Even if the rest of my house isn’t clean, I NEED to walk into a clean bedroom at the end of the day, it’s my safe haven from all the craziness. By craziness, you know I’m talking about the kids. I need to have somewhere I can go to relax and recharge. I have made it a priority to get the master bedroom clean and tidy, so I have one spot in the house that is a safe haven for myself. Use my bedroom cleaning checklist to help you to keep your safe haven clean and tidy.
As a mom, you have enough to deal with on a daily basis. You may feel overwhelmed when it comes time to clean your bedroom. While it would be great if your bedroom magically cleaned itself, alas, that is not the case!
But don’t worry – having a reliable cleaning checklist can help make this task much more manageable and keep your home in tip-top shape.
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I am absolutely in love with writing to-do lists, so you know I use a cleaning checklist when it comes to cleaning my bedroom on a daily basis to keep it clean.
This is a super, simple printable bedroom cleaning checklist to help you to turn your (maybe) messy room into a clean and tidy space for you! Print these cleaning checklists, put them in a binder, or hang them on the fridge, so they can help you to make cleaning your bedroom a simple process to follow!
This blog post will feature our easy-to-follow bedroom cleaning checklist so that you know exactly what needs to be cleaned every day and each week.
Read on to get started creating order out of chaos!
How Often Should You Clean Your Bedroom?
As moms, it’s important that we have a neat and tidy home–especially a clean bedroom! I hate walking into a messy room at the end of a long day with the kids! Having an organized space can give us the peace of mind to relax and unwind at the end of a long day. But how often should you clean your bedroom?
We’re going to give you some bedroom cleaning tips on how to stay on top of tidying up so you always have a clean room, and a more restful space for yourself.
In my opinion, you should only have to clean your room on a weekly basis and then do a deep clean every quarter!
But there are certain daily bedroom cleaning tasks that should be taken care of, so when you walk into your bedroom after a crazy day with the kids, you have a clean bedroom waiting for you.
Sounds good right?
Daily Bedroom Cleaning Checklist
If you find that you don’t have a lot of time in the morning, at least do these tasks to keep your bedroom clean
Do these 3 daily tasks!
- When you get out of bed, make the bed, and think how inviting it will look when you walk into your room at the end of the day.
- Make sure all dirty clothes go straight into your hamper and not on the floor. It’s easy to drop clothes on the floor – DON’T.
- Take any dirty dishes or glasses and carry them to the kitchen.
If you do these 3 things every day, your bedroom will remain clean and tidy, best of all it only takes 5 minutes max!
Always remember, certain tasks take little time to do, and can help your house look immensely better.
This bedroom cleaning checklist can be used for a guest bedroom too.
Weekly Bedroom Cleaning Checklist
Cleaning your bedroom on a weekly basis isn’t that different from your daily cleaning checklist, but we will add some other bedroom cleaning tasks to it.
Don’t forget to download our cleaning checklist printable, it will make cleaning your home so much easier.
Add these tasks to your weekly bedroom cleaning checklist
Here are some tasks that we are adding to our weekly bedroom cleaning checklist:
- Strip all your bed and wash sheets and pillow cases.
- Dust and wipe down all flat surfaces, a dry microfiber cloth works great for this task.
- Dust your ceiling fan (I use mine daily so I give it a quick dust each week).
- Get your dirty laundry washed and dried and put away your clean clothes.
- Dust picture frames, dust lamps, and other knick knacks.
- Clean mirrors.
- Dust blinds and light switches.
- Sweep or vacuum floors (I remove everything off the floor and put my iRobot to work).
- Remove trash (always keep a roll of bags in your trash can so when you remove trash, a new garbage bag is already there). I have bags in every trash can of my house lol.
- Remove things that don’t belong in your bedroom.
Don’t forget to sign up for my Ultimate Bedroom Cleaning Checklist below – it will make your life much easier! I also included a deep cleaning checklist so you know what to do to give it a really good cleaning when it comes time!
Most of your weekly cleaning tasks can be done in under 30 minutes, start dusting your ceiling fans, light fixtures, and window sills. Then work your way down to surfaces like dressers, nightstands, and the tv.
