Today, I had intended to take myself out of the house and do a few errands round and about in the car, but my plans were soon scuppered due to OH needing to take the car to a meeting, so I decided to hang out at home instead.
By spending the day at home, I decided I could catch up on some domestic tasks and more importantly finish the final part of my bedroom blitz. I wasn't particularly looking forward to this part of my bedroom deep clean, as it meant negotiating the heavy wooden bed frame on my own, due to OH being out, but in the end it wasn't too bad.
Here's what the bed area looked like before I started.
A lot of things tend to get dumped on top of the ottoman at the end of our bed (by me I must admit) and just stay there indefinitely, and lots of dust bunnies accumulate and frollick underneath the bed. All of these things needed rounding up. Firstly, I began by opening a window to let in some fresh air. You can't beat a bit of fresh air to help clear the cobwebs.
In order to start the cleaning I began by lifting off the mattresses (there is one plus a spare on our bed, courtesy of a house we used to rent out) along with the bed frame and I leant these against the book case to one side of the room. This allowed me full access to the area beneath the bed and worked well, as it didn't involve much heavy lifting.
Anyway, I dusted everything down and wiped all the boxes, baskets, etc. down with soapy water. A few things were found a new home to prevent them getting so dusty, namely, some sleeping bags were transferred to the bottom of OH's wardrobe and some hand weights to the bottom of mine, where hopefully I will see them every morning and be moved to actually use them. The basket that had housed them, was then redeployed to stop the mud from my wellies spreading all over the hallway.
I hoovered and mopped the floor, wiped down the skirting board and put back what was staying under the bed. Here's what the area underneath looked like after I'd finished.
Then the frame was lowered back down, along with the mattresses which were both hoovered. I put on some new bedding that I'd bought in the January sales from John Lewis and I used the new pillow protectors I'd bought from ASDA. Here's the finished result.
A clean and inviting bed to get into tonight. I shall definitely look forward to retiring to it and might even light a new candle in celebration. It feels great to finally finish this room. It feels much more relaxing and much less cluttered.