No one loves the process of cleaning a dirty home.
However, a dirty home needs to be cleaned – irrespective of who actually does it? As a smart homeowner, you simply have to devise creative ways of making the cleaning process more fun and less drudgery.
Outlined below are 9 creative hacks that will make you actually looking forward to cleaning your dirty home and importantly, ensures that you remained energized and completely full of energy throughout the cleaning process and even well after.
Here are the 9 (nine) noteworthy hacks:
Table of Contents
- 1. Liven up the House with Music
- 2. Get the Best – and (Most) Practical Cleaning Gear
- 3. Automate the Cleaning Process
- 4. Associate Home Cleaning with Inspiration – and Light Brain Work
- 5. Attach Nobility to the Cleaning Process
- 6. Engage a Spouse or the Children
- 7. Try New Hacks
- 8. Motivate yourself with a Reward
- 9. Keep the Pets off!
1. Liven up the House with Music
Music is an awesome companion, especially where work is involved. It lifts up the soul and makes one’s spirit filled with extreme joy – and positive energy. If you really wish to make cleaning your home more fun, the first thing to think of is to get some good music playing in the background.
Generally, playing the music loud over impressive speakers will serve in an awesome manner and is guaranteed to make you dance to both the tunes and cleaning. However, if you prefer your music low, good headphones will serve in a most impressive and practical fashion…at least, you’ll be gyrating to the music (if not out rightly dancing) as you mop the floors and clean up!
2. Get the Best – and (Most) Practical Cleaning Gear
The drudgery of home cleaning comes chiefly from the reality that making your house glitter and become spotless has to be hard work, taking mighty hours and leaving you with sore hands and a waist that has difficulty stretching long after the cleaning process comes to a logical end. However, once you make certain that you have the best – and most practical cleaning gear, you’ll be amazed how the cleaning process will prove to be fun once again.
For instance, getting the canister vacuum (available in the market today) will instantly make the process of cleaning your hardwood floors and carpets a breeze. It’s easy (and fun inspired) operation will actually make you look forward to using it; its majestic simplicity will see to it that you actually dance to the music blaring from the speakers or cooing right in your ear.
3. Automate the Cleaning Process
Majority of home owners today still believe cleaning their homes still has to follow the 19th century pattern/reality. Unfortunately, you may be amongst this lot. Fortunately (though), cleaning the home has long past the crude and primitive stage and has gracefully advanced to a more advanced reality that sees technology, inspired primarily by robots, doing the entire cleaning – while one watches (just to make certain nothing goes amiss).
From the vacuum cleaning robot to the Android controlled cleaning assistants, getting technology involved in the cleaning process of your home will not only make the process more fun; it will save you both time and precious energy in the end.
4. Associate Home Cleaning with Inspiration – and Light Brain Work
The human brain is an amazing organ; it is capable of thinking up very complex notions and bringing them into fruition when given time and propped up by inspiration – and solitude.
Fortunately cleaning your home affords you both the inspiration and solitude necessary for forward and progressive thinking – thoughts that may help you out of your present (difficult) predicament; predicaments you have hitherto failed to resolve.
When the cleaning process of your home is attached to such positive sentiments and super awesome results, it is difficult to see how making certain that the floors are spotless or the window sills dust free would inspire any reluctance.
5. Attach Nobility to the Cleaning Process
We all crave importance and nobility – on different levels. This is part of the reason why cleaning is so hated and despised by the majority of home-owners. They passionately believe that it is ‘servant’s work’ and well below their various stations in life. You may not be an exception
To thoroughly enjoy the home cleaning process, you must dispense of this unwarranted and completely unproductive feeling. Instead, feel like the most important person in the world when you are cleaning your home. If you cannot feel like a lord without some visual assistance, get in a suit (reserved for cleaning), use a special royal gown reserved for cleaning or get a professional apron with the inscription ‘CEO’. The options are practically limitless.
6. Engage a Spouse or the Children
There is nothing more fun than engaging in an activity with those whom you love. If you are married, who would you love more than your spouse and children? Engage them in the process and see how passionately gratifying cleaning the home you share together could turn out to be.
If you are not married, inviting your friends over to help isn’t a bad idea, especially if you’re feeling particularly lazy or unmotivated. However, if you’re going to invite anyone that isn’t direct family, be quite prepared to also reciprocate the gesture when the time comes and they also invite you over to help clean their apartments.
7. Try New Hacks
There is nothing as motivating as leaning something new – especially if it promises to be exciting and is something that you have interest in. This reality can thus, be applied to cleaning your home and making the process more fun.
Hacks such as special mope slippers should be deployed or cleaning gloves (as against traditional rags). These hacks, while they ensure that you keep your curiosity well fed, will also assist in the overall cleaning process and give you results that are more impressive than you have ever imagined.
You’ll be looking forward to cleaning right before the weekend…just ensure that you always have a new hack off your sleeve to test/experiment!
8. Motivate yourself with a Reward
As children, the promise of a reward was sure to inspire quick action – work usually done with the utmost precision and excellence. Fortunately, there is a child in every one of us, that primal part that seeks out a reward after the successful completion of a task, especially an unwanted/unpleasant one. Indulge it.
Before you set out to clean, make certain that, you have a treat waiting for you; a special treat that you’re not allowed to experience before the completion of the home cleaning task. This way, your heart will always seek out the cleaning routine so that right after, the reward set can be enjoyed. For this reward, make it worthwhile and ensure that it is something that you do not ordinarily indulge in and see the awesome joy and good this can lead to!
9. Keep the Pets off!
Pets are awesome companions and ensure super interesting company. However, when house cleaning is involved, it is a smarter option to restrain your lovely pets well in advance before you begin the cleaning process. Keeping the pets locked up or restricted puts you in mood for cleaning, knowing fully well that unwanted mud or dust will not be brought in right after you finish your cleaning or worse, as you clean.
It is to be noted however that, some pets (like good trained dogs) can be trained to help in home cleaning. However, without proper training, pets are better restrained than allowed to roam free.
Now, Get in the Mood and Really Clean your Home!
The lines above have made sure that the strenuous and often unwanted process of cleaning your home is reduced to an activity that is fun filled and quite pleasurable to the heart. This means that, like other awesome things that you love doing (partying, hanging out and watching movies), home cleaning will also be listed amongst inspiring activities that you would actually look up to – daily or when the need arises.