When I was little, I didn’t like cleaning my room. I had an overwhelming tendency to put it off until my mom made me, usually with some sort of dangling carrot (you got a new magazine today! Clean your room if you want to read it.) or if things were really bad, by punishment (you’re not going to play with your friends until you clean your room.)
At one point, I made up a game that made cleaning better. I didn’t like just buckling down and whirlwind cleaning…the thought of getting started with a one-bunch cleaning made me want to lay down. But one afternoon, I decided that if I picked up a certain number of things, maybe 30, then I could stop and rest and do some sort of fun activity for two minutes.
After the two minutes was over, I’d start my picking up and counting again, rewarding myself over and over until the room was clean.
I still do it sometimes, even when I’m almost thirty years old. Tell me, do you have any sneaky mind tricks to make yourself clean when you’re not motivated or just don’t feel like getting started? I love the thought of making cleaning and other routine tasks more fun, I’d love to hear what you have to say in the comments!
I also like cleaning up more when my things look positively lovely when they’re put away. The image above is a great example…I’m on the hunt for a piece of furniture that I can make up similar to the one above, for storing extra blankets and odds & ends in the guest room. Source: Pynt, via Sheepish Girl