Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Spring Cleaning Series - The Guest Bedroom

Hi friends,

I am back with a new episode in my Spring Cleaning Series and this tie around, I tackled the guest bedroom. Everything I did would pretty much fit any bedroom you may have in the house, and as always, my to-do list was extensive.


Spring Cleaning a bedroom (the list):

  • Wash all linen, including bed skirts, pads, pillows and blankets - iron as needed
  • Wash/clean area rugs or carpet, wash curtains
  • Dust all picture frames, use a spray cleaner for the glass
  • Dust walls and chair rails
  • Dust/vacuum baseboards, radiators etc.
  • Cob webs
  • Dust door and window frames
  • Rotate mattresses
  • Dust lamp shades
  • Dust/clean ceiling fan including glass fixtures
  • Wash windows and screens
  • Dust/polish furniture
  • reorganize closet - switch seasonal items
  • Sweep/mop

I had my work cut out for me but used the "excuse" of having guests over next week as motivation to tackle this very long cleaning process.
It is amazing what a thorough cleaning will do because by the time I was done, the room had no odor, none, it was completely cleaned, disinfected and rid of any speckle of dust possibly imagined! I even cleaned out the curio cabinet!

If the beds look a bit different this time around, it is because I decided to make them as though hotel beds and for that I used what is called the three sheet method.

All you need is three sheets and a blanket:

  • One bottom sheet (fitted)
  • Two flat sheets
  • One blanket
In a nutshell, you would sandwich the blanket into two flat sheets and make an envelope corner on each end of the bed. This allows for the blanket to stay put and clean as well. The blanket won't move because it is wrapped into the two sheets, as though an envelope with a two fold method.

It also adds a little bit of luxury comfort to the room.

This video will show you how to make a bed using the three sheets method:

If you want to see me go through the entire spring cleaning process, here is the full video ( a tad long, but nothing compared to the 8 hours it took to make this bedroom feel as though a 4 star hotel):

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  1. Great post, thank you for sharing. I love your blog.

  2. Wow! You sure had a lot of cleaning done. The photos don't really show how messy the guest room was to begin with, but I absolutely love how you put the beds together. I like the arrangement of the mattresses, the covers and the pillows. They look perfect and the colors really compliment each other. The room looks something like what you see in bed and breakfast inns. Great job! :)

    Jill O'Brien @ Penn Valley Chemical

  3. Good job! Room cleaning can be a tough task, but the end result makes it all worth the trouble. Aside from fresh linens and pillowcases, you get the chance to organize your stuff and make the room more presentable. Anyway, I do hope your guests will enjoy staying in the guest room. Thanks for sharing!

    Bo Tolbert @ HJS Supply Co.

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