Studies show that the average American spends more than 7 hours a day in their bedrooms. When thinking of spring cleaning this room, most people think of simply removing clutter and changing bed linens from the winter, heavier comforter to a lighter duvet for the warmer nights. We are going to break down spring cleaning the bedroom in these 5 easy steps.
Let’s detail our spring cleaning into the areas that are most overlooked until we get to this “every now and then” cleaning ritual. Spring Cleaning is mainly about removing the dust built up since last Spring. The bedroom is a soft place for us to land at night after a long day – right? Well, with that comes a lot of soft surfaces! Take a moment and think about all the areas in your bedroom that have soft surfaces and imagine how much dust they have collected since last Spring? Soft areas, such as the ones we are going to cover, hold onto dust and cause severe allergies during the Spring season. Most of us think spring allergies are just based on outdoor allergens; however, indoor allergens are trapped in soft surfaces of our homes and it’s time to address them.
Curtains and Blinds
Curtains and blinds keep the sunlight out and give our rooms privacy; however, they are the closest thing to the windows and they hold onto dust and are rarely cleaned. If you have allergies it’s quite important to dust thoroughly the soft surfaces in your bedroom. If you have an easily removable curtain it’s best to place it in the washer on a delicate wash and then allow it to air dry afterwards. Most curtains however are either custom made or too heavy for a simple washing machine wash. Take the curtains down and take them to your local dry cleaner for professional cleaning. Here’s a helpful, cost-saving hint: check your dry cleaner’s website for coupons on spring discounts first!
Once the curtains are down, let’s address those blinds. If you have the standard wood vertical blind use a microfiber rag and dust them from the top to the bottom on each side. If you notice that it is not doing the job effectively, use your vacuum tool with soft bristles and vacuum the blinds on both sides and then use the microfiber rag to remove any leftover dust.
Comforters, Duvets, Blankets and Mattress Covers
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