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7 Tricks to Motivate Yourself to Clean when you don’t Feel like It

7 Tricks to Motivate Yourself to Clean when you don’t Feel like It

Read this blog to find tips and tricks to motivate you to clean.

Cleaning is already a tough job and especially when you don’t feel like it. There are so many things you’d rather be doing than washing dishes or folding laundry. It can be boring, annoying and exhausting all in one. That’s why we’ve come up with 7 house cleaning tips so you can be motivated to clean. 

Tip one: Break it down into smaller tasks

Breaking up a big task into smaller ones is a great way to combat procrastination. You can concentrate on a simple task which will feel rewarding when you get it done. This will motivate you to do another small task, then another and soon you’ll be done cleaning. When you clean your home next, try breaking it down into small tasks like cleaning one room at a time. If you haven’t even started yet, begin the process by cleaning products one day, vacuuming the living room the next, cleaning the kitchen counters the third day, etc. You’ll be more likely to tackle your house cleaning this way then if you try to do it all in one day.

Tip two: Knock down the barriers to staying clean

Some Days you’ll feel excited to clean while other days it’s the last thing you’ll want to do. A good practice is to do everything you can while you are motivated, to help you when you aren’t. For example on the days you’re excited to clean, buy cleaning supplies, organize them in your closet and set out your vacuum for the next day. That way, when you come home after a long day, all you have to do is grab the cleaning supplies or vacuum right in front of you and get started.

Tip three: Set a 10-minute alarm

Setting a 10-minute alarm will challenge you to see how much you can get done in a short amount of time. For people that use this trick, they often say it gets them motivated to keep going after the timer is done. Once you see that you’ve made progress, it’ll be less tempting to quit. Even if you aren’t motivated to continue, then at least you cleaned up a little. 

Tip four: Remember that you don’t have to feel like cleaning

Most people don’t like cleaning and that’s normal. The last thing people want to do when they come home from work is work some more. If you wait until you feel like cleaning then it might never get done. Instead you should have a mindset that you just need to get it done, whether you feel like it or not. This will help you push through your unmotivation and get the job done. In the end, you’ll be happy you did it.

Tip five: Know that it’s okay to outsource your chores

If you are busy or just hate the idea of cleaning, don’t feel bad to hire it out. There are cleaning companies out there for a reason, to help take some of the stress out of your life. Whether you hire a cleaning team for a one time service or for an ongoing basis, you don’t need to feel guilty. Cleaning companies aren’t expensive and it will save you a lot of time and energy. If you are looking for a house cleaning company to take the stress of cleaning out of your life, call House Cleaning Brantford today. We will be happy to help with any services you need. We want to make your life easier.

Tip six: Use if-then planning

Instead of trying to summon the willpower to clean your home, give yourself specific instructions about where and when you’ll clean. For example: “If it’s noon on Sunday, I will get out the vacuum and vacuum the living room”. Have this mindset and set times on specific days to clean an area in your house. You might not like it, but it will help your home to stay tidy.

Tip seven: Have an accountability partner

You are not alone when it comes to cleaning your house. Maybe you know of a friend or family member that dreads cleaning too. Be each other’s accountability partner and hold each other accountable when it comes to cleaning. Set a schedule and let the other person know what it is. They will help you stay on track and check in with you to see if you’ve completed your tasks for the day. This is a proven method because people don’t like to look bad in front of others so they complete the work to avoid embarrassment.

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