How to Make Cleaning Your Home More Fun

Cleaning can seem like a chore at times, but it doesn’t have to be boring. In fact, adding a little fun to the process can make it more pleasant and possibly even speed up the work! Here are five ways recommended by Sponge & Sparkle that you can use to add some sparkle to your next cleaning session.

Listen to something you enjoy!

We all know that cleaning can be a drag. But it doesn't have to be! One way to make cleaning more fun is to listen to music while you do it. Crank up your favorite tunes and let yourself get lost in the rhythm as you scrub away. You might even find yourself dancing as you go! Or, you can also listen to podcast episodes or audiobooks! Spotify and Pandora are great places to get freshly curated playlists and even free podcasts. Plus, for audiobooks, you can just check out your local library! Plug in your earphones and groove out!

Set a timer.

Setting a timer can help you focus on cleaning one section of your home at a time. It helps you put aside a little bit of time, whether it is ten minutes or twenty, to at least get started on cleaning and tidying up. The hard part is usually starting, as the task of cleaning can feel daunting at first! Once you get started, it can be fun to see how much you can get done in a set amount of time. Don't forget the bathroom: Try setting an alarm for 15 minutes and clean up all the surfaces. You'll be surprised by how much you'll accomplish with just a little bit of time!

Make it into a game or contest!

You can make cleaning more fun by turning it into a game. For example, you can set a timer and see how long it takes you to clean up the kitchen. Or, you can make a game out of seeing how many items you can put away in a certain amount of time. The possibilities are endless! And, not only will you have more fun, but you'll get the job done quicker, too. Plus, you can get your family members or roommates involved to join in and get extra competitive. Who can clean their room the fastest? Who can pick up and put away the most items? Let's find out!

Set up a reward system.

A great way to make cleaning more fun is to set up a reward system for yourself. For every task, you complete, give yourself a point. Once you reach a certain number of points, you can treat yourself to something you really want. These rewards can be as large or as small as you choose. You can even do different tiers of prizes for different tasks. That way, you can get cleaned up and also have an incentive like a new book, shopping spree, or whatever floats your boat! This will not only make cleaning more fun, but it will also motivate you to keep your space clean and tidy. This also works great with kids. Create a chore chart and use stickers to keep track of progress!

Be creative!

Creativity is what makes cleaning a little more fun. Here are some of our best ideas, but keep thinking and see what else you can come up with. Once you are able to find what works for you, cleaning will feel a little less like the most monotonous chore.

To summarize these great tips …

  1. Set a time to clean and stick to it! Setting aside time in your day or week that you know you'll be home ensures that it gets done.
  2. Break cleaning into manageable tasks! If the thought of doing all three floors seems overwhelming, break it down into smaller tasks by floor.
  3. Find someone else who enjoys doing chores too! It's always nice when there's someone who shares your enthusiasm for organization and tidiness around the house. You can take turns and split up the work, or just be there to support and motivate each other!

Contact Us!

Still don’t think cleaning is fun or just need a break from the chores? You know who to call! We will deep clean your home for you, leaving your home clean and you with a smile on your face.

Sponge & Sparkle values consistent, quality service and trustworthy business practices. You can have peace of mind that your home will be well taken care of with us. If you reside in Atlanta, Georgia, or nearby areas, contact us today at (404) 633-9652 to sparkle up your living space. Our cleaners will leave it dazzling! You will also feel dazzling after knowing your home is as clean and germ-free as can be.

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