I use a feather duster or microfiber cloth to dust things like the tv and picture frames etc. Once the sheets are dry, make up the bed with clean linens.
You’re done and you have a nice clean bedroom welcoming you at the end of your day, instead of a messy bedroom!
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Deep Cleaning Your Bedroom in 9 Easy Steps
I like (well nobody likes) to deep clean my bedroom once a quarter! It’s where I spend a lot of my time, the dog sleeps in the bedroom with us, the kids hang out in there, so it gets a lot of use!
All I mean by deep cleaning is that you’re giving your bedroom a really good cleaning. We have a bedroom deep cleaning checklist to help with this.
Some examples of deep cleaning tasks are washing your duvet, wiping down your baseboards, cleaning your ceiling fan and getting rid of anything that does not belong in your bedroom.
Somehow items from other places in the house end up in here. Doing a quick declutter gets rid of those unwanted items.
#1 Gather Your Cleaning Supplies
Nothing drives me crazier than getting ready to do a deep clean only to find out I don’t have everything I need. That’s why I put together a cleaning caddy with everything in it, this way I can easily see if anything needs to be ordered. I also use Amazon subscribe and save for several of my cleaning supplies so I never run out!
I decided to do this the day I went to put on my dishwasher and discovered I had no dishwasher pods! Now I don’t even have to think about that, because I set up a schedule that works for me, and Amazon ships out my cleaing supplues as needed! This is a huge time saver for me!
So before you start to deep clean, make sure you everything you need.
Here are my favorite cleaning caddy supplies
Here are some of my favorite cleaning supplies:
- I use two vacuums, one that I personally use and another one does the work for me.
- I use lysol wipes, palish, small trash bags, windex, microfiber cloths, and I have a diffuser in my room to keep my personal space smelling wonderful.
- I like this feather duster to help me clean ceiling fans and high corners.
- I use this microfiber mop with an extendable handle to clean the walls.
#2 Quick Declutter
Before you start deep cleaning your bedroom, you need to do a quick declutter to make things easier on yourself. Pick up any dirty clothes and get them into the laundry room, or a laundry basket.
Fold any clean clothes or clean laundry and put them back where they belong in your closet or bedroom drawers. Pick up any trash and put it in your small wastebasket, I have one in my master bathroom that I use.
If you have any dirty dishes, take them down to the kitchen. If you have old magazines laying about, get rid of them. I like to get everything off the bedroom floors, so I can set my Irobot to work, while I do other stuff.
This also helps me to save time because it does the majority of the vacuuming for me.
So set your timer for 15 minutes and start to do a quick declutter of your bedroom.
Here’s a quick list of items to get rid of in your bedroom to help you with the bigger tasks:
- Remove any old chargers, computers, and water bottles.
- Relocate or trash anything that shouldn’t be on your dresser or hanging on a chair.
- If you have shoes laying around, put them in your closet, or if used regularly, get an organizer and keep shoes in the garage. I keep all of our shoes out of my house by doing this.
- If you have old magazines or books you no longer read, get rid of them.
PRO TIP: As soon as your clean clothes come out of the dryer, fold them or hang them immediately in your room! Do the same with your dirty clothes, get them into a hamper or the laundry straight away!
If you don’t leave clothes hanging on or around your furniture, or on the floor, your room won’t look messy!
#3 Strip Your Bed
The first step to deep cleaning is getting your bed linens into a wash. So strip your bed down and start a wash with your bed sheets. This is the time when I like to give my duvet cover a good wash too, and if you have a mattress cover, now is a good time to clean that also. If you need help spot cleaning your comforter, you can get some tips to o that here.
See if any of your throw pillows need a good clean, make sure to check their labels to see how they should be cleaned. If they can’t be washed, you can spot-clean any stains. If you have bed skirts, thro them in the wash too.
Don’t put something into the washing machine that doesn’t belong!
#4 Clean the Mattress
Now that you have stripped the bed to wash sheets and pillowcases, make sure to clean the mattress. You want to flip the mattress first during your ‘spring clean’. Before you flip it, you want to check for any stains you need to take care of.
Once you flip your mattress, give the mattress a good vacuum to keep it fresh and clean. Some people like to spritz their mattress with some essential oils to freshen it up.
