Miss Farah

10 easy steps to clean your room!

Posted on: June 7, 2010


SOme people are naturally good at keeping their room tidy and some need to be reminded (like me). The problem is that if your room is a mess, the prospect of cleaning it can seem like an overwhelming task. But if you approach it in “layers” as described below, it’ll be much less intimidating and, who knows?

1- Close all computer programs but this, but first bookmark important sites you have up if you have to. Sign off from any chat programs and put up an away message. The temptation to chat or browse can be a major pitfall. If you are doing something, then turn off your screen or save what you are doing and shut down the computer. Also turn off your cellphone to avoid talking or texting so that you won’t get distracted

2- Put on an album that you enjoy singing or dancing along with. Stay away from mellow, relaxing music–you need motivation. Turn it up as loud as you’re allowed to put it so you’re not thinking of anything else. Make a game of seeing how much you can get cleaned up during one song.

3- Open all of your curtains or blinds and, if appropriate, the windows themselves to let some light and fresh air in. If you’re cleaning at night, just turn on all of the lights. This will allow you to see everything and brighten your cleaning process. If you have a ceiling fan, turn it on. There’s a good chance you’ll work up a sweat.

4- Remove all big stuff out of your room. That way the room looks a little bit more tidy already

5- Sweep out everything from under the bed and dressers. You may be surprised to find just how much junk has accumulated there, much of which is probably stuff you’d thought you’d lost or may have simply forgotten about. Separate all of it into four piles: One is trash, the second is give away, the third is recycling, and the last pile is things that should stay in your room.

6- Gather the trash and throw it away. Then recycle the recycling. Keeping a garbage bag in the room will help. Pull stuff out from under and behind the rest of your furniture like desks, dressers, end tables, nightstands or bookshelves. Your only concern right now should be trash and recycling so don’t put anything else away, and don’t start organizing just yet.

7- Put everything in your room that you need to put away in a big pile on your bed or in the middle of the floor. Or even better, put everything in the pile (it will make it easier in a few steps)! When stuff is all over the room it is easy to avoid, but when it’s all right there in a big, tall pile, it is almost impossible to leave it there. As you’re building up your pile, set any dirty clothes aside in a hamper or in a separate pile.

8- Fold. If you come across something that you haven’t worn in quite some time, try it on. If it doesn’t fit you or isn’t in season, give it to charity or put it in a container as long as it’s not dirty or torn. Organize your closet and dressers. Close all drawers and doors; make sure nothing is sticking out. or hang your clean clothes and put them away, while throwing the dirty ones in the laundry pile.

9- Clean all surfaces with Pledge or another similar cleaner. Use Windex on your mirror. Vacuum the floor.

10- ATTACK THE PILE!!!! Put everything in its place – don’t just shove everything under the bed and call it a day – but don’t organize yet. For example, put all the books where they’re supposed to be, like on your bookshelf, but don’t get caught up in organizing the bookshelf  just yet, or else you’ll lose momentum. Just keep grabbing an item from the pile on your bed, put it in its place, and move onto the next item. If you find something that doesn’t belong anywhere, either consider giving it away, or make a place for it. Continue putting everything away (stuffed animals, photographs, purses, shoes, and so on) until your bed is cleared.

article taken from: http://www.wikihow.com/Clean-Your-Room

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