Do you have a messy bedroom or guest room in your home? Most people do for one reason or another. I happen to have several since my kids are slowly leaving the 'nest' their bedrooms have become a medley of their belongings and things that have been 'temporarily' stored in there over time. It is easy for this to get more carried away than anyone ever expected. One day when you're adding to the pile you actually stop and really look at it and you're like "Oh My Gosh! How on Earth did this happen?" If you're like me or my daughter whom this post is actually dedicated to, the thought of cleaning is overwhelming so you kind of just keep the door shut. Out of sight, out of mind, right? Well that only lasts for so long. Eventually, for whatever reason, you need something in there, or, like me, you actually have a need to use the room for something other than a bedroom so it's time to clean it!
We have our new online store starting up (coming soon) so with all the stuff piling up we really needed a room to keep everything together and organized. My daughter hasn't officially lived (or slept) in her bedroom for a few years so I mentioned to her that I really could use the space. She completely understood but is overwhelmed by the amount of stuff she has accumulated over the years. She asked me for help and I told her I could have it done in a day if she really wanted me too. I think she was afraid for me to do it without her, so she's been working on her room a little at a time (the picture above is a work in progress). But, naturally the fact that I said I could do it in one day is based on experience as I have accomplished this very task several times in the past and this, of course, is what inspired me to write this post! If you are disciplined and on task, you too can clean a messy room in one day and if you follow the step-by-step process it should be as simple and painless as possible!
So here we go....
The bottom line: get rid of as much stuff as you can. Less really is more! Less stuff to clean, manage, and take care of means less stress and more happiness :-)
Enjoy your clean room!
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