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Quick Tips! Tidying Up

Jun 25, 2013

If there's something that no one likes to think about, it's cleaning their room, but keeping your space neat won't just keep your parents happy - it'll make you feel good as well! Check out these tips on how to tidy up in flash!

You can have lots of stuff and still be organizedYou can have lots of stuff and still be organized

Organize and Prioritize

When it comes to be able to tidy up in no time, it helps if you have a method of organizing your stuff - then you can just throw things where they belong. For example, if you haven't got them already, you may want to buy some organizers, like:

  • boxes (you can buy some that store things under your bed, so it's out of sight-out of mind)
  • shelves (if you love books, you're going to need some of these)
  • envelopes

Pro-Tip: Remember to put the things that you use the most - whether it's sports equipment or stationary, in easy reach. This means you won't be rifling in the back of your closet and instantly making more mess when you need to get a hold of it.

Storage boxes like these can be slipped under your bed or left in plain sightStorage boxes like these can be slipped under your bed or left in plain sight

Fold It and Forget It

A great way to make sure that you're able to get those clothes off the floor quickly is to rotate your closet according to season, so in summer bring all those shorts and tanks to the front and stuff those old winter coats in the back. It'll make organizing your clothes easier.

Pro-Tip: Have a laundry basket or bag in your room, so it's none of your clean clothes on the floor mix in with your dirty ones, and on laundry day you'll be ready to go right away!

Rotate your closet by seasonRotate your closet by season

Change Is Good

One of the second largest culprits for things ending up on the floor after clothes, is change. And guess what, if you have a jar, bowl or even a piggy bank to collect it all in, you'll have a secret little stash for when you're short on cash.

Paper Trail

Another big problem a lot of us have is too many papers, if it's not homework, it's letters, magazines and notebooks - somehow all that paper really piles up.If you have room in your desk drawers and shelves for all the paper, use envelopes and folders to organize them, but if not you can always buy binders.

Color coding is a eye-pleasing way to organize paperColor coding is a eye-pleasing way to organize paper

Pro-Tip: If your mess-making vice is getting crafty, and you have loads of craft supplies, then that should get a box all on its own - all those pencil crayons, paints, glues should be together.

Have Your Say

Do you hate cleaning your room? Let us know in the comments section below.

 

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SmartSunnyShadow
I have one so annoying sister, that it feels like I have 200 of them, oh my god. She's pounding on the door right now, HELP! 
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SmartSunnyShadow
Dad, obviously. I can't even explain what he does to me!
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SmartSunnyShadow
Well, if they are your BFFs, they shouldn't be teasing you to make you feel bad. Me, and my BFFs tease each other all the time playfully, but I understand that this is different, and if it's making you feel bad it isn't playful at all.   Maybe your eldest friend is having some trouble with family issues, bad grades, body changes, etc. It's okay to be angry, so maybe you should leave her space for a few days, and see if it turns better. If it isn't, then try to first make her calm down. Then, make her talk to you about why she is so angry and ask if you can try to help. If nothing turns out better, tell her that you feel uncomfortable, and you want her to talk to you.  For your 3rd eldest friend, support her as much as possible, and stand up for her in this terrible situation. If you are all BFFs, then you should all be very close and comfortable around each other, and the fight shouldn't last long. If not, they are not your real friends, and you have to go on without them. I have tons of advice on how to make new friends, so just ask me if you want to know. Your 2nd eldest friend seems to be the main problem.  First of all, tell her to stop, and say how you don't like her bullying you. You must say what she is doing wrong, and how it makes you feel. If she doesn't care, tell her you're serious, and you hate what she is doing to you. If it continues, ignore what trash she is saying, and just simply walk away. Focus on other things that will help make you feel better. Remember, all she is is a person, and it's up to you to act appropriately.  Stay positive, and calm. Focus on other things, and if she continues, tell her that you can all be friends and you miss her. Go get another friend to stand up with you, and tell her that you will report to an adult if she won't stop. She may be your friend, but she deserves it. I told on my BFF when she was mean, so it's all okay now.  If all else fails, get a trusted adult, and hang out with nicer friends. Your other friends will learn from their mistakes. If not, warn them, and give them a sincere kindness note of how you miss being friends. Then, also give one to the bully.
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AnnaOfExquizurd
Yeah, @CyclonicBass the best option really is to find a girl with a quirky personality. Become friends with her. Possibly, over time, she'll grow close to you and accept a request to be with you. Hope it goes well!
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drowning
You go out and you find someone who you can be you with. It's not a hard question to find the answer too.
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