It’s okay to admit that you don’t like cleaning or that you tend to put it off until the last minute. Here are a few tell-tale signs that you are a procrastinator when it comes to cleaning: a mail pile on your entryway bench, an overflowing bin, cluttered countertops, you keep saying ‘tomorrow I’ll get to it’.
Perhaps it’s the surprise guest or the right playlist that motivates you to start your cleaning checklist, but regardless, here are 10 tips that will be sure to help you if you tend to procrastinate.
1. Assign a day of the week for each of your tasks
This repetitive reminder will prepare your mind to get it done!
2. Declutter First
The basics of cleaning such as wiping down surfaces, dusting, vacuuming and mopping will go a lot faster if the room is clear of clutter.
3. It's all about progress
Give yourself a time frame to get something done and if you don’t end up finishing, that’s okay! Exhausting yourself will result in not wanting to do it again the next time it’s needed.
4. Stay positive
Notice the way you talk to yourself and be conscious that it’s motivational. If you believe it, you can do it.
5. Give yourself an incentive
Who doesn’t love a reward? Treat yourself to dinner or buy those shoes you’ve had in your browser when you complete a project.
6. Announce your cleaning goals
Share on your socials, tell your friends and family, whatever it is, accountability will only motivate you to get it done! It’s also such a great feeling when you can share the results.
7. Put on a great playlist
Music helps everything. Whether it focuses you or distracts you, neither is a bad thing. You’re still completing the task!
8. Take advantage of cleaning tools
Using the correct cleaning accessories will only make the job easier. For example, the right sponge for cleaning dishes can truly make all the difference. Feel free to get in touch with us for suggestions on all tasks and what tool goes best!
9. Ask for help
Lean on your family members and ask their help if it’s a big task. More gets done in less time, it may even be fun! ;)
10. Start with the hardest first
Get to the one project you’ve been dreading to do first. That way you’re not dragging your feet to get there with other tasks and the rest feel easy once the big one is finished!