It’s time to clean your bedroom- but where to start? Let me give you the motivation to clean– starting with an easy list.
Let’s dive into my bedroom cleaning checklists: my deep-clean ultimate bedroom cleaning checklist and my daily bedroom cleaning checklist!
- Follow this 15-step bedroom cleaning checklist to deep clean your room and have a spotless, organized bedroom in no time!
- Then use my daily bedroom cleaning checklist to incorporate simple tasks like making the bed & putting away dirty clothes to keep things clean longer.
Deep Clean Bedroom Cleaning Checklist
Here’s my ultimate bedroom cleaning checklist that can get your room in tip-top shape within an hour or 2- so you can focus on the things that matter.
1. Gather Up Cleaning Supplies
To ensure a smooth, uninterrupted cleaning experience, gather all necessary supplies before you begin.
With all your supplies at hand, you’ll save time and effort during the cleaning process.
Some essential items to have ready include:
- Vacuum cleaner
- Microfiber cloths
- All-purpose cleaner
- Broom or mop
Remember to declutter your supplies first by removing any expired or unused products.
2. Get Trash Bags Ready
Having one or two trash bags on hand is a good idea to collect all the garbage in the room. I use grocery bags to put them to good use!
Having trash bags ready lets you easily dispose of unwanted items and clutter during cleaning.
For added convenience, use separate bags for recyclables and regular trash to ensure proper waste separation.
3. Put Random Floor Stuff On Your Bed
Placing random items from the floor (and around the room) onto your bed creates space for cleaning and makes it easier to sort and organize your belongings.
I use my bed as a sorting space once I’ve done a deep clean elsewhere- it’s a central place to haul everything to, and it ensures I get everything sorted and put away ASAP.
I have to clear it off and clean up to go to bed tonight, after all!
4. Clear Off Your Nightstands, Desks, & Tables
Put any stuff from your nightstands, desks, and tablse onto the bed (AKA the sorting spot).
Don’t wipe things down yet, though- we’ll need to dust things still before we sanitize.
To maintain cleanliness later, use trays, bowls, and baskets to store smaller items like jewelry and glasses to keep your surfaces clear and usable.
5. Dust Ceilings, Walls, & Furniture
To improve air quality and reduce allergens, eliminate dust in your bedroom.
Dust all surfaces in your bedroom, including light fixtures, light switches, picture frames, ceiling fans, windowsills, mirrors, TVs, dressers, desks, lamps, and tables.
Use a long duster or a vacuum cleaner with brush attachments to reach high and hard-to-reach places like ceilings and walls.
For delicate items, use a dry microfiber cloth or a duster with a telescoping handle to avoid damage.
Also, yes, dust before you do anything else- if you dust later, bedroom floors just get dirty again and full of dust!
6. Vacuum Or Sweep/Mop Your Floor
Depending on your floor, you’ll need to vacuum or sweep/mop.
For a deep vacuum clean, sprinkle baking soda on your carpet for 30 minutes to deodorize and get a fresher smell back in the room.
It’s worth it, trust me! You can walk on it and sort some of the bed pile, toss some trash while you wait, or have a coffee and chill.
For sweeping, use a duster or damp microfiber cloth to collect and hold fibers in- less dust in the air for you and less to sweep in the dustpan.
7. Wash & Disinfect All Furniture
Now that dust has been taken care of from all around, wash and disinfect windows, mirrors, nightstands, tables, and doors now that you’ve dusted.
Don’t forget to clean germ hotspots like door handles and light switches!
Apply a sanitizing solution to all surfaces, like a quat-based sanitizer or a mixture of white vinegar and water.
Wipe down the surfaces thoroughly, making sure to cover all areas.
8. Throw Things Out As You Go
With any bedroom cleaning, aim to discard unnecessary items to reduce clutter overall and get it out of your room.
If it’s something you’ve been meaning to fix, that’s outlived its use, or may not get saved through donating, it’s time to get the trash bag.
9. Sort The Stuff On Your Bed
Now it’s time to sort and organize the bed pile- get baskets and other inexpensive Dollar Tree organization items ready. I typically use laundry baskets or clear bins.
Sort into categories like:
- Personal items
- Bathroom items
Once you’ve sorted your items, you can easily put them away in their designated places or donate them, plus find better strategies to organize them and keep your room clutter-free.
Some helpful strategies for organizing items include:
- Using organizers that are see-through or have handles for easy access
- Using vacuum-sealed bags or storage containers with wheels for under furniture
- Using bedside caddies or organizers for essential items
- Creating a designated ‘drop zone’ near your bed to keep the floor mess-free
10. Strip The Mattress & Sanitize It
For a good night’s rest, ensure a fresh and clean sleeping environment.
Start by stripping your mattress of all bedding and vacuum it all around to remove dust, mites, dead skin, hair, and other debris.
To sanitize your mattress, clean any stains with the appropriate cleaner or a mix of white vinegar and water.
