Thursday, 10 March 2016

The Bedroom Spring Clean Begins

I've not felt much like cleaning for the past week.  I think the final burst getting our house ready for a visitor last week finished me off.  I've avoided doing anything much for the last seven days, but with less than a week to go before our new bed arrives (hopefully), I can't put it off any longer.

I started in what was probably the worst corner, by my bed, as it is probably the most cluttered part, with all of the books, knick knacks, etc.

Here's a before.

Out came the step ladders to enable me to get to the very top shelf, and off each shelf came everything.  Not all at once, I might add, one shelf at a time from the top down.

Considering it's only been a year since I last did a deep clean here, there was quite a lot of dust. (Only a year I hear you say!)  Anyway, here's a picture to give you an idea.

It's not there now, because I banished it, along with this pile of books and other items that I no longer want to keep.

Not a massive cull, but better than parting with nothing.  I set the alarm for an hour to do this job, but it probably took an hour and a half or so, as I did a bit of paper sorting too and binned some more rubbish.

I love doing jobs like this on a Thursday, because Friday is waste collection day here, so everything goes out the same day and is gone, like magic. Very satisfying indeed.

Here's the after

I may do a bit more tonight, depending on how I feel.  Next job, will be to tackle the floor area in this corner, clean underneath and around the baskets, bedside table, etc. and even possibly move along to my beauty station.

I've treated myself to some new storage here this month and I really like the new look. Much more practical and streamlined and should hopefully stay cleaner for longer. I'll do a reveal in my next post in this series.  Here's a picture of what it used to look like.

The old white containers have now been relocated to my desk area in the kitchen, making for a much less cluttered look and as a medicine box in a cupboard in the kitchen. I'm very happy with this rejigg as everything has been cleaned out and sorted with any rubbish lurking having been removed.

Back onto the subject of the bedroom, I'm still hoping to acquire a dressing table to match our bedroom furniture, but am waiting for one to come up on eBay that is the right price and in the right location for collection, before I bid. It may take a while, but there's no hurry.  More in my next post.


  1. I can hardly wait to see your new beauty station!!!

    Good job on those shelves.

    God bless.

  2. You motivated me to get into the bedroom today and face the gunk caused by the leaky roof, thanks!

    1. I liked your post today. Your bedroom does look very peaceful and serene.