There are two types of people–those that avoid spring cleaning like the plague. And then there’s those that are organizing their spring cleaning checklists way before daylight savings even hits. I am definitely in the latter category as spring cleaning not only feels like a physical refresh to me, but a mental one as well.
The energy in the air when the weather starts warming up really helps motivate me to declutter and clean. The sun seems to shine brighter, and all the flowers blooming just energizes me and makes me want to strip everything down and start afresh.
If you’re like me and you have one, two, or even more littles that pile into your bed each night, I’m sure your bedroom could benefit from a deep spring cleaning. I want to walk you through my spring cleaning bedroom checklist: bedsharing edition so you and whoever you share a bed with can pile in and relax knowing your space is extra clean.
gather your (non-toxic) cleaning supplies
The average person spends about 33 years (12,045 days!!) in bed. That’s a lot of time breathing in and consuming the elements in the air of your bedroom. I choose non-toxic / chemical free cleaning products in my whole house but this is extremely important to keep in mind to use in your bedroom and anywhere your babies are sleeping at night.
If you haven’t already made the switch from conventional cleaning products, it doesn’t need to be complicated. Cleaning cloths, glass bottles and vinegar can go a long way. There are so many DIY cleaning product tutorials on Pinterest and Instagram.
mother’s millk spring cleaning bedroom checklist: bedsharing edition
There aren’t many things better than climbing into a bed of fresh and clean linens and fully fluffed pillows, amirite? But my spring cleaning bedroom checklist takes it one step further making sure no dust bunnies are left in sight.
I like to use a top-down method to make sure nothing is missed. Every bedroom is different so use my spring cleaning bedroom checklist as a guide and fill in any areas that are specific to your set-up.
If you have windows in your bedroom, it’s great to pop them open to let everything air out while you get to cleaning!
I like to implement a ceiling to floor method so as I clean from the top, any remnants falling below are cleaned up as I go.
dust fan and lighting fixtures
remove any window coverings and wash
wipe down any windows and dust window sills
wipe down light switches
wipe down doors and door knobs
Bed + Furniture–
strip down bed linens and mattress protector
wash sheets, duvet cover / any blankets
wash or spot clean pillows
vacuum mattress with upholstery attachment
dust off bed frame and any other furniture or flat surfaces
rotate and/or flip your mattress if applicable
tidy and declutter any messy areas
pull bed away from wall and wipe down any baseboards and low electrical plates (remove any toys, socks, misc. items that have mysteriously piled up under the bed)
deep clean any rugs per care instructions
vacuum and/or mop floors
Print out your spring cleaning bedroom checklist here to cross of tasks as you go.
This is a great time to assess how long you have had your mattress. Is there an estimated lifespan for the model that you have? Has it been properly protected from moisture, bed wetting, milk leaks etc. Is your mattress lumpy and uncomfortable? Take a look at your bedding too. If there’s snags and holes and stains it might be time to go for a linens refresh.
Give your pillows a nice fluff and assemble your bed with fresh linens. Now lay in all your clean glory for about .2 seconds before little hands and feet come crashing in and observe all your handiwork 🙂
how spring cleaning can improve your sleep
Spring cleaning your bedroom–and your whole house–is not only taking care of your home. It actually benefits your health and supports better quality sleep at night for you and your babies.
Like I mentioned before, we spend A LOT of time in bed. That is a lot of contact with our mattresses and our bedding. It’s also a lot of time laying on a surface. All of these things matter and can impact our health.
We shed a lot of skin (gross I know). Our pets shed their fur. Dander, pollen, allergens and odors dance about in the air. These particles and smells end up resting on the surfaces that we frequent. Removal of these things can bring new life back into your space.
Opening the windows in your home is not only good for airing the rooms out, it’s great for lifting your mood as well. It boosts the immune system and improves brain function. My kiddos really thrive when we have the windows and screen doors open.
how often to deep clean your bedroom
I like to deep clean with the changing of the seasons. It always helps me reset and feel a shift when I do a little deep cleaning as the weather starts to change.
Making a priority to deep clean when the seasons change–at least twice a year (Spring/Fall) can really help our little bedsharers to ease into all of the change. We all know setting our clocks forwards or backwards can really do a number on our children’s’ sleep schedules. Having a clean, restful space can help our minds and bodies relax a little more when there’s a change in our normal rhythms.
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