Spring cleaning is one of the only things that stands between you and an amazing spring. Ok, maybe it won’t ruin your whole season, but if you are anything like me, you dread it all year long and procrastinate as much as humanly possible. The reason spring cleaning is so daunting is because it’s a lot more than just the regular day to day (or weekly) cleaning – it’s a whole lot of work. To be honest, for a lot of us starting our spring cleaning takes a quite a bit of motivation. Today I am going to share some of the ways I motivate myself to get started with my spring cleaning and hope it helps you, too.
The first step to motivation before anything else is to be inspired, if you have no inspiration then you will ultimately end up like me – being lazy
and skipping an entire year or two. So go out and buy some of those home decor magazines you always avoid and throw that “my house will never look this good” attitude right out the door. Sure you may not financially be able to buy all that spendy decor, but trust me when I say it’ll give you some great ideas on how decorate your house in a way that perfectly fits your personality once you are done with the deep cleaning. I also like to call this one “the reward system”. Once you’re done cleaning, reward yourself with a little shopping spree to liven up your living space a little bit.
This is more than just going out and buying all the things needed to deep clean and revamp your house. In order to completely prepare for spring cleaning you need to mentally prepare yourself. Do this by getting yourself pumped for cleaning. Yeah, you read that right. You can do it however you’d like, but some ideas to get you started would be to meditate or make yourself “cleaning” playlist to listen too while you clean, etc. Anything that gets your blood pumping and keeps your mind in the right space to get the job done.
Don’t Overdo It
If your friend invites you for a night out, don’t allow spring cleaning to get in your way! But also don’t use that as an excuse not to start your cleaning! For me, I like to make myself a spring cleaning schedule. I do one or two rooms at a time and when my goal is accomplished, I allow myself to binge watch some of my favorite shows on Netflix that night. Basically, if you don’t set yourself realistic goals for yourself, there is a good chance you won’t get it all done. Definitely don’t try to do it all in one day – that’s too much work and you will only end up overwhelming yourself.
Speaking of binging on Netflix, I started re-watching Prison Break. There is a brand new season coming out (squee!!) and I wanted to refresh my memory about what happened.
If you need to catch up, too, you can stream Prison Break starting with season 1 on Netflix like I am. Binge watching shows on Netflix is a great way to unwind after a day of spring cleaning. What are you binging on?
Note: I am a member of the Netflix StreamTeam. As part of the #streamteam, I have received product and complimentary service, but all opinions are 100% my own.