Cleaning your room might seem like an overwhelming task, but you'll probably get it done faster and easier than you imagine! Listen to music, make a list, treat yourself to rewards, and turn your toil into a game to stay motivated. Take care of the most important tasks first before moving on to the deep cleaning by dusting, wiping all surfaces and vacuuming all over the place. Before you know it, your room will be sparkling clean.
Method 1 of 4: Stay motivated
Step 1. Listen to catchy music
Before you get down to work, play an album or playlist that fills you with energy. Music with a faster beat will motivate you to clean up. Avoid slow, monotonous music, as you will be tired and it will bore you.
if you don't know what to listen to, find catchy music online. Spotify, Apple Music, and Pandora have plenty of playlist selections to clean up and keep you motivated.
Step 2. Find yourself a reward
This extra motivation will help you finish this task faster. Decide what to treat yourself to after you've cleaned up. You could go out with your friends, watch a family movie, eat a big bowl of ice cream, or read your favorite book.
Make sure you don't rush into the cleanup to get your reward faster
Step 3. Make cleaning a game to motivate yourself
If you're having trouble motivating yourself to tidy up your room, you can make it more interesting by playing a game. Try to see how many things you can tidy up in ten minutes before trying to beat your record. Alternatively, you can pretend to be a robot while cleaning the house by making robot movements and noises. You can set a timer to see how long it takes you to tidy your room.
Be creative and imagine your own games
start dusting the top surfaces down so that this sequence allows you to get the job done faster and only once.
Step 4. Make a list of the different tasks to be done
To-do lists are a great way to get a sense of homework and track your progress as you tidy up. Decide on the things you want to organize and clean up and organize your list starting with the most important thing. Try to include as much detail as possible so that you don't forget anything.
Check off each task once it's done so you can easily keep track of what you've done and what remains to be done
Step 5. Do a little everyday during the week
This is a great option so you don't end up with a lot of housekeeping to do. Write down the tasks you need to do every day so you can keep up with your cleaning schedule. Try to be disciplined and stick to your schedule.
you could put away your clothes on Monday, throw out the trash on Tuesday, and dust and vacuum on Wednesday.
Method 2/4: tackle the important tasks
Step 1. Clean under the bed and do it
Your room will look a lot cleaner if you make your bed, and you'll feel like you've already done something before you start cleaning. Take out whatever is under the bed and pile it in a corner of your bedroom. Pull out the sheets and blankets, wallet them under the mattress, pull out the duvet and put the pillows where you rest your head to sleep.
If you haven't changed your sheets recently, put them in the laundry basket and put on clean sheets. It will help you make your bed feel fresh
Step 2. Put away all the clothes that are lying on the floor
Grab each item of clothing and decide if it's dirty or not. If in doubt, treat it as if it were dirty. If it's clean, fold it up and put it in the dresser or hang it in your closet. If it's dirty, put it in the dirty laundry basket.
don’t put the laundry in the washing machine until you’ve finished cleaning your room, because you might find a dirty sock somewhere that you also need to wash!
Step 3. Bring the dirty dishes to the kitchen
This will prevent bad odors from forming and will help prevent ants and other insects from entering your room. Take out all the cups, plates, cutlery and bowls and bring them to the kitchen. Also throw away any old packaging that you might still find in your room.
Check under the bed, in the dresser, on the desk, and in the drawers under the bed for dirty dishes or packaging to throw away
Step 4. Dispose of the garbage in a garbage bag
This is a great way to save space in your bedroom and avoid clutter. Sort through all the items on the ground (including the floor) and decide whether to throw them away or not. Find food wrappers, apple cores, scraps of paper and broken items.
- Donate any undamaged items you no longer want to a store that helps those in need.
- Put the paper and cardboard in a separate bag for recycling.
Method 3 of 4: Put things away in the bedroom
Step 1. Return the items to their places, if they have one
Start by taking care of whatever is lying on the floor. This way you will have more room to move around the room without worrying about tripping. Start with larger items like books and pillows before moving on to smaller items like pencils and office supplies. Find a place for each item in your dresser, your desk, on the floor or on bedside tables.
