Learn how to clean up the house without giving up your lazy sunday.
Sometimes, everything around us is just so fast-paced that we so desperately want to slow things down. At one point in our lives, we all want to escape from the busy lifestyle that we have and just chill out.
For this reason, even the mundane activities like cleaning our homes become too burdensome for us, especially if we are on the go several times a week. That’s why we created this guide to help make household cleaning less of a chore for you—now you don’t have to worry about having a poorly-maintained home even if you don’t always have the vigor to do some cleaning!
1. Make a checklist and set a timer
Creating a list of the parts of your home that you will clean ensures that you will not leave out any area behind. This also helps you keep track of all the cleaning that you would do so you won’t forget anything while you’re at it. Also, it would help you a lot if you set a timer while you go around your house to clean it so you don’t take long on any part.
Being a couch potato is no excuse. You can actually do tasks in between while watching your favorite TV show! For every 5-minute commercial break, wipe your center table and pick up the random stuff that’s been strewn around your floor for ages. Now that’s how you become productive while binge-watching your favorite TV series at the same time!
2. Play some background music
Having some upbeat tunes playing in the background would instantly perk you up, energize you, and get you in the mood for cleaning. Grooving while going around your home helps you stay sane especially when there’s so much tidying to do!
3. Make your bed!
Making the bed is one form of tidying up that some people who feel too lazy fail to do every morning. What most of us don’t realize is that this simple task actually makes a messy room seem neater. Minutes after you open those peepers up and get off your bed, straighten your sheets. Then, fluff your pillows. Finally, dust off your covers to get rid of unwanted dirt on your bedding. Cover your pillows with a separate blanket or sheet to protect them from dust and bugs during the day.
4. Perform some quick oven cleaning
Chances are, your microwave oven has already gone through a lot, what with the constant heating of food that you do. Give this appliance of yours some credit by cleaning it up! The easy way to do it is to combine water and 4 tablespoons of lemon juice in a microwave-safe bowl. Put it inside the microwave oven and set the timer to 5 minutes. The steam from the boiled mixture would loosen up the dirt and grease that are stuck on your oven’s panels, thus making it easier for you to wipe them off afterwards.
5. Know the difference between cleaning up and tidying up
To clean is to remove dust and dirt off of any surface; to tidy is to put things back to their proper order. It would be helpful if you allot separate times during the day for cleaning and tidying up so you’d be sure to accomplish a lot. Multitasking while cleaning isn’t very helpful, and would only make you feel like you’re not finishing anything—this would make the tasks seem more burdensome for you.
6. Reward yourself!
Even if you did only some light cleaning, still, you managed to improve your home’s condition in terms of cleanliness so you definitely deserve a reward! You may do any activity that you like, whether it’s going outside for some fresh air or staying indoors to cuddle with your pets or cook yourself some good food. Rewarding yourself motivates you so that when it’s finally time to clean up your home again, you know you’ll have something nice to look forward to at the end of the day.
Time to Wake Those Lazy Bones Up!
You live in your own house, so you can’t just expect other people to do all the cleaning for you. Practice doing small chores everyday so all the mess won’t pile up—this might actually bail you out of your lazy comfort zone and do wonders for your abode!