(Closed) Can’t seem to find the motivation to clean?

posted 7 years ago in Home
Post # 3
231 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Yes…I say, set a timer! Maybe try 15 minutes of cleaning and 10 of weddingbee?

I usually set goals for myself like finish cleaning the kitchen, put laundry in, then read weddingbee. And honestly, as hard as it is to get up from the couch and go get stuff done, I feel a LOT better when I have accomplished what I need to get done! It feels good to be productive 🙂

Post # 4
179 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I hear you. However, it doesn’t take much effort to distract me from cleaning the house. Whether it be Weddingbee, reality television, or just a bird flying by the window. ANYTHING to get out of cleaning.

Post # 5
4355 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Haha totally in that boat too, SO is at work and coming home soon and I really want/need to empty the dishwasher and get the place tidy but I don’t want to 🙁

Post # 6
3758 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Totally… i tell myself yea ill get up and clean right after I read this post then I see another. I end up sitting here forever LOL

Post # 7
14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Um, i don’t usually feel motivated to clean. It’s not like i get a kick out of it.

Post # 8
216 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@ejs : i’m laughing,  right now.

I am never motivated. And i spend waaaay too much time on weddingbee.

Post # 9
1325 posts
Bumble bee


Yeah, I just looked past the laptop screen at the pile of laundry, the dishes on the table next to me, and the school papers on the floor which also include the Russian homework I need to do.

For me, putting on some energizing music always helps me clean. Whatever music makes you want to get up and dance or get up and run. Similar stuff to what you work out to.

Post # 10
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

@ejs4y8: Agreed!  I only clean what I need to really…

Post # 11
3624 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

This is happening to me right now…. Laundry, dishes, vacuuming… it all sounds so BLAH, and this baking show and WB seem so exciting! 

Post # 12
10851 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I hate cleaning. Hate it hate it hate it. I have to host a baby shower next weekend which I’m totally pumped about, but sooooooooooooooooooo dreading having to shovel out the house to get ready for it. Ugh. I swear I would cut a lot of things out of my life just to afford a cleaning lady… I really need to follow through on that statement.

Post # 13
1309 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I only get motivated to clean if I really have to, like if I’m having people over or something. So I try to invite someone over at least once every 2 weeks just to keep the house in check.

Post # 14
1801 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I told Darling Husband I’d vacuum today, and I even actually want to vacuum because the living room rug is covered in dog hair, but I just can’t motivate myself.  First it was Law & Order, then lunch, then WB, then Chopped, then more WB, now WB and figure skating on tv!  Le sigh.

Post # 15
48 posts
  • Wedding: November 2011

Hmmmm… I was supposed to be cleaning and putting the laundry away, but instead I am on WB and watching dvr’ed SYTTD from last night.  My excuse to myself is that he left his computer at home and I can actually post on WB wheras Im usually stuck on the Ipad that wont let me postFrown.


Ill start cleaning when he gets home… LOL

Post # 16
2829 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I clean best when I’m angry or frustrated (or under pressure of a guests looming arrival).

I really hate cleaning… but yes I procrastinate on the bee a lot too!

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