How To Clean Your Room Fast Step By Step: [In-Depth Guide]

In today’s article, you’re going to learn everything you need to know about how to clean your room fast step by step.

Cleaning a room is a must if you care about cleanliness and order. It doesn’t matter who you are – whether you’re a teenager whose parents have finally got to clean up or a mature person who wants to get over the mess.

With my guide, you can make it easier for yourself to clean your room, and perhaps also find out why you often have a problem with messing up.

Who likes to clean? Probably not many, though I know, and very pedantic people. But if you’re here, I bet you’re not one of them. You may be in despair at the state of your room.

Rubbish, clouds of dust, dirt, scattered clothes, leftovers of food – how do you get over it quickly and efficiently?!

It’s not just about dealing with it here and now. I’m going to try to make it clear to you. The problem is probably in bad habits that you don’t even pay attention to.

Why bother if the awareness of certain things will protect you from the frequent mess?

What can you do to prevent a mess in the room?

Yes, I know – in this guide you probably expect golden advice, a good cleaning schedule and amazing tricks and life hacks that will make the whole process easier.

Relax, there will come a time for that. First, it’s worth wondering why you read this article at all. If out of curiosity, it’s okay, but if your room is in a tragic condition, it’s worthwhile first to check why it happened.

I have prepared some advice to help you avoid this problem in the future. And it just so happens that a thorough cleaning will help to make some changes.

So this is an excellent time to make a slight change in your room. I have used many of them myself, which has made me sure it is worth it.

First, stand in the middle of the room and look around.

Do you need everything in it? Maybe some decorations and figurines aren’t necessary? It often happens that we keep something from our younger years in the room, but after years we grow out of it.

And somehow we don’t want to get rid of old things out of sentiment. The same happens with gifts, but sometimes they duplicate, or we don’t use them at all. So why keep them in view all the time?

I’m not forcing you to throw away half your trinkets, of course, but think about it. The more decorations and gadgets you have, the harder the cleaning becomes.

Put the finer things in the boxes. If there is free space under your bed, it’s even better, because that’s where you should put all your stuff.

And now, on the other hand, maybe something is missing from your room?

It’s about what a magical thing, more specifically, a small trashcan. Some are not so ugly as to disturb the aesthetics of the interior. You can easily hide such a trashcan somewhere, for example in a corner or under a desk.

Then there will be no need to throw the trash on the table, desk or floor, or to fly with every piece of paper into a trash can located somewhere else.

I only advise against throwing food scraps into it, even in the form of a dirty yoghurt container. Then you’ll get a bad smell in the room, all worms like it.

Your room should be practical and ergonomic.

But is it? Being a rebellious teenager, when my parents finally forced me to clean, it almost always ended up with slight remodelling. Maybe in your case, it’s time for some changes?

Moving furniture often results in more space. Planning it wisely is the basis. In extreme cases, you can consider replacing the furniture with new ones at all. We don’t do this too often, and the furniture is becoming increasingly practical. And the more they fit, the better.

Separate one place – It can be some drawer, shelf, bar – for things you use often. For example, it could be a phone charger, wallet, calendar or notebook, any keys, documents etc.

If all this is placed next to each other, you won’t make a mess on different shelves or cabinets. Plus, you won’t lose any of these things.

Bedding up every day – After all, it is the piece of furniture that most likely takes up most of your space and is most striking. And you regenerate on it.

All the above points seem to be so logical – and by the way simple to do. Contrary to appearances, they are of huge importance. A little remodelling can work wonders, as can getting rid of or hiding unused and unnecessary things.

Using a trashcan will ensure that they will not wander around the room. Okay, you’ll have to carry the bag, but is that so much? Space for more essential items is a step towards segregation. And segregation is one of the keywords here.

Careful bedding is the next step to keeping order. These 5 points will make you give up bad habits in favour of the good ones. And you will fight your laziness.

What if you clean up the room properly if it’s chaos again in a few days? Order and order must be permanent, not occasional.

