12 Distractions That Happen When You Clean Your Room
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12 Distractions That Happen When You Clean Your Room

Cleaning your bedroom isn't a breeze when you're a procrastinator who gets easily distracted...

12 Distractions That Happen When You Clean Your Room

I don’t consider myself an extremely messy person. Maybe my drawers are stuffed with rolled up clothes and I have a collection of old school work piled up in a corner, but other than that I don’t think I’m too unorganized. I love having a clean bedroom. There’s truly nothing like coming home from a long day of classes, entering your pristine looking room, lighting a few Christmas scented candles, and watching some Netflix. However, as much as I love that scenario, actually tidying up my room is a whole other story.

Cleaning my room can honestly take me up to two hours, maybe even four. It really depends on how long I’ve gone without cleaning it. Some of you out there probably don’t have this problem. You keep up with your room during the week and you light those scented candles almost every night. I wish I could do the same. Unfortunately, I’m a procrastinator who tends to get easily distracted when doing a task I most definitely don’t want to do. So, I figured I’d present you with 12 Distractions that you might experience whilst cleaning your bedroom. These are most definitely distractions I have experienced, but enough about me. Let’s make this about you.

1. The Complain Game

The Complain Game is when you use up about fifteen to thirty minutes of your time complaining about how you absolutely do not want to clean your room. It’s a fun game for your grumpy self, but not for anyone who is stuck around to listen to it. Whatever, don’t mind them, get your complaints out. Once you do, you’ll be ready to clean that room! (Maybe).

2. DJ, Play My Song!

Or in this case, iTunes... please shuffle. You gotta have some good jams on to pump yourself up while you clean! But, wait, do you really want to use iTunes? Or should you look at Spotify? 8Tracks still has some pretty good playlists…

3. Gotta Text Your Stress

OK, your music is set, now let’s text your friends. You’re going to text them “Can you please clean my room lol?" I doubt they’ll want to, but hey it’s worth a shot.

4. *Will.I.Am. Voice* Gotta Snapchat

You already have your phone in your hand, might as well check out what’s happening on the The Snapchat. Oh, look, everyone has posted a snapchat story. You should watch those. Especially the celebs’ snapchat stories. Those will take you at least 5 minutes to get through.

5.) Call Me, Beep Me…

You should really put your phone down- wait! Your friends texted you back. What did they say? “No.” and “I’ll clean your room if you clean mine?” ? See, I told you they wouldn’t want to do it.

6.) What’s That A Hat? A Crazy, Funky, Junky, Hat!

You’ve spotted a weird accessory of some sort that was either worn by you during your High School’s spirit week or during Halloween. You must wear it while you clean! You must!

7.) Oh Look- A Mirror!

Wait- why are you staring at your reflection now? You’re pondering about the human existence while wearing that weird accessory, aren’t you? Move over, then. I want to ponder too.

8.) Stop, Skip, Continue.

The pondering has to end, because the song that just came on is not a good cleaning jam! Quick, you’ve gotta skip it or else your whole mood will be thrown off.

9.) “I Take A Nap Here! Goodnight!”

I thought you were going to skip the song…how’d you end up laying on the bed?! No- do not think about napping. Hey! Do not…


A human is walking past your room, you must engage them in conversation! Pretend that your bedroom floor isn’t a sea of clothing and empty Mini Muffin packages.

11.) ♫ You Can Go Your Own Way ♫

The human has left you. Bummer. They must’ve realized you were procrastinating. Whatever, you weren’t that interested in the conversation anyway, (They’ll come back, though, right?)

12.) Rumbly In The Tummy

Hey, look at you! You’re tidying up! I’m so prou- um what was that noise? That was your stomach wasn’t it? Well, you need to get some food in you quick, partner! You can’t clean a room on an empty stomach. Go, go get some sustenance. You can always clean your room later, or tomorrow, or next week. Or the week after that. Honestly, time is an illusion--am I right!?

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