How to like cleaning

We all love to relax in a nice clean home, right?

The problem is cleaning is NOT fun. There’s never a perfect time to do it, so it’s easy to procrastinate on it.. which only makes it worse because when we don’t clean regularly all the mess and muck builds up.. and then it become a HUGE job that feels really overwhelming!

We know cleaning regularly is easier, and we know that if we enjoy something we’re more likely to do it.

So how can we make cleaning more likeable?

Here’s what works for me.

Listen to something you like while you clean

Listen to music 

Listen to a podcast 

Listen to your favourite YouTuber (lots of videos are people talking - you don’t have to watch, you can just listen

Get motivated before you start cleaning

Watch a Clean with Me video on YouTube before you start cleaning, they are really motivating!

Watch an episode of Hoarders before you start cleaning

Make it a challenge

Set your timer and see how much you can get done in 15 minutes

Make it easier

You don’t have to clean the whole house from top to bottom each day - assign one room each day for deep cleaning in four easy steps (rubbish out, put things away, spray and wipe surfaces, sweep / mop / vacuum floor)

Delegate - Ditch the huge washing basket and give each family member a small one with their name on it. They can do their own laundry (yep even primary school aged kids can do it with a small basket and a stool)

Use my easy cleaning methods - grab a free copy of my "Easy Cleaning" book here

Make it nicer

Create a cute cleaning caddy to carry around from room to room

Wear a cute apron and gloves

Get a good quality duster

Buy a nice looking spray bottle for your surface spray

Teat yourself to a top quality vacuum that works well and is light and easy to carry

When to clean

The earlier the better - clean when you have more energy earlier in the day

As you go - Wash dishes as you cook, pick up something to put away as you walk through a room, clean the bathroom while you run the bath

Change your mindset

Stop thinking “I hate cleaning” and start thinking “I love relaxing in a tidy room”

Say it to your kids too!

Reward yourself

Wine and chocolate work for me! Okay, maybe wine later in the day ;)

Chill out with Netflix

Read a book or magazine

Order dinner in

Go to a movie

Seriously, do something nice for yourself and call it a reward, it means you don’t feel guilty about chilling because you absolutely deserve a break!

Outsource the stuff you hate most

If you have a little extra cash, feel free to hire someone to do the stuff you hate like cleaning the oven. doing the floors every fortnight, cleaning the bathroom, washing the windows, washing your car, mowing your lawns… anything you really don’t want to do!

It’s okay to outsource, you’re helping someone else with their income, they are good at their job, and you already do ENOUGH.

Hope that helps! If you have a tip to share, I’d love to hear it! Join us on Facebook and let me know your tips & tricks for enjoying cleaning more.

x Marissa