#5 Get Dusting!
Now, let’s pull out your bed frame so we can clean the walls behind your bed and your bedside table (if you have one). You can either remove everything from your table and use a dusting spray or a damp microfiber cloth to clean your table. I like to use a microfiber cloth to give my bedroom furniture surfaces a good dusting.
Dust Furniture, Light Fixtures, Ceiling Fan etc
This is a good time to dust your light switches, microfiber cloths work great for this job. Use the microfiber mop to dust the walls, working from the top down to the baseboards. you can use this or your feather duster to clean the dust off the top of your doors in the bedroom.
If you have light fixtures that are tall, clean them with the duster also. This is also the best time to change out light bulbs if necessary.
Use a microfiber cloth to wipe door handles, and use furniture polish if necessary (depending on the type of bedroom furniture you have).
Dust the remote controls, the various furniture pieces you have, and your dresser tops. Give every bit of furniture in that room a good dust.
Remember, your furniture is where most of the dust lives, so getting rid of that dust will have a huge impact on your room, and it leaves you with a nice clean space.
So after you wipe down everything, check on your laundry to see if your bed linens are ready to be moved from the washer to the dryer.
#6 Start Washing the Walls
Once you have given the walls a good dust, let’s get cleaning with our microfiber mop, this works great with just a little water, because obviously we don’t want water running down the walls.
#7 Clean the Window Treatments in your Room
Remove and clean curtains, if they are not machine washable, get them to your local cleaner to be dry cleaned. If you have blinds, they can be cleaned with a microfiber cloth, or feather duster.
I like to use a damp cloth for tough stains. Give your window tracks and sills a really good cleaning too. I’m in Georgia, so we get pollen at springtime and it gets EVERYWHERE!
- MOM TIP: This is a great chore to allocate to an older child for $$$.
#8 Vacuum the Floor in your Room
This is a good time to check for carpet stains, sometimes its hard to see stains under your bed, or hidden in a corner. If your floors look extra dirty, I would look at renting a carpet cleaner to get rid of any lingering stains.
Although your Irobot vacuum has been working away, this is a good time to get into those corners to vacuum, and give under the bed a really good vacuum. If you have area rugs, take them outside and give them a good shake, when you bring them back in, make sure to vacuum them also.
Because I use my iRobot to vaccuum my room all the time, my floors don’t get terribly dirty and dusty, this is one of the handiest tools I have in my house!
#9 Clean All Mirrors
Give any mirrors in your room a good clean, I use Windex as my glass cleaner, or you can make your own. Having a nice clean mirror, as silly as it sounds, can make a huge difference to the look of your whole room. If you don’t have Windex, check out a great alternative.
Cleaning Checklist Bedroom
To finish up your room, now that you have all the deep cleaning tasks completed, get your fresh sheets back on the bed, and take a look around at your personal space and how clean it now is.
Take another good look to make sure you didn’t miss anything that doesn’t belong, or items that should be in the trash, or clothes you missed!
Congratulations on your spring cleaning! If you want to use our simple and easy deep cleaning checklist, you can sign up here, it’s a free printable.
Free Printable Cleaning Checklists
There is a lot to think about when it comes to cleaning your bedroom, but with a bit of organization and sticking to a routine, you too can have a nice orderly space. By committing just 15 minutes a day and one larger cleaning session per week or month, you can easily keep your bedroom looking great.
Plus, if you want some additional guidance while making sure you cover all the items on your checklist, we have an awesome download for you – our bedroom cleaning checklist!
Download it today and you’ll find cleaning your bedroom is a much easier cleaning task, once you know exactly what to do step by step.
And as long as you don’t let things pile up until you face major messes, in no time at all, you will enjoy the peace and tranquility that a neat and orderly space offers. After all, it’s not just about maintaining order – it’s often about having harmony and joy in your living spaces.
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Grainne Foley is a wife and mother of 2 great kids. During her 5 years of full time RV travel, Grainne learned to become very efficient at household chores, in order to make time for family adventures. Now, back in a house, she has continued to create tools and techniques to help others lighten the load of household organization and cleaning.