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How to Clean and Organize Your Room

Updated on August 4, 2012
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Cleaning and Organizing your Bedroom

Does your bedroom look more like a pig sty? Is it the place where everything seems to end up? Don't worry its actually really easy to clean and organize your room - and keep it that way!

Organizing is the key to keeping your room clean. That way everything has its place and you know exactly where to put it. Clutter is a problem for most people and it can make your room seem even messier than it is.

By breaking down the task into smaller steps it's less daunting and easier to work through and complete, so follow these simple steps to cleaning and organizing your room and you'll have it looking spick and span in no time!

This room has a bed, desk area, wardrobe, side table, cabinet, shelves etc.
This room has a bed, desk area, wardrobe, side table, cabinet, shelves etc. | Source

Break your room down into sections

Tackling your room in one go is a big task and sometimes it is so daunting that you'll just keep putting it off. The solution? Break your room down into smaller areas.

Let's take your average bedroom. You may have;

- Wardrobe
- Side table
- Bed
- Dresser
- Bookshelf
- Bed
- Cabinet etc.

Planning is key to successfully cleaning and organizing your room - you just have to stick to it!
Planning is key to successfully cleaning and organizing your room - you just have to stick to it! | Source

Write up a schedule, stick to it!

As the old saying goes "fail to plan, plan to fail" - the easiest way to ensure you'll actually clean and organize your entire room is to make a plan.

You might want to tackle your room in one day or weekend or you might have a busy schedule and only be able to do it at certain times. Get out your planner or a piece of paper and draw up a schedule.

Say, for instance, you may work 5 days a week and only have an hour spare a day to devote to your room - your schedule might look like this

Mon: side table
Tue: dresser
Wed: bookshelf
Thu: bed
Fri: cabinet
Sat: wardrobe
Sun: general room tidy

Cleaning your room one step at a time

Let's take your wardrobe, for example. You'll first need to clear out your wardrobe and sort out the old clothes from those that you currently wear. Decide what you're going to throw out or donate and what you're going to keep.

Now when you put your clothes back into your wardrobe, sort them so that you have somewhat of a system. You may want to divide it into sections (eg. pants, skirts, dresses...) or you may want to sort it according to the season or dress clothes/casual clothes/work clothes. This way you can easily find your clothes and you're less inclined to mess them up when you're desperately searching for your gray pants and tearing through the wardrobe.

Don't let your room get back to a mess!
Don't let your room get back to a mess! | Source

Once you're organized, clean up!

Once you've sorted out your different areas, be sure to give them a good clean. This means vacuuming under your bed, dusting and wiping down surfaces etc. This way you can easily keep your room clean in the future - and your room will look so much better!

Stay on top of it!

You've cleaned and organized your room, but you want to keep it that way! Make sure you put things away where they're supposed to go, give it a once over each week and make sure if you bring anything new into your room it has a place too.



For more cleaning and organizing tips, check out How to declutter your home, one day at a time and How to keep your home clean and tidy - in less than an hour a day - because now your bedroom is clean and tidy, why not have your whole house looking the same!

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      Kristy Sayer 5 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Thanks!

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      Twila Nelson 5 years ago from Carmichael, California

      Fantastic Hub with an amazing system. I love it! Thank you.

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      Kristy Sayer 5 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      you're welcome! Good luck :)

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      Kristy Sayer 5 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      thank you! Definitely break up your room into smaller sections, its so much easier! Good luck!

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      Sharilee Swaity 5 years ago from Canada

      Oh Kissayer, were you looking at my bedroom? It's like you read my mind. I do find that it's hard to keep up with everything in the house but I love your idea about making a schedule and sticking to it. That is such good advice! And the part about the zones is good, too, because it helps to make it seem less overwhelming.

      I loved this hub and I think I'll have a look at your other ones on cleaning, too. Voted up and more! I also want to share this one.

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      toknowinfo 5 years ago

      Great hub with excellent and intelligent tips. My undoing is always my closet (wardrobe). Even when I was a kid, my closet was always hard for me to keep it uncluttered. Thanks for helping me be more organized.

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      Kristy Sayer 5 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Good luck with your cleaning! Small steps are definitely the key :) Thank you!

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      Dorsi Diaz 5 years ago from The San Francisco Bay Area

      Thank you - thank you - thank you for reaffirming that I am on the right track taking small pieces at a time! If I look at the whole picture I get overwhelmed and don't want to even start. Great hub! Pinned, FB'd and tweeted.

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      Kristy Sayer 5 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Thank you both! :)

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      Helen Murphy Howell 5 years ago from Fife, Scotland

      I really enjoyed this hub! My bedroom isn't too bad but I've adopted your advice for my 'office' area where I work and write - now that does get into a clutter and you are right, I do keep putting it off! I think by using a planner like you suggest I'll be able to keep this area much tidier - I might even be able to start finding stuff quicker!!

      Voted up!

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      Audrey Kirchner 5 years ago from Central Oregon

      Nice layout, Kristy~ Short and sweet and to the point too - I don't think mine qualifies as that! Much to be learned.

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      Kristy Sayer 5 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Hehe, now that's a hint!

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      Suzanne Sheffield 5 years ago from Mid-Atlantic

      I'm posting this on my daughter's FB page...