Let the mattress dry completely (use a hair dryer to speed things up) before putting the bedding back on.
11. Rotate Your Bed & Make It
Rotate your mattress regularly to prolong its lifespan and enhance comfort by evenly distributing pressure.
It’s recommended to rotate your bed every 3-6 months, depending on the mattress company’s specific guidelines.
After rotating your bed, make it with clean linens for a comfortable and inviting sleep environment.
12. Closet Time! Put It On The Bed
With the rest of the room in order, time to deep clean your closet.
I put everything on the bed now that it’s clean- empty every drawer, grab every hanger, and yes, even accessories like belts and sunglasses.
13. Make 3 Piles- Keep, Donate, Throw Out
Streamline your bedroom cleaning and create a more organized space by sorting items into three piles: keep, donate, and throw out.
As you sort through your items, ask yourself questions like:
- Is it broken?
- Do I use or love it?
- Do I have multiples?
- Does it have sentimental value?
- Does it fit my current lifestyle?
By following this process, you’ll be able to declutter and organize your belongings quickly and efficiently, making your bedroom a more comfortable and functional space.
14. Clean Your Drawers/Hangers
Clean drawers and hangers are integral to maintaining a tidy closet. Why put clean clothes back into a dusty closet?
For hangers and drawers, remove any dust or dirt with a damp cloth and cleaning solution.
15. Put Back & Organize Your Clothes
After cleaning and organizing your closet, neatly arrange your clothes back into it.
As you put away your clothes, ensure they’re properly folded or hung to maintain their condition and minimize wrinkles.
Organize your clothes by type, color, or season, and use storage solutions like dividers or hanging organizers to save space and keep your clothes neat.
Daily Bedroom Cleaning Checklist
Keeping your bedroom clean and organized need not be an overwhelming task.
By incorporating a simple daily bedroom cleaning checklist, you can keep your room tidy with minimal effort.
Follow our quick daily cleanup steps to ensure your bedroom stays neat and inviting without extensive deep cleaning.
Utilize my daily bedroom cleaning checklist and manage things better a little at a time.
Keep Your Bed Tidy
By making your bed daily, you can instantly enhance your bedroom’s appearance and maintain a neat, orderly sleeping environment.
It takes just a few minutes and can set a positive view for the rest of your day, giving you a sense of accomplishment and motivation to maintain a tidy space.
Clothes In Hamper
To prevent clutter and keep your bedroom clean, always place dirty clothes in a hamper.
Keeping dirty clothes keeps your floor clean and your bedroom tidy, plus it also helps reduce odors.
Leave NOTHING On The Floor
Keeping the floor clear can enhance the spaciousness and cleanliness of your bedroom. It’s less to clean up later!
Make it a habit to pick up any items or clutter off the floor as you move throughout your day.
Put Away Clean Clothes & Laundry ASAP
To prevent piles of clean clothes from accumulating in your bedroom, put away laundry as soon as it’s clean and dry.
Fold or hang clean clothes immediately to reduce wrinkles and keep your bedroom from getting cluttered.
Take Out Garbage Frequently
A clean and odor-free space is essential for a comfortable and inviting sleeping environment.
Make it a habit to empty your bedroom trash can every 3 days to a week, depending on the amount of garbage you generate.
Clear Off Nightstands/Tables
Keep nightstands and tables clear of clutter routinely to have less to deep clean later.
Keep a microfiber cloth in your room to wipe tables down and keep them clean.
What order should I clean my bedroom in?
Cleaning your bedroom in a top-to-bottom is what I recommend.
Start by decluttering, dusting surfaces, cleaning the ceiling and walls, and then vacuuming or sweeping the floor.
To have something easy to follow along, click my bedroom deep cleaning checklist and download it for free!
What daily routine keeps my bedroom cleaner?
A quick daily bedroom cleaning tasks routine can contribute to a cleaner bedroom.
Make your bed, put dirty clothes in a hamper, keep the floor clear, and clear off nightstands and tables.
You can even add weekly cleaning tasks like changing your bedding, washing your bath towels, and more to ensure you’re using clean items.
What cleaning supplies should I use?
Maintaining a clean bedroom requires a variety of supplies- you can get Dollar Tree cleaning supplies fast and cheap for a deep cleaning spree.
Some supplies include microfiber cloths, all-purpose cleaners, and a broom/mop.
Depending on the surfaces in your bedroom, you may also need additional supplies such as glass cleaner, dusting spray, or specialized cleaning solutions.
With my bedroom deep cleaning checklists, you’ll be on your way to a cleaner, more organized bedroom in no time.
From decluttering and dusting to washing and sanitizing, these simple steps can help transform your bedroom into a peaceful sanctuary, from decluttering and dusting to washing and sanitizing.
Remember, a clean and tidy bedroom looks and feels better and can contribute to better sleep and a happier, more productive life.
So download my cleaning checklist to clean your bedroom and make your living space more livable day to day.