If you are struggling to start your home cleaning routine, you are not alone. Only a few people can say that they enjoy cleaning their homes—others just clean to see the results! However, mind-tricks and hacks can get your cleaning motivation up! In this blog post, we tell you some tips to trick yourself into cleaning.
1. Break down cleaning into manageable tasks
Do you have realistic expectations when cleaning? Maybe you are demotivating yourself by handling too many tasks at once. In cleaning 101, everyone will tell you that dividing your housework into doable tasks is usually the best option. Divide your household chores into tasks such as doing the dishes, vacuuming one room’s floor, or dusting a bookshelf. This becomes especially useful when time is short because small chores can fit easier into a tight schedule.
2. Play your favorite music while cleaning
Cleaning doesn’t have to be a serious matter. You could find a way to turn your cleaning chores into fun. We mentioned music because it won’t interfere with your concentration. You can vacuum, mop, or dust while singing aloud. However, if you fancy listening to an audiobook or your favorite podcast while cleaning, go for it! Cleaning won’t be tedious anymore.
3. Buy a brand-new cleaning tool
After buying a brand-new cleaning tool, jumping into housework should be more enjoyable—or at least easier. Many modern cleaning supplies and gadgets are designed to take the effort out of the chores. Choose your next investment depending on which task gives you more hassle. If you want to go further, many robot cleaners can automate some chores from your housework.
4. Entering a cleaning mindset
Procrastination rarely has something to do with laziness. It may be your mindset towards cleaning that could be getting in your way. Coming up next, you’ll learn three mind tricks that can help you get into a cleaning mindset.
Don’t look at the bigger picture
We mentioned earlier that by dividing your whole housework into small tasks, they could be easier to manage. Now try to divide your attention. Focus on the area you are cleaning and not on your whole home. This way, perceiving the results as you clean is easier and will keep you motivated.
It’s ok if you don’t like cleaning
Many people that struggle just to begin cleaning could be waiting for the right moment, in other words: feeling like cleaning. Waiting for this to happen could be a mistake because most homeowners don’t like cleaning at all. It’s easier to clean if you focus on the benefits you’ll have after cleaning, even if you don’t love housework. If you really don’t like cleaning, try out outsourcing your cleaning chores!
Choose your least favorite chore
An effective way to motivate yourself into cleaning is defining your least favorite cleaning chore and avoiding it. You can get into a cleaning mindset by starting with an easier task. However, it might work better for you the other way around—motivating yourself by finishing with your least favorite chore first. That’s why some people recommend starting your home cleaning by the most challenging room to clean—usually the kitchen.
Now you can apply these tips to get your cleaning motivation up. If you still struggle to start with your cleaning chores, maybe you are better off hiring professional cleaners. Rite Touch Maids understand that homeowners need to use their time on something they really enjoy. Get your quote online in just a few minutes!