As organized as anyone (including myself) tries to be, sometimes the messes just get the best of us. A shirt here, dirty socks there, hair ties all over the floor. It happens. And most times, we don’t have hours on end to dedicate to cleaning up these messes. Here is my 5 step system to speed clean your bedroom! That being said, remember to take into account that every room is different. These steps can also be slightly adapted to any room in a house.
Make Your Bed
The first step of this speed clean is the most obvious: you want to start off by making your bed. While this might seem like a waste of time, making your bed makes a room look so much more clean and inviting. You’ll want to do this first so you have a large open surface for later steps, like folding huge piles of clothes. If you have a lot on your bed, neatly move it to another surface or the floor. Don’t worry, we will get to it later!
Steps 2 and 3 of this speed clean are dedicated to getting rid of everything that doesn’t belong in your bedroom in the first place. First, start off by going through your room and collecting all of the trash. Be sure that once it is all in a bag, actually bring the bag to the garbage and throw it away. I cannot count the number of times I have made a bag of garbage and it sat in front of my door for weeks.
As I said, step 3 involves removing everything else that should not be in the room. After you get rid of all the trash, make a bin/bag/basket of everything that belongs in another room. This could be makeup products that go in the bathroom, water bottles or dishes that should go to the kitchen, or anything else. The easiest way to do this is to collect all the items into a basket that can easily be carried. Once you fill up the basket, walk around your house to the different locations that things belong in. Just like with the trash, make sure to deposit all of the items in their respective homes before you move onto the next step. Also be sure to make the basket manageable to hold and carry around. If necessary, make two trips to return items to other rooms.
Clothing & Laundry
This step is what makes this list a bedroom-specific speed clean. Once you remove everything that doesn’t belong, it is now time to focus on what does. In a bedroom, the focal point of most messes are the scattered clothes and laundry lying around. First, deal with all the dirty laundry by putting it into its own basket or your laundry hamper. Then, just fold, hang, or put away whatever clothes are left.
speed clean Everything Else
The next step of the bedroom speed clean is to deal with what is left. If you have an abundance of items still left out, try splitting them into different categories like I have done in the other steps to make the clean-up more manageable. In most cases, there should not be much left for you to put away after the first three steps. For the most part, anything left in the room will just require you to simply return it to its home.
Optional: Final Touches
If you followed all the steps, your room should now be clean and tidy! However, that could leave you with a lot of open counter space on your dresser, desk, night table, or other furniture piece. If you want to polish off your now clean room, take a disinfectant wipe and wipe down all of your surfaces. Make sure that the wipes or cleaning products you use can be used on your furniture’s surfaces. If you want to take it another step further, you can also dust common dust-magnets like the TV, lamp, fake flowers, and window blinds. Clean what you see fit for your space.
Congrats gal, your space is all clean! The most important thing is to try to keep the room in this state. Remember to try not to throw items on the floor or open surfaces. The key is to just put things away immediately when they enter the room in the first place. If you have trouble with this, try out The One Touch Rule to Organize Your Space For Good!
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