Do you enjoy cleaning your room….? Yeah, I didn’t think so. Having a clean room not only looks nice and keeps your parents from getting mad, but makes you feel more organized and productive. I will be sharing with you how to make your room go from a 1/10 to a 10/10 in just 10 easy steps!
Step 1: Turn on Your Favorite Playlist and Get Started
When cleaning your room you can get bored easily. If you have a fun song playing the background it may help you want to keep going because you are listening to something you enjoy. You can get music from Spotify, Apple Music, Musi, etc.
Step 2: Make Your Bed
Starting with your bed will keep you from wanting to get back in it. Also having a clean bed will make your room look nicer as a whole.
Step 3: Set a Timer
Setting a timer will give you a good time frame to get your cleaning done in a reasonable time, also it will allow you to take breaks. Personally, I recommend setting a 15-20 minute timer. Start working on your desk.
Step 4: Go Get a Snack
Time to reward yourself, once your timer goes off, go get a snack. Getting a snack is a good reward for yourself for staying on track and cleaning. But also, it will help you have energy to get more done.
Step 5: Call a Friend
When you go back to start cleaning again, call a friend and finish organizing your desk. Calling a friend allows you to clean, while not really thinking about the fact you are cleaning. Also tell your friend that if you get side tracked when cleaning, to tell you to get back on track.
Step 6: Get Off the Phone
When your done organizing your desk get off the phone with your friend. This allows you to go from doing one thing to the next so you aren’t getting too bored yet.
Step 7: Clean Your Closet
Go to your closet and take out all your clothes. By taking out all your clothes you are cleaning your room while staying active and moving, keeping you engaged.
Step 8: Separate Winter and Summer Clothes
When you separate your clothes from summer to winter you are allowing yourself to stay more organized so the next time you clean your room, your clothes are already somewhat organized and ready to go, so it won’t take as long.
Step 9: Go Outside and Take a Break
Go outside and get some fresh air, you have been stuck in your room cleaning and organizing go outside for a few minutes and relax.
Step 10: Finish Up! Make It a Game
You can time yourself to see how fast it is going to take you. By doing this you are challenging yourself, and you want to finish as fast as possible. This will make it fun!
Step 11: All Done!!
Hope this helped you want to go and clean your room and get more productive. In these 10 easy steps you will have a very nice and organized room. Now that you know what to do, go and get organized!
Cleaning with a household cleaner that contains soap or detergent reduces the amount of germs on surfaces and decreases risk of infection from surfaces. In most situations, cleaning alone removes most virus particles on surfaces. Disinfection to reduce transmission of COVID-19 at home is likely not needed unless someone in your home is sick or if someone who is positive for COVID-19 has been in your home within the last 24 hours.
When and how to clean surfaces in your home
- Clean high-touch surfaces regularly (for example, daily) and after you have visitors in your home.
- Focus on high-touch surfaces such as doorknobs, tables, handles, light switches, and countertops.
- Clean other surfaces in your home when they are visibly dirty or as needed. Clean them more frequently if people in your household are more likely to get very sick from COVID-19. You might also choose to disinfect.
- Clean surfaces using a product suitable for each surface, following instructions on the product label.
Reduce contamination of surfaces
Take steps in your home to limit contamination of surfaces from airborne particles or from touching surfaces with contaminated hands.
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Welcome to organization season! It’s that glorious time of year when you finally get down to business and go through your closets . but then you notice the layer of dust and grime that’s been building up in your home. Don’t panic! TODAY Home is here to help you tackle that house cleaning to-do list.
Use this handy guide to clean the items in your bedroom. Just click on the circles to see the item and click “read more” to see the full story.
Let this deep clean bedroom checklist be your guide to turning your bedroom into a clean and relaxing place to be. You’ll be crawling into clean sheets in a spotless room by nighttime. Let’s get started!
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Here’s what you’ll need:
- A powerful vacuum cleaner with attachments or clean rags
- Warm water and mild soap
- Glass cleaner (or make your own by combining a 1-to-1 ratio of water and white vinegar in a spray bottle)
- A new cotton mop (the kind with the soft loops) or a clean, long-handled duster
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Deep cleaning bedroom hacks
Here’s how to deep clean your room fast.
1. Start a load of laundry
, pillowcases, comforter and mattress cover. Get your laundry started so the cycle can run while you’re working on the rest of the bedroom. (You should wash these every week or so.)
- Down and down-alternative blankets can usually be machine washed in cool water and dried in the dryer. Just remember to set the temperature to low and add a wool ball (not a tennis ball) to the dryer to plump it up while it tumbles. Stop the cycle every 20-30 minutes to break up any clumps with your hands and let it run until you’re sure it’s completely dry.
