Out of all the rooms in your house, your bedroom should be the one room you can go to for relaxation and to unwind after a stressful day. But, how are you going to do that when you can’t relax because your room is a big mess? While it’s tempting to throw everything into your bedroom to make the rest of the house look clean, eventually that’s going to catch up with you. Take it from a housekeeper, a big part of keeping your bedroom clean is keeping it organized.
Many psychologists report that clutter and disorganization actually raise stress levels and inhibit our ability to focus. So, it only makes sense that your bedroom should be clean and clutter-free if you’re looking to go there for some relaxation.
Clean that Bedroom Like a Professional Housekeeper
If you’re thinking about bringing in a housekeeper to do all of the dusting and nitty-gritty cleaning, you first need to have your bedroom functional enough so that people can walk through. If you’re not sure where to even start, read on for bedroom cleaning tips that will get you on the path to a more serene environment.
Tackle the Mountain of Clothing
Whether you couldn’t decide what to wear this morning or just don’t like to put your clothes away, chances are you either have a speed bump full of clothes in your room or a pile the size of Mount Everest. Whatever the case may be, you need to tackle the mountain and put your clothes away. You can start by first determining which clothes are clean and which are dirty. If you’re unsure, it’s always best to be cautious and throw them in the laundry.
Next, organize the clothes into piles so that all of your shirts are together, pants, etc. From there, decide which clothes can be folded and placed into your drawers and which clothes need to be hung up. Once you’ve done this, start folding and start hanging!
Put Your Shoes Away
Just because you take your shoes off when you walk into your bedroom doesn’t mean you don’t have to put them away. Put them away in a shoe organizer in your closet or even back in their boxes. If you’re cramped for space, there are many shoe organizers that can hang on the inside of closet doors or behind bedroom doors. This gets the shoes off the floor, decreasing the chance that you’ll trip and fall. It also makes the floors clear when your housekeeper comes to vacuum.
Take Inventory of your Closet
If you can’t open your closet door or if your closet doesn’t have a door and things are hanging from the shelves, it’s time to take inventory. Although this can be tedious, it’s necessary if you want to have a bedroom that you can relax in.
To take inventory, you need to take all the items out of your closet. Yes, all of them. To avoid becoming overwhelmed, you can do this is in sections. As you take each item out decide if you want or really need to keep it. Whether it’s a pair of shoes, a shirt, or some used books, figure out what you want to keep and what you don’t. Now, go through the pile of things you don’t want and see what can be donated and what you may be able to sell at a consignment shop. You’d be surprised at the money you can make by cleaning out your closet!
Spend the Time to Make Things Tidy
Put the items you’re going to keep back into your closet neatly. Hang up clothing and group all of your shirts together, jackets together, etc., so that they’re easier to find when you’re looking for that particular item of clothing. You can also organize your items seasonally by putting the items you can wear now in the front and the items for the upcoming season in the back.
While a housekeeper will clean your bedroom furniture, the closet and drawers are all on your to-do list!
Remove all Storage Boxes
Your bedroom is not a garage so you shouldn’t treat it as one. Many people stack storage boxes in their bedroom to keep items together. This only results in a cluttered room. Purge the boxes to get rid of some items or at the very least move them to the garage or basement where they belong.
Clear off Dressers and Nightstands
The tops of your dressers and nightstands shouldn’t look like bookshelves or your junk drawer. Clear them off and put away any unnecessary items. Lamps, small jewelry boxes, and photos should be the only things that remain. This will not only give your room a less cluttered look but will also make it easier for a housekeeper to dust these surfaces.
Do a Sweep of All Items That Don’t Belong
We’re all guilty of bringing items into the bedroom that don’t belong there. Car keys, water bottles, bills, and even some dishes should all be cleared away. These are items that will only make your bedroom dirty and messy. When it comes to food, that should be a big no-no all around. Eating should be reserved for the dining room and kitchen so that the food doesn’t attract bugs and bacteria.
Once you’ve gone through this checklist of bedroom cleaning tips, you’re ready to hire a housekeeper in to make your room sparkle. The team at Maid Luxe will dust all surfaces, vacuum the floors, wipe off blinds and ceiling fans, and even make your bed! You can choose from a variety of service packages to find the one that best suits your needs.
Whichever package you choose, you can expect professional service at reasonable prices. To maintain the cleanliness of your home, you may also want to consider regularly scheduled visits by our Maid Luxe team.