Cleaning, we all have to do it, but sometimes we simply don’t want to. Here are 4 simple ways to get motivated when you don’t feel like cleaning.
I wish I could say that I love to clean…
I am not a fan of cleaning by nature, yet I really enjoy having a clean and organized home. I feel at peace, think more clearly, and am more productive when my house is clean.
Over the years I have learned what helps me get going when I don’t feel motivated to clean. What I like about these things is that they are all very simple to put into action, which is a must in my book.
4 Simple Ways to Get Motivated When You Don’t Feel Like Cleaning
1. Listen to upbeat music, a podcast, or an audiobook
When I need to get my cleaning game on when I don’t feel motivated putting on something to listen to is always a sure way to get me going. Upbeat, positive music is usually where I start. It’s easy for the whole family to enjoy. I’ve noticed that whatever task it is, I accomplish it more quickly when I have music playing.
Upbeat, positive music is usually where I start. It’s easy for the whole family to enjoy. I’ve noticed that whatever task it is, I accomplish it more quickly when I have music playing.
Another great option is to listen to an audiobook or podcast. Saturdays, while I deep clean the bathroom or mop is usually when I get to my favourite podcasts like Simple, Sorta Awesome, Cultivating the Lovely, and Fountains of Carrots.
2. Create a reward to look forward to
If you go into a cleaning task knowing that a reward is waiting at the end, it’s easier to press on. It might be making a cup of tea to savor for a few minutes after cleaning the bathroom. Or maybe it’s a meal out after spending the whole day focused on a specific cleaning task.
It might be making a cup of tea to savor for a few minutes after cleaning the bathroom. Or maybe it’s a meal out after spending the whole day focused on a specific cleaning task. Make the reward fit the effort put forth. You don’t need to have a pizza night just because you cleaned the bathroom just like you don’t a cup of tea may not be
Make the reward fit the effort put forth. You don’t need to have a pizza night just because you cleaned the bathroom just like you don’t a cup of tea may not be motivation enough to press on when you are spending all day going through everyone’s closets.
3. Clean a little everyday
Moms this is a lifesaver! Believe me. (Those of you who aren’t moms, this is important for you too.)
Dedicate a few minutes each morning and evening to tidying up the house. During my years in Mexico, it looked like everyone having an assigned task that took them about 10-15 minutes max in the morning, 5 minutes in the afternoon, and 5 minutes before bed. (So we tidied up three times a day…)
Our goal was to leave the house neat so we could enjoy our living space more. As an added bonus, when Saturday, our normal cleaning day came around, there was a lot less to do.
4. Use fun scents
Creating your own cleaning products from scratch is so simple when you have baking soda, white vinegar, water, and a few essential oils.
Essential oils often smell wonderful and are a powerhouse when it comes to cleaning!
- Lemon, orange, and grapefruit break up grease, are antiseptic, and make your house feel bright and cheery!
- Peppermint is antibacterial, antiviral, and antiseptic. It has a fresh and invigorating smell.
- Lavender is antibacterial, antiseptic, and antimicrobial, it is also has a very calm and soothing effect.
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For many years I used to talk about herbs and essential oils on the blog but in recent years moved away from that a bit I turned my focus on creating a simple, made from scratch life instead. Herbs and oils are a part of my everyday life but most days l leave writing and teaching about them to the experts.
I still have so much to learn, so I am glad to have gals like the authors in this bundle in my life. I am able to get inspiration or check my facts by glancing through their ebooks or printing off their recourses.