Raise your hand if you like to clean. There probably aren’t many of you. Cleaning can quickly become monotonous and boring. However, these creative ideas to make cleaning your home fun can help.
Pair With Entertainment
Have you ever been so wrapped up in a great podcast or an audiobook that the hours flew by before you knew it? Put on your earbuds and let yourself become engrossed in a story while you clean. Take care of monotonous chores, like dusting, mopping, or putting away laundry, while time whizzes past. Create a rule that you can only listen to a particular book or podcast when you’re cleaning.
Invite Your Friends
If you’re having a particularly challenging time finding the motivation, invite a friend or two over to help. They don’t have to help; they can sit and chat while you tackle the cleaning project. Bribe them with food and good company.
Make a Game
Create a game out of routine chores to keep your interest. This idea is great for the kids as well. It works well for putting away laundry and picking up the living room after a long day. A few ideas include:
- Decide on a particular color and only pick up items that are that color. Move onto another color when finished and continue repeating.
- Guess how long a specific task will take, and set a timer to find out if you’re right.
- Create a family challenge of who can clean a particular room first. The prize can be they get to decide on dinner or what movie you’ll watch together that evening.
Make It a Workout
Now you can tackle two tasks at once, a workout and cleaning! Turn on your favorite playlist and dance the time away as you clean. The music will help move your body, raise your heart rate, and set a tempo while you’re cleaning. This idea is especially great for labor-intensive chores, like scrubbing the floors, cleaning the bathroom, and cleaning the stove. If you have a fitness tracker or smartwatch, set a goal for a specific number of calories, and don’t stop cleaning until you’ve reached that goal.
When anyone mentions cleaning, we typically don’t get excited. Hopefully, these creative ideas to make cleaning your home fun will bring motivation that you may lack. You can also incorporate little tips and tricks for cleaning parts of your home, like your bathroom, so the task doesn’t last as long.