What do you need to have to make cleaning quick and efficient?

I assume you’ll need a thorough cleaning, which may include different washing surfaces. Don’t get over the idea, because you’ll get through this faster if you get the right equipment to fight dust and dirt.

Garbage bags – There is no point in flying with each garbage separately or chaotically throwing it into the bin. Buy some rolls and even try to segregate them. Put plastics in one and organic waste, such as food scraps, wilted flowers, etc., in another.

Microfibre cloths – are cheap and extremely useful. They declassify normal cloths. These types of cloths are absorbent and are used for both dry and wet cleaning.

Cleaning wipes for furniture – The wipes of this type are moistened and smell good. They can replace cleaning agents when cleaning wooden furniture. They do not need to be wiped dry because the traces dry quickly by themselves.

Paper towels – can be used to wipe washed shelves and cabinets.

Cleaning products – preferably for specific surfaces, e.g. furniture, windows/glass, monitor screen or TV. They can be in the form of spray, foam, milk, concentrate or even gel. Don’t save on detergents, as long as you want the cleaning to go faster.

Air freshener – well, an extremely dusty room can already smell unpleasant. So you’ll have to sprinkle the air freshener.

Vacuum cleaner – preferably with a rich set of tips. In addition to a standard brush, it should also have a slotted brush or a mini-shrink for furniture upholstery.

Mop, if you want to wash the floor. Some mops are smart enough to offer a washer and a microfibre cloth. They can be flat, but traditional rotary mops can also do it. It’s best if their fibres are micro-active because they wash more effectively.

Broom, sweeper and dustpan – an alternative to a vacuum cleaner, although better brushes on a stick may complement it. And that’s basically what I mean now — for example, one with an electrostatic sponge to prevent dust from rising into the air. For allergy sufferers, this is important.

Household gloves – if you are particularly uncomfortable with some of the residues and waste.

Vacuum bags – I wonder if you knew them? They are used to store clothes, bedding, blankets or towels. They save space in wardrobes and are ideal for seasonal clothes, keeping them fresh and sterile.

Work clothes – some old clothes in which you mainly walk around the house. There is no point in messing up something more valuable.

Empty boxes – to put things off the shelves or hide something in them permanently.

There’s a bit of that, although some of those things are probably in your home and just waiting to be used. Some of them are also more optional, so reaching for them depends on the scale of cleaning.

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Oh, I’d almost forget. The most important thing is motivation. You can read hundreds of tips and clever tricks, but you won’t get anything if you do the cleaning for a while. It’s really up to you.

It’s all about playing some energetic music, mute and hang up your smartphone, or planning your work (although this article will cover it in more detail). Mentally preparing for such activities is essential.

How To Clean Your Room Fast Step by Step

Finally, the time has come for a crucial part of this material.

You have some plans in your head to remove some things from the room, and maybe a little remodelling. Motivation has increased, and everything you need to clean up is at hand.

I recommend you book the whole day, although a lot depends on the size and mess of the room.

So it’s time to fight this shit!

1. You need space, so it’s a matter of removing unnecessary things and moving some design elements. Remove or hide everything you don’t need. Take out the trash. Put dirty dishes in the kitchen. Throw dirty clothes into the laundry basket and sort by colour if you have a system of sorting laundry items.

Put other items, e.g. scattered clothes (which are among the seemingly clean ones) in one place. Also, place finer items in the designated area. This could be a cupboard, a drawer, or preferably a separate box.

2. If you’re going to go all the way with cleaning, empty everything – wardrobe, chest of drawers, rack, shelves. Remove all decorations and accessories, including those from the walls.

You need to get as close as possible to a room that looks uninhabited, even empty. I recommend such a procedure, because then you will clean every nook and cranny, and I think it hasn’t been done for a long time.

3. Take care of the bed (1). Change the bed linen, and if there has been a change recently, at least ventilate it in the sun.

