Nobody likes to devote a whole day to cleaning and why would anyone do that? Cleaning involves everything from sweeping and moping to de-cluttering and organizing things properly, but sometimes, you want to do it the easier way.
Have you ever been in a situation when your friend or someone from your office decides to come over, but your room is all messed up? If yes, then you will be able to relate to the situation that follows. Besides knowing how to tidy up your room, you must also know where to start and how to proceed.
To avoid embarrassment in front of your guests, here are 7 cleaning tips that should help you tidy up your room in less than 30 minutes.
Keep Distractions Away
Distraction is the main reason you are not able to clean around your room properly or take more time than you should. Keep your mobile phone away for a while and while you do that, keep it on ringing mode, just in case there’s an emergency call from near or dear one.
Start with de-cluttering table or desk and then move on to the chairs. Clear all your knick-knack, coffee mug, food crumbs, and empty bottles and chips packets. Wipe clean the table surface with a wet piece of cloth or you may use a cleaning solution if the stains won’t go away easily. Remove the pile of clothes from the chair and stuff them into the closet. It’s okay if you don’t have time to fold your clothes; your guests are already on the way, so you better hurry up.
If you live alone, you will probably have most of your things lying on the bed, which certainly do not belong there. Pick bigger things first and then gradually start collecting smaller items and put them where they belong.
If you are in rush and want to de-clutter as fast as possible, use 2-3 boxes for storing your smaller items for the time being. Later on, you can retrieve them and keep them where they should be.
The next thing you want to do is give a quick clean to carpet
Carpet is the first thing that catches the sight when you enter a room. Your carpet is most likely to look dirty unless it is cleaned in a week or two. You don’t want to leave a bad impression with dirty carpets, do you? For such situations, always keep Carpet Cleaning Solutions handy. They are easy to use and they can quickly remove the stains to make your carpet cleaner and shinier.
Take out the trash
Taking out trash is very important, otherwise it is going to smell really bad. Open windows for a while to let fresh air come in, because people entering the room are more likely to sense filth than the ones who are already inside. Use room freshener to subdue the smell and if you don’t have one, use your perfume to meet the need of the hour.
Table, cutlery and showpieces often collect dirt that can add up quickly to present an annoying sight. Wipe clean every surface and article with a cloth, or if you have a vacuum cleaner, use it over the carpets and around the entrance where your guests might spot the dirt. Also, take a look inside your bathroom to see if everything is organized and none of your inner garments are hanging out in the open.
Last-minute cleaning is more of concealing clutter than actually keeping things in an organized manner. So, while you do it, make sure you remember which things were kept where, so there should be no problem when you look out for them again.