New year, new resolutions. If you want to clean up and declutter your home in 2018, look no further. Here are 7 tips on how to make cleaning a little more bearable:
- Write it down
Write down everything from your end result to how and when you want to complete it. By writing it down, you are more committed to the project.
- Make cleaning convenient
Create a cleaning cubby that you can take from room to room. Include things like a bottle of homemade cleaning solution, extra rags, cleaning sponges, a squeegee… you name it.
- Make cleaning fun!
Cleaning can be a fun task. Just put on some music (or an audio book) and set a timer! You will be surprised at how fast time flies when you are cleaning!
Here are 8 more tips to make cleaning fun for your kids.
Lots of things can be done while you are cleaning. Some ideas are to call a friend, watch a show, or even workout by putting on wrist and ankle weights!
Depending on your schedule, setting aside some time every day to clean will help to make cleaning a habit. If you cannot commit to an hour a day, try 10 minutes!
- Reward Yourself
Cleaning and organizing your home for 30 minutes will burn about 100 calories. So really, you should treat yourself (Positive Reinforcement!). Plus, you will get more motivation to clean next time!
- Employ a helper
Get any help that you can. Kids, a robot vacuum, or even cleaning services. We all understand how it could be a daunting task to clean a ceiling fan or a window that is 20 feet in height.
A clean home is a happy home. As cliché as it sounds, a tidy home can help reduce stress and make your life more efficient.