2. Clean pillows
- Aim to clean your pillow every six months or quarterly if you have allergies.
- Feather down pillows or foam pillows should be hand washed with warm, soapy water. Allow to air dry, preferably outdoors.
- Man-made fabrics — like cotton, nylon and other synthetic materials — can be thrown in the washing machine with a detergent that doesn’t suds up a lot. An ideal mix for cleaning is hydrogen peroxide to kills germ, baking soda to get rid of smell and oxygen bleach to get rid of any mysterious stains.
- If using a top-loading machine, stand pillows up and put a towel on either side using 1/3 cup of cleaning solution. Front loaders should wash one pillow at a time and use 1 tablespoon for each. Set the cycle on “gentle” and “extra-large load.”
- Man-made fabrics can be dried on medium heat, but make sure to read the labels to make sure nothing will melt. Wool balls can prevent clumping, but avoid tennis balls since they could be toxic.
3. Wash walls and windows
Dust isn’t just for side tables and dressers. It can also coat walls, ceiling fan blades, crown molding and window sills.
Everyone hates to clean but everyone loves a clean house. Is there a best way to clean your house fast?
Most novices aren’t sure if they should dust or vacuum first. They wonder whether they should clean the kitchen before the bathroom or vice versa.
Follow this step-by-step guide, based on years of hard-earned experience, to make the most of your time and clean your house fast:
Fast House Cleaning Tips
1. Clean the whole house, not one room at time
Cleaning is much more efficient if you pick one task (dusting, vacuuming, mopping) and do the same task in every room in the house, rather than cleaning the kitchen, the bathrooms and then the bedrooms. Doing it that way prevents you from feeling like you’re in an endless cleaning cycle, starting the same task over and over again.
2. Gather all your cleaning tools in a caddy
Whether it’s a caddy, bucket or tote, having everything you need to clean in one portable place makes it much easier to get the job done. You won’t waste time looking for tools while you clean, and don’t have to worry about gathering them before your next go around.
3. Clear the clutter
Before you even start cleaning, go room to room and pick up the clutter. As you pick up each item – magazines, well-read paperbacks, old sneakers – consider whether you should put it away, toss it or donate it.
4. Dust and vacuum
Before you start dusting, make sure ceiling fans are turned off. Concentrate your dusting on the tops of furniture and the undersides of shelves, on handrails, picture frames, knickknacks and TV screens. For hard-to-reach areas, like blinds and upper shelves, tie a microfiber cloth to the end of a mop or broom. Change the sheets in the bedrooms before you vacuum.
5. Wipe mirrors and glass
Use one damp microfiber cloth, followed by one dry cloth in wiping clean all the mirrors and glass surfaces.
6. Disinfect countertops and surface areas
Go through your house and wipe down the hard surfaces – from countertops, appliances and cabinets to doorknobs, light switches, TV remotes and telephones. You should disinfect some of those surfaces, particularly the ones that might deliver germs to people’s fingers and faces. Make a nontoxic disinfection solution by mixing one-fourth to a half cup of white or apple cider vinegar with a cup of water.
7. Focus on tubs, sinks and toilets
Spray cleaner on the kitchen sink then on bathroom sinks, tubs and toilets. Let it sit for a few minutes so the cleaner has time to dissolve dirt and stains. Then return to the kitchen and start scrubbing. Don’t forget to wipe down the inside of the microwave. Clean toilets last.
While in the kitchen, you also want to make sure your garbage disposal is in tip-top shape. If you aren’t sure the best way to clean a garbage disposal, click here for some useful DIY garbage disposal cleaning tips.
8. Sweep, then mop
Sweep the kitchen and bathroom floors. Start mopping from the farthest corner of the room and move backwards towards the doorway (that is, don’t mop yourself into a corner). Rinse the mop every time you complete a 4-by-4-foot area.
9. Keep moving when you vacuum
Don’t worry about getting every nook and cranny when you vacuum. Just keep moving through the house, running the vacuum in every carpeted room in one pass through.
Some tasks don’t need to be done each week. These include waxing the furniture, cleaning the windows, and washing area rugs and bath mats. Inspect these accessories and use your own judgment.
10. Don’t forget to routinely wash your cleaning tools
An often overlooked part of cleaning the house is maintaining your cleaning tools. Using a dirty mop or a vacuum with a full bag is much less effective, and you’ll end up spending more time trying to clean.
11. Make cleaning a group activity
Making cleaning a team effort is one of the best ways to clean a house fast. Schedule a time in advance with your family, and assign tasks to each person. Working together can add some fun to cleaning, and your house will be sparkling in no time.
