Perhaps the most difficult part about spring cleaning for many of us (including PennySaverUSA staffer Jason, the writer of this post) is that it’s just NOT FUN.
There are enough things in life you have to do already that you don’t enjoy, adding spring cleaning to the list is just not going to happen unless you can find a way to make it fun.
- Take your time: Stressing yourself out that you have to do all of your spring cleaning in one day is the fastest way to making yourself miserable. Pick one area of the house to clean each day (or week). This will make the task seem a lot less daunting. Things are a lot more fun when you remain relaxed.
- Make it a game: Create different challenges for yourself. For example, when cleaning the kitchen, see if you can guess the expiration date of that old jar of jelly in your refrigerator (READ: Organizing your fridge). If you’re right treat yourself to a cookie. When cleaning out the closet, see if you can guess the country where your old clothes were made. You can do this for each room you clean.
- Turn it into a profitable endeavor: Everything is more fun when it involves making money. Keep an inventory of all items you find while spring cleaning that have resale value (READ: How to decide what to do with used items) and place a free classifieds ad for them on PennySaverUSA.com or hold a garage sale.
- Crank up the music: There is no easier way to make an activity more fun than by blasting your favorite tunes. Sing along to them while doing your spring cleaning and take a mini-break every now and then to dance a little, too. It’ll lift your spirits and put your mind off the monotony of cleaning in no time.
- Schedule fun activities before and after: If you’ve picked Saturday afternoon to do some of your spring cleaning, make sure to do something you like on Saturday morning and reserve some fun time on Saturday night, as well. This will keep in you a good mood, while you attack the makeup cabinet (READ: Makeup drawer spring cleaning tips) or whatever other area you are cleaning.