Spring Cleaning – Bedroom

The Bedding: Wash bedding, comforters, mattress pads and pillows. Most polyester filled pillows can be washed. Others can not. Read the labels to see care instructions and if you can’t wash your pillows, take them outside and “beat” them, then leave to air out for several hours.

The Mattress: You should flip your mattress every 6 months, so spring cleaning is the ideal time for a flip. Next, vacuum it , and if necessary, use an upholstery shampoo for tough stains. Before re-making the bed, allow the mattress to thoroughly air dry for at least 12 hours.

Dressers, Chests and Nightstands: Dust off dressers, chests and nightstands.

Mirrors: Use a glass cleaner to thoroughly clean all bedroom mirrors.

Closets and Drawers: Use the four-bin method to go through closets and drawers and decide what you need and what you can get rid of. Toss any socks with holes, underwear that’s seen better days, bras that no longer lift. It’s about clean out as well as cleaning up!

Tip: Don’t forget to clean and vacuum under the bed!