Ahh, the dilemma that bugs most of us, especially me! Anyway, most of us despise the notion of cleaning our own room. I mean, I still look fine right? It may look messy to some but with that placement. We know where the things that we are looking for are placed. I even hate it when my mom starts screaming downstairs, commanding me to start cleaning my room. In general, we are either too busy, lazy or not motivated in cleaning our own room.
But think of this, what will happen to that piece of the chip that fell on the floor last week and left unnoticed until right now? How about those dirty shirts that were left somewhere, reeking of sweat and dirt? Or that time when you let the windows open and a sudden gust blew dust and dirt into your room and you totally forgot about it? These things may cause rats or mites to infest your room, and believe me, you don’t want it to happen. It may be a struggle for some, but a little push and a dash of motivation will definitely lift you up your bed and start working on it pronto.
If you have lost your drive in cleaning your room. Here are 7 ways that you can do to get yourself motivated to clean, no matter how a big of a mess your room is.
Pick A Time
Having a set time and date for this activity will have a better chance of doing it. Rather than just spouting promises like “maybe later” or “sometime tomorrow”. Usually, I do my general room and house cleaning every Saturday morning. (Since it is my day off and nobody else is in the house). With this schedule, I am confident that I can do all the things I want to do. Without distractions and bothering other people in the house.
Assemble Your Weapons Of Mass Cleaning
No battle is won without the proper tools, so have all your cleaning tools and products ready before cleaning your room. Also, make sure that they are placed in one spot where you can easily remember and access them. Get your broom, vacuum cleaner, feather duster, dustpan, cleaning solutions, and dry clean rags ready all the time for who knows, when the next spill or mess will happen.
Plan Your Approach
You won’t just jump right in and start with the very first thing you’ll see. You need to plan on an efficient approach to it, like starting from the cobwebs on the corners, going down to sweeping the floor. There is an order of tasks that you should need to follow for you to avoid doing all the work all over again or making a much bigger mess.
Fend Off Distractions
While cleaning, you need to focus on the task at hand to effectively and efficiently finish the task. Remember the reason why I picked Saturdays for my cleaning routine? Dedicating yourself fully on cleaning your room will ensure that all things are done effectively and in the order that is intended. Thus giving me more time in the afternoon to play video games with my squad for a game or two.
An Extra Pair Of Hands Are “Handy”
Don’t mind the pun, I know it’s bad. Anyway, having someone help you will lessen your workload and cutting the work time in half. It also helps in spotting the things that you may have missed. I always have either my sister or my friend assist me in cleaning my room. They do the easier jobs while I do the heavy lifting. Having someone help you do the cleaning will make the chore more fun, less tiring, and you will feel motivated throughout the task.
Music Will Help
Music eases up the mood when you are doing pretty much anything. Playing a piece of relaxing music or any music that you like will greatly boost your motivation and mood in doing the task. I tend to play instrumental music or light jazz while doing any demanding task, so I’m sure that music will also work for you.
Imagine The Outcome and The Reward
I sometimes visualize what the outcome is after I finished cleaning my room. Visualizing the end result will help you give an idea how things will turn out, and also will give you that little motivation and excitement too. Aside from the main reward (a clean and organized room of course), give yourself something else as a reward. I tend to give myself a nice cold beer or a gallon of ice cream because why not and I deserve it, yes, you too deserve an ice cream after doing the task.
So yes, that is pretty much my whole cleaning routine every Saturday. And finally, just imagine all the good things that you gain from cleaning your room (no mess, more space, and no one screaming at you to clean your room for you have already done it).
Cleaning your room is not much of a chore now, isn’t it?