3 Tidying Tips That Will Make Your Room Look Instantly Neater

They'll only take you minutes to do!

Room Revamp is a series where we help you make your bedroom your dream space.  From simple tidying hacks to creating more space and adding touches of style to make it somewhere you love to cosy up.

This week, we’re looking at easy peasy tidy tips that will only take you minutes, if not seconds, every day.

Make your bed

Maybe your mam nags you about this and you think she’s just being but in actual fact, it’s the quickest, easiest way to make your room look tidy. When you think about it, how hard is it to actually make your bed anyway? Just straighten out your duvet, fix your pillows, cushions, throws, and you’re done. It takes seconds and gives the illusion that you’ve got your stuff together. Even if the floor is so messy you can’t walk on it, or the is makeup all over your desk, the made bed will smugly sit there all made and all neat. Simple right?!

Decide on whether clothes are clean or dirty

It’s the end of the night you’re heading to bed, you change into your PJs and a pile of clothes from the day sit on your bed. You’re not sure if they’re clean enough to put back in your wardrobe, but don’t feel they’re dirty/worn enough for the washing mashing, so you just leave them there. Maybe you’ll wear them again tomorrow… The next day, you wake, put on an entirely different outfit, and do the same thing that evening. Sound familiar? The problem with this is, you’re left with a pile (or piles) of in-betweeny clothes that aren’t washed or worn again. The avoid this, there is something so simple you can do, first, get a laundry basket in your room if you don’t have one already. This will make it so much easier to decide if something is dirty, because you’ll have a place to put it. If it’s clean, and doesn’t need to be washed, put it back in the closet. Sure, you might end up wearing it again the next day, but did it really take you that much longer to pull it out of the closet than it would off your bed/chair/floor. Didn’t think so.

Keep surfaces clear

We’re not suggesting that you can have nothing on your desk, bedside locker, or window sill, but as a general rule everything should have a place. If that means in a beauty box on your desk, that’s all good. If it’s a stale glass of water or tags from a top you just bought, it’s safe to assume it shouldn’t be there. By keeping surfaces free from unnecessary items your room will look instantly more put together and organised, even if the presses and drawers are actually bursting with stuff. Once you can close the drawers, doors and storage boxes, you’ll give the illusion of a pretty tidy room.

No one has time for a big massive clear up or clear our every single day, but by doing these 3 little things in the morning or evening, you’ll trick even the strictest of parents into thinking you’ve suddenly become Marie Kondo!

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