Tips: how to get a tidy room

August 14, 2012 § Leave a comment

Hello awesome people!

Personal life makes me think of this kind of stuff. Blame my family! 😛

Let’s face it. Living in a tidy place helps everyone. It helps to save time while looking for something, it makes rooms bigger, it simply makes us relaxed just looking at it. Doesn’t it?
I’m getting obsessed more and more with organizing every single thing in my bedroom. Unfortunately, I don’t have my own room (I share it with my sister) and I definitely don’t live alone so I can’t “apply my rules” to every room in the house, but I like to try organizing my things anyway.
I believe there are different kind of people in the world, some love organize things, some simply don’t. I’m the kind of freak that need to go to sleep while everything is where it belongs (crazy, I know), so maybe my tips (mostly for a bedroom) may seem a huge deal to those who are messy.

1. The one-minute rule
Anything you can do in a minute, do it.
You’ve used a pen and you leave it on the desk? No, take it back where you had it in the first place. It won’t take you any longer than 5 seconds. You’ve just came back home with a purse you know you won’t be using later or in the next day, simply put in the closet or where you usually put purses. You’ve just worn your lovely pj leaving all the clothes on the bed/chair/whatever. Take them back in the closet. In a minute you’ll have a tidier bed/chair/whatever.
See? Simple as that.
This is the most important rule ever. If you follow daily this motto you won’t regret it and your room will stay tidy as you left it.

2. A home for everything
Every single item in your room should have a place to be when not used. Don’t leave stuff randomly on the bed, chairs, desk, bedtables and move it repeatedly from side to side when you need space.
Find a spot for everything you own. A practical one, to be practical.

3. Foresee the future
I find this extremely useful if you’re not a very decisive persone when it comes to the outfits and the makeup you need for the day.
The night, before going to bed, open your closed and decide what you want to wear the next day. Pick the makeup items you want to use too, so that the next morning the hurry you’re in won’t allow you to mess up your room in the worst way. Clothes and lipstick won’t fly all over the place because you’ve already picked them the day before.
I suggest to apply this rule everytime you have to go out and you know you’ll be late. ;P

4. Storage things
A room with stuff on the forniture is usally a messier room than a bedroom with boxes, shelves and storage fornitures. Try to leave as less stuff as possible on the desk, on your bedtable, on your chairs. Oh, and on the floor.
Stop hiding stuff under your bed. There’s a whole universe of dust, darkness, monsters, mess under there. Go buy some cute boxes (the ones you actually like) and be sure that they can be slided under your bed. Clean them regularly.
Stuff left on the fornitures usually gets dirty sooner’s there to tempt you to leave other stuff next to it. The more stuff you leave out, the more you want to leave.
Try to get rid of it if you’re learning to keep your room clean. When you feel like you can control yourself, you can leave decor stuff on the places you like. 😉
Oh, and use a little bin to throw there paper (I suggest a wastebasket for your room/office), new clothes tags, finished pens, whatever you don’t need anymore, next to your desk. You’ll se how useful it can be!

5. Tidy-day
Pick a day of the week, whatever you like and whichever you want, and simply look at your room. Make notice of the things you hate watching, clean and tidy up the entire room. This may be helpful if the “one minute rule” won’t let you get the tidy room you want. Let’s say, it’s for the bigger mess you can’t hide in just one minute. 😉

6. Appreciate your tidy room
Take your time to look at your room and be happy to see it all tidy up and clean. You’ll remember that image when the room will get messy and it’ll be a strong reasong to clean it up.

Hope it was helpful! 😉


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