1. Make the bed.
When making the bed, start by removing any items or laundry that may have been left on the bed. If there are sheets and blankets to be changed, make sure they are folded and put away neatly before placing them on top of the mattress. Next, tuck in the sheets at the sides and bottom of the bed. Finally, add any pillows or other decorative items to complete the look.
2. Put away clothes.
Gather all tucked-away clothes and place them in their designated drawers or closets. Use organizational tools such as hangers, collapsible bins, and shoe racks to maximize storage space and ensure that everything is put away neatly in its proper location.
3. Dust surfaces.
Dusting can be an easy task for those with ADHD because it does not require a lot of focus or attention to detail. Dust furniture and any other surfaces with a cloth dampened with warm water and mild detergent for the best results. Alternatively, you can use a vacuum cleaner attachment to quickly remove dust and debris.
4. Vacuum/Sweep floors.
Vacuuming or sweeping the floors is an important part of maintaining a clean and organized bedroom. Start by removing any dirt, dust, or hair from the floor with a broom or vacuum cleaner to get rid of potential allergens and germs. After vacuuming, use a damp mop to remove any remaining dirt and debris. Be sure to mop slowly and evenly so all surfaces are covered.
5. Clean windows/mirrors.
When cleaning windows and mirrors, use a cloth dampened with warm water and mild detergent for best results. Use circular motions when wiping down surfaces to ensure that no streaks remain after cleaning is complete. Additionally, use a window cleaning solution to help reduce streaks.
6. Organize bookshelves.
Organizing bookshelves is an easy task that will help keep the bedroom tidy and clutter-free. Start by sorting through all of the books on the shelves and categorizing them based on topic, author, or genre. Next, use baskets, boxes, or other organizational tools to store items such as magazines, movies, games, and toys. Finally, arrange everything neatly on the bookshelf for a neat and organized look.
7. Empty trash cans.
Emptying out trash cans helps prevent odors from spreading throughout the bedroom. Make sure to take out any garbage bags or contents and dispose of them properly in an outside trash receptacle. Additionally, use an air freshener to help neutralize any lingering odors.
8. Wash laundry.
Doing laundry is an important part of keeping the bedroom clean and fresh-smelling. Sort clothes into whites and colors before washing for optimal results. Use a mild detergent and fabric softener to ensure that all garments are washed properly. Finally, air dry or tumble dry clothes in accordance with care instructions.
9. Organize closet.
Organizing closets can be a daunting task for those with ADHD. Start by taking out all items from the closet and sorting through them. Group like items together (shoes, shirts, pants) and find a place for everything in the closet. Use organizational tools such as hooks and shelves to maximize storage space.
10. Clean electronics.
Cleaning electronics is an important part of the bedroom cleaning process. Clean any phones, computers, or other devices with a damp cloth and mild detergent. Additionally, dust off keyboards and remotes to reduce germs and maintain a clean environment.
11. Sort through drawers and other storage areas.
Finally, go through drawers and other storage areas to make sure everything is in its proper place. Sort through items and discard any unnecessary pieces. Use organizational tools such as drawer dividers or baskets to help keep everything organized. Additionally, use labels to denote what belongs in each drawer or area for easy reference.
12. Put away any misplaced items.
Once all drawers and storage areas are sorted through, put away any items that have been misplaced throughout the bedroom. Make sure everything is put away neatly in its proper location so it can be easily retrieved when needed. With these steps, you’ll soon have a clean and organized bedroom that will help keep your ADHD under control.
13. Disinfect surfaces such as doorknobs and light switches to reduce germs.
Sanitizing the bedroom is an important part of maintaining a clean and healthy living environment. Use a disinfectant spray or wipe to clean surfaces such as doorknobs, light switches, and other frequently-touched areas. This will help reduce the spread of germs and bacteria throughout the room. Additionally, use gloves when cleaning for extra protection. With these steps, you can ensure your bedroom remains free from dirt and germs.