Welcome to week two of the 8 Week Cleaning Challenge!
I hope your bathrooms are sparkling and clean after week one! Nice to get those toilets out of the way, right? This week we’re going to tackle all the bedrooms. Just like last week, you have an entire week to get them done. If you have 2 bedrooms, choose 2 days and tackle one each day. If you’re ambitious, go for more than one each day.
As you work on the bedrooms, think about some things you can do to make the environment more relaxing; after all, this is a place to relax and unwind. If your room is cluttered and overwhelming, try to declutter by donating items that are in good condition and throwing out items that are broken or in poor shape.
- Depending on your flooring, vacuum or wash the floors
- Vacuum/Dust the Baseboards
- Dust All Surfaces, Picture Frames, Ceiling Fans/Other Fans, and Screens (if there is a television/computer in the room)- Check out this post for a few of my favorite dusting tips.
- Clean Windows and Window Sills- Try using this Norwex Microfiber Cleaning Cloth Package… Seriously, if I could only recommend one cleaning tool to use, these would be it!
- Dust Blinds
- Clean Your Mattress
- Wash All Bedding, Including Pillows and Stuffed Animals
- Organize Nightstands
- If the bedroom has a smaller closet, go ahead and organize it. Donate clothes that are no longer worn. If you have a larger, walk-in closet, we’ll focus on that in an upcoming week of the challenge
- Organize Dresser Drawers
- Empty the Trash (If you have one in your room)
- Wash Rug(s)
- Dust/Clean Heating Vents & Cold Air Returns
- Disinfect Door Knobs & Light Switches- Try using these DIY Cleaning Wipes
- To add a little freshness, try this DIY Linen Spray, these Lavender Drawer Sachets, or this idea for freshening closets or drawers.
Here’s your printable for week 2: 8 Week Cleaning Challenge: Bedrooms
As you and I both know, rooms don’t stay clean forever, so remember to go back through your bathrooms and tidy up a bit. Here’s a post on helping you create a cleaning schedule that works for you so you can stay on top of everything that needs to get done.
Click Here to See My Favorite Bedroom Cleaning Tips
Week 1: Bathrooms // Week 2: Bedrooms // Week 3: Laundry Room // Week 4: Closets // Week 5: Living Spaces // Week 6: Office // Week 7: Entry // Week 8: Kitchen
Your cleaning challenge couldn’t have come at a better time! Since we’re all supposed to be staying in to help prevent the spread of Covid19, why not use that time to clean. Once the virus is under control we can all get out and about knowing we’ve already got our households in order. Already I’ve finished my bathroom and cleaned my laundry closet. I may not be able to keep up with your weekly guide. In my younger days I could tear my house apart brick by brick and put it all back together in a day. Those days are gone! I’ll just keep plodding along and soon it’ll all be done. Thanks for the inspiration!!! Stay safe and keep well.
Big tips! I’ll start cleaning this weekend and I’m planning to start with the living room!
M Bickerman says
My mother always taught me to do the floors last because all the dirt/dust falls on the floor and you have to do them again after the room is clean. She said to always to the floors last.
Erin Meyer says
I actually follow your mother’s rules as well. I figure that while I’m dusting, some of it is bound to get on the floors, so I always clean them last. I probably should have made my list in the order I do things vs. just listing everything that can be done. Thanks for sharing… hopefully others will see your comment and take your advice 🙂
Great tips! I’m going to start Spring cleaning this weekend and I’m planning to start with the kids’ bedrooms!
Erin Meyer says
Good luck! I think kids’ rooms are always the hardest rooms to clean… So many little toys to organize.