Organizing Your Room for Spring
Oh, hello there! Do you always procrastinate when your parents tell you to organize your room? Do you always think “nah, why should I?” and then look at the mess your room has become? Well, Pink Smoothie (as always) has got you covered!
I have always been an organized person, but when it comes to my room, I’m a mess. Partially because, a) there are so many piles of books that do not fit into my bookshelves anymore, and b) I always procrastinate at the thought of making space in my bookshelves.
And if you’re always feeling that “oh no, it’s the day I have to clean my room!” then you’re probably discouraged. Here are some wonderful tips that can help you!
1. Play your Spotify playlist!
What’s better than organizing and singing along your favorite lyrics? Nothing (unless reading a great book) compares to that feeling!
If you don’t have Spotify, then you should log into your YouTube account and see the personalized playlists the video-making platform has for you. Then, just press play, and you’ll love cleaning!
When you hear your favorite song, you feel like you’re flying, dreaming, or that you’re up in the sky with the angels in soft clouds watching the sunset go down and the moon and stars take over. Okay, I might have exaggerated on the sunset part, but it’s true!
Hearing upbeat music can make you excited, and that’s the mood we should be going at while organizing your bedroom. Sometimes, Spotify has a Dance Playlist, so you can play that, and you’ll be dancing and singing along in no time!
WARNING: Don’t put music that makes you sleepy, the ones that work like sugar in your blood (making it go so hyper), or music that you know that will distract you. If you do, you’re probably going to feel tired and will want to sleep.
Just give it a try, and let’s see if you like cleaning your room better 😊
2. Clean your drawers! They might be full of junk! And let’s start donating…!
Okay, your drawers are one of the most important things in your room. Where do you keep your clothes? Yes, in your closet, but sometimes we keep our comfiest clothes in the drawers. Where do we keep our notes our elementary school friends have gifted us the day before starting High School? Where do we keep photos of our middle-school “super cute” crush? In our drawers.
Those might not necessarily need to be junk, but what about old candy wrappers? Empty papers? Just because your crush gave it to you doesn’t mean you’re going to keep it for all your life, dear reader! These are the types of junk I’m talking about. Unnecessary junk.
So, you better be wearing gloves, because when you open those drawers, there’s going to be dust, girls.
I have experience with that, believe me.
Alright, now, you need to have three boxes (cardboard ones big enough to fit in all of the stuff you’re going to keep, the ones you’re going to throw away, and the ones you’re going to donate) and you should keep in mind that going through all the things that have been stored throughout the years in your drawers, can be painful.
If you see an old grade from Middle School, you should probably keep it, since your parents (like most) would love to keep a grade during your time as a child.
Okay, enough with the nice parts 😊 Are you ready to wear your gloves again? I hope yes!
When you start putting things in the donations box, you need to remember that some of your clothes in the drawers might carry emotional and painful memories. You will sometimes want to keep those clothes—but you have to remember that what you donate, will have a better home with people that will probably wear it every day.
After you have thrown all of that stuff to the trash can, finished closing your donations box, and sighing as you see the pile of stuff you’re gonna keep, you’re done with step #3! Two more steps to go, and your room will be as good as new.
3. Pick up the trash that’s on the floor… vacuum, and just simply clean!
This can be a really good step if you analyze it clearly… you can sing while you vacuum! It might feel good and you might feel excited. The beat of the music with the sound of the vacuum cleaner… oh wonderful.
You might want to continue wearing your gloves while you pick up the trash, and hum along the music. It’ll feel good and relaxing, though the thought of it right now might seem terrifying and tiring. It isn’t! We’re on the good parts… remember that the best is yet to come!
When you clean, you feel clean too. You might want to spray air fresheners to make the room Spring-themed, put on some Flower Lights, and just embrace the Spring Spirit!
4. Clean your shelves… your book piles and other valuables need space! Space in your room is everything! We have to de-clutter! You have to clean!
Okay, this is where I say I slack off. I constantly procrastinate while cleaning my bookshelves, because, it reminds me of all the books I want to re-read and those I have to read. #bookwormstruggles are so real, I know.
