Maintaining a Clean Living Space

November 05, 2015

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As a teenager, I don't know how often I hear my parents say "clean your room" or "you can go if your room is clean".  To be honest, I mostly hear them saying this to my sister, not because I'm perfect and always have a clean room, but because I enjoy keeping my room clean.  For me, having a clean room/living space keeps me sane, when I have stuff all over the floor it's hard for me to focus.  Since I've developed a system to keeping my room clean without sitting down for an hour and cleaning my room, I decided to share my tips with you!

Put Away Your Clothes | It can be easy when you get dressed to throw your clothes on a chair or on your bed, but honestly it takes less than a minute to put them on a hanger or in the laundry hamper.  This will save you a bunch of time later when you don't have to pick up piles of clothes and decide whether or not they should be hung back up or tossed in the hamper.

Make a Schedule | Some things need to be done, like vacuuming or dusting, so if you make a schedule and do them every week on the same day, it will only take 10-20 minutes max. out of your daily routine.

Make Your Bed | Making your bed every morning immediately makes you feel productive, and a made bed can make a room look that much cleaner.  It feels great to peel back the sheets at night and crawl into bed, and it feels even cozier when the bed has been made. 

Throw It Out | It's good to know when you're keeping something because it's sentimental, and when it becomes trash. I used to keep every single ticket from every football and basketball game I went to at my school because I wanted to have memories, then I realized that a clip full of tickets isn't memories, it's garbage.  I understand keeping tickets from special games, there is nothing against that, but in 20 years I'm going to be glad I threw out that stack of tickets.

I hope this helped you out, leave me comments letting me know any tips you have! Stay tuned, xo Lauren.

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