It’s the thing we once dreaded as children, but now we’re adults it’s not any easier! Cleaning your room can often be a laborious task, and finding the time, and energy, to do so can often seem impossible.
But, if your bedroom has held on for too long and is desperate for a deep clean, there’s no need to panic. We’ve put together an easy five-step plan to help you tidy your room quickly and effectively. Read this, and your bedroom will be spick and span in no time at all!
1. Prioritise and get in the right mindset
The first thing you need to do before you begin tidying your room is to prioritise the task at hand and make sure you’re in the right mindset. If you’re feeling tired then you won’t feel like spending any time cleaning your room, so try putting some upbeat music on to get you in a good mood and keep focussed on the task at hand. Avoid putting on any TV shows or films though, as you may start watching them instead of cleaning!
Then, plan what needs to be done in your room. Is this a big, deep clean or just a simple rearrangement? Planning exactly what needs to be done can help you focus and get the job done quicker.
Done that? Now you’re ready to clean.
Things you’ll need (if a big clean is necessary!)
- Microfiber cloths and polish for dusting
- Glass cleaning cloth and cleaner, for mirrors and windows
- Hoover or mop
- A bin bag (or 5)
2. Rid your room of rubbish
The first job is to rid your room of all the rubbish, mugs and dishes that you don’t want to be there once you’ve finished. Collect all the pots and dishes you’ve collated in your bedroom and take them into the kitchen. You can wash these up after your bedroom is finished!
Then, go around with a bin bag and throw away any rubbish you may have in your bedroom. It’s also a nice idea to sort out any toiletry baskets and throw away the things you don’t need or use anymore. Take the bin bags out of your room and empty any bins you may have in your bedroom too.
Ridding your room of clutter will instantly make it look tidier, but you’re not finished yet.
3. Put away all your items
Now you’ve got rid of the things you don’t want to keep, it’s time to put away the ones you do. If you have any clothes, underwear or towels dotted around your room then pick them up and put them back, either in your bathroom, wardrobe or laundry basket.
This would also be a good time to change your bedding if you’d like. Fresh bedding is always a treat, and a freshly made bed instantly makes your room look tidier too.
4. Time to dust!
Now you’ve put everything away, it’s time to start cleaning.
With a microfiber cloth and polish, dust all your surfaces, window frames, door frames, lamps and ornaments – whatever needs a little once over.
If your mirrors need a quick clean, do them now too. Use a microfiber cloth and glass cleaner and remember to rub in circular motions so you don’t get streaks.
5. The finishing touch
You can start to relax now, as most of the hard work has been done! Now, all you need to do is hoover your rugs and carpets or mop your floors if you have wood or laminate flooring in your bedroom.
And you’re done! Tidying your room is never a fun task, but I’m sure you’ll agree it’s worthwhile now all the work has been done.
The Cleaning Questions
Still have some questions on tidying your room? No worries, take a look at some of the most commonly asked questions and answers below:
How do you clean your room fast?
If you don’t have a lot of time on your hands to do all the above, then just follow the steps that apply to you. Whether that be just emptying your rubbish or having a quick dust, even a little clean-up will help.
How do you motivate yourself to tidy your room?
The easiest way to motivate yourself to tidy is to pop on an upbeat playlist, and make sure you’re not tired or stressed. It’s also advisable to put your phone away whilst you clean, so you won’t be distracted.
How do I keep my room clean?
The top tip for keeping your room clean is to keep on top of the mess. Remember to take your plates away as and when you use them, put your clothes away and get into the habit of making your bed on a morning.
How do you organise a small bedroom on a budget?
It doesn’t cost the earth to keep your small room organised. Buying a few baskets can help, and just remember to clean up after yourself to prevent any further mess.
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