Post # 1
I stayed home from work today due to a stomach flu (boo!) and thought I’d use the unexpected time at home while FH is at work to do some cleaning. Problem is, I have no motivation! I’ve been sitting on my butt all day watching SYTTD instead of cleaning, haha. What are some things you guys do to make cleaning less of a chore? 🙂
Post # 3
@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
@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 # 6
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!”
Post # 7
@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
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
Nothing.. nothing really gets cleaned until it finally bugs me enough not to do something about it.
Post # 10
i watch hoarders and then put a book on (audible.com) my iphone to listen to while i clean.
Post # 11
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
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
Good music will do the trick! 🙂
Post # 14
@harleyq: LOL, I wouldn’t have to look far for that! My living room is a nightmare, oy!!
@thepines: I used to watch Hoarders while cleaning before I moved in with FH, but now I’ve seen all the episodes so the omg-my-house-could-look-like-THAT! motivation has waned haha.
I guess I’ll just have to pump some music and get to it, then! My FH always frowns upon us playing loud music (we live right on a lake so the music always ends up travelling and annoying our neighbors haha) but I think I’ll indulge myself today.
Post # 15
“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.
Post # 16
@ThreeMeers: No wonder I looked so lumpy in my engagement pictures then! I need to clean more often if that’s the case!! hahaha