Cleaning a teenager’s bedroom

If the word "floordrobe" has not entered your vocabulary, then let me explain: A floordrobe happens when a teenager stores everything on the floor rather than in the cupboard. Most of the time just shutting the door is a good idea, however sometimes you may need a special resolution of the UN the get things tidied up. 

When the smell from the room starts to permeate into the rest of the house, then action may be needed. The degree of intervention necessary will depend on your bravery, but your best bet is to do the following: 


On entering you may be growled at but just scoop up what looks dirty and dump into one basket and dump the rest in the other. Once you have found the floor you can get to work.

Carpet is easy, mix 1 cup bicarb soda with 5 drops eucalyptus and 5 drops lavender oil and sprinkle all over the carpet. Leave for half an hour and then vacuum up. If there are floor boards just use a good mop with hot water, Castile soap and essential oils. With luck the room will be slightly less dusty and should smell fresh and clean. A quick spritz with a water and essentail oil room spray on the bed and surrounding furniture will also help. Now, escape fast and shut the door behind you! 

I hope the resident teenager will say “thank you” but If not they will love you when they have left home and realise what great work you did for them.

Good luck!