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Welcome to Day 3! Yesterday we cleaned up our closets You will be the most successful this month if you keep up on cleaning using the checklist from day 1
One of the rooms we spend the most time in is our bedrooms. We sleep there and relax after long days and keep our clothes in our bedrooms. Which is why we already cleaned our closets.
You will sleep better and feel less stress if you have a tidy and organized bedroom. So let’s spend a little time getting our bedrooms in order.
1 Get set up for success
Grab an empty laundry basket or box to put things that don’t belong in your bedroom to put them away. Grab some dusting spray and a rag, a trash bag, and a vacuum. Having everything ready will make it easier to stay focused and on task.
2. Make your bed
When you clean your bedroom it’s always helpful to start with making your bed. This will make the room instantly look better. Plus it gives you a clear surface to fold clothes.
Better yet get your bed all clean. Take all the bedding off – sheets, mattress protector, comforter – and throw it in the wash.
Sprinkle your mattress with some baking soda to remove any odor. Allow it to sit for a few hours. Before you put the clean sheets back on the bed, vacuum the baking soda up.
Dust the bed frame. Then when your bedding is washed and dried, make your bed again.
3. Do a quick declutter
Now let’s get rid of some of the things we don’t need so out bedrooms will be less cluttered.
In my 80 things you can declutter post I have quite a few ideas of things you can declutter from your bedrooms.
1 worn or damaged sheets
2. extra blankets or bedding that can be donated
3. clothing that is stained or ruined
4. Clothing that is outdated or no longer fits
5. Earrings that are missing a pair
6. Any broken or outdated jewelry that is no longer worn
7. broken or unused electronics that can be donated or recycled
8. scarves and belts that you don’t want or wear any longer
9. unused purses and unworn shoes
10. storage boxes or containers that you don’t need
11. Worn out undergarments and socks
12. old candles that are burned down or you don’t enjoy
So go through your space and clear some clutter to help get your room in order.
4. clean off and dust furniture
Pick up anything on bookshelves and furniture that doesn’t belong. Then straighten the remaining items after you dust.
To dust Run dust rag over all horizontal surfaces, including bookshelves, the tops of light switches and fixtures, picture frames, clocks, mirrors, and any knick-knacks or figurines.
5. vacuum floors
Lastly, and the part that makes the biggest difference, vacuum the floors well. It’s especially nice to deodorize your carpet with baking soda or carpet deodorizer powder. Sprinkle on carpet and vacuum it up to help your bedroom smell better.
Here are some helpful bedroom organizing tips from one of my favorite cleaning vloggers
Throughout this challenge, there will be many different worksheets and printables for you to use. I suggest you print them out and organize them together in a binder or folder so you can journal as you go You can find and follow me on Instagram where I will be sharing my journey for the challenge. Follow me there at @afreshstartonabudget. Tag me in any posts you make that goes along with this month of challenge posts.
Make Sure You check out tomorrow’s post. It will be about organizing our kitchens!
Here is my schedule for what we will be working on in January.