What’s the most hated chore in your house? If your family is like most, it is probably cleaning. Nobody thinks of having fun when it’s time to clean. But it doesn’t have to be a bore or a drag. Here are five ways to make cleaning fun in your home.
Make Cleaning Fun in Your Home with These 5 Easy Tips
1. Outsource most of your cleaning.
It may be that the best way to make cleaning more fun is to not clean at all! Or at least not having to do the tasks you hate the most. Once someone has done the heavy lifting for you, general cleaning and maintenance becomes a breeze.
For instance, you should let an excellent cleaning service do a deep cleaning of your house periodically. That way, your daily cleaning doesn’t have to be as intense. House cleaning services are widely available, so choose an experienced professional to clean your home every few months to ensure your home is always squeaky clean.
2. Crank the music for cleaning fun in your home.
One reason house cleaning is boring is that it is a monotonous activity, often requiring you to do the same movements over and over. But music can put a pep in your step and make it fun. From hip hop to classical music, there are many musical genres to choose from, and playlists even exist specifically for cleaning your house. To create fun, select songs with an upbeat tempo. It can lift your mood and even tempt you to break into a dance to burn a few extra calories.
3. Catch up on phone calls with friends and family.
Cleaning is not one of those activities that demands 100% of your attention. That makes it easy to multi-task easily while cleaning. That means that your cleaning session is the best time to listen to your voice messages and catch up on your personal phone calls.
While it’s not exactly the best time for work calls, it’s the perfect time to call friends you haven’t spoken to for a while or make those phone calls you know will require a long time being on hold.
4. Get your family involved and make it fun.
Cleaning all by yourself is tiring and boring. Including your children and spouse can change that. First, cleaning together with your spouse can be a time of bonding and playing. Couples who do things together often stay together longer.
Second, children have an amazing way to inject energy into mundane activities. Ask your kids for ideas on how to make cleaning fun and exciting. Challenge each other and make it a competition, such as having a race to put laundry away.
5. Add rewards for extra fun and inspiration.
The right reward can make even the most boring activities exciting and fun. Have a rewards list for various cleaning chores in your home to motivate everyone in your home. Even if you are cleaning alone, reward yourself afterward for a job well done. For instance, treat yourself to a massage after every intense cleaning session. You’d be surprised at how that will give you inspiration for the next time.
For your kids, you can turn any cleaning session into a game time. You can create a chore chart where kids can select chores and get reward points each time they complete something. If you want to take it even further, you can even turn it into a bingo game (where everyone wins!)
6. Cleaning can be fun in your home.
Cleaning doesn’t have to be boring. You can make your cleaning sessions an exciting time for you and your family using some of the tips here. Take your cleaning game to the next level and enjoy a spotless home all year round, and have fun doing it! If you have any questions or suggestions, we always love to hear from you in the comments below. Also below are links that will take you to more fantastic articles about ALL things DESIGN for your home or business.
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