Cleaning your home is what I call a necessary evil. It’s something which needs to be done whether you like it or not.
Here are my top 10 tips for motivating yourself to clean your home.
1. Put on some comfy clothes
You’ll be getting down and dirty, so you’ll want to be comfortable as possible. I like cleaning in my PJ’s as they are not only comfy but once I’ve finished cleaning, I can pop them straight into the laundry basket and wear a fresh new pair of PJ’s later on in the evening. (Image Source)
2. Set a time limit
Grab a timer and set it for 30 minutes or 1 hour. When the timer buzzes I’ll down tools. Why a maximum of 1 hour? I find that if I clean for over an hour it becomes laborious and I have less motivation to clean the next time round. (Image Source)
3. Put on your favourite music.
I plug myself into my iPod Shuffle. (Image Source)
4. Wear cleaning gloves.
I’m not a fan of getting my hands dirty, but will do so when I wear rubber gloves. There are lots of pretty ones to choose from. (Image Source)
5. Start with an easy cleaning task and build momentum.
If you had to choose, which cleaning task do you find the easiest? For me, it’s cleaning the bathroom sink. (Image Source)
6. Focus on cleaning 1 floor level at a time.
For example clean the downstairs rooms one week (e.g. Lounge, Kitchen etc) and all the upstairs rooms the following week (E.g. Bathroom, Bedroom 1, Bedroom 2 etc) and rotate it. (Image Source)
7. Focus on cleaning one room at the time.
If you really hate the idea of cleaning the whole house in 1 or 2 goes, think about create a cleaning schedule which means that you’ll only clean 1 room at the time. Set a timer for 15 minutes or 30 minutes. E.g. Monday – Bathroom, Tuesday – Kitchen, Wednesday – Bedroom 1 etc. (Image Source)
8. Reward yourself for your cleaning efforts.
This doesn’t have to cost a lot. For example, you could reward yourself with a cup of your favourite tea or coffee. (Image Source)
9. Delegate it
If there’s more than 1 person living in your home, why not enlist the help of others. I’m sure they helped to create the mess, so it’s perfectly reasonable to ask them to help clean it up. (Image Source)
10. Outsource it
If you really hate cleaning – hire a cleaner. (Image Source)
I’d love for you to share what you do to help motivate you to clean your home. Simply leave a comment below.