Nobody likes to wake up to a dirty home and a clean home is a key to happiness. But if you go days without cleaning, you will be hoarding dirt and diseases until you decide to clean. So, the unfolded blanket aimlessly lying on the couch and the dishes you have been ignoring for two days need your immediate attention. However, sometimes it can be hard to find the right motivation to clean your apartment. But here’s what you can do to keep yourself motivated.
Stop procrastinating and get it done with
I have been there, done it and experienced that cleaning and procrastinating can never go hand in hand. The more you think about cleaning, the dirtier your home will get. Subsequently, you have to get up and get done with it. Going back to a filthy looking house and waking up to a weird-smelling apartment is definitely something you don’t look forward to. So, stop slacking behind, take charge and start cleaning now.
Make a cleaning playlist
Music is a man’s best friend. You cannot help but sing or dance to the song that is close to your heart. So, music is the best motivation to make cleaning fun. I am sure ten out of nine people love to listen to music while cleaning their apartments. Thus, if you are finding it hard to clean the house, make a playlist of your favorite songs. Now, play the songs and start cleaning.
Take help from the professionals
If your house looks just like that of a hoarder, you definitely need help. Therefore, during such a crisis you can take help from the professionals. Indeed this is not the right way to motivate anyone. Perhaps it is possible only a clean house can motivate you to keep your house nice and fresh. Because you are so used to living in the mess, even the look of a clean house can help you find the right motivation.
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A friend in need is a friend indeed
Are you familiar with the divide and rule policy? If yes! Put it to use. Call your friend and ask them to come over. I am sure a good friend will be ready to help you in the moment of distress. Now divide the rooms and start cleaning. But be nice, don’t burden your friend with all the responsibilities.
In addition to this, you can take this opportunity to motivate yourself. After all, no one but only your friend’s company can motivate you to clean your apartment.
Turn cleaning into a fun game
Have you ever tried to race yourself? If not. Here’s what you can do. Set a timer and see if you can complete the task in the given time. In turn, you will be able to clean in the shortest period of time. Because nobody loves cleaning and everybody wants to get the task done as soon as possible.
Therefore, what can be better than competing against time. But make sure you set the clock depending on the amount of cleaning you have to do. A timer set for only fifteen minutes will not do justice to a house that is not swept for weeks.
Clean as you go
If your house is clean all the time, you will stay motivated to clean it as soon as it gets dirty. So, apply the formula called ‘clean as you go”. In other words, If you see books lying unattended on the table, pick them and keep them where they belong.
In addition to this, make up your bed and fold the blanket every day, clean the dishes after every meal, and light a few scented candles every now and then. Eventually, when you come close to the end of the week, you will realize that your home is clean without putting in the extra effort.
So, how do you motivate yourself to clean your apartment? Let us know in the comment section below. Also, if you find yourself amid an unclean home, try using all the tips mentioned above or else hire excellent home cleaning services.