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Messy room keeping me awake

Your Question

UUUUUUUUUGGGHHHHHHH my room is so messy I can’t sleep in it and I’m so mad its impossible to clean it’ll never be done. I just want a nice room


Hey there, you’re very welcome to Ask Alex,
First off, we want to say that we totally get where you’re coming from. Having a messy room can feel very overwhelming, especially when it starts affecting your sleep and your mood. It’s like this giant mountain of clutter staring you down, and it can be really frustrating to tackle it.
But hey, we want you to know that you’re not alone in this. Lots of teenagers struggle with keeping their rooms tidy, and it’s totally normal to feel frustrated about it. Sometimes life gets busy, and things pile up before we even realise it.
We hear you when you say it feels impossible to clean, but trust us, it’s not. It might seem like a massive task right now, but with a little bit of time and effort, you can totally turn your room into the nice room you want. Take it one step at a time, maybe start with just clearing off your bed so you have a nice spot to sleep tonight. Make a list of the areas to be done, and even by tackling just one of the items a day, your room will be done sooner that you think.
And, if you ever feel like you need some extra support or someone to talk to about what you’re going through, the Childline team is here for you 24/7. You can reach out to us anytime at 1800 66 66 66, or hop on our Live Chat at We’re always here to listen, support you, and help you explore your options, no matter what you’re going through.
Remember, you’ve got this, and you’re never alone in whatever challenges you’re facing. Take a deep breath, tackle that messy room one step at a time, and know that brighter days are ahead.
Look after yourself and know we are here for you day and night,

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