How to Clean Your Room Fast (For Lazy People)

Let’s face it, we’re all lazy when it comes to cleaning our rooms.

I know I am!

I would rather spend my time doing anything but folding clothes, vacuuming, or dusting.

Uh! Just thinking about it makes me groan.

But at some point, the mess just becomes too much, and I’m left with no choice but to battle the clutter.

And, I mean, I know you don’t want to live in a pig sty now that you’re an adult in your first apartment, right?

It’s embarrassing, really, how messy you room can get.

I know for me, when I was living in my apartment, I felt like everyone could see the mess and judged me for it.

I guess part of the problem was that I just didn’t know where to start.

It felt so daunting to try to tackle all of that clutter.

But over the years I figured it out and I want to help you be more diligent about keeping you room clean.

So, if you’re looking for ways on how to clean your room fast, check out my BEST tips on how to get your bedroom clean in a jiffy.

How to Clean Your Room Fast Step by Step

Okay, the best way to tackle such a big project is to break it down into smaller, more manageable tasks.

As it turns out, cleaning a room isn’t as hard or overwhelming when you take things one step at a time.

Plus, you may come out of this with some new organization products!

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1. Set a Timer (How to Clean Your Room Fast in 5 Minutes)

I love using timers when I have to do something I hate doing!

It seems to go by faster and just makes the whole process seem easier!

I LOVE these colorful classroom timers that you can place on your desk or hang on your door that make it easy to see while you clean your room super fast.

So the trick is to set the timer for 5 minutes and to clean as fast as you can in that time frame.

Don’t worry about getting everything right. The point of this is to bulk clean and to learn how to clean your room fast and efficiently.

Here’s what you need to do during the five minute clean up:

2. Time to Organize

Once the timer is up, set the timer for another five minutes so you can start to organize your room.

With the right organization methods, you can clean your room really fast.

First, make sure all of your clean clothes are put away.

If they’re not, take a few minutes to fold them and put them in your dresser or closet.

Then, move on to the next step: gather all of the trash and put it in a garbage bag.

It’s time to get rid of the empty water bottles you have thrown around, old fast food boxes and shopping bags that are taking up space in your small closet and any old paper or ads you don’t need.

Now comes the fun part: putting things BACK in an organized way! YAY!

A decorative way to organize your shoes or toiletries like your hair blower or hair straightener is an over-the-door pocket organizer.

I absolutely LOVE organizing like this! It’s highly visual and you’re using vertical space! Win-win!

Another amazing way to organize is with under the bed storage containers! YAS!!!!! Bring them on!

If you don’t have a dresser, you can use these under the bed storage for your under garments!

And since you get two, use the other one for out-of-seasonal clothing!

Finally, consider getting an end-of-the-bed ottoman for extra storage.

They look oh-so-chic, are versatile and can store your books, magazines or blankets.

How to Deep Clean Your Room Fast

Now that we quickly cleaned your room and organized it with the best tools, it’s time to learn how to deep clean your room fast.

No one wants to spend hours cleaning a room, right?

3. Gather the Right Cleaning Supplies

One of the keys to a successful deep clean is having the right cleaning supplies on hand.

This means stocking up on all-purpose cleaners, glass cleaner, paper towels, microfiber cloths, and more.

In addition, it’s also important to have a good vacuum and mop.

A mop is definitely a must-have for deep cleaning your room fast.

It’s best for cleaning hardwood floors and tile, and it can also be used on walls and ceilings.

I know! I didn’t know that either!

If you have a lot of floor space to cover, I suggest getting a mop with a long handle so you don’t have to stoop over while you’re cleaning. Trust me, your back will thank you!

Once you have all the right supplies, you can start tackling that deep clean with confidence.

4. Sweep or Vacuum Your Room

When you’re trying to clean your room as quickly as possible, there are a few tricks you can use to make the process go by much faster.

Here’s how to sweep and vacuum your room in record time!

