Cleaning Motivation Hacks: How To Get Motivated To Clean!

Updated on December 1, 2020

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Are you tired of all the mess around you but can’t think of anything to boost your cleaning motivation? Is your home filled with tons of stuff that you don’t actually need, like or use?

Living in a cluttered environment drains your energy so no wonder it’s hard for you to find cleaning motivation inside. But the thing is – the sooner you take care of the mess, the sooner you’re able to breathe easier and lower your stress levels.

The only question is… Where do you find that mystical, highly appreciated cleaning motivation? Does it even exist?

 

Boosting Your Cleaning Motivation? Doable!

 

There are a few tactics I found to be very useful when it comes to cleaning motivation and a will to declutter your home. They are easy and make the whole process much more fun, so cleaning doesn’t feel like a huge chore anymore! If you’re facing a lot of cleaning, decluttering or organizing work, they can help you get motivated and go through everything faster too.

Sounds cool? Let’s take a look at them!

 

Cleaning Motivation Hacks: How To Get Motivated To Clean FAST

 

1. Boost Your Cleaning Motivation By Listing All The Benefits

 

That’s right! To get enough cleaning motivation to go through all the mess, you need to prep your mindset. It’s hard to get motivated when you’re focusing on the hard part – how long it will take, how boring it will be, how tired you are right now… If you keep thinking about that, you’re just sabotaging your effort to get started – and killing your cleaning motivation before it has a chance to appear!

Instead, think of the benefits you will gain if you’ve cleaned and decluttered your home.

Here are a few examples:

  • Cleaner, pleasant environment.
  • Better mood.
  • Feeling of accomplishment.
  • Happier family.
  • Easier living.
  • Less overwhelm.
  • Feeling of wellness.
  • Feeling of space.
  • Lighter mind.
  • Healthier living conditions.
  • More time to do something you like.
  • Feeling at ease.
  • Easier maintenance.

If you can, write all the benefits down to let them sink in. Write as long as you can think of new benefits to really jump-start your cleaning motivation.

woman doing a writing exercise to improve her cleaning motivation

 

2. Boost Your Cleaning Motivation By Buying Something New For Your Home

 

Often, people suggest to set a reward for yourself and get it once you’ve finished a particular task.

But in the search of cleaning motivation, I recommend to do a reverse rewarding and buy something for your home before you start tidying up.

This works as cleaning motivation because you get a new, exciting item for your home YET in order to use it (or at least to enjoy it fully), you need to make your place clean and tidy first.

Here’s an example.

Imagine yourself buying a beautiful piece of wall art. It’s big, it’s lovely, the style is just perfect, and you want to put it on display right away.

And, of course, you can hang it right away but will it feel good to see that piece in the middle of the mess? Not really.

Now imagine the same piece in a perfectly clean, cozy, and decluttered room, with dimmed lighting, flower buckets, and scented candles… Feels amazing right?

And it motivates you even more if you already have that wall art in your hands. It makes you want to clean and declutter everything ASAP so you can start enjoying ýour new stuff and the coziness it adds to the room.

Note that you don’t have to spend a lot – even one or two items can spark up your cleaning motivation and inspire you to make everything cleaner and cozier. When I don’t want to spend a lot, I simply buy some flowers!

flower vase with tulips as a cleaning motivation booster

 

So if you can, go on a little shopping trip and buy something that would enhance your home (and boost your cleaning motivation!), like:

  • Decor items.
  • New home clothes.
  • New slippers.
  • Flowers (either picked or potted).
  • Home scents.
  • Lighting items (I go crazy for LED light garlands!)
  • Candles.
  • Stylish pillows.
  • New bedding set.
  • Towels.
  • New shower curtain.
  • New hand soaps.

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White Silicone and Copper Cooking Utensils

white ruffled shower curtain

VCNY Home Heavy Duty Luxurious Ruffled Shower Curtain

 

3. Protect Your Cleaning Motivation By Preparing Everything You Need In Advance

 

To make sure you savor any tiny bit of cleaning motivation you have, you should also make the process easier – as much as it’s possible. 

In the case of cleaning or decluttering, it means gathering all the tools you might need in one place. Preferably – something that can move with you, like a cleaning caddy or a plastic box with wheels. It’s a lot easier to save your cleaning motivation when you know the process won’t be unnecessarily complicated.

various cleaning items in a caddy

Try to gather all the things you need!

FOR CLEANING:

  • Multipurpose or specific cleaners.
  • Washcloths.
  • Dusters.
  • Garbage bags.
  • Scrubbers.
  • Microfiber cloths.
  • Glass cleaner.
  • Air fresheners.
  • Rubber gloves.
  • Deodorizing candles.

FOR DECLUTTERING:

  • Bags.
  • Boxes.
  • Jars.
  • Containers.
  • Organizers.
  • Pouches.

Having everything you need near you will save you a lot of energy, keep your cleaning motivation burning and make the whole process faster and easier.

Related: How To Organize Your Home Once And For All

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cleaning day scented candles as cleaning motivation boosters

Mrs Meyers “Clean Day” Scented Soy Candle

 

Finding Cleaning Motivation – a Recap

 

Cleaning, organizing, decluttering… All of these things can be pretty enjoyable! I personally love to clean but, like all humans, I get lazy too. Fortunately, these tactics help me to boost my cleaning motivation every time. Let’s recap them! To boost your cleaning motivation, try to:

1. Write down all the benefits.

2. Buy something new for your home (even a small, inexpensive thing will work – like a bottle of new & pretty hand soap!).

3. Prepare everything you might need in advance.

Trying one of them can be enough to spark your cleaning motivation, but trying all of them is even more effective!

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