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Australian Spring Is Here: How to Spring Clean your Bedroom

Have you noticed our mornings are getting lighter and there’s a bit more sunlight at the end of the day?  It’s a great feeling, isn’t it?  We are saying goodbye to those cold and dark winter mornings and welcome Spring, knowing that summer is just around the corner. 

And with the new season, for many, comes a newfound motivation – much like the feeling New Year’s Eve brings us. 

The beginning of spring is the ideal time to clean all the corners and crevices you neglected throughout the rest of the year and to resume your regular cleaning schedule. Read on to see our step by step suggestions for your spring cleaning routine.

Why Spring Clean? 


Since your bedroom serves as a place for relaxation and renewal why not start your spring cleaning in your bedroom?  In fact, if you aren’t motivated by spring cleaning, perhaps knowing that studies have shown clutter can interfere with getting a good night’s sleep can help motivate you into some spring cleaning. 

It is totally up to you whether or not you spring clean your bedroom. Some prefer doing it to ensure they have thoroughly cleaned every surface, while others do it to reduce allergies. Some folks don’t even bother to think about it. 

If spring cleaning your room in a single day sounds overwhelming, don’t worry – it is actually okay to do it step by step over a couple of days. To make it easier for you to break the procedure down into smaller chunks if necessary, I’ve separated it into pieces. As you complete each thing, check them off to keep track of what has been done and what remains. 

In this blog, we at SleepMaker offer our top advice for spring cleaning your bedroom, along with information on when to start, what supplies you’ll need, how to complete the task, and a helpful checklist to refer to. 

When can you spring clean your bedroom? 


In the majority of Australia, spring lasts from September until November. For the Northern Territory, September and October fall within what’s called the ‘dry season’, while November marks the start of the ‘wet season’, so if you have travel plans and want to visit Darwin or Kakadu, make sure you go early to avoid all the rain 

This is a perfect time of year to clean your bedroom since people usually start spring cleaning in March and April when the weather changes, now for some, it even means packing away their flannelette sheets and getting out the cotton sheets.  

It’s crucial to remember that although deep cleaning is popular during these months, you don’t have to wait until spring to clean your bedroom. For increased comfort and a restful night’s sleep, any time of year is a great opportunity to deep clean your bedroom and the rest of your house. 

What you need to spring clean your bedroom


When you don’t know what equipment you’ll need for a pristine bedroom, spring cleaning might be scary. But don’t worry, we have some necessities for you.

But before you even worry about equipment – there’s one important thing you need – and some of us in the office claim they won’t clean without it.

It’s Spring-CLEANING MUSIC! Yes, that’s right, put on some of your favorite tunes to help get you in the mood for some spring cleaning. Check out this playlist on Spotify

Now that you’ve got your music pumping – here is a list of supplies you ought to have on hand as you get ready for a thorough cleaning this spring:

  • All-purpose spray
  • Glass cleaning spray
  • Wood polish
  • Disinfectant
  • Cleaning cloths
  • Baking soda
  • Hand held duster
  • A Vacuum cleaner
  • Storage and sorting bins/containers
  • Garbage bags
  • Mop
  • Floor cleaner (for hard floors)
  • Rubber gloves

Now that you’ve gathered everything you need and your spring cleaning music is playing – follow these simple steps to get your spring cleaning groove on.

Step One – Clear the clutter


Start by throwing your dirty clothing in tto the laundry basket and organising the items on your bedside table and tallboy if you have one. Don’t worry about making the bed just now.

Once you have gathered everything that doesn’t belong in your bedroom, get a box. Put it aside and don’t get sidetracked by trying to use it straight away. Gather anything you no longer wish to retain and place them in a separate box or bag for donation. To avoid confusion, you might wish to mark the boxes.

Have you heard of the KonMari Method? The KonMari Method is a straightforward yet efficient organising technique that guarantees you won’t ever go back into clutter. It employs a special selection criterion: choose what makes you happy! Instead of deciding what to retain or reject, decide to keep only the things that speak to your heart. You may reset your life by cleaning up, and then live the rest of your days surrounded by the things and people you love most.

Lastly, gather any rubbish, even that which may be hidden behind the bed, nightstand, or dresser, and place it in the garbage bag. Throw it away.

