Does the thought of cleaning your home leave you in dread or glee? Some enjoy cleaning and find it therapeutic while others don’t enjoy it. Most people love living in a clean environment so here are a few tips and tricks to get your home cleaned in no time particularly if you hate the thought of cleaning.

  1. Cut down on clutter. Have a designated place for mail and other papers to sort through. Don’t let it build up too much thinking you’ll maybe need it later. Shred sensitive information or file it away. Having a designated spot for your papers will keep them from piling up in every room. Also, never underestimate the power of a drawer to help keep the appearance of clutter at bay. 
  2. Save yourself and don’t leave dishes overnight. Make sure to clean as you go or right after cooking. This will save you time and elbow grease while also preventing your kitchen from becoming a breeding ground for pests. 
  3. Keep your cleaning supplies in an easy-to-reach spot. Look into getting a caddy to carry your cleaning supplies with you as you clean around the home. This will make it easier for you to clean.
  4. Make your bed in the morning. The easiest way to make your room look more organized every day is to make your bed. Starting your day with this small and quick action can help you start your day off more organized. 
  5. Get techy! Hate vacuuming? Invest in a robotic vacuum cleaner. Hate washing dishes? Use the dishwasher if you have it. Hate scrubbing the oven? Use the self-cleaning setting on your oven. There are many simple ways to clean your house without much effort on your part. 
  6. Reward yourself for cleaning. Find something that’ll motivate you to clean that fits in your budget. This could be as simple as giving yourself the time once you’re done cleaning to enjoy that book you’ve been dying to read or giving yourself that pedicure. 
  7. Break it up into manageable tasks. Give yourself breaks as you clean if needed to keep yourself from losing motivation. Consider cleaning for 20 minutes then taking a break for 10 minutes. 
  8. Make it fun. Play some music you love. If you have children get them involved and turn it into a game; the first person to get their room tidied up gets to pick the ice cream flavor or whatever. You can even turn it into a game with your significant other or roommate(s). The first one to get their cleaning list complete gets to relax while the loser does dinner dishes later could be a great way to incentivize.

This isn’t an extensive list, but hopefully, it gets the wheels rolling. Think of other ways to make cleaning less of a chore. You’ll thank yourself later. 

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