Try not to get distracted by the items you store, as this may add to the time it takes to clean
Step 2. Store similar items in boxes
It's a simple way to tidy up your room and make it easier for you to find your things. Put all your office supplies in one box, your photos in another, your cosmetics in a third, your craft materials in a fourth, etc. Be sure to put a label on the boxes and store them in an accessible place so that you can find them easily.
Place the boxes on shelves, under the bed, in the closet or on the desk
Step 3. Display your special items
It's a great way to personalize the room. If you find a decoration you like or a toy that you find cool while cleaning, you might consider putting it on the desk, dresser or nightstand. Try to only put two or three on each surface to avoid overcrowding the space.
Thinking of your space as an exhibition space will make it easier to keep the room in better condition, as you will notice items that are out of place, and you will be encouraged to put them away. In addition, when surfaces are less cluttered, they are easier to clean and dust
you can put your football trophy on the desk and your favorite photo on the dresser.
Step 4. Donate unwanted books, clothes, and toys
This is a great way to clean up and give yourself more room for those things that are dear to you. Observe everything you find and ask yourself if you have used it in the past twelve months. If you haven't used it recently and it doesn't carry sentimental value, you should consider giving it away.
Make sure you ask your parents for permission before you part with them
Method 4 of 4: Clean the surfaces
Step 1. Dust your room
Use a duster or wipe dust off all surfaces, desk, dresser, bookcase, venetian blinds, light fixtures, lamps, and other surfaces in the room. Dust before vacuuming or cleaning, as the dust will move around and fall to the floor.
- If you don't have a feather duster, you can use a microfiber cloth to wipe off the dust.
- Don't forget the things you put on the desk, dresser, etc. Your photo frames, travel souvenirs and trophies will find a second youth once you remove the dust.
- Turn off the fan and lights before dusting them.
Step 2. Wipe off dust and marks on the surfaces
Sticky stains will attract ants and damage your furniture. Spray cleaning product on your bedroom surfaces before wiping them down with a rag. Microfiber cloths are a good option, as they can easily remove all kinds of stains. Wipe down the desk, dresser, nightstand, windowsills, baseboards, chopsticks, and all other surfaces in your bedroom at least once a week.
You can also try disinfectant wipes, as they will kill any bacteria that might grow on these surfaces
Step 3. Vacuum, especially under the bed and desk
These are areas that you often forget during a quick clean, which is why you need to make sure you clean them well. If necessary, move the furniture around so that you can easily vacuum the underneath. Run it over the entire surface of the floor until the carpet looks like new.
- If the vacuum is not performing well, you should check the bag to see if it is full and change it if it is.
- Vacuum the floor once a week. If you wear your shoes indoors, you should consider putting them on more often.
if the carpet smell is weird, spray a little deodorant on the carpet before vacuuming to make it smell nicer.
Step 4. Sweep and mop if possible
Use the broom to make a pile of all the dirt and dust, then use a shovel to pick it up and throw it away. Then, dip the mop in a bucket of soapy water, and use it to wipe down floors and remove stains and dust. Rinse it every once in a while to make sure you don't get dirt all over the room.
- This will give a clean and pleasant appearance to the room.
- Broom and mop at least once a week.
Step 5. Wipe down switches and door handles
These are the areas of the bedroom that you touch most often. This means that bacteria build up there over time. Spray the switches and handles with a household disinfectant and wipe them off with a rag or paper towel.
- Sanitize these areas once a week to keep them clean and fresh.
- Also wipe down the outlet covers. Since you don't touch them very often, they don't get dirty as quickly as light switches, but keeping them clean and shiny will improve the overall look of the room.
Step 6. Use glass cleaner for mirrors and windows
Spray a generous amount of cleaner on mirrors and windows before wiping off with a rag. Keep rubbing until there are no more marks on the glass. Your windows and mirrors will then shine clean.
- Clean windows and mirrors whenever you see marks on them to make it easier for you to clean them when you're doing big housework.
- Microfiber cloths work well for cleaning glass.
- Don't forget to clean the grooves and rails of the windows as well. Vacuum any debris from there using a hand vacuum or slotted vacuum. You can use an old toothbrush and a suitable cleaning solution to remove dirt and dust.