How to Motivate Yourself for some Serious Cleaning

Cleaning is not an activity that many people prefer. It is highly unlikely to hear someone tell you “Cleaning is my favorite thing!” It is much more likely to hear people complain of cleaning, thinking of it as a tiresome work that they do just because they have to, not because they like it. And while it is true that cleaning should be done because it is the only way to provide a healthy environment and proper living conditions, it can in fact turn into a fun activity.

Do not frown on this thought just yet. Cleaning, just like any job, can be made easier and more interesting in various ways. You will hardly want to clean everything by yourself, since hiring a cleaning company is always an option, but if you follow some of the following suggestions you might just feel more inclined to do some cleaning service in your home.

Develop a cleaning routine – cleaning is often times deemed difficult and tiring, simply because there is so much you have to deal with all at once. If you delay cleaning tasks for too long, you might find yourself overwhelmed and feel very demotivated to start. Developing a cleaning routine can help you tackle one task at a time, spreading the work over the days of the week, thus reducing the stress of having to spend entire days cleaning. Take for example washing dishes. You may feel like just tossing the dishes in your sink after each meal, in case you do not have a dishwasher. Soon enough you will find a towering pile of dishes, which might take a whole hour to clean. If you spend just a minute washing the dishes every time you use them, you will not have to deal with a huge number of them all at once. Having a cleaning routine can make your domestic cleaning a lot easier, as it allows you to manage your time easier and more efficiently.

Get others involved – cleaning is so much easier if you can get help from others. You most certainly do not have to bother with all of the cleaning tasks at home on your own, since the benefits of house clean will affect everyone living there. Make sure your family understands this as you ask them for help and include them in your cleaning routine. You will soon see how easy and stress-free cleaning is. In case you are living alone, you can always consider hiring a professional cleaning service.

Clean with music – music can be of great help to your cleaning. Play your favourite artist on your stereo or headphones and you will find how much fun cleaning can be. You will feel less tired; on the contrary, you will feel full of energy and you will want to move around the rooms and dance to your preferred tunes. Domestic cleaning can be a lot of fun with music.

Remind yourself of the benefits – cleaning may be tiring and it does take time, which you would rather spend doing something else, but it is necessary. It is the only way to make sure no dangerous allergens lurk in your carpets, curtains and upholstery. Remind yourself how good the environment of your home feels when you perform a thorough spring cleaning and you will feel more inclined to start this chore again.

Start off small and take regular breaks – if there is a lot to do, you don’t have to do it all at once. Your cleaning service is not a professional job after all, so you don’t have to be quick about it. Make it a habit of taking a break every 1-2 hours, so that you do not tire from the work. 

Follow any of these tips to turn your cleaning into an easy and even pleasurable experience. If you implement these suggestions in your cleaning routine, you will feel much more inclined to clean and be more effective at it too! 


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