While you’re cleaning make sure to check on home maintenance items, such as a faulty sink that may cause water damage.
Follow this step-by-step guide to make the most of your time and clean your house fast.
Clean the whole house, not one room at time
Pick one task and do it in every room in the house to prevent you from feeling like you’re in an endless cleaning cycle.
Gather all your cleaning tools in a caddy, bucket, or tote to have everything you need in one portable place to get the job done.
Go room to room and pick up the clutter.
Begin dusting and vacuuming.
Wipe mirrors and glass with one damp microfiber cloth, followed by one dry cloth.
Disinfect countertops and surface areas, particularly the ones that might deliver germs to people’s fingers and faces.
Spray cleaner on the kitchen sink then on bathroom sinks, tubs and toilets. Let it sit for a few minutes so the cleaner has time to dissolve dirt and stains. Then return to the kitchen and start scrubbing.
Sweep the kitchen and bathroom floors. Start mopping from the farthest corner of the room and move backwards towards the doorway.
Keep moving through the house as you vacuum, and don’t worry about getting every nook and cranny.
Make sure you routinely wash your cleaning tools.
Make cleaning a team effort by scheduling a time in advance with your family and assign tasks to each person.
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How to make your floor look like that in an hour or less.
Step 1: Turn on the Lights.
This is kinda obvious but just turn on all the lights in your room and open all the curtians if you have a window in yoir room. This will help you stay focused and actually see what your doing.
Step 2: Make Your Bed.
Make your bed first because a made bed actually make a messy room look better. This will also keep you motivated to keep cleaning. Also do you like my furry dog blanket?!
Step 3: Clean Your Floor
Remove everything that is on the floor and put it in its location. This is probably the longest part but you can do it!
Step 4: Do Tasks
Do tasks like putting away stuff on your dressor or putting away stuff on your desk. Just find an area and start cleaning it. This makes it to where it isn’t so hard to clean your room.
Step 5: Finished.
You are finished! Your room is clean your in a better mood than before and you don’t have obstacles in your room that you trip on. That is my hamster. It doesn’t have a name so please put some name suggestions in the comments.
How to Clean Your Room This process can be fun and then again sometimes it can be just down right boring and a huge chore to do. First of all, cleaning a room would not be so bad if you keep everything organized because then your room obviously would not need cleaned except for the weekly vacuuming and dusting. Also, your mother would not nag at you to clean your room. The first step to cleaning your room would be get everything up off of the floor as fast as you can and shove it into the closet. Once the closet is full, now you will have to find another great storage spot to put everything. I know a really good location, under the bed.
Shoving things under the bed is a lot better because then they will not fall out when you open the closet doors and hit you in the head. Another great hiding spot for the junk is in drawers if you have some extra space. If none of these ideas capture your attention for cleaning your room then just leave it as is and let the dog at it and if it is a dog like mine she will be the vacuum cleaner for you. Actually though the above way of cleaning your room would definitely be a kid’s way however the proper way would be to do the following. First, you would want to put your toys away where you first pull them out of.
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Some toys for example Legos come in boxes and to keep things neat and orderly you should always put them back into their own box so that pieces don’t get mixed up. If they are video games put them back in their containers and put them in an orderly fashion. I have mine in a storage cabinet and so that is where I need to make sure they get put back. Dirty laundry should be put in a hamper and not just thrown on the bed or floor or shoved in the closet. Who knows what might grow in your socks if you lose them in the closet. If the clothes are clean they should be put either in your dresser drawers or hung in your closet.
Don’t just throw the clean clothes in the hamper to cause more laundry for your parents. Second, you should vacuum your room at least weekly. Make sure this is not your dog doing it though. This helps with keeping the floor looking nice and also gets crumbs and rocks out of the carpet. Third, you should also dust your room weekly. This will help keep those little dust mites down. You know the little saying “don’t let the bed bugs bite” well they will be biting unless you clean your room. In conclusion, now that you know how to have a clean room you don’t need anyone’s help. So here is your vacuum, duster and gloves now get started.
Your bedroom is supposed to be your sanctuary, a place where you lie down at the end of the day and let your worries drift away. Instead, your bedroom quickly turns into a storage area where you dare not let anyone enter. Learn a quick cleanup for your room that will let you find the bed and the floor. Here's how.
Grab Your Supplies
Few of us have supplies to clean the bedroom actually stored in our bedroom. Gathering all supplies together before beginning the job will keep you from getting distracted and failing to complete the job. What you’ll need:
- A basket, bag, or box to put clutter items
- A vacuum cleaner or broom.
- A hamper
- A trash container
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Gather All Dirty Clothing and Put It in a Hamper
Since you’re in a hurry, don’t worry about unrolling socks, and pulling shirts right side out. These tasks are easier to do while sorting the laundry. Just grab all of the dirty clothes and place them in the hamper.
