(Closed) What do you guys do to motivate yourself to clean?

posted 6 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

@acciotoni:  put on some music.

Also, I walk into each room and mentally scan everything messy and dirty to make myself feel too disgusted/cluttered to not clean lol.

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@acciotoni:  You’re home sick so rest!!! Don’t feel guilty about not cleaning.

I hate chores. I basically just schedule them and get them over with. For example, we do most of the cleaning on Sunday. I know as soon as I finish the cleaning I can shower and get on w. the rest of the day.

As far as laundry goes, my guy really cracks the whip on that one lol so I don’t need motivation.. he usually at least starts it, and I’ll help hang the clothes up at least. We don’t use the dryer for regular clothes (just towels and sheets and stuff) because it tends to wreck them.

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

Double post..

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Put on some upbeat music! Embarassing 90s pop that I can sing along to is my favorite music to clean to. “People of the world, spice up your life house!” Tongue Out

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@harleyq:  Scan the room until disgusted, lol, awesome!

I second music too, something loud and catchy that makes you want to move and sing to while you organize or clean.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Put on music. Even if you only say you’ll clean for the duration of 5 songs, you’ll be surprised how much you get done. I HATE cleaning!

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Nothing.. nothing really gets cleaned until it finally bugs me enough not to do something about it.

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2012

i watch hoarders and then put a book on (audible.com) my iphone to listen to while i clean.

 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I convince myself I am going to burn calories. A couple months ago there was an article that said those with cleaner homes tend to be fitter. 

 

Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I put on music and sing loudly while cleaning.

But if you are sick enough to stay home from work, you should be resting, not cleaning!

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Good music will do the trick! 🙂

Post # 15
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Blushing bee

“Cleaning WINE” best motivational tool ever!  You don’t really need to be that detail oriented when cleaning your own place, hence drinking while cleaning totally works for me.  I mean does a toilet need to be spotless, no!

It also helped alot before moving because I was better able to purge sentimental (but otherwise not useful) items more easily.

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