The Quick Guide To Refreshing Your Bedroom For Spring

Saturday, 10 June 2017
The Quick Guide To Refreshing Your Bedroom For Spring

     Let's be real: when's the last time you did a big Spring clean? With Summer fast approaching, time is running out to start the season fresh. Still, a big bedroom overhaul is exhausting. Who has the time?

Each year, I make sure to do a good Spring clean, paring down the stuff I don't need, and organising what I do. I have my process down, so it requires only a couple of hours. Ready to liven things up? Here's the quick guide to refreshing your bedroom for Spring.

Let the fresh air in.

First thing's first: Open all the windows wide and let in the fresh air. You're going to need light to work.

Pare down.

Sort through everything you have, working on one part of the room at a time. Put things into three categories: keep, donate, and if it's a complete lost cause, throw away. If you're overwhelmed, try the Marie Kondo method: Start with clothes, then follow with books, paper, and sentimental items last.

Deep clean.

It's time for arguably the least enjoyable task: get the areas that seldom see any dusting. Wipe down everything possible, including light switches and door frames. This is also a good time to throw rarely cleaned textiles like rugs, duvets, and curtains in the washer (but make sure to read the wash instructions first!). Give your room a quick vacuum to finish up.

Clean your closet

This step really requires a guide all its own, but if you can handle it, go for it! Take everything from your closet and go through your wardrobe, sorting into those three piles again. Put the keepers back in. Bonus points for hanging your clothes by colour.

Minimize your makeup.

Get rid of anything you don't/won't use or anything past its expiration. Mascara and eyeliner last two to three months, foundation is good for six to twelve months, and lipstick and eyeshadow are usable for a year or two.

Bring in some nature

Now that your room is nice and clean, bring in a potted plant or two to really liven the place up. It will feel like a whole new room.

Voila! Now you're ready to relax in your fresh new space. Enjoy!


  1. I love how in short your post makes a difference. :)