The bedroom is an often-overlooked area when it comes to house cleaning. While heavily trafficked spaces, such as the kitchen, living room, and bathrooms, tend to get dirtier than the bedroom, this space deserves routine cleaning, too. Follow these steps to make the room more relaxing and sanitary.

Bedroom Areas That Call for House Cleaning

1. Fan Blades

If you have a ceiling fan in your bedroom, take a look at its blades. If you can’t recall the last time you cleaned them, there’s likely a layer of dust. Promote clean air quality by eliminating these particles with an extendable duster that can gently wipe each blade down.

2. Nightstand & Dresser

Nightstands tend to gather clutter, such as old water bottles, glasses, and tissues. To make weekly house cleaning less of a chore, make a point to toss any trash and bring dishes back into the sink each morning. Once you’ve cleared away the clutter, dust the nightstands and any other surfaces in the room, such as the dresser.

3. Piles of Clothes

house cleaningWhether you have a "clothes chair" that collects rejected outfits, or you let dirty items accumulate on the floor, sort these belongings as your next house cleaning task. For the future, invest in a spacious hamper and closet organization system so both clean and dirty clothes have designated spaces.

4. Bed

Most people aim to wash their sheets every other week, but experts recommend weekly washings if you can manage them. This is especially true if you have allergies, sweat at night, or allow a pet on your bed. You'll especially want to wash your comforter if you just dusted your fan blades, as errant particles are likely to settle there.

5. Floor

After cleaning all of your bedroom surfaces, it's time to clean the floors. If you have hard floors, such as tile, hardwood, or vinyl, sweeping will likely suffice. For carpets and rugs, pull out the vacuum to extract dust. Finally, have your carpet shampooed twice a year for a deep clean that will eradicate dirt from deep in the fibers.


Whether you don’t have time to clean or you have a big job that requires more hands, A Affordable Cleaning by Diane’s Service has your needs covered. Serving Anchorage, AK, this service charges flat rates for each house cleaning project they take on, instead of by the hour. Find out more about the services they provide online or by calling (907) 301-3329.