Saturday, July 14, 2007
Reconstruction Project: My room
Since I've finally decided to organize my life, guess I have to start somewhere. And what better way to begin this journey than to clean up my room. I've been planning to do so for the longest time and right now seems to be the best time because:
1. Well, I have the time.
2. I'm motivated.
3. And I'm a little depressed so I know the exercise would perk me up.
Where do I start? Surf the Internet, of course. Found this very nifty tip right here.
The first step to cleaning up your room is to pick up anything that is on the floor. Dirty clothes should go into a hamper or basket to go to the laundry. Any garbage or papers that you no longer need, should go into a garbage or recycling bag. Any books or items that are on the floor should be put back where they belong. If they don't have a special place you might want to either find a place for them (a drawer or bookshelf) or put them into a bag for donation.
Next clean off any surfaces such as the top of dressers or end tables. Take everything off the tops and clean them good. If they are really dirty, use a damp (not wet) sponge, otherwise a dust rag will do.
Make sure the things put back on the surfaces are only things you need on top such as lamps, clocks, radios or the books you are currently reading.
It is important to have a book shelf for your books and a dresser or closet for your clothing and a hamper or basket for your dirty clothes. If you don't, see if you can get something to use to help you organize your clothing, books and other items.
Clean out anything under the bed that shouldn't be there.
Next, make your bed. A room always looks cleaner when your bed is made.
Vacuum or sweep the floor to finish. Then take the dirty clothes to the laundry, the garbage to the garbage can, the recycling to the recycling bins.
Hope this helps. - Susan
I hope so too. Time to clean up the mess... years of it.