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For many people, their bedroom is their temple. It's where you sleep, relax, and have some of the most intimate moments of your life. It's a place where your personal home decor tends to be at its best, and to a point, also helps ground you when you start the day.
Luxurious as your little place is, it can be a hassle to clean. The longer you take to clean your bedroom, the harder keeping it clean tends to be. The dirtier it gets, the less your bedroom will feel like a temple and the more it'll just feel bad.
Thankfully, these bedroom cleaning lifehacks make that chore easier than ever before.
Use a vacuum to clean air vents.
Air vents can easily make or break your bedroom's ability to smell nice, get rid of dust, and stay allergy-proof. The easiest way to ensure that you have a room that remains dust-free is to remove air vent dust by grabbing a vacuum brush tool and using it on the vents.
This will keep your room smelling fresh as can be. If you want to really get a whiff of something nice, then spray a little bit of your favorite perfume or room spray into the air vent afterwards.
Clean your blinds with ease.
There are multiple ways to clean your blinds, and all of them are pretty time-saving bedroom cleaning hacks you can use. The easiest way to clean them is to use a vacuum with a brush extension to do it.
If you have blinds that have become extra grody, then you should mix equal parts water and white vinegar together. Grab a sock, dip it in the cleaning solution, and run it through each slat of your blinds. They'll look good as new in a pinch.
If you just need to give them a quick dusting, use microfiber cloths tied to a pair of tongs to do it quickly, easily, and in a mess-free way.
While we're at it, let's talk about cleaning those bed sheets a bit better!
No list of bedroom cleaning hacks would be complete without talking about how to get cleaner sheets. You should know how to do laundry before you leave home, but sometimes, a couple of tips can make it even easier to do.
Here are some great tips to follow, for people who are laundry-averse:
- Drop a cup of baking soda in the wash for brighter, whiter, and cleaner sheets. Baking soda and cleanliness just go together like PB and J. Try it and you'll have super-clean sheets in no time.
- Don't have baking soda? Add a cup of white vinegar instead. It'll give you softer, fresher, whiter sheets in a pinch!
- Use hydrogen peroxide to lift out bloodstains. Had a little mess on your sheets from Aunt Flo? Spritz this on a fresh stain and you're good to go.
- Rub chalk into grease stains on your bedsheets to lift up the oil. Have you been pulling a Lily Allen by eating your BBQ ribs in bed? Chalk will get out the stains.
- Spritz a little diluted lavender oil into your dryer when you dry your sheets. This is one of those dryer hacks you'll thank me for. Lavender oil is wonderful for encouraging a good night's sleep.
Learn to make your bed like a pro in minutes!
Do you have a hard time making your bed? You're not the only one. Many parents didn't take time to teach their kids how to properly make a bed. This video shows you how to get that "hotel fresh" bed setup that will make others turn green with envy.
Truth be told, the best bedroom cleaning lifehacks dealing with making a bed are all about practice. The more you do it, the better you'll be.
When you're dusting, open a window.
Opening a window does two things during your bedroom cleaning routine. First, it lets fresh air in and removes that "musty" air quality issue that happens when you have little aeration and lots of action in a room. Second, it lets the dust travel outside of your room into the air outside.
Think about it. When you're dusting, you're not always picking up the dust. Sometimes, it moves around into the air. This lets the dust escape your room.
Here's how to freshen up your mattress quickly.
Mattresses are amazingly good at trapping smells and getting lumpy. Thankfully, there are two major bedroom cleaning hacks that allow you to fix this in a pinch. It's often best to do both at the same time. Here's how to do it:
- Start by stripping the mattress of sheets and sprinkling baking soda on the mattress top.
- Grab a vacuum cleaner, and vacuum the baking soda off the mattress.
- Flip that mattress over.
- Sprinkle more baking soda over the mattress's new top.
- Vacuum the baking soda again.
Of course, if you need to get a more thorough cleaning going on, you can do it by following the instructions on the YouTube video above.
Clean your headboards and footboards the right way.
The easiest way to clean your bed's headboards and footboards is to dust them, then polish them with lemon oil. This works for both brass and wood beds, and takes literally seconds to do.
If you have a wooden bed or a bed with leather, almond oil-based polish can also do amazingly well. This also leaves your bed smelling wonderfully fresh.
Do a wardrobe cleanse once a year.
Bedroom closets are so hard to tackle, but if you want a clean bedroom, you're going to need to clean these out too. The easiest way to reduce cleaning times for your closets is to throw out clothing that no longer fits, is torn, or just isn't worn anymore.
This video shows you how to do a wardrobe cleanse, and how to figure out if it's time to say goodbye to clothes you've been wearing. With less clothes, organizing your closet becomes a cinch.
The easiest way to keep things clean is to clear out the tops of your dressers, tables, and nightstands.
Ever notice how stuff tends to look clutter-y when it's lying on top of a table or dresser? We did too. That's why one of the best ways to keep your bedroom looking clean is to keep the tops of tables clear of items.
Rather than store them on top, store them in shelves or inside boxes. It sounds stupid, but it works and remains one of those cleaning hacks you wish your mom taught you. You'll be amazed at how much space you'll have!
Fluff your pillows in a dryer.
Who doesn't love the feeling of a pillow that's as light and fluffy as a cloud? If you're a huge fan, then one of the bedroom cleaning lifehacks that you'll adore is this one.
To fluff up your pillows, toss your dryer-safe pillows in a clothing dryer with a couple of tennis balls. The tennis balls will do all the fluffing work for you. If you don't have tennis balls lying around, using dryer balls will work just as well.