How to clean a messy room, getting organized, declutter clothes

Revisiting our clothes, in our “Messy Room Cleanup” series… 

We have been cleaning up a messy room together.

This room happens to be in my house.A family member moved out, and needed help getting the room together, she was so busy, and things had gotten a bit out of control, so I volunteered… with an ulterior (Tidy Tutor) motive.

I began to think lots of us have rooms that are a disaster like this, and we feel FROZEN not knowing where to start!

So VOILA(don’t you wish it was spelled WA-LA?) a video series was born!

I kinda blew by the laundry part of our “working together” instruction, and also didn’t address the clothing there might be in the room.

The clothes in this room were not mine. There weren’t many dirty clothes for me to deal with in there, and the other clothes that were still in drawers and the closet did not belong to me, so all I had to do was box them up.

But of course that is not the case in everyone’s world, most likely, it isn’t in yours…

So, after I thought about it, I decided to revisit this portion of our “to-do’s”

Here is how it has gone so far:

The first week we worked on the surfaces, the second week we did laundry and took care of all of the stuff on the floor.

Since then we have washed windows, hung curtains, made the bed, moved furniture and took care of the walls.

(when you click on the image, all of the videos previously will be

So in this video we talk about the CLOTHING RULES:

We can only keep what fits in the space we’ve got.

Laundry needs to be done on a regular basis. We have to get ruthless with ourselves in deciding what to keep and what to get rid of.

Realize that “TOO MUCH STUFF” is our biggest problem.

So here is what we do about clothes…

We ask ourselves for each item we pick up: Do I don’t LOVE IT? Does it fit me? Do I wear it?

If the answer is no to any of those questions… those things go.


Now what if you are IN LOVE with way too many of those things, and they fit you, BUT there is no room for them all?

Be selective. Be very selective.

To be brutally truthful, I don’t really believe that is true. I’ll bet there are lots of those items you never wear.


We can not keep what doesn’t fit in the room.

Make a decision now to let go. To live differently. To begin to practice the art of living an organized life.

It is an art. It is your life and your home is the canvas.

Paint your world beautiful! Love yourself enough to let go of things, because what you are doing is making room for what you really want to come to you.

Let me know how you do. Send me pictures. It will inspire others and I will surely give you cyber hi-fives!

Much Love!

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