Everyone knows that cleaning and organising your home are not enjoyable at all. Of course, we’d rather be relaxing with a movie, jogging in the park, seeing a concert with friends, or any number of fun activities! However, as tedious as they can be, household chores are necessary for a clean, tidy home.
Are there any ways to make chores really fun? As you’ll find out below, there are some great ideas that will make you actually look forward to cleaning and getting things finished way quicker than normal. Let’s take a look.
Invite someone over to visit
You’ll be amazed at how fast you can clean up your home when you know someone is visiting! You wouldn’t dare show your guest a messy, dirty home, so if you schedule a meeting at your place for 1:00pm, then you better get started at 10:00am to ensure you’re finished in time!
Likewise, you could also set an appointment to meet someone outside at a certain time, which means you can’t go until you’re done with your chores. Giving yourself a time target is one of the best ways to speed up boring tasks like vacuuming, mopping, dusting, washing dishes, sorting laundry, etc.
Listen to music or podcasts
They say that music makes us happy, so if you need a good dose of joy while cleaning, then put on your favourite tunes and dance and lip-sync around the house while you clean and organise everything. You’ll be amazed how fast the time goes and it never felt like a chore because the music made it fun! Similarly, podcasts or audiobooks let your mind drift away while completing the dull tasks.
Just ensure your earpods are nice and clean before you start anything, as these headphones can also get a bit dirty when we use them more and more. After all, you also want your ears to be hygienic when listening to music too!
Money or food incentives
If there’s light at the end of the tunnel, then cleaning doesn’t sound so bad after all. Give yourself incentives like a delicious meal at a local restaurant so that you have a fun goal after you’ve finished the chores. If you have a friend or neighbour you can trust, you could also give them some of your money, and say that you’ll have it back only when finishing your chores. Make sure they don’t spend it first!
Include a workout
Just like listening to music, you can combine two tasks if you make a little workout when cleaning. You could wear some ankle weights to help your calf muscles, perform lunges while vacuuming, jump up and down to get some cobwebs from the ceiling, or stretch your neck and back muscles while cleaning dishes.
Make up your own workout regime that suits your fitness goals and you might find that it’s possible to get fit and clean the house at the same time! Who knows, it could make you clean the house more often if you also get fit.
These days, there are loads of fantastic gadgets that make cleaning way quicker! If you’re still washing dishes by hand, then stop that and install a dishwasher immediately. It actually uses less water, cleans more efficiently, and gives you time to spend on other household chores.
The latest vacuum technology, like Roomba or Dyson, is incredibly good at gathering up dust and hair around your home, which means you don’t have to use an old vacuum cleaner that barely works.
As you can see, you just have to get creative and think of unique ways to make cleaning fun. The faster you do your chores, the quicker you can go outside and enjoy the sunshine!