How to motivate yourself to tackle the spring clean

The annual spring clean is often deemed a huge, dreaded task. We’re here to tell you that it doesn’t need to be. Follow our top tips to motivate yourself to get the mop out, the gloves on and the duster dancing. Trust us, you’ll have your home immaculate in no time.

Break it down

By breaking down all the jobs into quick wins, there’s no need to get overwhelmed with the tasks ahead. First things first: make a list of all the nooks and crannies you want to tackle to make sure you don’t miss anything. Whether you’re taking on each room individually or mastering all the floors first, there’s no need to attempt everything in one day. Take your time, because if you want spotless results, it’s good to remember it’s a marathon not a sprint.

Positive playlist

Motivating music will no doubt get you into the spring cleaning spirit. Have no shame adding Abba or Shania (or anyone else) onto your playlist – after all, loose hips have been known to help the cleaning process along. Top tip – singing along makes the big clean go much faster, not to mention far more enjoyable – we’ve tried and tested this ourselves!

Perfect products

There’s only so much you can do yourself – with a whole host of specialist products out there, spring cleaning quick wins have never been better. From blitzing bathroom surfaces to focusing on floorcare, invest in clever cleaning products that pretty much do the work for you. There’s nothing quite like discovering a new product that works wonders with minimal effort.

End goal

You’ve got your playlist and new products, but now you’re looking at everything that needs cleaning and wondering where to start. It’s time to get inspired – whether you’ve seen your ‘goal’ living room on Pinterest or have a proper party to host soon, it’s always good to keep your end goal in mind. This is the time to make any of those changes, like a new furniture formation that you just never get round to trying. Keep focused by visualising how you are going to use the space, while restoring it to shipshape condition.

Reward yourself

You’ve cleaned your house top to bottom, and although it wasn’t as painful as you first thought, you still deserve a treat. Whether it’s a takeaway or a big bubble bath, plan for something special to do after you’re done. It’s always great to have an incentive, especially when it involves revelling in the comfort of your newly sparkling abode.

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