If the thought of spending a day cleaning your home is disheartening, consider some ways that you can keep up on these chores without the overwhelming labor and dread that intensive cleaning can bring.
Some sneaky tips to get the cleaning done include:
Clear the clutter first. Make cleaning a little easier on yourself by clearing out the clutter and purging your home first. Get rid of dust-catchers and open up your spaces a little bit. This will make it faster to access and clean the areas of your home.
Make a daily time allotment. Plan on spending a set-amount of time daily to maintaining your home. For instance, plan on doing what you can in a half-hour every day; try to plan on getting this done in the morning for a sense of accomplishments before the day begins.
Reward yourself between tasks. When you want to watch a favorite TV show or movie, plan on using commercial breaks to clean your house. You may find that you work quicker to get back to your program, too.
Make it your workout. Crank up some music and use cleaning time to get a workout in! Sweep, dust, and scrub to your favorite tunes and work up a sweat while you get your home clean.
Create a cleaning schedule. Rotate chores and designate one day a week for a specific task, so that at the end of the week, the house is clean from top-to-bottom! This will begin the rotation again; for instance, sweep on Mondays, wash windows on Tuesdays, and dust on Fridays.
Be spontaneous. As you move about your home and live your life, take time to clean what you use. For example, if you use the bathroom, take an extra five minutes to clean the toilet. When preparing food for a meal, make an effort to wash up the dishes immediately.
Try these tactics to make cleaning the home a breeze, and so your home always looks presentable and tidy!