10 Top Motivational Tips For Cleaning Your Home

Cleaning can be a real bore, but for most of us, it’s a bore that cannot be ignored, and unless we want dirty, cluttered homes, we must simply knuckle down and get on with it. However, there are ways of helping to motivate yourself when contemplating house cleaning, and whilst doing it; here are ten of the best:

  1. Put your favourite tunes on

Music can be a fantastic motivator, and with your favourite music blaring out, you’ll be feeling more like tackling cleaning chores. With the bonus of encouraging you to get up and move, it can even count as light exercise!

  1. Put your cleaning clothes on

Wearing appropriate clothing while tackling the cleaning can really help to get you in the right frame of mind. Putting your best attire on will certainly not help!

  1. Give yourself a manageable deadline

Deadlines and targets are a simple way of ensuring that your cleaning gets done quickly, that’s assuming you give yourself enough time to get the jobs done properly.

  1. Research cleaning tips

Housekeeping magazines are chock full of great money and time saving tips for keeping a clean home, as is the internet. Read a few articles for inspiration and motivation.

  1. Visit a show home

Envisioning a clean and tidy home can work wonders for helping you to achieve one yourself. Try visiting model/show homes or looking at pictures of them in publications or online.

  1. Test out a new product

Trying new products when cleaning, whether it be a newly fragranced cleaning solution or a tool for time saving, can help you to feel a bit more enthused about tackling the chores.

  1. Swap homes with a friend

Not literally, of course, but swapping the cleaning chores in your own home with a friend who also has some cleaning to do in their home, can be an interesting way of getting things done. They may even provide you with some tips or advice that you can put to good use.

  1. Get everyone involved

Having the whole family, or other household members involved can be a great way of getting the cleaning done quickly and relieving the burden on you. Make sure you set a deadline and put a reward in place, such as a movie, dinner out or something else that will act as a significant motivator.

  1. Get rid of unwanted clutter

Planning a garage sale can help you to think about every item in your home and whether you need/want it. The less clutter you have, the less dusting you need to do and the more space you will have for storing essential items.

  1. Treat yourself if you achieve your goals

Never mind rewarding the family if they help with the cleaning, be sure to reward yourself if you’re tackling things alone.

Motivational tips are great for those who have the time to clean, but for those who don’t, they are of little good. If your schedule doesn’t allow for cleaning, try hiring a professional cleaning company instead, and you’ll soon be on the way to a clean home with zero effort, and zero disruption to your schedule.