How to Clean Your Room

It's time to clean your room, so do a good job in the shortest amount of time and get your parents off your back.

You will need

  • Organization
  • Music
  • A clock
  • A piece of paper and pen
  • Tape
  • A duster
  • A vacuum
  • Spray freshener

Step 1 Identify specific objects Identify specific things to be done or objects to be organized – books, trash, clothing items – and clean by category.

Step 2 Focus on one area Focus on one area at a time and clean it, before moving to the next one. Start in one corner and move out from there.

Step 3 Set time limits Set time limits and make a game out of it, betting on yourself.

Step 4 Post visual reference Post a to-do list on the door, making a visual reference that targets tasks so you don’t forget anything. This confers a sense of achievement.

Step 5 Make bed Remove your bedding and put on new sheets. Get the dirty dishes, old socks, and any dead things out from underneath.

Step 6 Sort clothes Separate dirty clothes from clean, which should be folded and put away or hung up.

Step 7 Dust and vacuum Dust all surfaces and vacuum the carpet. Spray some air freshener. Done.