Dust mites? Germs? Yuck!

The last place you want to find germs or dust mites is in your bedroom.

Although germs are only avoidable to some extent, many are preventable and can be easily eliminated with a deep cleaning of your bedroom.

This guide will also help minimize mess and help you get organized!

Declutter

  • Donate any clothes, shoes, or accessories that don’t fit, that are dated or ripped, or that haven’t been worn in a year.
  • Return books to bookshelves and personal care items to the bathroom.
  • If the room is crowded, consider removing a piece of furniture, especially one that’s not used much.

Organize

  • Add a hamper or attractive laundry basket to hold dirty laundry.
  • Put a basket on each nightstand to hold books and a tray to hold glasses, watches, earplugs, and eye masks.
  • If storage is tight, add drawers under the bed to hold out-of-season clothes, linens, or other items. For a DIY solution, screw caster wheels to the bottom of old dresser drawers.22
  • Fold clothes into squares and file them vertically in drawers so you can find everything at a glance.

Deep clean

  • Sheets and curtains: Wash in hot water. Add a cup of lemon juice to the wash cycle to brighten whites without using bleach.
  • Mattress: Sprinkle with baking soda, let sit for several hours, then thoroughly vacuum.
  • Walls: Vacuum baseboards and ceiling corners. Remove wall grime by scrubbing with a paste of baking soda and water. Wipe down walls with an all-purpose 50/50 vinegar–water cleaner.
  • Windows: Spray with an all-purpose 50/50 vinegar–water cleaner and wipe off with newspaper.
  • Kids’ plastic toys: Wash on the top shelf of the dishwasher.

 

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Source: Fix.com Blog

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