Being a teenage girl is hard! Sometimes you just need a fresh start. This wikiHow article will help you get to get back into a routine and get to that calm, organized, healthy state.

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Making Over Your Personal Space

  1. Since your closet is one of the main things in your room, you need to make sure it is always kept clean.
    • Get several big garbage bags and put the clothes in piles: throw away, give away, sell, laundry and clean.
      • Put the dirty clothes into the washing machine/hamper, while the clean clothes back in your closet after folding them and sorting them the way you want. This could be by color, style or usage rate.
      • Hang up any shirts, T-shirts, dresses, sweaters and cardigans etc., and fold up pants, jeans, leggings etc.
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    • Sort the things on your desk into three piles: keep, throw away and give away. Do the same as what you did with your clothes.
    • If your desk has drawers sort them out like you did the surface of your desk.
    • Put back what you want to keep but make sure to organize it and not put it back where it doesn’t belong!
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    • Strip your sheets off the bed and throw them in to the laundry.
    • Get new sheets that you like and are comfortable to sleep on, and put them on the bed. It's good to have a comfortable bed that also looks good.
    • Arrange the pillows however you want it.
  3. Throw away, give away, sell and keep. Remember, whenever you put something back, put it back neatly!
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Making Over Your School Space

  1. Throw away anything you don't need (e.g. scrap paper).[2]
    • Take away all the things that don't belong in a locker, like candy wrappers or banana peels!
    • Decorate! If you are allowed, stick wallpaper cuttings or wrapping paper on the walls of your locker, put stickers and photographs on the door.
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Keeping Up With Your Health and Wellbeing

  1. Most people will tell themselves that they are, when they know that some changes could be made to make them healthier.[3]
  2. It's a chart that says what you eat every day and at what time. This will organize your eating habits. Make sure that you follow what you written down and in between meals to snack on something healthy like an apple.
  3. Find a sport you like such as swimming or softball, or go to the gym. You can even go to a nature sanctuary and hike, it's all considered exercise and will also lower stress level.[4]
  4. Make sure your skin is healthy too, and go to a dermatologist if acne is a problem and use any medical cream that they give you. Wash your face every morning or night to feel refreshed and have clear and healthy skin.[5]
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Improving Your Personal Style and Hygiene

  1. Consider straightening it the night before or sleep with curling ribbons, or even wake up a little bit earlier to do that cool braid you have wanted to try.
  2. Cover any blemishes with a concealer a shade lighter than your natural skin tone and if you have dark circles under your eyes, apply some there too.
  3. This saves you time in the morning or you can choose several clothing items or outfits and choose which one you want to wear the next day and the second outfit you can wear the next day.
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  5. This is optional, but you should have your hair trimmed every six weeks to prevent split ends and to help promote hair growth. If you have a picture of a hairstyle you like, take it to the salon and they will be able to do your hair similarly.
  6. Paint them a nice colour, or do a French manicure. Paint your nails with clear base coat polish or a French pink, and paint white tips on the top of your nails. YouTube has many tutorials on nail art and manicures that are simple and easy to do.
  7. Just remember, body hair removal is optional. Waxing can be a better option for you than shaving, although it takes more time and hurts a bit more and you may break out if you are allergic. Not only does your hair vanish, it takes off any dead skin on the surface leaving your legs feeling gorgeous! Remember to wax at least once every three months or it'll hurt more the next time and your hair will grow back.[7]
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Expert Q&A

  • Question
    How can I create a new look for myself if I don't have lots of money?
    Grace Thomas
    Grace Thomas
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    Grace Thomas is a Personal Stylist and the Founder and Lead Stylist of Builtgracefully, a platform that empowers individuals to enhance their style. With over 15 years of experience in the retail and fashion industry, Grace has worked for numerous brands including Nike, Nordstrom, and Anthropologie. She has styled professional athletes, Fortune 500 CEOs, and anyone who wants to feel empowered by their clothes. She has been featured in several publications including Brides, Reader's Digest, Bustle, and PopSugar. Grace received her Bachelor's degree from Portland State University in Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services.
    Grace Thomas
    Personal Stylist
    Expert Answer
    Try Rent the Runway or another peer-to-peer rental company. For a low cost of $600 a month, you can rent 6 to 12 different items and test out what kind of thing to do for yourself. It's a great way to play around, give yourself a makeover every day to see if you like something before purchasing it. Another great way is thrifting or secondhand, you don't have to break the bank and you can try out some new styles that maybe you're a little bit scared to try.
  • Question
    Should I change to make people like me or just change for myself?
    Community Answer
    Community Answer
    The only person you should be changing for is yourself, no matter how cliche it seems. Changing for yourself will help you feel happier and more confident, as opposed to changing for others. Changing for others is pointless - people come and go. The only person you have to face every day for the rest of your life is YOU, so you should be the person that you are proud to be.
  • Question
    How can I decide between the clothes that I need and the clothes that I don't need?
    Community Answer
    Community Answer
    Simple! Try to think of the last time you wore each item. If it's been over a year, you probably don't need it anymore.
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To give your life a makeover as a teen girl, start by cleaning your personal space. Get rid of junk in your room, desk, closet, and school locker. If you want to give yourself a makeover, start by switching your hairstyle. Depending on how you currently wear your hair, try straightening, curling, braiding, or even cutting it, since changing your hair can make you feel like a new person! You can also use makeup, like BB cream and mascara to cover blemishes and make your eyes pop. For more tips and tricks, like how to feel and be healthier, read on!

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