Cleaning is not always fun for everyone, and we understand that. However, it just takes a little creativity to make it feel like less of a monotonous chore. Here are five ways from Plan B Cleaning that you can use to make cleaning more fun for yourself and your loved ones. You might even find yourself starting to look forward to cleaning!
1) Listen to music
Listening to music while cleaning can help pass the time and make the task more enjoyable. If you have trouble finding music you like, try creating a cleaning playlist on Spotify or Pandora. Any positive, upbeat music will do the trick. You can also listen to podcasts or audiobooks while cleaning. So, if you’ve been waiting to listen to a new book, TedTalk, and so on – this is your chance! Put on your headphones and groove out!
2) Set a timer
If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the thought of cleaning your entire home, start with just one section and use a timer. Set a timer for 15 minutes and see how much you can get done. Or, you can set one for 5 minutes, 10 minutes, and so on. The hard part is getting started, as it can be overwhelming to fit cleaning into your schedule. The timer will help you commit to cleaning and stay on task for a few minutes. You will be way more productive in much less time! Chances are, once you get started, you’ll be surprised at how much you can accomplish in such a short amount of time. And the satisfaction of seeing a clean space will motivate you to keep going.
3) Turn it into a game
You can make cleaning more fun by turning it into a game. For example, you can set a timer and see how long it takes you to clean up the kitchen. Or, you can make a game out of seeing how many items you can put away in a certain amount of time. The possibilities are endless! And, not only will you have more fun, but you’ll get the job done quicker, too. Plus, you can get your family members or roommates involved to join in and get extra competitive. Who can clean their room the fastest? Who can pick up and put away the most items? Let’s find out!
4) Set up a reward system
A great way to make cleaning more fun is to set up a reward system for yourself. For every task, you complete, give yourself a point. Once you reach a certain number of points, you can treat yourself to something you really want. You can set up different tiers of prizes and treats for yourself too, from a cup of Starbucks to a new book, or maybe even a shopping spree. This will give you something to look forward to as you clean and help motivate you to keep your space clean!
5) Be creative!
Creativity is what makes cleaning a little more fun. Here are some of our best ideas, but keep thinking and see what else you can come up with. Once you are able to find what works for you, cleaning will feel a little less like the most monotonous chore.
To summarize our tips,
- Set a timer to clean and follow through with it! Setting aside time in your day or week that you know you’ll be home ensures that it gets done. It doesn’t have to be a long time. As long as you are productive and consistent, it will be easier to maintain cleanliness in your home!
- Break cleaning into manageable tasks! If the thought of doing all three floors seems overwhelming, break it down into smaller tasks by floor.
- Find someone else who enjoys doing chores too! It’s always nice when there’s someone who shares your enthusiasm for organization and tidiness around the house. You can split chores by preference, too. Maybe one person always does laundry and vacuuming while the other always do dishes! Even if you may have to do a bit of convincing, it’ll be worth it!
Contact Us! If you do not enjoy cleaning at all or just need a break from cleaning, we can take those chores off of your plate! Our cleaning team enjoys cleaning and making you smile – that is why it is their job!
We recommend signing up for a one-time, weekly, biweekly, or monthly cleaning service with Plan B Cleaning. This will give you the time to do what you love most and enjoy the fall festivities in Fishers, Indiana. Plan: B Cleaning serves the Hamilton County area in Indiana, including Fishers, Carmel, Noblesville, Westfield, Fortville, and Geist. Call today to set up your cleaning service at (317) 572-8515 or visit our website at www.planbcleaning.com.