How To Clean Your Bedroom Thoroughly and Efficiently: A Quick & Easy Guide

updated Nov 7, 2022
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The key to cleaning a room quickly is an understanding of which tasks to tackle first and knowing which tools you need before you start (so you don’t have to walk back and forth through your house a million times), as well as possessing a simple list of instructions in the order you need to go in to ensure that not much thinking is required. Below is everything to know in order to quickly clean your bedroom!

Tools and supplies to gather BEFORE you start cleaning:

  • Vacuum (with a hand attachment)
  • Dusting supplies of your choosing (like a gentle, all-purpose cleaner and an old wash rag)
  • A broom (or something with a long handle)
  • An old pillowcase
  • Window cleaner, wash rags

Clean your bedroom in this order:

1. Declutter and pick-up

Take things that don’t belong in the bedroom out. Throw dirty clothes and laundry into hampers and rehang up any outfits that you may have tried on and left out. Clear off your surfaces as much as you can of things that don’t normally go on them.

2. Take an old pillowcase and dust your fan blades

Or, clean out any ceiling light fixtures. (Important to keep your dirty sheets on your bed to catch any falling dust and spider webs.)

Read More: How To Clean Ceiling Light Fixtures.

3. De-spider web

Take a broom to the corners of your ceiling to dust away any spider webs.

4. Start the laundry

Strip your bed and take all your dirty laundry from the hamper and start a load in the washer.

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Pay special attention to the nightstand and dresser tops. Don’t just dry dust…use a moist cloth to really swipe up dust and lock it away from resettling. Don’t forget about the tops of mirrors, art, and any accessories in the room.

6. Wipe the windows and the mirrors with window cleaner

7. Wipe/dust the blinds and vacuum the curtains

Use a hand attachment with your vacuum to get to the hard-to-get spots.

Read More: Saturday Assignment: Clean Your Blinds!

8. Vacuum the floor

Spend extra time behind/under the bed and behind furniture. If you’re feeling particularly bold, consider vacuuming the mattress.

9. Remake the bed

Take the time to try something new out, so it feels like your room is clean and fresh.

10. Set up your nightstand like a pro

Focus on function as well as aesthetics.

What would you add to this list or would you switch the order of anything? Let us know!