How do you stay motivated to clean? How do you make it a daily habit?

H L Na U.
I’m in the process of remodeling my home so that my laundry room will be on the ground floor and at the center of the house. Then what was the laundry room will become the dog utility room with a dog shower and all their supplies. Why is this important? Because my home becomes functional meeting the logistics of staying clean. Bringing my dirty laundry down two floors and taking clean laundry up to floors makes no sense. And rather than hurt my back getting my dogs clean, and having their things strewn all over the house, it will all be in one place. Functionality must meet purpose.

Lindsay P.
I have four children, two dogs, and a husband that owns three businesses; allowing the house to not get cleaned for three or four days looks like months in other peoples homes. I have also been off on sickleave for a difficult to diagnose condition which causes intense pain throughout my body; pushing myself to do it each day, little by little, allows me to prove to myself that I am stronger than I feel. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve only started this week but already I feel better.

Heather P.
Cleaning can be overwhelming at times. My suggestion is to pick one room to work on and then pick one corner. Have a trash can with you, a bag for donations, and a box or laundry basket for things that live elsewhere. Move along the wall to the next corner until you return to your starting point. Take before and after pictures. Once you have that room cleaned up and organized, close the door and move on to another room. When most people ask about cleaning they’re really asking about taming the clutter. Do this first whether your home is cluttered or not so you have a fresh start. After that, it’s just a question of maintenance. Pick a day for deep chores like laundry, vacuuming, washing the floors and bathroom. Pick another day for tidying, putting things back where they belong, and dusting. The kitchen should be kept clean and tidy every day.

Cheryl F.
I think finding your life's purpose is a journey. It is a rare person who just knows. Most of us try several things before we discover that special endeavor that ignites passion or joy. It is that one thing that never feels like work, no matter how long you work at it.

Sure personality tests can guide you as you begin. Books can further enlighten you on your journey. Sometimes a eureka moment happens. But often it is a slow growing knowledge that this is what you were meant to do.

Just enjoy each step on the journey!