Cleaning can be a difficult task if you lack motivation. A variety of techniques are helpful, including getting out of bed early, setting a timer, or asking for help. These methods can help you get started and stay motivated. Below are some tips to motivate yourself to get cleaning.
Follow these methods to make cleaning a habit. You may also want to consider the following strategies:
Setting a timer
One great way to get motivated to clean is to set a timer. You can set the timer for anywhere from five to thirty minutes. You can choose any amount that fits your schedule, but try to limit it to thirty minutes or less. Having a timer can help you stay focused on the task at hand. By setting the timer, you’ll be motivated to clean your house even faster.
If cleaning can seem like an exhausting task, try setting a timer. This can help you get started faster and more thoroughly. In addition to helping you stay motivated, using a timer is a fun way to pass the time. You’ll be surprised at how much you can accomplish. And if you’re not the most patient person, you can divvy up the chores among family members.
Asking for help
Sometimes we are busy with our own lives and find ourselves spending more time than we should cleaning up messes. Asking others to help out can motivate you to clean your stuff and delegate your responsibilities to them.
Ask your partner to clean with you, or hire someone to come in every once in a while to do the cleaning. Either way, getting some help is worth the investment in time and money.
Getting out of bed early
Rewards are great motivators. Getting out of bed early to clean is a reward in itself. When I clean well, I can earn rewards in the form of breakfast and a glass of cold water.
I love cleaning and get out of bed early to do it because I look forward to the rewards. I’ve found that getting out of bed early to clean motivates me to clean better than any other method I’ve tried.
Another way to get motivated is to set a timer. Many people are prone to procrastination. Instead of making excuses for not getting things done, set an alarm for 10 minutes before tackling the task. This will give you a little more time and reduce the temptation to quit. If you get up early to clean, you’ll have more time to devote to cleaning instead of other activities, like going for a run.
Setting a schedule
One of the most important steps in cleaning your home is to set a schedule for yourself and follow it consistently. Cleaning can be daunting at times and inconvenient at others. But the point of creating a schedule is to make it a habit that you can follow for several weeks.
If you are able to keep to a schedule, you will find that you will feel less stress when cleaning. Here are some tips for getting started:
Set time limits for each task. Try to limit the number of items you clean in each room and set a deadline. You can make yourself finish cleaning by setting a time limit. If you start cleaning when the kettle is boiling or the toast is ready, you will be less tempted to procrastinate. Also, if you have a favorite song playing, you will be more likely to finish the cleaning project.
Getting rid of clutter
What motivates you to get rid of clutter? For me, there are a few different things. A crawling baby could be a motivating factor, and everyone benefits from a clean bathroom.
Others may just enjoy de-cluttering and feeling better about themselves. Whatever your reasons, make sure they are personal and meaningful to you. After all, de-cluttering can be a big task, so why not make it an event?
Another reason to get rid of clutter is the reduction of cleaning and tidying chores. When you own less, you will have less things to deal with. That means less time cleaning and less stress when tidying.
I also like having less stuff than I did before, which keeps me motivated to clean and organize my space. However, getting rid of clutter is easier said than done. If you’re ready to declutter your home, download my free eight-week guide to help you get started!