Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Bedroom Blitz Continues

Yesterday, I found myself with an afternoon to spare, so I decided to continue with the bedroom blitz I had begun in January.  In case anyone didn't read the first post, I am trying to work my way around our bedroom, giving it a thorough deep clean.

Our bedroom is probably the least cleaned room in the house, as I just never seem to get around to doing it thoroughly.  It's not a hovel or any such thing, as I keep it tidy on a daily basis, but it is pretty dusty on shelves and in corners and really did need some attention.

I began last month, with what was quite a big task, namely cleaning all the shelves in the alcove on my side of the bed.  It took a good few hours to take all the books and various bits and pieces off and clean the shelves, but it felt great when it was done.

This week was the turn of my beauty station.  (That's what I call it, but it is in truth a vintage tea trolley painted grey!)  Here's what it looked like before beginning the clean up.

The mirror was cleaned for the first time in quite a while, as was the mirror shelf which houses my hairbrush and some remedial Dr Bach remedies I occasionally use.  Next, all of the beauty products in the top perspex container on the trolley were removed, cleaned and the container washed in soapy water before it's contents were returned and rearranged.

These are the products I use on a daily basis.  It probably doesn't sound like a job that would take too long, but it did take a good few hours. I was pleased with the results though.

Mirror shelf

Top Beauty Box

I donated a few nail varnishes that I no longer wished to keep.  Seeing all my lovely nail varnishes, it really made me want to start painting my nails again, but I really need to get some nail strengthener and use that for a while first.

Earring Tray

Whilst cleaning this top layer I also cleaned all of my earrings, which I keep in a ceramic dish. Some cotton wool and surgical spirit did the job.  As you can see, there's quite a lot of them.  I tend mainly to wear ball studs on a daily basis and have them in just about every colour to match my clothes.  

Every pair was cleaned and returned to the dish, once it had been washed too. I find it so much easier to have them right by my beauty products, as it helps me not to forget to put a pair on when I get ready.  

The watch in the picture is the one I'm currently wearing, as my own Swatch watch gave up the ghost before Christmas.  I bought this one for Little Bird last year.  It was a complete bargain at £7 from TKMaxx, and as she never wears it I am making good use of it.  I like the fact I can colour match the straps to outfits too, although I haven't really done so thus far. You can see from the photograph, however, that the white strap that I wore initially has discoloured with use and I've just noticed that I have lost the dial too. (Sob!)  It's also just occurred to me that I can mix and match the dials to create two toned watches.  I can have lots of fun with this watch.

Anyway, once the top shelf was cleaned, I ventured to the bottom container which houses my overspill of products.  These are mainly stash products that I've been given as presents or have bought, but not used yet, plus a few other things.  

The same process was carried out and the shelf cleaned, then the whole trolley was pulled out to allow me to clean the skirting and hoover and mop the floor.  Here's the finished result which doesn't look too different from the first picture, save that I know it is all now clean and orderly.

Another part of the room cleaned, re-organised and decluttered.  It's slow going, but baby steps are better than none at all.


  1. There's another one to tick off the list. I find that if a place gets daily visits it's very easy to get messed up again e.g. Kitchens, wardrobes, top drawers and bathroom cabinets. I hope it won't happen with your beauty corner!

    1. I'm sure it will, but hopefully I won't need to blitz it for a while anyway. At least not until I finish cleaning the rest of the room if I'm lucky.

  2. I need to do a complete heavy duty cleaning of our room as well. I think my best bet is to put it on my extra cleaning one month. I seem to do what I list to be done.

    God bless.

    1. I have started putting a different part of the room on my cleaning list every week now, to try to motivate me to keep going get on with it. It worked this week!

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