By starting with the bedroom, we were able to devote more energy to the space that most directly supports us. We washed all of our sheets and blankets, organized the clothes closet and dresser, swept the dust bunnies out from under our bed, and cleaned the floors throughout. That energy flowed into the rest of our home, and the job of cleaning our whole apartment seemed easier knowing that our personal space was ready for us at the end of the day.
The room felt so good that our dog (who doesn't sleep with us and hardly ever enters our bedroom) decided to take it over for himself. Although he likes to think that everything we do for our home is really for him, we did end up shooing him off our nice clean blankets. (He has his own comfy bed to retreat to.)