Start by doing a quick sweep of your room – or vacuum – to gather up any trash or clothing that doesn’t belong.

Then start with the biggest area first.

That way, you can get it out of the way and then move on to the smaller areas of your bedroom.

So, if you’re trying to clean your bedroom super fast, start with the area closest to your door and then move on to vacuuming under furniture and your bed.

You may find you have stains in your carpet or on your rug. This would be the time to use a spot remover to quickly clean the stain.

5. Time to Dust

Once you’ve got all the garbage out of the way, it’s time to start dusting.

Any furniture that’s covered in dust goes first.

That means your dresser, nightstand, and any other large pieces in your room.

Grab a microfiber duster and give them a once-over, paying special attention to any crevices or hard-to-reach spots.

I’m in LOVE with these dusters!

They work to get all the little dust particles and they are easy to clean and wash!

Once you’ve tackled the furniture, it’s time to move on to anything else that collects dust easily.

That includes things like :

  • picture frames
  • knick-knacks
  • lamps

Again, use a microfiber duster to lightly wipe down each item.

Don’t forget to dust ceiling fans and light fixtures!

They tend to collect dust quickly, so it’s important to give them a good wipe-down every few weeks (or more often if you live in an area with a lot of pollution).

The easiest way to do this is to put a pillowcase over each blade and lightly pull it down so that the fabric collects all the dust in one fell swoop.

Give the blades a quick rinse with soap and water when you’re done—you don’t want all that dust flying around your room!

6. Clean Floors and Surfaces

Once the dusting is done, it’s time to move on to cleaning floors and surfaces.

And I don’t know about you, but I LOVE LOVE LOVE my Fabuloso and Pin Sol for cleaning the floors right!

Mop hard floors. wipe down all surfaces with either Fabuloso or Pin Sol, being sure to pay special attention to places where grime tends to build up (think doorknobs, light switches, etc.). 

7. Deep Clean and Wash Your Sheets

Part of having a clean room is making it smell great. And the biggest culprit to a smelly bedroom is your sheets. So, make sure to strip your sheets and give them a good deep clean washing.

First, strip everything off your bed.

This includes the sheet set, duvet cover, comforter, pillows, pillowcases, mattress pad, and any other accessories.

All of these items need to be washed periodically to keep them clean – but we’ll get to that later.

For now, just focus on getting everything off the bed so you can start from scratch.

Next, vacuum the mattress.

Yes, your mattress needs to be vacuumed!

Over time, dust mites and other tiny creatures make their way into your mattress and start to build up.

This can cause allergies or asthma flare-ups, so it’s important to keep the mattress clean.

Use a handheld vacuum or the attachment on your regular vacuum cleaner to go over the entire surface of the mattress.

Don’t forget to vacuum under the bed too!

After that, wash all of the bedding items in hot water.

This includes anything made of fabric, like the sheet set, duvet cover, comforter, pillows, and pillowcases.

Set your washing machine to the hot water setting and add laundry detergent as usual.

If you have any particularly dirty or stained items, you may want to pretreat them with stain remover before adding them to the wash cycle.

Finally, air out all of the bedding items.

Once they’ve been washed and dried, it’s time to air out all of the bedding items in sunlight if possible.

Sunlight is a natural disinfectant and will help kill any remaining bacteria or dust mites.

If it’s not sunny outside, you can also put all of the bedding items in the dryer on low heat for about 20 minutes.

This will also help kill any remaining bacteria or dust mites.

8. Don’t Forget the Windows

Finally, give your windows a good cleaning inside and out. Put some elbow grease into it and get that window clean!

Don’t Forget This Last Thing!

Do you want to know the secret to how to clean your room fast?

It’s by making it a habit!

And you start forming a habit by having a routine.

Pick the morning or evening and have a routine of setting your timer for 5 or 10 minutes to do a quick clean up in your room.

There ya go!

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