“I love house cleaning,” said no one, EVER. But tidying up and tackling the household tasks should not necessarily be tedious, or take up your entire weekend. Managing one job at a day will make domestic cleaning feel less like a burden and more like a routine. Break down the work into manageable chunks of time and complete smaller bites every day for the next 30 days. Take 20 minutes to do simple and easy projects like dusting, doing the laundry or wiping the surfaces.
You think it’s impossible to tackle all these jobs in such a short time? The professionals from CleanNGone Central London think that this challenge will change completely your idea of domestic cleaning.
Although this is not a new method, it is an effective one. When faced with bigger and boring projects, you are more likely to procrastinate with them. It is normal to get overwhelmed by the size or the scale of a job. On the other hand, sparing 20 minutes a day to sweep the floor or wash the dishes doesn’t sound like a lot to do. You will be encouraged when you see progress right away. Create a schedule that fits into your needs and lifestyle or print out one from the internet. For example, one day you can clean the bathroom and on the other, you can vacuum all floors. The best thing about this challenge is that it is completely customizable. As long as you are completing small chores every day, you are doing it right.
Set a Timer
Pick two or three chores you will tackle today and decide how time you will need for each. Then set your kitchen timer for 5 or 10 minutes, depending how long you think it will take to finish the task. When you know you have only limited time to get done with the job, you will be less likely to get distracted by social media, emails and so on.
Play Some Music
Even if you don’t feel like cleaning today, music can put you in the right mood for some action. Blast your favourite soundtrack and you will immediately feel more energized. Music will take your mind from the tedious tasks and will help you get through the process quickly.
Do the Dishes after Every Meal
Don’t wait until there is an enormous pile of dishes in your sink. It will make it more overwhelming and easier to put off. The same goes for other day-to-day chores like doing the laundry and taking out the trash.
Update Your List
Once you are done with the 30-day challenge, you can also include tasks that should be done monthly or quarterly. It is easier to plan large projects like carpet cleaning when they are perceived as part of the routine.
This is a great opportunity to change your bad habits and replace them with better ones. According to researches, it takes 21 days to form a new habit. So hopefully by the end of 30-day challenge you will have no problems staying on top of your household chores.
What do you think? Would this method work for you around your home?
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