide on how to clean your bathroom.

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