Even well-intentioned housework role models might have learned odd ways of doing things. Luckily, we can now learn anything from the internet, so watch a few YouTube videos before you start to clean!
You might find that you actually have a lot more energy right before bed or first thing in the morning, so squeezing in a few chores then will work better with your natural energy flow.
Want to know the easiest way to make housework less of a burden? Have less stuff to clean. Living in a smaller space or simply cutting back on the number of things you own could make cleaning a lot less unpleasant.
The next time you need to clean, set a timer for twenty minutes. When the timer goes off, stop! Marathon cleaning sessions lead to burnout. When you only have to clean for 20 minutes, it’s not quite as intimidating to get started.
There’s no chore that can’t be made a little better by listening to your favorite tunes. Using cleaning products that smell nice can make a big difference in whether you want to use them. You could burn scented candles or plug in an air freshener, too!
Have you heard the expression “many hands make light work”? When your entire household joins in, chores will get done so much faster. It’s not just about everyone pulling their weight at home, doing housework together helps keep everyone motivated.
You can’t properly rest in a cluttered, dirty home. Not only does it place a heavier sensory burden on your brain but you’ll also continue feeling the complex cocktail of guilt and overwhelm that comes with procrastinating on housework.