Wednesday, 8 October 2008
11:44:33 PM (GMT)
I have the problem of a messy room. My room is very small and it gets messy all the
time! You can't even see my floor, that's how messy it is! I am asking advice on how
to organize it, make it look like a girl's room, and how to keep it clean and neat
without cleaning it every single day.
Oh boy, if my mother could only see me giving advice about not being messy! I used to
be the all-time messy room champion of the world, and my mother used to complain to
everyone about it and really embarrass me! I am pleased to say that I am no longer
Miss Messy, and maybe you can learn from my experience! I found that the biggest
thing that helped me get my room cleaner was HAVING PLACES TO PUT STUFF!
First, I went through everything in my room and put it in giant piles - a pile of
clothes, a pile of stuffed animals, a pile of books... you get the idea. Then I made
a list of what kind of containers or furniture I needed to keep stuff off the floor.
So I wrote down plastic container for my junk jewelry, a bookshelf for my books and
CD's and tapes, a wicker box for my stuffed animals, a bulletin board for pictures of
friends and notes and letters, and so on. Then I got the containers, and put
everything in them, and that was so much effort and my room looked so great, that I
pledged to do a minor clean up every Saturday (so it never got horribly over-messy
again) and that's how I became Miss Not-So-Messy. Follow my example and maybe this
strategy will work for you too. Now go clean your room!