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8 Helpful Tips on How to Get Motivated to Clean House

If you are wondering how to get motivated to clean house, don’t feel bad, your not the only one that feels this way.

I know that somedays I just don’t want to clean house, but still want my house to be clean!

How to Get Motivated To Clean House

So what can we do to get motivated? Here are my favorite tips to actually get excited to start cleaning. 

1. Turn on your favorite music

Pick your favorite radio station or playlist and turn up the volume.

Sometimes its as easy as listening to some loud music to get us up and motivated to tackle cleaning the house.

I know that when I have my favorite songs on it motivates me to clean and get things done.

Some people also suggest turning on “clean with me videos” on Youtube or listening to their favorite podcast.

Whatever you listen to that gives you that extra boost of energy, turn it on and get to cleaning. 

2. Set a timer

Sometimes you can just get in your head and feel unmotivated to clean since you think it will take too long.

Set a timer on your phone for 10 minutes. As soon as the timer starts get up and start cleaning until it goes off. 

I have tried this in the past and it works great!

For some reason its easier to get up and start if you know that your only going to have to do it for 10 minutes.

Sometimes after the timer goes off and you are already in cleaning mode, you might not even want to stop. 

3. Give yourself a reward

The reward system works great for cleaning motivation.

Give yourself a cleaning task to get done, such as cleaning the kitchen and living room and choose a reward for yourself when you are done. 

Some examples of a reward might be your favorite coffee, some time alone, or getting your nails done.

Sometimes the pleasure of knowing that you will have a reward at the end makes cleaning seem like less of a chore. 

4. Try a new cleaning product

Every time I buy new cleaner I always want to try it out, and to try it out you have to clean.

Buy a new kind of cleaning spray or bathroom cleaner and you will be excited to try it out. This will get you cleaning quick.

5. Start a routine

It’s easier to fall into the habit of not wanting to clean, if we choose to clean only when we feel like it.

If you schedule times and days that you will do specific cleaning chores and stick to it then it will become routine. 

This makes it easier to get it done since you won’t even waste time thinking about it and instead just do it because its on your schedule.

Stick to the schedule and you won’t have to try so hard to stay motivated. 

6. Start small

It’s easy to get overwhelmed thinking about everything that needs cleaned in your house.

It can be so overwhelming that you don’t even want to start at all.

To make it easier to start just pick one thing that you are going to clean. 

Instead of telling yourself that you have to clean the kitchen. Just start small and just clean off the counters.

Starting small gets you started and makes it easier to come back to and finish up later in the day. 

7. Pick your favorite thing first

Have something that you hate cleaning? I know for me that I hate mopping.

Start with the thing that you enjoy the most and save what you really don’t like for last.

It will be easier to start cleaning when you are not dreading the thing you hate most about cleaning your house.

8. Get a new cleaning tool

Buy that new vacuum or duster you have been wanting.

The last time I bought a new Dyson I think I was vacuuming my floors twice a day for a week just because I wanted to use my new toy.

Try it out and see how it works for you.

I love the feeling of a nice clean space. I hope that these tips help you learn how to get motivated to clean house.

It can be hard to get started but you will feel so good once you start seeing progress.

Just getting started is the hardest part. Sometimes you just have to make yourself do it. 

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