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5 Ways To Get Motivated For Spring Cleaning

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Home Kuel Thought Leader: Lori Roach

Are you dreading the thought of spring cleaning?  

You are so not alone. It can be difficult to get motivated to clean the house after a long winter. Especially as the days start to warm up and all you want to do is go outside and feel the sun on your face.  

And yet, there it is. Your home wants a little sun and lovin’ too! With just a little bit of planning and motivation, you can make spring cleaning a more manageable and even (dare I suggest it?) enjoyable task. 

“One way to get motivated is to break down the cleaning tasks into smaller, more achievable chunks.”

One way to get motivated is to break down the cleaning tasks into smaller, more achievable chunks. Rather than trying to clean your entire home in one day, focus on one room at a time. Or even one closet or drawer. This will make the task seem less overwhelming and help you stay motivated.  

Additionally, setting a specific goal, such as decluttering your closet or deep cleaning your kitchen, can give you a sense of accomplishment and keep you motivated to continue. 

Let’s face it, spring cleaning can be a daunting task. You’ve been closed in all winter long, and things have gotten – well, not so neat and fresh. But keep in mind that starting is the hardest part of the process.   

5 Tips To Set The Stage For A Successful Spring Cleaning:

1. Understand the Benefits of Spring Cleaning:

Before you start cleaning, it’s important to understand the benefits of a clean home.  A clean and organized space can: 

  • reduce stress and anxiety 
  • improve productivity 
  • boost your mood 
  • help prevent allergies and respiratory issues 
  • encourage you to work toward other goals 
2. Adjust Your Attitude:

Spring cleaning can feel overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be a miserable experience. By creating a positive mindset, you can make the process more enjoyable – or at the very least, tolerable.  

Start by setting achievable goals and breaking up the cleaning into manageable tasks. Celebrate your progress along the way, and don’t forget to take breaks when you need them. To get yourself in the cleaning spirit, create a playlist of your favorite upbeat tunes. Play them super loud! 

“Before you start cleaning, it’s important to establish clear goals.”

Finally, remember that spring cleaning is an opportunity to start fresh and create a clean and comfortable home for yourself and your loved ones. And then, you are free to focus on all of the fun spring activities you have planned! 

Develop a Cleaning Plan:

An efficient cleaning plan will help you organize your projects to make accomplishing them easier. Here are some tips to help you develop a plan that will keep you motivated from start to finish.

3. Establish Clear Goals:

Before you start cleaning, it’s important to establish clear goals.  

Take some time to think about what you want to achieve and write down your goals. This will help you stay focused and motivated throughout the cleaning process. 

Some examples of goals you might set include decluttering your home, deep cleaning your kitchen, or organizing your closet. Whatever your goals may be, make sure they are specific, measurable, achievable, and time-based (SMART). 

4. Organize Your Tasks:

Once you have established your goals, it’s time to organize your tasks. Break down your goals into smaller, more manageable tasks. This will help you stay on track and prevent you from feeling overwhelmed. 

Make a list of all the tasks you need to complete and prioritize them based on importance. You can use a checklist, table or bullet journal to help keep your tasks organized and easy to follow. 

“Rewards can be a great way to stay motivated and keep yourself on track.”

5. Reward Yourself:

Finally, don’t forget to incorporate rewards into your cleaning plan. Rewards can be a great way to stay motivated and keep yourself on track. 

And you deserve a reward after all of your hard work! 

Some examples of rewards you might include are taking a break to watch your favorite TV show, treating yourself to a special snack, or going for a walk outside. Make sure your rewards are something you enjoy and look forward to. Don’t let them take over and distract you, though – if it’s tv, watch one episode, not an entire series!! 

By developing a motivated spring cleaning plan that includes clear goals, organized tasks, and rewards, you can make your spring cleaning a success. Before you know it, your house will be clean and neat, and you can relax and enjoy the warm weather that’s just around the corner. 

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About the Author:

Lori Roach’s professional career has encompassed convention management, corporate training, education administration, and – most important to her – full-time motherhood.  As she entered her mid-fifties, she found herself moving to a new city – leaving her friends and job behind just as she became an empty nester. Seeking both purpose and a new challenge, Lori started a blog, CircleSquareOval.  Her goal is to help every woman “shape a modern midlife” by focusing on self-discovery, confidence, and connection to the world around them.

 A bit of a gypsy at heart, Lori has relocated twenty-two times in her life, making her something of an expert on settling into a new space, unpacking and decorating quickly, and creating a feeling of “home”.  She joins Kuel Life as a Home Category Expert.

You can read more from Lori at CircleSquareOval and find her on Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest as well.