Most of us would rather do just about anything than clean our homes. Cleaning is a chore with a short shelf life. But unless you actually enjoy living in filth, there’s no way to escape cleaning your house. Use these tips from Orlando junk removal company, Junk Angel, to motivate yourself to stay in “clean” mode.
Keep Stuff to a Minimum
Keeping possessions to a minimum has more than just aesthetic appeal. Everything in your home that isn’t tucked into a drawer or cabinet collects dust. The more picture frames, lamps, tables, and trinkets you have, the more time and energy you need to spend cleaning.
Make a Schedule that Works for You
If you routinely try to clean your house on Sunday night, when you’re winding down from the weekend and getting ready for the week ahead, you’re more than likely to find excuses not to clean. Schedule cleaning tasks for downtime, whether it’s 6:00 a.m. or 6:00 p.m. Also remember that you don’t have to clean your entire house in one fell swoop. You can vacuum on Monday, clean bathrooms on Tuesday, dust on Wednesday, etc.
Set a Timer
It’s easier to complete a dreaded chore when you know you only have to do it for a certain length of time. Set a timer for 15 minutes and start cleaning. More than likely, you’ll be so motivated by the progress you’ve made in that small chunk of time that you’ll go right on cleaning. If not, you’ve still accomplished something.
Humans are hardwired to avoid punishment and appreciate rewards. So why not reward yourself for scrubbing toilets with your favorite snack or a half hour of guilt-free TV? Enjoy lunch on your patio between mopping floors and cleaning tubs.
Remember that Clean Enough Is Good Enough
So what if your best friend’s house always looks like it stepped out of a decorating magazine? Don’t compare yourself to anyone else, because we all have different priorities. A house that’s clean enough—not perfectly sparkling all the time—may be just right for you.
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