Motivating yourself to clean
“The space in which we live should be for the person we are becoming now, not for the person we were in the past.” — Marie Kondo
We can all agree that motivating yourself to clean is often a difficult job. Habits may be difficult to maintain and sometimes it feels like there isn’t enough time in the day for cleaning. Other days-you just want to relax! Who wants to clean when they can relax and watch a movie or spend time with your family? However difficult it may seem at first, healthy and consistent cleaning habits can be easy if you find the right technique. Each technique is likely to be different depending on ones schedule, interests and attention-span. We are here to help you find the perfect form of cleaning motivation and schedule in the home.
A lack of time is most often the cause of a lack of clear scheduling and good habits. Many of us may have differing work, family and hobby schedules and this may lead us to feel as though we don’t have enough time in the day for chores such as cleaning. This makes motivating yourself to clean even more difficult!. If you have a busy 9-5 work schedule, try doing little cleaning but often. Maybe dedicate half an hour on weekdays – separating weekdays by tasks, for example Mondays= window cleaning, Tuesdays= kitchen cleaning etc. If you feel you prefer to do a large portion of your cleaning in a few days- try that! It is all about what works best for you!
Splitting the workload
If you live with other people in your household, share the tasks evenly so that the tasks are distributed and are done with greater ease. Many times, we don’t clean because we may think it isn’t fun so try switching it up! Change tasks around so you are not doing the same task every week. You can maybe even add competitions and prizes for ‘best cleaning method’ or ‘shortest time to clean a room well’ ! Set yourself deadlines to ensure you are motivated to keep on schedule.
Make sure you follow cleaning influencers and pages for cleaning tips and motivation. We are often influenced by what we see on social media so following cleaning pages may make you more likely to follow new tips and cleaning habits posted on your feed. A good example is this blog! Our our Instagram and LikedIn pages which you can access by pressing the buttons below:
We hope you are now feeling more confident to find a cleaning strategy that works for you! Remember to keep following our page to find more cleaning and decorating tips!