I don’t like chores. I don’t like cleaning. I don’t like organizing. The only thing that I like to do in my bedroom is decorating. So I find it sorta easy to forget about the “chore like” part of room care. I especially forget the extra high, extra low, and hidden chores that so desperately need my attention. Today, I am going to make a list of these tasks for you (and myself) to use. Feel free to grab a pencil and paper to take notes. Let’s get started!
1. Flip your mattress
This is an easy one to miss. Every few years, get a parent to help you remove your bedding, flip your mattress, and put your bedding back. You will feel the results!
2. Reorganize your books
If you have any amount of books, it’s definitely handy to keep them organized (check out A’s post on that). Whether you already have a system, or nothing is in place, go through your books and try sorting them.
3. Sweep your baseboards
Next time you vacuum your floors, take a moment and detach the hose from your vacuum. Run it along the tops of your baseboards. (Check out my post, called “Get Those Too!” for a guide on thorough baseboard cleaning.)
4. Vacuum under furniture
Get some help from a parent and move your furniture to different locations. Vacuum where your furniture used to be, REALLY thoroughly.
5. Wash and replace pillows
If you are like me, every pillow that touches your hands will end up on your bed. Sort through your Leaning Tower of Pillozza and figure out what pillows go, what pillows stay, what pillows need a new case, and what cases need a new pillow.
6. Clean your blinds
Grab a feather duster, turn up the music, and run your duster along every blind. Let none go untouched!
7. Sort your shoes
Go through your shoe rack and be practical. Ask yourself these questions about each pair of shoes: Do they fit? Do they have good support? Do I like how they look? What occasions can I wear them for?
8. Replace burnt bulbs
Check every light bulb in your room and make sure they all work. Replace ones that are burnt and keep ones that are still shining. While your at it, clean all your light fixtures that you can. (You might also like A’s post, called “Let There Be Light!” where she discusses proper lighting.)
9. Wash windows
Head back to my post that I call “Get Those Too!” to see how to do this.
10. Get rid of the old
I know that this sounds very general, but I mean it in a very general way! Sort through your clothes (check out my post on cleaning your dresser), clean out your craft supplies (take a look at A’s post on making a pen holder), go through your toys and knick-knacks and decide what to keep.
I hope you found this list helpful. Comment below to tell us what you tried doing!