How To Clean Your Room Fast — In 10 Minutes Or Less
Try These Tips for Getting Your Room Clean in 10 Minutes or Less
Sunday is not only Mother’s Day, but it is Clean Up Your Room Day. What better gift to give Mom than a clean room, right? As a cleaning company, we understand that not everyone loves spending the day tidying up personal spaces—especially when the warm spring weather is calling you outside. If you haven’t already given us a call to do the cleaning for you (hint: great Mother’s Day gift!), try these tips for getting your room clean in 10 minutes or less. (Note: Parents, feel free to share this with your children!).
Open the Blinds
Yes, let the sunshine in! Not only will the light motivate you to get moving, it will allow you to see things clearly—including those piles of items you stuffed underneath your bed. If you can, open the windows and let the fresh air flow—this will give your room an instant refresh.
Make Your Bed
Want to make your room instantly feel clean? Make your bed. Not only does a made bed make your room appear neater than it actually may be, but it gives you a great workspace for sorting through other items such as clothes and paper. For an extra pop of freshness, spray your bed linens with a DIY eco-friendly linen spray. Just add water and a few drops of your favorite essential oil (we love lavender) to a spray bottle.
Pick up the Trash–Literally
Grab two bags—one for trash and one for recycling—and clear all garbage from the floor, dresser, desk and underneath the bed. This is also a great time to begin going through your clutter—if you run across something that isn’t necessarily trash, but you know you will never use it, put it to the side in a pile marked for donations.
Put Your Clothes Away
Put all dirty clothes in a laundry basket and place in the hallway (you can take it to the laundry room when you are done with your room). Next, hang and/or fold all of your clean clothes, put away your shoes and organize your accessories. Clothes you no longer wear? Place them in your donation pile.
Pick up any items still left on your floor—putting them away in drawers or storage boxes as needed (storage boxes fit neatly underneath most beds and closets). Create a “catch-all” bin for things that don’t belong in your room. Once you are finished with your room, you can return all the “catch all” items to their rightful place.
Do a Quick Dust
Take everything off the top of your dresser, desk and nightstands and give each piece of furniture a quick dusting using a microfiber cloth. To keep these items free of clutter, only put back those things you actually use (i.e. book on the nightstand), placing everything else in a storage bin or donation pile. Also, dust your floor—either with a microfiber broom or a vacuum, depending on your flooring.
Once everything is cleaned up, close all drawers and closet doors and take all items (trash, laundry, “catch all” bin) to their respective places in your home. The donation pile you created? Put it in a box in your closet. Once the box is filled, take it to a local non-profit organization.
Talk to us: What is the one thing you do daily that keeps your bedroom clean?
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