Step Two – Walls, curtains and bedding


Wash your curtains after removing your window coverings. Remove all of the pillows and bed sheets, but leave the mattress cover on. Then take down any artwork and photographs from the walls so you can go on to the following phase without being obstructed. For now, place them on the bed. 

Step Three – Get dusting 


The ideal way to dust is to move from top to bottom and from left to right. By doing this, you avoid re-dusting previously-cleaned surfaces. For tall items, you might find it most convenient to use a duster with a long handle. (This is the one I employ.) Use a moist microfiber cloth and frequent rinsing for reachable objects. 

  • Use a long-handled duster to dust the ceiling fan, or drape a pillowcase over the blades to collect dust. 
  • Dust the doorframes, walls, and ceiling. As you work, wipe out any stains you notice on the walls and ceilings. 
  • Dust window sills, window trim, and blinds if you have them. 
  • Keep the baseboards clean. If you want to remove any debris, you might find it easier to first wipe them off with a dry towel. 
  • Dust the picture frames. 
  • Dust furniture, then polish. 

Step Four – Polish the glass 


Polish the fronts of the images by spraying glass cleaner onto a microfiber cloth, then rehang them. For a thorough cleaning of mirrors, the interior of windows, and other glass surfaces, use glass cleaner and clean cloths. Always use a clean cloth when polishing glass surfaces since using a damp or dirty one leaves streaks. 

Step Five – Lamps and lights 


To give your room’s lighting a chance to cool off, turn them off. Take off their shades, then use a clean towel and glass cleaner to clean the cool lights. Wipe the lamp base and cable once the bulbs have been cleaned. The majority of dust on the lampshade may be removed using a lint roller, but if the shade is unclean or smeared, you can also clean it more completely. 

Step Six – Your mattress 


Remove the mattress protector and make sure you put it in the laundry ready to wash. Clean the bed frame with a moist microfiber towel before vacuuming the mattress with the upholstery attachment. The mattress should then be rotated from end to end once any stains have been removed. Vacuum the area beneath the bed using the floor attachment. Launder your duvet or blanket right away as well. Even electric blankets may be cleaned.   


Step Seven – Cleaning the floor 


If you can, move the furniture to vacuum below and behind it. If not, use the crevice attachment to manoeuvre around the base of your walls and any immovable furniture. Vacuum the remaining floor using the floor attachment now. Use this homemade floor cleaner to mop your hardwood floors to get rid of dirt. Treat carpet stains if you have carpet or area rugs. This is also an excellent time to steam clean your carpet if you have a carpet shampooer. 

Step Eight – The final touches 


Finish your bedroom Spring Cleaning by rehanging the curtains, then make the bed with a freshly laundered mattress pad and clean linens. Now’s the time to deal with the boxes of stuff you’d put aside: take the donation box to your car, dump out the trash, and put away items that belong in other rooms. 

  • Remove and wash winter bed linens and blankets before storing them for the season. For tips on how to clean your sheets – check out this SleepMaker blog.
  • Dust furniture.
  • Vacuum and rotate your mattress. If this is the year for a new mattress, check out our buying guide. 
  • Clean and store electric blankets, making sure to roll rather than fold them to avoid damaging the insulation. 
  • Spring clean your wardrobe – sort through your clothes and decide what needs to be discarded, donated or stored. 

Get the Best Nights Sleep Possible With SleepMaker


Deep cleaning your bedroom may make a huge difference and restore it to brand-new condition. You’ll feel more rested and get better sleep as a result. 

Spring cleaning, though, isn’t always enough. To obtain a good night’s sleep, you’ll need to replace a few bedroom accessories that have reached the end of their useful lives. 

For instance, although pillows may only last you two or three years before needing to be changed, the typical mattress lifespan is seven to ten years. It could be time to think about buying new ones if you haven’t replaced some of these things in a while and you’re not sleeping well as you once did. 

If you have decided it’s time to get a new mattress this spring, SleepMaker has developed a wide range of advanced technologies to create excellent mattresses in Australia to ensure the most comfortable and supportive sleep possible.  We manufacture many different models of mattresses right here in Australia so we have curated our range into three simple edits: Luxury, Performance and Essentials.  Why not take our Sleep Selector Quiz to find the best mattress for you, or check out our list of retailers to find a store close to you. 

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