For a fresh and healthy sleep, here’s a five-step checklist for spring cleaning your bedroom.
- Flooring. If you have hardwood floors, it’s a good idea to give them a quick vacuum or sweep before mopping. If you have carpeting in your bedroom, consider getting it steam cleaned.
- Bedding. Wash all of your bedding, including sheets, pillow shams, bed skirts, mattress pads and comforters. It’s recommended to wash your sheets at a temperature of at least 130 F (54 C) – so that it’ll kill any dust mites and other allergens that may be harboring in your sheets, which can also trigger allergy symptoms. And don’t forget about your washing your pillows; they can carry dust, mold and bacteria.
- Draperies and Curtains. Take down any draperies and curtains to have them washed or dry cleaned.
- Hard Surfaces. Use a microfiber cloth to dust any hard surfaces in your bedroom, including ceiling corners, vents, fans, shelves, dressers and lamps. It’s also a good idea to wipe down baseboards and windowsills.
- Mattresses. Flip your mattress horizontally and vertically to keep the wear even. If your mattress is more than seven years old, it may be time to invest in a new one.
And if that’s not enough, you can always tackle the closet next.