3 Ways to Motivate Yourself to Clean

Written by Posted On Thursday, 13 August 2015 06:55
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Have you ever had days when you just can’t get yourself to start cleaning? Clean the bathroom, kitchen, clean the living room, wash the dishes. Do you have a hard time motivating yourself to do the endless chores? But deep down you know how important cleaning your home is. Sometimes you just don't have the energy left to do them. I have the same problem - I run out of energy before I run out of errands. But I really don’t want my husband coming home from work to a messy and dirty house. What you really need is some motivation. And here's how to get it.

Get Excited

This is the fastest way to get the energy you need. Usually, your brain will supply you with the energy you need if you like the task you're going to do next. So baking a cheesecake or banana muffins is okay, but cleaning the house on the other hand, not so much.

Do Household And Simple Stuff

When you feel drained or overwhelmed, do household stuff only. It’s easy to get restless and lose focus when the project is not interesting and exciting. Do simple chores like preparing fruits and vegetables, laundry, organizing paper piles, or in other words, chores that seem small and simple, but in fact contribute significantly to the overall cleanliness of your household.

When I'm running out of power, I find myself working slower on purpose, getting the easiest tasks out of the way first. Sometimes what keeps me from starting is the fact that I'm a perfectionist and want everything to be done properly. But when I'm drained, I know that I can't do that, so I feel it pointless to begin altogether. Recently, however, I found out that doing something small can boost your performance and give you the energy to go for the big stuff. So I just go ahead with washing the dishes or some other simple thing just to make some progress. This trick is most helpful to me when I feel tired and don’t know where to start my house cleaning from. I don’t have to worry about a grand cleaning plan because I regularly hire a cleaning company to do this for me.


Few Minute Rotations

First, make a tasks list and mark each one either fun or work. Simple. Then just follow and complete the steps and don't forget to have fun while you clean. Set the timer for a few minutes and start with a chore, marked "work". I usually break up the work projects into rooms. For example – living room, kitchen, bedroom, etc. And when my timer goes off, I switch from working to playing. The fun stuff in my task list include reading, writing, and all my other hobbies. So If you don’t have the motivation to clean at the time, you can set the timer right now for 10 minutes and when it beeps, start cleaning again. That will help you organize your time for much more efficiently. And the cycle repeats while all housework ends.

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