One of the other things I suggest is making your home your own. Clear out the clutter so there’s less to tidy and then add in items to make it somewhere you want to keep tidy.
I’m currently working on making my spare bedroom a useable room again, doing 20 minutes here & there. It’s taken a couple of weeks but I’m pleased to say that I can see the floor again!
I also can’t praise chore rotas enough, feels a bit childish at first but it does help.
Think about what needs to be done everyday, once or twice a week and once a month. Then try and schedule them so you’re not doing them all at once. For me I do the washing on a Wednesday & Saturday (extra loads where needed) and I do a dust & polish of the living room on a Friday. Sunday I then do a deep clean of the bathroom, ready to pamper myself Sunday night before the next week begins.
But it all starts from taking that first task, even just making the bed in the morning. That one things that makes you go “I did something productive, I might not have done everything but I’ve done something”
Also, adding the clean and tidy habit in the app as part of my evening routine for just a quick 10 mins, I find it’s easier to keep on top of everything.
I used to hate it too. Then I felt infinitely better when I had a clean desk and my chair wasn’t strewn with clothes when I woke up. It changed my whole day and how productive I was. I had goals for at home after to work to complete and I couldn’t do it with clutter. If you can don’t change it. You don’t have to tidy up if ruins your day. Just remember if you die in your sleep they’ll find you dead surround by a filthy mess.
I hope it helps you 😘😘
So when I wash dishes in the evening, I think about how happy I’ll be the next opening to come down to a clean kitchen. And then the next morning, I make sure to notice and smile. I even thank myself for taking care of things.
I’ve also learned that small, regular tidying is a lot easier than dealing with a huge mess. So I used to ignore small messes, but now I try to pick up things that are out of place when I see them.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s still an ongoing struggle. But I know it’s just a part of life, and if I keep it up it will never overwhelm me.
Also set small goals instead of big projects when cleaning
Like don’t say am going to clean the whole kitchen, instead say I’ll take out the trash then when that’s done I’ll do the dishes, then clean off the counters . It will help make you feel like your making progress, and not get overwhelmed.
My “tidying up” primarily consists of preparing breakfast and lunch for the following day and laying out my workout gear so that I don’t have to think about any of that in the morning.
1. I hire a housekeeper. She comes every two weeks and deals with the dirt.
2. I rethink how things are organized. The easier it is to put things away, the more likely I am to do it. This means reorganizing things and getting rid of things I’m not using.
3. I tell myself I only have to work on loading the dishwasher or reorganizing things for 5 minutes. Once I've started I usually do more than 5 minutes, but after 5 minutes I can stop.
4. I am dropping the perfection thing, so if my house is messy, it’s good enough.
Also is has to become an habit of yours. Every time you have nothing to do, pick up some clothes, bring books back in the bookshelf, clean the dishes and organize your desk. Step by step you will succeed. Once it has become a habit that is connected with positive emotions everything will be easy and you will not anymore dislike cleaning or tidying up. Hope I could help you in any way. Good luck.
Or to make it more enjoyable listen to an entertaining podcast or audiobook while you tidy.
When i sorted out the things that was bothering me i started to clean and tide up on daily basis. But if sometimes i feel like i don’t want to clean, i sit and reflect on myself asking what’s bothering me, what makes me feel so unpleasant? Try to ask yourself this question to and see what you can find
2. Break it down into 5 or 10 minute tasks and just do one
3. Put things away as you use them
4. Find a way to make it pleasurable (listen to a podcast or music, make it physical exercise, get a friend to talk to you while you tidy, etc)
5. Simplify your environment so there’s less to manage (give away unused items, choose a smaller house or apartment to live in, etc.)
6. set up systems that make it simple and quick to stay tidy (put a container of Clorox wipes or Evo or other cleaning wipes under sinks and at end of day, take one and wipe out sink after you brush your teeth). Find other easy ways to build tidying into your existing routine in simple 1-3 minute tasks
Keep visualizing what you want the space to look like.
The best thing to do when you don’t like cleaning 🧹 or tidying up is to listen to your favorite music 🎶 . With each step or item you touch, you’re singing along and the time flies. Always be sure to start with a clear simple objective in mind and use the baby 👶 steps method. Instead of saying “I’m going to clean 🧼 out the garage” in the 20 minutes or whatever you give yourself, say that you’re going to clear out 5 boxes 📦 or arrange all of the gardening supplies to the left of the door 🚪 Always have clear simple
Objectives and the music makes the time fly!!
Even if you don’t really like cleaning and tidying, you may like the results and the benefits you notice might include: more space, cleaner air, things easier to find, fewer germs, home more inviting to guests, easier to move around, more available kitchen surfaces, etc.
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- How where you feeling when you were cleaning
- What’s a good way to declutter early in the morning so you don’t disturb anyone still sleeping?
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- Who has tricks or advice on how to keep up with laundry?! Mostly the folding. I’ve struggled with this chore my whole life.
- What if I want to buy organizers to make my room look better but I have no money whatsoever?
- Do you clean better in these small time slots or when you do it all at once?
- How often do you have a deep clean/ tidy? And how do you do it? What’s your routine ?
- How do you stay on top of keeping things tidy?