18 Pics That Show What A Difference A Good Deep Clean Can Make

Kasia Mikolajczak
hand holding a spray cleaner
Unsplash | Towfiqu barbhuiya

I don't know about you, but I'm a bit of a clean freak. There's nothing that makes me more serene than living in a well-maintained home. Having a tidy, spotless, and clutter-free place to live and work can help give you peace of mind.

On the contrary, a messy space can make you feel disheveled and unorganized. That's why it's so satisfying to look at these pictures of places that got the deep cleaning they deserved.

This Disaster Home

extremely messy living room vs cleaned up
reddit | Pure_Platypus8342

Oh, my goodness. I would be curious to know what happened in this place to make it this messy. I can't even imagine what it must've been like to live here. I bet this person is so relieved now.

This Bedroom Makeover

messy bedroom makeover before and after
reddit | articukate

They say you should have a cozy and mess-free space to rest, but I don't see how that was even possible here. Having stuff all over the place like this would drive me bonkers. Do you hear what I'm saying? This is much better, no?

This Dining Room Before And After

dining room makeover before and after
reddit | whitneybrooks_

"This community is beyond amazing. Every time I wanted to give up, I kept going so I could post a picture here. On to the next room!"

Aww, how sweet is that? If that isn't motivation enough, I don't know what is.

This Playroom Clean-Up

playroom clean up before and after
reddit | capag

Check this out. What a difference does a throughout cleanup make, huh? This playroom was a total mess before, but now it's a pleasure to look at it. Whoever gets to spend their time in it is one lucky child.

This Huge Difference

messy and clean room before and after pictures
reddit | foreveryoung9

"Depression took over my life and kept me down for months. Finally got the motivation to do better. The next step is the bedroom. The goal is the whole apartment. Gotta keep myself going."

Kudos to this person for getting them back on track.

This Storage Room

storage room clean up before and after
reddit | bellbros

First of all, how lucky is this person to have such a huge storage room? Am I right? I would kill for that, haha. But the fact they kept it as messy as this makes me question their reasoning. So I'm glad they finally got to tackle it properly.

This Garage Before And After

garage clean up before and after
reddit | emkay95

One of the things I find impressive is when people have a well-organized garage. This person obviously let things slip between the cracks, but they got on it and fixed it up. Now this space looks top-notch.

This Kitchen Disaster

messy kitchen makeover before and after
reddit | aboom5

"I cleaned my way out of my depression nest so I could start the new year on a better (and cleaner) note."

Yay! It's always so good to see somebody get themselves out of a rut. I say bravo to this person for starting the new year on the right foot.

This Fridge Organization

fridge organization before and after
reddit | tippytop1522

I have to admit our fridge is looking a bit messy these days. If only I could find the time to tackle it. At least when I look at this before and after, it gives me more motivation to take care of our mess, hehe. How about you?

This Craft Corner

messy craft corner before and after
reddit | sshheelleeyy

"My desk was a catch-all. Now I actually have a space to work and craft."

Whoa! Check out this cool craft corner here, huh? It must've been hard for this person to get any creative work done, but now it's a different story. Am I right?

This Bedroom Fix-Up

bedroom makeover before and after
reddit | KMACoolCoolNoDoubt

"The last few months have felt like an uphill battle against depression. This is the cleanest my room has been in a long while. It took me all day in 35-degree heat but I’m so glad it’s done. Here’s to a brighter tomorrow."

Aww, I love that.

This Clean-Up Excuse

dining room makeover before and after
reddit | practicalsoup

"We had company over for the first time since pre-pandemic so it was a great excuse to clean."

If you lack the motivation to clean up your house, here's some advice. Invite a few people over, and you'll be tidying up the place in no time, hehe. It definitely worked for this person.

This Bedroom Clean-Up

bedroom clean up before and after
reddit | Byejordan

"I helped my boyfriend clean his room!"

Ah, what a sweet girlfriend, huh? She might have had an ulterior motive to get this place pristine. After all, I wouldn't want to hang out here at all. Do you get what I'm saying, lol?

This Impressive Bedroom

bedroom makeover before and after
reddit | dogssdogssdogss

"Flipped the switch and cleaned my mom’s bedroom!"

Well, isn't that sweet, too, huh? I wish somebody would come and help me organize my house, haha. Truth be told, I need more space. That's all. Once I get that, I'll be good to go.

This Living Room Makeover

living room makeover before and after
reddit | rzolab

"After being this dirty for over a year I finally cleaned my living room in January and I’ve kept up with it so far."

Wow! Nice! It must have been quite the endeavor, but I bet it was worth the effort. It's a much more inviting space now. Do you agree with that?

This Kids' Room

kids' room clean up before and after
reddit | tinybanana2

"My kids' room. They helped, and agree we can't let it get this far again...fingers crossed! It's been a good time to purge and organized."

I don't know about you, but I feel a bit cathartic when I get to clean up a room. There's a sense of accomplishment in doing something like that. Am I right?

This Kitchen Makeover

kitchen clean up before and after
reddit | Doodles07

"Sometimes life happens. We live in our house and it’s never picture-perfect but this kitchen was shameful. New job, long hours, sick kids. It’s been a hell of a year and we are only 3 months in. I will post the other half tomorrow, calling it a night."

Ah, no need to beat yourself up about that. Life happens to everyone.

This Office Space Clean-Up

office space clean up before and after
reddit | kirstendraws

I'm the first one to admit that my office space is quite messy. As my excuse, I'm currently working on getting it organized. So I can definitely appreciate it when I see this before and after here. It looks so much better, no?

What did I tell you?

Kathy Griffin saying "I love organization."
Giphy | MTV Cribs

Weren't these before and after pictures of spaces that got the much-needed TLC so satisfying to see? They sure were to me. And I have to say they gave me the motivation I needed to tackle a few projects in my home too.

How about you? Is there an area in your house that needs a major makeover?