How To Get Motivated To Clean

I’m a clean person by nature, so I don’t really struggle with motivation when it comes to keeping our house in order. However, even for…


I’m a clean person by nature, so I don’t really struggle with motivation when it comes to keeping our house in order. However, even for people like me who enjoy cleaning, sometimes it can be hard to stay motivated and keep up with the habit. But I know that if you stick with your routine, you will see results—and then it won’t feel like such a chore!

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Here are some tips I’ve found useful for keeping my house in order and staying motivated:

-Set a schedule. If you have kids, it might be hard to find time to get everything done around the house; so set aside specific times of day or night when you can tackle certain tasks. Then stick with them! It helps if you keep your schedule in a visible place like on your fridge or by your desk—wherever you’ll see it often.

Clean one small space a day.

Start small. Don’t try to do it all in one day, or even one session: if you find yourself getting overwhelmed, take a break and come back to it later. You can also break large cleaning tasks into smaller ones that are easier to handle—for example, instead of cleaning your entire bathroom at once (which can be hard to focus on), tackle the sink or tub first, and then move on to other parts of the room as needed.

Reward yourself with something as simple as a cup of coffee.

Reward yourself with something as simple as a cup of coffee.

We all get distracted by the lure of food, but sometimes that’s not what we need to get motivated. Instead, try rewarding yourself with something small and inexpensive that will allow you to keep going on the cleaning journey. It can be anything that you enjoy in life: an hour-long walk around your neighborhood, taking a break from cleaning for half an hour, or even sitting down with some tea instead of plopping down on the couch as soon as you’re done tidying up (you deserve it!).

Hire help if you can.

If you can, hire help.

If your budget allows it, hire a cleaning service to come and do the job for you. Alternatively, if your budget doesn’t allow that, then ask around to see if anyone in your network has a friend who’s looking for part-time work or could use some extra cash. If they do, offer them $15-20/hour total to do all of the tasks above and have them give you monthly updates on their progress over email so that there are no surprises when the check comes in.

For added motivation: Tell yourself that every time someone does something out of love for another person (such as cleaning up after them), they get closer to heaven and therefore closer towards eternal life with God. If this doesn’t motivate you enough then find something else that will!

Focus on cleaning one thing at a time.

The best way to get motivated to clean is to focus on cleaning one thing at a time. Start with the easiest thing and don’t worry about what you haven’t done yet. Don’t worry about what you don’t have time to do or that other people need to do too. Cleaning doesn’t have to be all-consuming, but it does require some effort and focus in order for it to be effective and worthwhile. If you try cleaning everything at once, then there’s no real sense of accomplishment—you’ll feel overwhelmed by the amount of work still left undone!

Keep your house clean with a simple weekly routine.

To keep your house clean, you need a cleaning schedule. A simple weekly routine is the best way to make sure that all of the things that need to be cleaned get cleaned.

There are many ways you can implement a cleaning schedule:

  • Keep a cleaning schedule for the week. This method is best if you only have one room or bathroom in your home that needs regular attention and don’t want to bother adding more items onto an already-busy calendar. You can use this method by making Monday “family room day,” Tuesday “kitchen day,” etc., until Friday when you do everything else (laundry and vacuuming).
  • Keep a daily cleaning schedule for each thing in your house (e.g., bedroom every day; kitchen every other day). This method is ideal if there are specific areas within your home where mess tends to accumulate more quickly than others, such as near food preparation areas like the kitchen or dining room table; places where pets sleep on top of furniture (e.g., couch); or spots where foot traffic from kids walking through each morning tend to leave behind dirt from their shoes like entryways into bedrooms or living rooms from outside doors leading outdoors into yards/gardens). It’s also helpful if there are any activities that happen regularly throughout each day but not necessarily at precise times each time they occur (e.g., putting away clothes after taking them off during nighttime routine before going bedtime).

Make it fun, or do it after your kids go to bed.

Cleaning can be boring, but it doesn’t have to be. There are lots of ways to make cleaning fun and motivate yourself to do it. Here are some ideas:

  • Do it alone
  • Do it while watching a movie or TV show
  • Listen to music while you clean (you can even get your kids involved)
  • Read a book while you’re organizing or decluttering

Think about the energy in your home when it’s cleaner and you’ll start to get excited about cleaning.

You are what you think.

When you think about the energy in your home when it’s cleaner, then that becomes the reality for you. The more often you do this, the more powerful it becomes for creating that feeling of clean and organized. This is why positive affirmations work so well: because if you tell yourself something enough times, eventually it will become true for you.

So start today by thinking about how nice your home feels when it’s clean! Think about how good it feels to walk into a spotless room after being away from home all day at work or school—that’s what we want every day at our house too!

Give yourself grace when you need it, but also know that being lazy feels better when you’re already living in a clean space.

One thing to keep in mind is that everyone needs a break sometimes. When you’re feeling exhausted or overwhelmed, it can be hard to get motivated and stay on task with cleaning. The important thing here is not to give up entirely but instead of finding ways to take breaks without making the house even dirtier than when you started.

You could take a 20 minute break from sweeping every time you finish an area (try using different colored clothes for each room), or do some stretches before getting back into deep cleaning mode. You can also try taking a nap during one of your breaks; this might seem counterproductive since napping isn’t exactly cleaning, but trust us: sleeping will actually help you be more productive and focused throughout the rest of your day! This doesn’t mean we want to encourage laziness—just that sometimes it’s okay not to feel guilty about giving yourself grace when needed!

Another way people tend towards laziness is by “making excuses” like telling themselves something like “I don’t have enough time right now…maybe tomorrow morning.” If this happens often enough then eventually no one will want anything done at all because there won’t be any motivation left within oneself due lack thereof being active in whatever task may need completed today as well tomorrow morning next week so why bother doing anything at all today? Instead we should think about ways where these excuses don’t exist anymore because there are always solutions out there somewhere waiting for us just beyond reach until someone finds them first then gives them away freely so others too can benefit from knowing how solutions work – hopefully soon enough before it’s too late though usually not too much later than usual depending upon how long

If you break up your cleaning routine into smaller chunks that you do every day and reward yourself, you’ll be motivated to keep going with this new habit!

If you break up your cleaning routine into smaller chunks that you do every day and reward yourself, you’ll be motivated to keep going with this new habit!

  • Break up the task into smaller chunks:
  • Set a timer for 5 minutes.
  • Clean one area of your home at a time. Don’t try to clean the entire kitchen in one go or all of your living room at once! That will only lead to frustration and defeat. Instead, pick just one area or room at a time on any given day (this could include washing dishes, wiping down counters/sinks/stoves/refrigerators), then move on to another area after 5 minutes have passed. Or alternatively, try using the “7 Minute Home Challenge” which requires 7 minutes of focused effort per day for 7 days straight—and it’s free!


If you’re struggling with motivation to clean, don’t worry! Cleaning is not easy for everyone, but it does get easier with time and practice. The key is to break up your cleaning routine into smaller chunks that you do every day, and reward yourself after each one. By doing this, you will start to build up a positive habit of being motivated by cleaning.

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