Due to the new room renovations, I've been looking for ways to keep my room the way it was when I was finished. We all want to sustain that "just cleaned" look, but are really just drowning in a sea of all our clothes. Yah, it happens.
Luckily I've come up with this easy-to-do system for keeping my room in tip top shape. This is what you have to do:
PUT ITEMS YOU WANT GONE ON YOUR BED.
These are the things you are going to be putting away.
Simple enough right? Right. It's your job however, to actually put these items away. Now, it's completely up to you when you want to do this, but at the end of the night, the only way you're allowed access into those comfy sheets of yours is if you put everything that's on your bed away first. Depending on the day this may not be very much, if anything at all. You can only get into bed though, once everything is gone. In refection it's very logical because you can't get into a bed with a bunch of stuff on it anyway... so, you might as well clean it up!
How do I make myself do it?
See all of those clothes you still have on the floor? Leave 'em there.
Only put away the items that are on your bed. Now, this doesn't give you an excuse to throw everything from your bed to the floor and never touch them again. Oh, no. This means that you can pick. You can choose from the clothes or objects on the floor and pick which ones to throw on your bed. How great is that? All you have to do is the little bend and toss from the floor to the bed. With this you get some procrastination time (not actually putting it away until before bed), and productivity (knowing that it's actually going to get done later). Whatever is left on the floor at this point is left for tomorrow's pickings. Over time, all this procrastinating-productivity adds up and you've got a clean room!