How to Deep Clean Your Master Bedroom & Bath – Flylady Zone 4 Cleaning

Today we’re going to dive deep into the FlyLady Zone 4 Cleaning method! This zone the entire Master and Mistress suite! The room, closet and bathroom. We are going to learn how to consistently keep it clean and decluttered so we can be proud to have guests over and enjoy using it ourselves each and everyday. You’ll get a detailed cleaning list as well. Let’s get started!

How to Deep Clean Your Master Bedroom and Bath - Flylady Zone 4 Cleaning Method

Flylady Zone Cleaning Overview

For a complete overview of the FlyLady’s zone cleaning method, check out this post. There I explain the five zones and how they work to help you keep your home clean in just 15 minutes a day!

Also, I recommend learning from the creator of the method, Marla Cilley, in her book, Sink Reflections. The zones are also explained very well there.

How it Works

For 4-5 days a month you work in just one zone. Each day in that zone, you set your timer for 10-15 minutes and choose one or more items on the list to tackle. Do this once a day. I don’t get around to checking off the whole list each month, and that’s okay! I pick the dirtiest areas or the areas I didn’t clean from the month before. Please do not get caught up in having to clean everything on the list each month – you’ll get burnt out and frustrated because you’ll feel like you’re doing it all wrong. Just get to what you can and leave the rest!

I keep these cleaning lists in my Flylady Home Control Journal, or Home Management Binder, as I like to call it. I have a whole post on how to make one of those here!

FlyLady Zone 4 Cleaning

The Master & Mistress Bedroom and Bath

Here is my detailed zone 4 cleaning list. I took what Cilley has in her book, and took ideas from Diane in Denmark’s Zone 4 list. Feel free to copy and paste this into a Word document and use my FREE binder page backgrounds (sign up for my email list below to get those!).

For the bathroom, please see the previous post on Flylady zone 3 cleaning and use the same bathroom cleaning list.


Set timer for 15 minutes once a day or more.

  • Scan the room, put things away
  • Dust ceiling/corners
  • Dust fan
  • Wipe baseboards
  • Detailed vacuum – move chairs, vacuum under bed
  • All items under zone 3 (bathrooms) for master bath 


The Flylady wisely suggest that you not take out more than you can put back in an hour. In our case, we're trying to stick to 15 minutes. So I'd pick one drawer to declutter to keep it easy and not overwhelming!

  • Pick 1 bedside tables
  • Clothes
  • Jewelry
  • Bathroom items
  • Under bed storage
  • Shoes
  • Accessories like belts, hats or scarves


In each zone list, I keep a place where I can write down things in that zone that are out of stock. Then when I make my grocery list each week, I can add these items to the list, or order them on Amazon.


Here I write down anything that needs to be fixed in that zone, and then communicate it with my hubby if I can’t fix it myself. Add items needed for that project to your grocery list to get to on the next errand day!

Natural Cleaning Recipes for Flylady Zone 4 Cleaning

If you’re wanting natural cleaners to clean zone 4, I’ve got you covered! Here are some of my recipes:

My Favorite Cleaning Supplies for Zone 4

More Cleaning & Decluttering Posts You Might Like!

If you liked this post and would like to learn more about the FlyLady system, check out these other posts on my blog!

One Comment

  1. Love your content. Could I please have access to your beautiful page backgrounds to make my own lists?
    Many thanks.

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