The idea behind these seven days is to bring back some order to your home. You will tackle an area of your home each day. These are quick cleanings, not deep cleaning. To make this program work you should keep up the order in your home by putting things away each day. Start off the morning with a clean slate.
Don’t forget to have that piece of paper and a pen or pencil handy for your items of improvement. Maybe by now you’ve found some items in your home to help the other rooms. The bedroom can always use the most help in decorating. It’s the place we put our worries to rest and relax in peaceful slumber. If not then the first thing we need to do is clean that place up.
Yes still make note of and put aside any items you know you would like to get rid of. The bedroom might have the most but don’t overdo it. We’re just cleaning here but if something catches your eye have a central place to keep it until Saturday or go on and dump it.
Thursday – the Bedrooms
The bedrooms will be easier to clean. They mainly require dusting, putting away, and straightening. Since we are just doing a room a day if you have more than one bedroom maybe try tackling two. If more than that there’s always Friday (our free for all day). So let’s begin.
Make the bed first. In fact if you have some ready use newly washed sheets. Make it look inviting. If you have pets that love your bed and you don’t have the heart to make them get off get a cheap blanket in the color scheme of your room or bedding. Make sure it can take some good washing to get all the fur off. In fact get two so when you’re washing one you have the other at the ready.
Put all clothing that is out from closets, hampers and drawers away. Don’t worry about purging and stuff. You can tackle that later in your clean room.
Clean windows and mirrors with window cleaner.
Vacuum exposed rug or sweep floor and either
Spritz a favorite scent
Use a plug in diffuser
Add a dab of essential oil to a cool light bulb and then turn it on. Just a dab you don’t want sizzling.
Notice I didn’t say light a candle. Only do this if you plan on staying in the room and have no small children wandering nearby.
Okay so did you notice anything that could use improving? It doesn’t have to be big. Maybe you have some gauze curtains you’re not using. Or another big basket to hold your scarves or hair pretties. Maybe you have one of those nice decorative boxes to hold your perfumes. I collect perfume so this is one place I keep them out of sunlight. Maybe you have some ideas about unused items in your home or even moving some items out of your bedroom now that it’s spotless.
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