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  • Tracy Freese
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7 Hacks that Make Housecleaning Awesome

 

Cleaning may not be a dream way to spend your free time, but we can all agree that it’s a necessary evil. All too often, the endless cycle of mundane, everyday domestic chores can make you question whether it’s really worth the wasted hours and the hard work. After all, your home will get messy again within a couple of day. Although, it is normal to feel unmotivated to get done with the job, you still want to live in a decent home environment. If you are dreading the dusting and vacuuming and purely despise window cleaning and moping, then here are a couple of ways to get over the drudgery of home duties. Grab that broom and let’s get started!

Blast Your Favorite Playlist

Music can turn even the most tedious tasks into fun. Whether you like soft music or loud music, classic or pop, listening to your favourite tunes can elevate your mood and give your brain something to do while cleaning your home.

Or Watch a TV Show

Turning on the TV is another way to entertain while tackling all those boring chores.  This is how soap operas became popular among the moms, who could watch it while cleaning the house.  Sometimes domestic cleaning is the only “me” time you have so make it count. Watch your favourite program while folding the piles of laundry and then take advantage of the commercials to move around.

Turn It into a Workout

Keeping your home clean, while getting in shape? Why not? If you don’t have time to go to the gym, turn the everyday domestic tasks into a workout. Walking back and forth, lifting and carrying, climbing up and down can help you burn considerable amount of calories. With the right attitude and right activities you can get fit and have a sparkling clean home.

Break it up

Breaking up the house cleaning job into smaller chunks, will make the process easier. Plus, you will feel more motivated after completing each task.  Have a small break between each chore. Create a list with each assignment to stay organized and efficient.

Race against the Clock

Setting up a time for each task is a great way to speed the cleaning process. Use a timer and reward yourself with a break for finishing faster. If other family members are involved in the cleaning chores, make a competition. Challenge your kids to see who will clean their room fastest and give them a prize.

Make It a Game

A competition is not the only way to make cleaning more entertaining.  What about skating around the house with a pair of floor polishing mop slippers? Collect the dust and dirt while walking or dancing to your favourite music.

Have a Treat

If the other suggestions don’t work for you, simply create rewards for completing each job. It can be anything from a snack or a little break, to a manicure or a massage afterwards. Assign different reward depending on the difficulty of the assignment.

Cleaning is not always fun, but it is a necessary part of keeping your living space in order. With a little imagination and positive attitude, you can turn it into a more enjoyable experience.

  • Tracy Freese
  • beautiful free experiencesminimalist home and gardenunclutter