How to Keep Your Room Clean
A clean room can help you feel relaxed and at peace when youre at home--and keep your parents or roommates from bugging you to clean up! Although keeping your room clean might seem like a big chore, adopting the right habits will make it quick and easy.
Doing a Deep Cleaning
Pick up clothes from the floor and bed. Clothes lying around on the floor, bed, and hanging over chairs can make even a clean room look dirty. Collect clothes from around the room and sort them into a dirty and a clean pile. Place dirty clothes in the laundry hamper. Fold and put away clean clothes. 
Dont forget to look under the bed, on the closet floor, and on top of furniture when you're collecting.
Collect and take out garbage. When you're busy with work, school, and other things, it can be easy to let garbage pile up in your room. Go around the room with a garbage bag and pick up wrappers, food, old papers, and any other trash you find around the room. 
When youve collected all the garbage, empty your bedroom garbage bin into the bag and take the bag down to wait for collection day.
Clear away plates and utensils. Keeping plates, cups, and old food in your room can attract bugs, cause spills, and make your room messy. Collect anything that belongs in the kitchen and take it downstairs to the sink or dishwasher. Items to watch for include: 
Plates and bowls
Keeping Your Room Organized
Make your bed every day. One of the most important things you can do to keep your room clean is making your bed every morning when you wake up. Straighten the top sheet and tuck it under your pillows. Straighten and fluff your pillows. Straighten the blanket or comforter and pull it up and over your pillows. 
Once your room has been thoroughly cleaned, keeping it clean is the simple part. Its all about doing a few things every day, like making your bed, to maintain the cleanliness.
Hang up your clothes when you get home. Many people like to change into comfy clothes when they get home after a long day at school or work. When you do this, hang up your coat, throw dirty clothes in the hamper, and fold and put away clean clothes that you're going to wear again. 
After a long day, it can be tempting to come home and just throw your coat and clothes on the floor or bed. But if you want to keep your room clean after all that hard work, you have to put your clothes away.
Put dirty clothes right into the laundry basket. Never leave dirty clothes on the floor, on the bed, or lying around in the bathroom or laundry room. When you take off dirty clothes, throw them right into the hamper. 
To make this job easier, consider leaving a few laundry hampers around the house in areas where you regularly change, like in the bathroom, in your closet, and near your dresser.
Put away clean laundry immediately. It can be just as easy to leave your clean laundry piled in a basket instead of putting it away. But again, this will quickly lead to a messy room, and it'll cause wrinkles in your clothes. When your clothes are fresh from the dryer, fold them neatly and put them away, or hang them back in the closet. 
Dont eat in your room. Having food in your room can attract bugs, cause spills, leave crumbs all over the place, and lead to a buildup of plates and cups in your room. Instead, make your room a food-free zone, and do all your eating and snacking in the kitchen.
Take plates, cups, utensils, and food waste back to the kitchen immediately if you ever do eat in your room.
Purge clutter regularly. One of the biggest contributors to a messy room is having too much stuff. To prevent this, go through all your things, including clothes, toys, accessories, and other items and decide what you want to keep and what you want to sell, donate, or throw away. 
To help you decide what to keep and what to get rid of, ask yourself what items you haven't used or worn in over a year. If you haven't used something in over a year, there's a good chance you can get rid of it without missing it.
Good items to sell or donate include clothes, toys, shoes, and books. Only throw things out if they're broken, have holes, or can't be reused or recycled.
Find a place for everything. When you have stuff that you dont have a place for, you tend to just leave things lying around, because there's no special spot where you can put it back when you tidy up. Go over each item in your room and make sure each one has its own special spot. 
Use baskets or other storage containers to keep extra stuff organized if you dont have a spot for it.
Create a random drawer in your desk or dresser for small objects that have no fixed place.
Return things to their rightful place when you're done with them. Once everything has a special spot in your room, tidying up will be easy, because you'll know where everything goes. Here are some ideas for putting things back: 
Put books and magazines back on the shelf when you're done reading them
Hang up clothes in the closet when you're done wearing them
Put toys back in the drawer or on the shelf when you're done playing
File away papers and notes in a drawer or binder when you dont need them
Return office items, like pens and paper clips, in the desk drawer when you're done
Developing Good Cleaning Habits
Make a list of daily chores. Keeping your room clean is about getting into a good routine, and there are some things you should be doing every day. Make a list of these daily chores, and post the list somewhere visible. Set aside about 10 minutes every day to address these cleaning tasks. Daily chores should include: 
Making the bed
Tuesday: strip the bed and wash the linens
Wednesday: wash, dry, fold, and put away laundry
Thursday: clean the mirrors and windows
Friday: take out the trash
Saturday: tidy up the desk, dresser, and night table
Sunday: clean and organize the closet
Wash your linens weekly. Pull the blankets, top sheet, fitted sheet, pillow cases, and other linens from your bed. Throw them in the hamper and take them to the laundry room for washing.
Its important to wash your linens weekly to control dust, dirt, and other allergens. 
Do laundry as soon as you have a full load. It can be easy to just let the dirty laundry pile up for weeks. However, keeping your room clean means staying on top of dirty laundry. As soon as you have a full hamper or enough for a load of laundry, get to the laundry room and wash a load.
Keep a garbage can in your room and use it. Garbage is another reason rooms get messy quickly. To stop this from happening, keep a garbage bin in your room, either beside the bed or desk, and make sure you always throw trash out rather than leaving it lying around.
As soon as the garbage can is full, take it to the garage or shed until collection day.
Vacuum and dust weekly. Use a damp microfiber cloth to dust all the surfaces in your room, including furniture, fixtures, fans, pictures, shelves, and tables. Vacuum the floors and baseboards to suck up dirt and dust.
If you have pets or allergies, vacuum and dust two to three times a week.
Dont put off cleaning. Ignoring your cleaning duties for just a few days can create an overwhelming list of chores. Before you know it, your room will be messy again and you'll have a major cleaning job on your hands. Once you create your daily and weekly cleaning schedules, keep to it to make sure your good cleaning habits sink in and stick.
If you miss a day of cleaning for whatever reason, address the chores you missed as soon as possible the next day to prevent duties and messes from building up.
Keep reading below to learn more...
The easiest way to keep your room clean is to make your bed every morning and throw dirty clothes into the hamper right away. Use baskets to keep extra items organized and always avoid eating in your room! Donate items you havent used in over a year to avoid clutter. For tips on deep-cleaning your room and developing a weekly cleaning schedule, read on!
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To get motivated to clean, make a playlist on your iPod called cleaning my room, and pick your favorite upbeat songs. Not only will this help the time pass as you clean, it will also prevent you from getting distracted changing songs as you work.
Make a game of cleaning to help make your chores more fun. For example, you can toss your clothes into the laundry hamper from across the room to see how many baskets you can score.
Try re-arranging your room. Move your furniture into new places, hang new posters on your walls, and make your room like new to keep you motivated to keep your room clean.
Make rules for your room so that if other people come in, they know they have to clean up their own messes.
If you share a room with a messy roommate or sibling, divide the room so that you each have your own sections that you're responsible for.
Ask your friend if she/he can help you in cleaning the room. It will be a great assistance for you.
To motivate cleaning habits, pretend the president is coming over for dinner or to stay a few nights. Don't like the prez'? Pretend somebody famous or special is coming!
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