How to Clean a Bedroom

Our bedrooms may seem like the coziest places on earth. After all, we do spend around a third of our lives sleeping in them – and that’s without the time we’re just resting and relaxing![1] But they can in fact be a breeding ground for bacteria.

The amount of time we spend in our bedrooms combined with the fact they tend to be decorated with soft furnishings means they can be a haven for  dirt and bacteria. Follow our tips for how to clean a bedroom with Lysol®.

Cleaning your bedsheets and pillowcases

There’s nothing better than diving into fresh, clean bedding, but not everyone loves cleaning their sheets. When we spend so much time in our beds however, our beds can become a hothouse for skin cells, sweat and therefore bacteria.

What’s more, cleaning our bedding with detergent doesn’t always remove germs like we may think. You should make sure you use a laundry sanitizer such as Lysol® Laundry Sanitizer, which kills 99.9% of bacteria and is gentle on even the softest of fabrics. You can find out more about sanitizing your bedding with Lysol® here.

Cleaning your mattress and other non-washable fabrics

When it comes to our bedrooms, we often have fabrics such as throws, cushions and other soft furnishings that cannot be put in the washing machine. When this happens, you’ll need something that can suitably sanitize them.

Our Lysol® Disinfectant Spray kills 99.9% of the germs that are hanging around on your homes’ soft furnishings. Its unique cap completely covers large areas without over wetting, making it great for soft surfaces such as your decorative cushions, mattress, sofa etc. To use, simply spray and then allow to air dry!

Wiping down hard surfaces

If you need to know how to clean your bedroom quickly, keep some Lysol® Disinfecting Wipes nearby for dusty surfaces. Use them to go over your bedside tables, shelves and windowsills when necessary. You can also use them to disinfect handles, doorknobs and light switches.

Cleaning toys

If you’re cleaning a child’s bedroom, you’ll likely find that it is littered with toys. Though these can make your little one happy, they can also be a breeding ground for germs. You can learn more about how to clean baby toys here.

Cleaning floors

When it comes to cleaning your floor, spend extra time to vacuum under the bed as well as behind furniture that could have collected a lot of dust over time. If you have wooden floors, you should try to clean every week or so in order to get rid of the dust and germs that gather. Why not read our guide to cleaning your wooden floors, whether you’re looking to give it the once-weekly clean or a thorough disinfect?

Please note: Always use Lysol® products as directed on the label.

Our bedrooms should be a happy place to retreat to and relax. Make sure that yours is not only pleasant to look at, but sanitized from dust, germs and dirt with Lysol®.

[1] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21056174