I'm so excited to be doing this new feature!
Every Wednesday I will be featuring a part of my house that
is some serious need of TLC (or Tender Loving Cleaning).
Now I'm talking SERIOUS cleaning.
This is not going to be about your average pick up and go, everyday routine cleaning.
This will be a "Fight the Hoarding" battle cleaning.
My hopes for this feature are:
1. To break my own messy habits, and create a clean and happy home.
I am a slob... for reals. I just never really learned to pick up after myself,
and I married someone who doesn't pick up after himself either.
Add two kids and you have disaster.
2. To show others like me that it is easy to clean a super messy home
(and those not like me can say "Hey at least, my house isn't THAT bad!" or
"Hey, if she can do it in a half hour just think how fast I could do it!")
As I was perusing Pinterest I found a pin that linked to an article about how to get a clean home in 15 minutes. I was ecstatic! Finally, someone was going to fill me in on what the secret is.
Someone was going to let me know what I could do to fix my living situation. Sadly, I was in for a disappointment. What it should have been titled was "How to MAINTAIN a clean home in 15 minutes." Not exactly what I was looking for. As I continued to look online, I just couldn't find any good inspiration for CLEANING a truly messy home.
I might be a slob, but I don't actually like living in a messy home.
You just get to a point where the mess is disheartening and you think to your self
"It's easier to just live in this, then clean it."
I want to prove that this is so NOT true.
It is not hard to clean up a super messy house.
It may not take 15 minutes, but with a little work and an hour of your time it CAN be done!
The first room I want to feature today is:
THE MASTER BEDROOM
Have I mentioned I'm totally nervous to show you these pics?
It's like letting you in on a very personal secret.
A view from the doorway:
A view from in front of the dresser:
Decor I can now thoroughly enjoy!
Total amount of time spent cleaning: 50 minutes
Can you believe it?!
For under an hour I think it was quite a transformation!
I also put everything where it was supposed to go, I didn't just stuff it in a closet to make it look clean. I would say I spent about 15 minutes putting things back where they belonged (such as books, toys, laundry, trash, etc.).
Here are my
TIPS & TRICKS
for tackling a mess like this.
-Breath in & out.
-Make one spot your inspiration point...
something you can look at to let you know that you can do this!
I started with my bed. A nice, made bed is the perfect boost to get you cleaning.
-Have trash bags and storage containers handy.
It makes sorting and transporting things easier.
- Organize the things that are not going to stay in the room into piles/sections/containers.
I did this in my hallway so that I could a little breathing room, and my categories were
Laundry, Toys, Shoes, and Trash.
Anything that was going to stay in the room (clothes, blankets, books, etc.) I immediately put in their appropriate places. When you are done cleaning the room, put everything in these piles/sections/containers where they are supposed to go.
DON'T GET DISTRACTED!
-Get a clean floor! Once you see that floor you will get a kick of adrenaline to get the rest of the room cleaned.
-Vaccum... it's soothing, relaxing, and just seems to hum "You're done.... you're done."
Now, enjoy your beautiful room!
P.S. I want to know what cleaning tricks you have up your sleeves!
What do you do to clean a super messy room?
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