How do you motivate yourself to clean your room or house

How do you motivate yourself to clean your room or house?

What do you do when you’ve grown tired of looking around your home and finding it messy, dirty, and disorganized? It’s easy for people to rationalize about not keeping up with their chores. For example, lately, you’ve been way too busy with duties at work or school, or you just don’t feel in the mood. That’s perfectly understandable! 

So, if it’s been tough to get motivated to clean up your room or your home, here are some tips to help you get started finding the motivation you need to beautify your home today.

1. Begin by adopting a more positive attitude

Grumpy people will not tend to be very motivated to make positive changes in their home or room, after all. But simmering in your own stressful emotions doesn’t get you very far.

Adopt a more positive attitude

2. Think small

You can begin by motivating yourself to do easy tasks that won’t take too much time. When you see how easy it is to get one thing done, this will give you the confidence to do more cleaning. Results build into new results in this way and before you know it, your home will become more immaculate day by day.

3. Open your focus

When you think of the bigger picture, it can be a powerful motivator. How about preparing for the next time your parents or in-laws are coming for a visit? Or, imagine how your life will be easier when your home or room is so clean and organized that you no longer lose things or feel grossed out by the mess!

Open your focus

4. Calculate your available time

If you only have about 30 minutes once or twice a week, such as on Saturdays and Wednesdays because of how your work schedule and other tasks are arranged, then this will give you the motivation to do as much as you can with the limited minutes at your disposal.

5. Go on a break when you finish cleaning a section of your room or your house  

Rewarding yourself makes your accomplishment more appealing. And when your home is nice and clean, it will be easier to relax as you take your breaks.

Go on a break when you finish cleaning a section of your room or house

6. Finish what you start

If you only clean half of a room, how do you know when you’ll find time to complete the job? It’s best to do it all in one fell swoop. A good way to address this problem is to start your cleanup sessions by selecting the easiest tasks first. After you tackle those smaller ones, the larger ones won’t seem so daunting.

7. Give yourself a reward for a job well done

Go out for a night on the town with your friends, or enjoy dinner with your significant other after you have successfully cleaned up your living space.

Give yourself a reward for a job well done

It’s Not Glamorous to Clean Your House, But Neatening it Up Will Make You Feel Much Better! Motivation to clean up your home may not be the most exciting challenge, but it’s all the more necessary when you consider the alternative: living in a cluttered space that makes you anxious and less motivated to invite people over to socialize.

11 thoughts on “How do you motivate yourself to clean your room or house?

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  2. Mohamed Hashi says:

    Kylie, you nailed it with the motivation tips! Starting small has always been my go-to trick for tackling the chaos – a little nudge gets the ball rolling. And who knew a positive attitude could make such a difference? It turns a mountain of chores into a series of molehills. Thanks for the boost; your blog is like a pep talk for the soul, and my living room looks all the better!

  3. Oshawa Cleaning says:

    Great post. I really enjoyed your tip of rewarding yourself with a break once you’ve finished some cleaning. This will motivate people to get the job done because they have something to look forward to afterwards. Thank you for sharing

  4. House Cleaning Kanata says:

    Really enjoyed your article! I know for me, it takes a while to get me motivated to clean haha. I’ll definitely be trying out your tips! I liked you idea of starting out small. Cleaning just a small area helps it not to feel so overwhelming. Thanks 🙂

  5. Extintores says:

    Excellent post informing about how you clean your room. I always try to put on some music to raise my attitude and thus clean more relaxed. Thanks for the information and some ideas.

  6. Olivia White says:

    What a great post! Cleaning your room is necessary to bring positivity to the home. Cleaning is a challenging task, and many of them neglect it. But with these motivational steps, one can begin with room cleaning. I will definitely share these tips with my friends and relatives to make their room look organised for a good sleep and a positive environment.

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