The thought of spending weekends and evenings scrubbing floors and ironing shirts is enough to make most people despair. Yet unfortunately for most people, the reality is that housework is inevitable.
Have clear goals
Decide beforehand exactly what you want to achieve in the session. This will help you stay focused and feel more satisfied as you achieve each of your goals.
Turn up the music
Music can be a great motivator whatever the task, so put together a playlist of your favourite upbeat songs and crank up the volume while you bust out some serious cleaning.
Pretend the mop with a mic
Remember the days when you’d play band with your school friends? Well, it’s time to take the stage again. Grab your mop and sing like no one’s listening.
Treat it like a competition
If you’re getting the kids involved, you can’t go wrong with a bit of healthy competition. See who can tidy, dust, and vacuum a room the quickest.
Treat it as a competition If you’re getting the kids involved, you can’t go wrong with a bit of healthy competition. See who can tidy, dust, and vacuum a room the quickest.
Have a designated cleaning outfit
You’re unlikely to clean effectively if you go at it in your favourite pantsuit. Hence, keep an outfit specifically for cleaning and treat it like a uniform. In addition, putting it on will put you in a work mindset.
Have a glass of wine
There’s no reason not to indulge in the finer things while getting your hands dirty. So grab yourself a glass (or two) and settle in for a nice evening’s cleaning.
Of course, there isn’t a machine for everything, but where there is, don’t be afraid to use it. Don’t make life difficult for yourself, load that dishwasher.
Make it a game
If you’re working as a team or getting the kids involved, how about a game of “how many items of clothing can you get in the basket in 30 seconds”?
Make sure to take regular breaks from the tasking work. Also, Revel in your achievements and the comfort of your soon-to-be-sparkling home.
Have a finishing time
Having a deadline will help to keep you focused and motivated, and it’ll keep you from getting too bored.
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