Bedrooms are a reflection of the people who inhabit them. So it’s no wonder that they can tell you a lot about your personality and habits. Your bedroom is your sanctuary, so if you want to know more about yourself, start with what’s in your room.
In order to have a clean and tidy space, it’s important to clean up regularly – but even then there will be some things that never seem to go away.
These 10 top things may not all be immediately noticeable when you first walk into the room, but they’re likely lurking somewhere close by.
It’s hard enough keeping clothes off the ground as it is, let alone making sure they stay folded neatly at the end of the day.
But its definitely a good idea to make sure any clothes you’re wearing in bed are folded and put away.
Not only does it help create a cleaner space, but its also much safer when you wake up in the middle of the night not knowing where your pants are!
It’s pretty easy to say you’re going to put a few things away, but its a totally different story when it comes to actually doing it.
The clutter will only get the better of you if your not putting in effort. Try breaking up with junk mail by recycling or shredding!
3. Your pillow
Have you ever had an itchy, dry throat or scratchy eyes in the morning? These could be signs of a poor night’s sleep.
The culprit: your pillow! Over time, dust and grime can accumulate on your pillowcase and start to compromise what little clean air reaches your body while you sleep.
Try using one of these cool new pillow cases that purify your pillow as you sleep.
4. Dirty carpets
If you have a carpet in your bedroom, then its definitely time for a deep clean.
Your bedroom is an important place to let your breathing zone be free from perfumes and obscurants, so using a vacuum with a HEPA filter is a good idea.
5. Your pet
Let’s face it – pets can be pretty dirty. Not only do they bring in pollen, dirt and small particles from the outside, but they tend to shed a lot too!
To keep your bedroom pet-hair free, try using a handheld vacuum cleaner with a brush attachment.
6. Your lampshades
A buildup of dust on your lightshades not only look unsightly, but can also affect the colour and quality of your lightbulbs.
To clean it up, simply wipe them down with a dry cloth.
7. Your bed frame
Most people spend around a third of their time in bed so it’s important that its comfortable and clean!
Over time, dust and dirt can accumulate on the wooden parts of your bedframe. Try using a damp cloth to clean it up.
8. Your window shades
Sometimes you’ll find that your window shades can get dirty and dusty too.
Simply use a cloth dampened with warm water to clean them up.
9. Your mattress
10. House plants
House plants are great to have around the house because they add some life and color. But when it comes to dusting them, you’ll be in for a bit of work.
The best way is to use a feather duster or simply wipe them down with a damp cloth.
It’s no wonder that your room can tell you a lot about yourself. Your bedroom is where you sleep, dress and relax – so it should be clean!
But even the most diligent people will still have some things they need to do more regularly like cleaning carpets or vacuuming pet hair.
If all of this sounds daunting, let us know!