First, we need to dress up like we’re going to war. Second, we need to have gloves on and a stash of cleaning wipes near (there’s gonna be dust, so be prepared to die!), and we also need tissues because, we all shed tears when we spot our childhood books.
So, when I first start cleaning it, my Spotify playlist starts blasting and I tell myself, “Pink Smoothie, you’re the general of an entire army of teenage bookworms and teenage girls. You have to do this.”
Then, with a sniff, I start emptying the shelves one, by one. Afterwards, after all of them are completely empty, I look at myself and gush, “Oh my, I haven’t shed a tear!”
And speaking of the devil, they appear just as I have cleaned the dirt inside the bookshelves and start putting all the books in my book collection one by one. “Oh no! This was my favorite book when I was eleven!” I cry, holding the book close. “I so have to re-read it.”
I was doing this yesterday and believe me, I have now three books in my re-read list (the Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children trilogy, which the last two books I had forgotten the plot), and I, for once, did not cry so much.
It’s a sad thing, really. Watching your childhood memories be stored again in your shelves, ready to be re-read and ready for you to cry when you start reading them again.
This world is a cruel one, my friends.
Anyways, when you see that your bookshelves can’t hold anymore space, then it’s time to pull out the extra plastic boxes. Remember, your favorite book can always be in your bedside table, ready to be read before falling asleep.
If you still have more books that don’t fit in inside your bookshelves, I guess it’s time to pull out the extra plastic drawers and put them there. After you have finished storing them in, put them below your bed. When you want to read any of those books, you can just find them right below you!
And if you want to have more space in your bookshelves, you can donate some of them to your local library, or you and your closest friends can do a book exchange per month. It can be like a challenge! You read some of their books, and they read some of your books… book fun!
And now, we’re reached the most dreaded place of all….
5. Cold weather disappears along the Winter Holidays… and warm weather comes with the Spring. It’s the day you have to clean and organize your closet. It’s time to say goodbye to some old dresses and shoes… but you know what they say! Out with the old, in with the new.
We got this, dear reader. We have this! It’s just a closet, am I right?
No! We’re wrong! Why, you might ask? A girl’s closet can be the best and worst thing humanity has ever encountered—not because it’s disorganized, but because we want it to be color-coordinated, or organized by the things you wear first, or the way you like your book characters… it’s terrifying!
I just organize my clothes, but for most girls, cleaning their closet is literally throwing everything outside until it’s empty, and when it’s done, we have to clean each part the closet has.
And then decide if you want it to be color-coordinated or in a normal way.
And then, decide if you like it or not.
If you don’t like it, repeat the entire bloody process, until your mother calls you for dinner and then your mind registers that you have been up the entire day cleaning your closet!
Now, it’s time for you to pull out your donations box… remember the stuff that doesn’t fit you anymore? It’s ready to be donated. However, if you have any younger siblings, they could need some hand-me-downs! Let’s remember your family too—maybe your sibling has been dying to get your old Middle School clothes!
After you’ve finally gotten all your donation boxes done, carry your boxes marked “KEEPING” to the attic or basement. Then, you could simply bring them down after you’ve handed in the “DONATIONS” boxes.
You’ll feel pretty great, reader dearest.
Life’s a weird thing, I know. But we have to face it whether you enjoy it or not.
We get to choose our paths. I’m merely helping you take the right one, and not the bad one. I hope you continue in the Light Side! Because writing these posts are so much fun, I admit.
As you can notice, I’ve laid out all the simple steps of organizing a teenage girl’s room from easiest to hardest. This way, you can spend all the quality time you want with your closet! It’s cool, I know.
Okay, dear readers! Thank you so much for reading this post. I’m sure y’all want to organize your rooms right now, am I right! Just kidding—but I hope that when that time of the month comes, when you have to organize it, you’ll follow this simple and wonderful steps. They’re pretty easy, you know.
I’m sure most of you are wondering why I didn’t include the desk area in these set of tips, but it’s because I have a desk area in the family office and I organize it whenever I have time. If you have a desk in your room, however, then it’s best you take good care of it. It can last so many years!
Happy Spring! I hope that all of you have a great season! It truly is a wonderful season where everything blooms into something unexpected, like your bonds with family and friends, so we should all be thankful! For example, I’m thankful for you all 😊
Until next time, dear readers!
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