Many people have problems with cleaning their room. To get the job done quickly, follow the steps below.
Start in one corner of the room, and move in a circle around the room, picking up any items on the floor, or on the back of chairs as you walk along, including little knick knacks and anything out of place. Put things away as you move around the room. Put things you have picked up along the way into their right place, and place things into small piles, one for each room where they belong…
- Start in one corner of the room, and move in a circle around the room, picking up any items on the floor, or on the back of chairs as you walk along, including little knick knacks and anything out of place.
- Put things away as you move around the room. Put things you have picked up along the way into their right place, and place things into small piles, one for each room where they belong.
- Pick up each little pile in order, once you have picked up everything scattered in the room, and take it to its room.
- Put things away in their right place as you pick them up if it’s in the same room. There is no point making a pile, unless you have to walk to a different room. Look at it this way, do you want to pick it up twice, once to pick it up and once to carry it to a different room, or do you want to fall victim of the greatest time waster of walking from one end of your house to the other time and time again just to put something away when you can take the whole pile with you.
- Get into a routine. Make a plan. As you walk around the room pick up items as you go along, then dust, vacuum, and then organize.
- Start with the main rooms. If you’re having guests over and you’re trying to clean before they arrive, concentrate on the rooms they are most likely to see up and close, such as the living room, the kitchen and the bathroom. Leave bedrooms and other rooms until the end and clean them only if time allows.
- Vacuum after you dust, otherwise the dust will settle and you’ll have to do it again. Nothing will give a better impression of a clean room than freshly-vacuumed rugs. Buy a perfumed vacuum powder to improve the overall air smell of the room as you clean. This will save you time in the long run. Don’t bother vacuuming the curtains or the upholstery. It will take too much time and it will pull you away from other, more important tasks.
- Dust the furniture, starting with anything that is dark wood, as dust shows more clearly on dark surfaces. Don’t use a dry rag; instead, buy wood cleaners or simply use a wet rag in warm water and a mild soap. Cleaning this way will prevent dust from flying around the room as you clean.
- Buy, or make, cleaning solutions that can be sprayed on and require no scrubbing. This way, you can spray them on and move on to clean somewhere else while you wait for the chemicals to work on a particular surface. Come around later and simply mop the dirt away.
- If you want to, spray some air freshener around the room.
- You could also play a game that I call vacume cleaner. All you have to do is stand in a corner of the room and pick up everything that’s basically in the “square” and put it away so that one spot’s spick and span. Then move on to the next little “square” and do the same. It’s quite fun because you can see your progress behind you.
- To make cleaning your room fun, make it into a game. If a friend is over, then do this:
- Set a timer for two minutes.
- Start the timer, and make sure that your friend has a pen/pencil, and a pad of paper.
- Pick up (and put away) as many things as you can, while your friend tallies them.
- When the time is up, switch. Then compare how much you two did.
- Play your favorite song, that way time will go by much faster.
- Make a beat for example: (pick up one thing and then pick up another thing on the next beat.)
- Mix up a solution of 1 part White Vinegar to 5 parts water. Spray that on carpets and upholstery to kill odors.
- Place a saucer containing 2 tablespoons of coffee grounds behind book cases and cabinets.
- Put used dryer sheets in your dresser drawers to keep that fresh washed smell. You can hang them in closets, too.
- Don’t let children handle the cleaning and dusting products. You spray, then let them dust.
- If you vacuum, make sure that there isn’t anything in its way. Don’t run over wires or cables. It will damage the wires and will yank items off tables.
- Help small kids with putting things away in high places.
- Don’t use the method of shoving everything into a closet, under a bed, or into a drawer. It might not take long but later when you can’t find anything you need, you’ll regret it. Organizer boxes that slide under the bed are cheap and easy, because you don’t have to do a lot of lifting to get to them.
- Don’t put heavy objects above chest-height. Reaching and lifting results in numerous serious injuries.
- Don’t try to move things that are too heavy for you. Ask someone else to help you or don’t do it at all.
- When bending over, don’t use your back to lift the object.Instead use the strength of your legs to lift.
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