It’s that time of year when everyone is starting to think of cleaning out the house. Spring is here! While some people love to clean the house and start fresh, others really dread it. If you’re in the latter category you’re not alone. Here are five hacks to help you make your spring cleaning a little more tolerable.
Put on the Headphones
Music, podcasts, or audio books are a lifesaver when it comes to doing chores around the house. Find something that you really enjoy, and plug in your headphones so you aren’t tempted by other sounds around you. You’ll get so involved in the story or music, you’ll forget how much you hate cleaning.
Here’s a free 30-day trial of audible, which comes with two free audio books to listen to while you get your spring cleaning done. Or, if you have Amazon Prime, you already have Amazon Prime Music, which includes two millions songs! Choose from curated playlists or personalized stations. If you don’t have Amazon Prime, you can try it free! And, finally, if you want to listen to podcasts, head to iTunes.
Do What You Hate the Most, First
There’s something to be said for doing things you really dislike right away instead of putting them off and continually dreading them. If you hate washing windows, get out the rags and start there. Sorting through winter clothes and swapping them out for spring clothes really drag you down? You know what to do – get to sorting! If you’re able to get the task you hate the most out of the way, then the rest of your spring cleaning tasks won’t feel quite so painful.
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Make it into a Game
This is a long shot but works for some people. Time yourself to complete different tasks, or list out all of the different things you have to do on different pieces of paper, and pull one at a time out of a jar to complete them. You could get your whole family involved one day, and race to see who can complete their jobs the fastest.
Call Your Mom
It doesn’t have to be your mom, but give someone a call who you know you can get wrapped up in a conversation. You’ll be so busy talking that you’ll forget you’re doing something you hate – cleaning! It’s really amazing how much work you can get done when you’re not really paying attention!
If you have discretionary income available, hire someone to help you. This doesn’t mean it needs to be someone that cleans your home top to bottom but perhaps you just hire someone that does one or two of the big tasks to help out. Carpet cleaning, window washing, and outside maintenance are three of the big areas you could hire someone to help with. Consider your circle of friends and family for this as well. Maybe you have a sibling or a cousin that really loves cleaning, hire them! Chances are it may be more affordable than you think.
There’s no guarantee you’ll like cleaning any more when you’re finished than when you started, but you will have a cleaner house, and maybe not dread every second of the process!
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