Do you struggle to stay on top of cleaning your home? Are chores piling up so high you’d need a dedicated week to get them all done? Do you dread laundry day? You aren’t alone. Many Calgarians feel the exact same way as you. This wouldn’t be a problem if dirty and cluttered spaces didn’t directly impact our mental and physical health. So what gives, how can you maintain a clean home without hating every moment of it? Lucky you, we’ve compiled a list of ways to get motivated without roleplaying a character off of Stepford Wives.
Break it Up
Don’t be pressured into feeling you have to do it all at once! It’s much better to do a little bit every day than to do an overwhelmingly massive clean once a month. Tasks like dishes should be done every day, but laundry could probably be left to once a week. Prioritize which tasks need to be done when and then write yourself out a schedule.
Create a Checklist
This one is for all the type-A people out there. If you derive a sense of accomplishment from checking off boxes, take full advantage of that serotonin boost and write down your to-do lists in the form of checklists. These could be built out for a day, a week, or even a month. Whenever you complete a list, take a look at everything you’ve accomplished in a short amount of time!
Put on your dancing shoes, because this one’s going to get funky! Upbeat music causes your brain to produce dopamine and serotonin. These chemicals bring you joy and keep you motivated. With this in mind, curate a playlist of all your favourite toe-tapping tunes and get ready to boogie. Crank up the volume and keep it going all through your designated cleaning time. Singing along, throwing out your killer moves, and generally bopping along to the beat will help keep up your energy levels.
In this modern-day and age, we have hands-free technology that can keep us connected wherever we are in the world. If you love to chat with your friends, keep up to date with podcasts, or disappear into audiobooks, use cleaning time to do so! Either pop in your headphones or set up the speaker and get to work. By distracting yourself, you won’t be so focused on how much you dislike cleaning.
Incorporate Some Extra Cardio
Do you want to get some extra steps in and get your heart pumping? Cleaning can be a workout in regular circumstances- treating it as such can shift it from being a boring chore to a full-body session. Making small adjustments to your movements can activate different muscles throughout your whole clean. This calorie-burning calculator can show you just how great basic household chores can be for you!
Do it all, do a few. The key is to switch it up and get out of your cleaning rut. Changing up your routine can be instrumental in keeping up your motivation and staying on top of those normally boring tasks. And if getting ahead of your cleaning is still too daunting, remember that you never have to do it alone. Enlist family, friends, or even the friendly professionals at Zanjani Cleaning Services to help you out. Send us a message or give us a call today to book an appointment.