It’s that same old story: the house needs cleaning. Again. Having trouble kicking your butt into action? These six cleaning motivation tips can help you get going - to the point where you might not even want to stop. Housecleaning is a monotonous chore that can get the best of us down every once in a while. It just seems like we clean and clean, but never get anywhere, yet we always feel so much better when everything’s been put in its place, all the surfaces are sparkling, and everything smells better, too.
With the proper outlook, cleaning your home can become more of a meditation than a tedious job you have to do day-in, day-out. It can become more about the process than the end result, even though you will always enjoy the end result as well. You can actually make cleaning whatever you want it to be, just by looking at it a bit differently – it can be a time to play, a time to exercise, a time to de-clutter your emotions, reorganize your thoughts, and even a time to exercise mindfulness, where you pay strict attention to each and every task you perform, staying completely in the moment. You can experiment with cleaning process to see what works for you, what you enjoy, and what gives you the most energy – even though you may be doing the same repetitive work, your approach to it can be a little bit different each time. Turn on your favourite music to help get you focused. Get the kids involved, as well. Many hands make for much lighter work. And choosing the right kind of house cleaning products can be a real game-changer, as well.
Have you ever stopped to think you might not enjoy cleaning your home so much simply because you don’t really like the household cleaner you’re using? If you’re using commercial cleaners, they can potentially contain toxic chemicals that can cause allergic reactions in sensitive individuals, as well as children and pets. In the United States, federal regulations don’t enforce ingredients lists for cleaning products, which means you really don’t know what you are using when you are cleaning with them. If you feel dizzy, congested, or develop headaches while cleaning, it could be more than a basic aversion to housework. It could be your cleaning products. That’s why it’s important to choose eco-friendly cleaners that use non toxic cleaning ingredients – these natural, organic ingredients won’t make you or your family ill, and will not harm the environment either.
If you enjoy doing-it-yourself, you can even make your own DIY house cleaning products using all-natural ingredients. You can even add a few of your favourite essential oils, like rosemary, lavender, lemon, and orange, to make your home smell beautiful – and to help make you feel even better while you are cleaning. Thanks to Robin over at the Keep Home Simple website for sharing her six cleaning motivation tips with us – for the full list, you’ll want to pay Robin a visit, and find out how you can turn your home sweet home into heaven on earth.*
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