Collect All Clean Clothes and Refold or Re-Hang
If you have a significant amount of clean clothing lying around waiting to be folded and hung, skip this step and place the clean clothing semi-neatly on your bed after you make it. You can hold your bed hostage and remind yourself to take a few minutes to put away the clothing before bed.
Grab All Trash and Put in the Trashcan
This is not the time to determine if you're ready to trash old copies of magazines, or that pair of shoes you've needed to be repaired for two years. We're throwing away obvious trash, not sorting through boxes and closets. Save the major trash sweep for when you have more time.
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Make the Bed
Yes, we know there is a major debate about whether or not to make the bed. You are just going to get back into it in a few hours. But if we used that argument for other areas of our home, we would never have clean floors, dishes, or laundry. Why wash something when it’s just going to get used again? Making the bed changes the look of a room. It makes a room more inviting and uncluttered looking.
Pick Up All the Misplaced Items on the Floor, Bed, Desk, Etc.
Put them in a basket, box, or bag. These are items that belong in another room in the house. Don't try to take them back one at a time. Just put them all in one location for now and move on.
If it has been a long time since you have cleaned in here, you may have large accumulations of your stuff that belongs in your room but is not in its proper place. Take a brief survey of this "stuff". If in a minute or less you can put it all away, do so. If not place it all in a container so that you can go through it and organize it later.
Sweep and Mop or Vacuum
Don’t move furniture to sweep or vacuum. Just do a quick run through. If you have a few minutes leftover, grab the baskets of “stuff” and place the items in it in their proper areas.
Do not let yourself leave the miscellaneous baskets unattended for too long. The contents will pile up, spill over, and lead to more mess. If you do not have time now to sort through them, take another fifteen minutes sometime in the next day to do so. Make sure you remembered the clean clothes. If there were too many to fold and put away, are the neatly waiting on your made bed?
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Put Away Your Supplies
Allow yourself to reflect on how much nicer this briefly cleaned room is. If you keep up this regime regularly in your room, you'll always be able to find your bed. And isn't that what we all want.
Not sure how to clean your room? We have a super easy, 7-step guide to clean your room fast!
How many times have you said to your kids, “Clean your room!” and been met with a list of excuses about how they don’t know how to, and it’s too hard.
Or the kids have “cleaned” their room, but it was far from the result you were hoping for.
With our seven easy steps to cleaning your room, kids can get the job done the right way without it turning into a multi-day project that mom ends up finishing!
A Kid’s Guide on How to Clean Your Room
Step 1: Get Ready
Turn up the music, gather supplies you’ll need like paper towels, trash bags, furniture polish, a broom or vacuum, and glass cleaner. If you have everything at hand, you won’t have to go hunting later and risk distraction.
Step 2: Make Your Bed
Strip the sheets off of the bed and put on clean ones. Tidy up your blankets and pillows. A made-up bed gives your room a polished look, and it will be tempting to skip it if you save it for last.
Step 3: Clean Up Clothes
Take dirty clothes to the laundry room and fold and put away any clean clothes that are lying around. Check your closet to make sure that everything there is properly on hangers or folded on the shelves, as needed. If clothes are on the floor, pick them up and rehang or fold them.
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Step 4: Pick Up Toys
Be sure to put toys away in the places where they belong. Check that pieces to games or puzzles are put into the correct box, and playsets with multiple pieces are kept together. You’ll be glad you did when you look for them later!
Step 5: Clean Up Other Items
Pick up any trash and throw it away. Return your books to their proper shelves. If you have dishes, cups, or silverware in your room, make sure that they are returned to the kitchen and put in the sink or dishwasher. If you find items belonging to other family members while you’re picking up, take them to their proper place.
Step 6: Wipe Down Surfaces
Grab a rag or some paper towels and wipe down desks, dressers, and other surfaces in your room. If those are disorganized, be sure to neaten things up after you’ve wiped off all the dust, dirt, and spills. Don’t forget to wipe off the windows and mirrors, and use a screen cleaner on any TVs or computer monitors.
Step 7: Sweep or Vacuum the Floor
Finish the job by sweeping or vacuuming your bedroom floor. Be careful to get all of the corners, and under the furniture as best you can reach!
How to Clean Your Room Fast!
When you break down what seems like a big job into a few easy steps, cleaning your room is not as hard as you think! Just work down the list, and you’ll be done in no time.
You’ll have a clean, enjoyable place to spend time, a neat and tidy bed to sleep in, and most importantly, you’ll have parents who are thrilled with your hard work and a job well done!
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