4 Tips to Help you Find Motivation to Clean the House

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Cleaning is a chore, there’s no way around it. And more often than not, chores are not found at the top of the ‘Things I’d Like to Do’ list. We get it. That’s why we spend so much time engineering products that make it easier to find cleaning motivation. We believe that the easier it is to use a cleaning product, the more often people will be motivated to clean. It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for specific cleaning motivation tips or are just curious about some of the latest cleaning innovations, we at BISSELL are dedicated to giving you the solutions you need, and this post will help you discover both!

1. Plan on It

Planning your cleaning session is somewhat of an art form. If you plan too far out, you may find yourself coming up with every excuse not to clean. At the same time, if you don’t give yourself enough time to prepare and plan, when the time comes, you may start cleaning and realize you don’t have everything you need. The more in depth you plan and the longer you think you’ll spend cleaning, the further out you may want to start planning your cleaning. We’ve found that two weeks is usually a good amount of time for getting motivated to clean and making sure you’re prepared.

When we plan our cleans, we like to cover all of our bases. That means finding the right music or podcast to listen to, the right tools and supplies to use, and stocking up on our favorite snacks, so there’s something to look forward to when we take those much-earned cleaning breaks. (When we said we have all our bases covered, we weren’t lying.) Once you’ve got those things down, write out a quick to-do list of what you’d like to accomplish. Just the simple task of writing things down can help you get motivated to clean.

2. Get the Right Tools

As nerdy as it may sound, cleaning is much more enjoyable when you have tools that are fun to use – trust us, we know. If our ICONpet Cordless Vacuum doesn’t give you the cleaning inspiration you need, it’s hard to think of something that will. This vacuum is the real deal. Our Pet Parent Engineers set out to develop the perfect cordless vacuum for homes with pets when they started working on this vacuum, and we think they hit the nail on the head with this one. ICONpet has our patented Tangle-Free Brush Roll, a Mess-Free Empty Bin and specially engineered pet tools. Plus, it works as a cordless stick vacuum, a high reach cordless vacuum and a cordless hand vacuum, so you can vacuum messes in your home and your car should your motivation for cleaning go beyond the four walls of your home.

Another cleaning innovation that gives us motivation to clean rooms around our home is our CrossWave® Cordless Multi-Surface Wet Dry Vac. One reason we believe it helps increase people’s motivation to clean houses is because it combines two big cleaning chores into one – vacuuming and washing your floors. It doesn’t get much better than saving time while cleaning, especially with how busy life can be.

“This is the perfect product for families with dogs and/or kids! It's easy to use and does a great job both vacuuming and cleaning. I was very impressed with the power... I am obsessed with the cordless feature… I can go [through] the whole kitchen and family room without any struggle.”* -Lindsayt12, 5-star review

*Review from BISSELL.com as of 7/23/19. Some reviewers may have received a free product in exchange for an honest review.

3. Remember Your Routine

After you follow steps one and two for your first few cleans, we know you’ll have your routine down pat. And once you’ve remembered it, it almost becomes second nature, and you can fly through cleaning. If you’re feeling extra motivated to clean, you can throw laundry into the mix. Toss dirty clothes into the washing machine when you start cleaning and pass the time you’d otherwise spend waiting for that load to wash while cleaning a few rooms in your home. We call this ‘Cleaning Smart’.

4. Treat Yourself

There’s really no point in doing any sort of chore or cumbersome task if you don’t plan on treating yourself after, right? And when it comes to treating yourself after cleaning, it can be as simple as lighting a new candle or putting a fresh bouquet of flowers on display in your newly clean home. No matter how you decide to clean or treat yourself after, just remember this – whenever you find yourself lacking in motivation for cleaning, think about how happy you’ll make your future self if you stop procrastinating and get to cleaning!