That’s important, or there’ll be an unpleasant smell in the room. Vacuum the mattress right away, because there will probably be some crumbs or small trash on it. At the end of the day, cover your lair.

4. It is time for vacuuming and dusting. The trick is to start by vacuuming the floor. Why? If you start by vacuuming the dust from the furniture, it can become a little dusty again after vacuuming.

Of course, a lot depends on your vacuum cleaner. These bags are a problem. Otherwise, it’s with the cyclone models, which filter the air well. The best cleaning robots shouldn’t take up dirt either.

5. If there is no more dust on the shelves and furniture, it’s time to clean these surfaces. Wash everything, including drawers. Then wipe them with a paper towel or dry cloth.

Finally, wash the floor and wait for it to dry. Use this time to regenerate or have a light meal. Just don’t get lazy!

6. You can get yourself a remodelling now if you have an idea of how to rearrange your room. It’s best to find someone to help you if you’re moving heavy furniture.

7. Vases, decorative glasses, photo frames, cups won at a competition, a wall clock, a mirror – these kinds of souvenirs, accessories or gifts should be clean before you start arranging or hanging them. Some of them will need to be wiped with dust and others with a damp, dry cloth.

And don’t forget your computer or your TV. The back of a monitor or TV always collects a lot of dust.

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The next step is to segregate your belongings and clothes carefully. Everything must have its place. Arrange them as you wish, but so that you don’t waste space in your cupboards and have easy access to these more important and more frequently used items.

Otherwise, you’ll have to dig through different things, and that’s the easy way to make the mess you’re struggling with.

Clothes should be divided into types. Sweaters should be folded as they can stretch on hangers. You’ll be surprised how much space you can gain by carefully sorting your things out.

9. Ventilate the room (2) or squeeze the freshener a few times.

10. At this point, I suggest that you complete your orders to resume them the next day. This decision depends on the size of the room, the scale of the work or the degree of snoring of the surface you live in. You can do everything in one day, but also rest, regenerate and start the next day.

11. And the next day, you can start by cleaning the windows first, if the weather is right. It should be warm, although the window must not get too much sunshine, because there will be streaks.

12. Check different angles and nooks and crannies, e.g. under the bed, carpet and behind the wardrobe. Also remove cobwebs from the ceiling, unless you want to share a place with spiders, but I bet you don’t.

13. Finally, you can vacuum again or set the cleaning robot in motion. This device is quite interesting because it works autonomously, i.e. without your participation, or at least without much interference.

For smaller rooms with a less complicated layout, even a relatively cheap automatic vacuum cleaner is suitable. And such equipment can be run even daily for several dozen minutes, so consider buying it.

That’s it! With such knowledge, preparation and schedule of tasks should go relatively quickly and efficiently. And certainly better than without a proper action plan.

I went in the direction of very comprehensive cleaning, but I think it’s not worth giving up. It has to be done correctly to make it more comfortable in the future.

Then, all you have to do is take care of your place, i.e. eliminate bad habits and acquire the good ones, which I mentioned in the first part of the guide.


I want to thank you for taking the time to read my article about how to clean your room properly. I sincerely hope its contents have been a good help to you.

Tips for effective room cleaning will finally help you take care of the room. I firmly believe that they will change not only the room itself but also your approach to cleaning.

Mobilisation, work, consistency is the way to success. The hardest part is always the beginning, but if you start and take my advice, you’ll be able to handle everything correctly.

And if you like my advice, I have a request. Things that you don’t need during the cleaning process give them to someone. Of course, as long as they’re still in good condition. They may be old toys, some decorations, gadgets or clothes that are too small.

I know it is probably easier to throw them away, but it is better to give them back to those in need.

Przemkas Mosky
Przemkas Mosky started Perfect 24 Hours in 2017. He is a Personal Productivity Specialist, blogger and entrepreneur. He also works as a coach assisting people to increase their motivation, social skills or leadership abilities. Read more here