Friday, January 20, 2012
5 Ways to Get Motivated to Clean
Guest Post By: Nancy Parker
At ten years old the last thing you wanted to do was clean your room. And what is the last thing you want to do at 30 years old? Is clean your room, garage, kitchen, laundry room. It’s funny how some things will never change. With age you gain not only wrinkles but more rooms and more room’s means more cleaning. Keeping your home clean is tough job especially having spent the day working and taking care of the kids. But here are a few ways to get motivated to attack that mess:
Invite someone new over- Two reasons why this works: no one wants a new friend to see their home a mess and added bonus you get to mingle with your new friend. It’s a win-win. Make it a realistic date, set up a lunch or dinner date toward the end of the week when you know you have time to actually tackle your tasks.
Try a new product- Just like buying a new pair of tennis shoes can motivate you to walk the dog more, so can a cleaning product. Try that new mop or new cleaning spray that you have been hearing about for months. Purchasing that will spark an interest as to see if it ‘really works’.
Treat yourself- Hey cleaning is tough. Treat yourself. Plan a yummy lunch date at the end of your cleaning session. Whether you help yourself to that ice cream in the freezer or a manicure, rewarding is key.
Try a new scent- There are many ‘flavors’ of cleaning products and candles. Trying a new scent that smells delicious will only make you want to continue that deliciousness and that comes with more cleaning. Smell ya’ later!
Turn up the volume- You know those songs that make you want to dance around when no one is home? Pop those in the CD player and crank up the stereo, or plug in your iPod and earphones. Upbeat songs will get you movin’ and groovin’ to a cleaner home in minutes. Plus don’t be surprised if you burn a few calories!
So roll up your sleeves and dive in. Don’t put rules on how and when to clean, just do it. Start easy by removing unwanted things from the room like trash, your husband’s shoes or a stack of old magazines. If Cinderella can do it you can too, Happy Cleaning!
Nancy Parker was a professional nanny (http://www.enannysource.com/) and she loves to write about wide range of subjects like health, Parenting, Child Care, Babysitting, nanny background check tips etc. You can reach her @ nancy.parker015 @ gmail.com