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Ahhh, spring cleaning. It’s a love-hate relationship. Love having a clean house, hate cleaning it.
I’ve asked myself a hundred times why I hate cleaning so much.
Is it because the people I live with just make things dirty/messy again within minutes?
Or is it the act of cleaning itself.
Maybe it’s a little of both.
But as much as it pains me to admit, I don’t enjoy it. At all.
I hate to even admit that, because, you know, I don’t want to be a poor housekeeper.
But there it is.
So, as a cleaning hater, I thought maybe I could share a few things that have helped make the act of cleaning a little more bearable for me.
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First of all, I usually only clean for 15 minutes a day, which you can read about here. So this spring cleaning stuff is a big deal for me.
Listen to an Audiobook or podcast.
I know a lot of people talk about putting on some music and getting it done, but for me, I could be listening to music while doing something enjoyable.
Music doesn’t really take my mind off what I’m doing.
But audiobooks? Podcasts? Those engage your mind, while your body does the mind-numbing work of scrubbing toilets.
I usually like to wear my noise-cancelling earbuds if I’m cleaning solo so that everyone leaves me alone.
Use the opportunity to teach the kids how to clean
Honestly, when I’m in cleaning mode, I’m just like, get-out-of-the-way-and-let-me-do-this-real-fast.
But I have kids to teach.
It has taken a lot of work to change my mindset, I won’t lie, but when you change from cleaning mode, to teaching the kids a life skill mode, it completely changes things.
You go from cleaning – a useless, repetitive task – to something worthwhile.
Yes, the cleaning is slower, but honestly, the point isn’t to clean anymore, is it? Now it’s all about giving those kids work ethic and life skills.
Things I try not to do while I’m cleaning:
- Threaten the lives of those who track in dirt and clutter
It’s a work in progress, but I’m getting there.
Use a Spring Cleaning Check List so I can’t Cheat
For real. I really have to do that. Or I’ll forget, or just not get around to certain tasks because I get tired of cleaning.
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And by the way, spring cleaning is no reason to inundate yourself with harmful, immune weakening chemicals.
- Try cleaning with microfiber cleaning clothes – they’re the best for dusting and greasy kitchen backsplashes!
- Make essential oil blends for cleaning
- Use Thieves cleaner – it really is the best natural cleaner we’ve ever tried!
- Diffuse Purification to deal with all the yucky stuff you stir up during cleaning
- Open your windows to get some fresh air flow.
Happy spring cleaning!