Cleaning isn’t something that most of us enjoy doing, it’s just something that has to be done.
That said, I think we can all appreciate the sense of satisfaction that a clean home brings us.
So how can we motivate ourselves to get on with it, even if it’s not something we particularly enjoy?
Here are 5 tips to try to help you enjoy cleaning.
Clean with Music
Nothing puts me in a better mood than blasting some of my favourite songs.
Create a playlist and sing and dance to your hearts content as you get on with the mundane tasks that have to be done.
Music not your thing? Take your mind off cleaning with a podcast or an audiobook instead.
It gives your mind something else to focus on rather than the sense of dread of doing something you don’t want to be doing.
Create Beautiful Smells
If the clinical smell of most cleaning products isn’t for you, try using products that give off lovely scents instead.
Lemon is a wonderful natural cleaner that can be used in a variety of ways around the home and it smells amazing.
You could also sprinkle a mixture of bicard and essential oil over your carpets before vacuuming to make the room smell beautiful (taking care to choose oils that are safe for children and pets of course).
Make it Indulgent
Once you’ve finished cleaning, light one of your expensive candles – who says they have to be saved for best?
The flicker of a candle light and gorgeous aroma really adds to the sense of accomplishment when the room is clean and you can sit and relax to enjoy your handiwork.
You could also invest in a diffuser and switch up the oil combinations. Not only do they make the room smell beautiful but different oils have different effects on your mood and can really help to improve your headspace
Buy yourself a bunch of flowers and proudly display them in your lovely clean space. Not only do they smell fresh, they brighten up the area and make a room look more inviting.
Who says you have to wait for someone to buy you a bunch?
They don’t have to be expensive either. A bunch of springtime daffodils can be picked up for as little as 50p a bunch and look wonderful when they’re in full bloom.
Instead of thinking you need to accomplish every at once, implement routines that work with your household.
If you hate cleaning the oven, use reusable oven liners and wipe it down after use so you’re not cleaning so often.
If you’re in the shower, squeegee the glass once you’re done so it dries streak free.
Clean as you go and do things to make your life easier so that when it comes to needing a ‘deep cleaning’ day, there’ll be less for you to do and you won’t feel so much dread around the task ahead.