How to Clean Your Room Fast in 8 simple steps

It’s the end of a long day and all you want to do is relax in your bedroom. But as you walk in, you’re met with a massive mess! Clothes are strewn about, the bed is unmade, and if you have young kids, maybe there are even toys everywhere. Sound familiar? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Here are some awesome tips on how to clean your room fast so you can get back to the fun stuff!

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A lot of people find it difficult to keep their bedrooms clean. But don’t worry, I’m here to help. If your bedroom is a mess and you don’t know where to start, this post is for you.

In this blog post, I will provide step-by-step instructions on how to clean your bedroom quickly and efficiently so that you can relax without worrying about the mess. Plus, I’m including a printable checklist so you don’t forget anything!

How to Clean Your Room Fast

Sometimes you need to clean your room fast. Maybe someone is coming over to hang out, maybe you’re trying to straighten it up before you leave for a trip, or maybe you’ve just realized that it’s a bit too messy for you to call it a night and go to sleep.

Whatever the reason, there are ways to clean your messy bedroom quickly and efficiently. I’ve broken it down into simple steps you can follow when you need to clean your room fast.

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Now, remember, this isn’t a deep clean, though it could be. You can easily do more thorough cleaning during each step, and I’ll include some tips on how, but the main point of this is how to clean your room in a quick and efficient way. Depending on how messy your room is, this shouldn’t take more than 30 minutes to an hour. Even quicker if your room is in decent shape!

Here are some supplies for you to gather so you can quickly accomplish your tasks:

  • Trash Bags
  • Laundry bin
  • Dusting Rag
  • All Purpose Cleaner
  • Cleaning Rags
  • Vacuum Cleaner

Here’s how to get your room clean.


Step 1: Pick up everything on the floor.

The first step when you clean your bedroom is to clear off the floor space. Pick up all your clothes, papers, books, and anything else that you have lying around on the floor. I like to put them in the spot they are supposed to go right away even if it’s not totally organized.

For example, if there were some notebooks on the floor that are supposed to go on my desk, but my desk is dirty, I just put the notebooks on top of the mess on my desk. I’ll organize it properly when I get to my desk. This way, you’re finishing clearing off the entire floor before you switch to a new task.

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It’s easy to start cleaning one thing and then switch to another halfway through, but the best way to quickly clean your room is to completely finish one section before moving on to the next. It might feel like you’re just moving the mess from surface to surface at first, but I promise your room will be clean by the end!

So pick up everything on the floor and put it back in the general area where it’s supposed to go.

Step 2: Put away clothes.

Next, it’s time for your closet. Make sure you put dirty clothes in the laundry basket and hang up (or fold) clean clothing. If you’re wanting to do a bit more of a deep clean, you can also use this time to go through your clothes and get rid of anything you don’t wear anymore or doesn’t fit.

However, for the purpose of a quick clean, you’re just focusing on putting the dirty clothes in the laundry and the clean clothes in your dresser or hanging in your closet!

If you have a lot of dirty laundry and your basket is out in the open, you might want to wash that and hang your clean clothes up, but that’s just if you don’t like dirty clothes being on display for you or anyone else. But make sure if you wash your dirty clothes that you are hanging them up right away. You don’t want clean clothing lying around either!


Step 3: Clean off surfaces in your room.

The next two steps will take the longest and they kind of go hand in hand. Go through your room systematically and clean off your surfaces. I like to start with the biggest surfaces, like your desk or the top of your dresser, then work my way to the smaller surfaces like the bedside table.

If you want to make the process even faster, put together a cleaning cart with all of your favorite cleaning products!

keep nightstands clean and uncluttered
Keep nightstands clean and uncluttered by using the space in the drawers

You could also work clockwise around the bedroom and take it section by section. Don’t forget bookshelves or floating shelves. When I say every surface, I mean it! Piles and paper and items can collect anywhere, so make sure you’re going through mail, papers, stacks of books – everything!

Step 4: Put everything in its proper place.

As you are cleaning the surfaces in your bedroom, you’ll want to put everything away!

Remember, if there are random items on one surface, move them to the correct spot and leave them. If you’ve already cleaned your dresser, however, and find something that goes there, put it back in its rightful place. If you’ve already cleaned that surface, then it should be easy to put it back in the right spot.

During this time, make sure you are throwing any broken items or old papers you no longer need in the trash. Anything you can get rid of will make it easier to tidy up your bedroom!

Once you have cleaned off and organized every surface in the whole room, it’s time for a quick wipe-down.

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Step 5: Dust and disinfect surfaces.

Again, work your way systematically through your bedroom and clean everything. Use a microfiber cloth or paper towel with cleaning supplies like an all-purpose cleaner or a DIY cleaning solution. Don’t forget to use glass cleaner for any glass surfaces and windows.

Make sure you clean and disinfect any surfaces that could have been touched by yourself or someone else such as doorknobs, light switches, and window sills. If you have extra time, wipe down the nooks and crannies like your window tracks and baseboards.

Use cleaning supplies that are safe for furniture and dust off dressers, bookshelves, side tables, closet doors, and your bedframe. Dust light fixtures, picture frames, and any fans in your room. Once your furniture surfaces are sparkly clean, it’s time for the next step.

Step 6: Make the bed.

This one is easy! Make the bed! If necessary, change your sheets and bedding and wash your old set. If your sheets are clean or you washed them recently, then just make your bed.

When making your bed, make sure that the corners are tucked in and smooth out any noticeable wrinkles. This will give your bed a neat, put-together look that can improve the overall appearance of your bedroom.

Add throw pillows if you have some and fold up an extra blanket for the end of your bed.

Step 7: Empty your trash can.

Once you’re done with that, it’s time to empty your trash can. Take out any trash you’ve accumulated and make sure to separate any recyclables. Replace the trash bag or liner as well! Simple things like replacing the trash bag and fluffing the pillows on your bed take seconds but really help your bedroom feel tidy and clean.

Step 8: Vacuum the floor.

I like to save cleaning the floor for the very end – then you’re not walking all over your nice, clean floor! If you have hardwood floors in your room, dust and mop. If you have carpet, use a vacuum cleaner to get rid of any dirt or dust particles.

Once all these steps are completed, your bedroom should look and feel much more inviting! Now it’s time to relax and enjoy the fruits of your hard work. Congratulations on a job well done getting your room clean! (But don’t forget to put any microfiber cloths you used when cleaning in the laundry and put cleaning supplies back in the closet.)

Play Music and Make It Fun!

One great way to make cleaning fast and fun is by listening to your favorite music or podcast while you clean. Maybe even set a timer and turn it into a game of trying to finish in record time! Any way you can make cleaning enjoyable is great!

Keep Up With Cleaning

If you find yourself having to frantically clean your room often, start making it a daily routine to tidy up your bedroom. Take a few minutes at the end of each day to clean your bedroom. This doesn’t mean that you have to dust or vacuum or take out the trash every day – just make sure your clothes are put away and you’re not creating massive piles in every corner of your bedroom!

With regular cleaning, your quick cleaning sessions will become even quicker! And then you’ll get to enjoy a nice, tidy room every day.

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  1. This is great! I have ADHD so I have trouble tiding my room as I keep shifting from each task and never getting it done. This method has become a part of my everyday life.

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