My bedroom is my sanctuary. It deserves to look its best.
The bedroom is a place for relaxation. It’s the place our minds and bodies unwind. Dreams are created here, and comfort is achieved when it’s feeling clean and well-kept. Take 20 minutes out of your day once or twice a week, and give back to the room that gives you so much. Ready, set, go.
Air. Crack the window and let the fresh air flow, no matter how chilly it is outside. I love doing this. Even if it’s during the dead of winter, I keep the window cracked for a few seconds. Welcome the breeze and let it clarify the stale indoor air. This step is the easiest of them all. Prop it open for as long as you please.
Floor. Made for walking, not collecting. Toss your dirty clothes in the hamper, and shoes in the closet. Close closet doors. 3 minutes
Trash. Grab a trash bag and walk around the room. Pick up any candy wrappers, clothing tags, etc. Empty wastebasket into trash bag and place trash bag by the outside door to take out later. 2 minutes
Bed. Head over to your linen closet and take out your second set of clean sheets. Tightly make bed. 4 minutes
Iron. Grab your pillowcases and a light-smelling spray. I mixed up part lavender essential oil, part water for a relaxing bed mist. Lightly spray your pillow (and your comforter, or throughout the air for extra freshness), and then press your pillowcases until all of the wrinkles are out. Falling asleep on crisp folds is a dream. 2 minutes
Spoil. Walk outside and snip a few flowers or greens from a plant. Place in a mason jar next to your bed for some earthiness. If you prefer a plant, try switching one out of the other room and hang it over or next to your bed. 4 minutes
Decorate. Swap out a throw pillow from the living room, stack a few books on the bench, or toss on your bed a cute blanket that has been sitting in your closet. Adding new little touches will surprise you the next time you walk into your room. 5 minutes.
+ How do you keep your bedroom fresh throughout the week? What are some of your quick cleaning tips? Let us know in the comments!