Cleaning Motivation To Get Motivated To Clean – Even If Depressed & UN-Motivated • It is HARD to get motivated to clean your house when you feel depressed, sad and very UNmotivated to do anything at all. Plus feeling overwhelmed by your messy house doesn’t help anything at all!
Let’s talk about that and get YOU up and at it.
Cleaning Motivation Tips & Tricks
Forcing yourself to get motivated to clean doesn’t work – neither does guilting yourself into action.
Life can be very challenging at times – and that’s ok!
Overwhelmed by the mess? Try these 13 simple cleaning motivation tricks to help you get motivated to clean (even when you do NOT feel like it).
First off, I’m not a doctor and this isn’t medical advice, ok?
I’m talking about those “blue days” and sad moments in our lives – not clinical depression.
If your “blue” has been lasting for too long and/or is getting in the way of your day-to-day life, please talk to someone – it can really help!
Alrighty, let’s jump in…
And they helped me KEEP my house clean
(or well, clean “enough” – I’m NOT a perfectionist!)
But here’s some basic tips for getting motivated to clean when the motivation is NOT there.
To start with, I cut myself some slack.
No, not as an excuse to NOT do anything, but as an act of forgiveness
(hey, you forgive friends and family all the time – why shouldn’t you forgive yourself, too??)
It’s HARD to get motivated to clean with kids, with a dog, with toddlers running around, with a baby (or a baby on the way – getting motivated to clean when you’re pregnant is tough!), and your hubby ALL demanding your time – all while you might be working a job OR as working as a stay at home mom.
No wonder you’re feeling overwhelmed and blue!
Look: YES, we picked this life we have, but it’s not your fault that life gets so crazy hectic at times – it’s ok to feel yucky at times.
In fact, it’s NORMAL.
It’s also normal for household things to be left undone when life does get extra hectic. But then, time goes by, and that all builds up – and then it starts to feel unmanageable and unFIX-able – which leads to you feeling even MORE yucky.
Then, down the rabbit hole we go… doing nothing, but it continues to get worse… and we continue to FEEL worse about it.
Right now, just go pick up a small plastic grocery sack (I know you have them because you didn’t declutter your kitchen yet… haha!)
Then, walk around your kitchen and throw away any of these 15 things.
Then, take that bag outside and throw it in your garbage can.
TA-DA – you just DID something about your situation AND you started the process of changing your momentum from doing nothing to doing something.
If it felt good, do it again… and again… and AGAIN.
Those little grocery sacks are easy to fill with clutter and trash – and it takes like 2 minutes to do it.
Don’t overthink it – just DO IT.
Every single piece of clutter that you remove, will really help your mood… a lot.
Clutter causes anxiety – it’s hard to THINK when you are surrounded by clutter let alone be in a GOOD mood.
If you think that your feelings of overwhelm are the main reason you’re feeling down, these cleaning hacks for busy moms include housekeeping tips, mom hacks and daily organizing ideas that will help YOU find an easier way to keep a clean house WITHOUT feeling OVERWHELMED all the time by your messy house.
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For example, these speed cleaning tips are my GO TO starting point that really help me start to get my messy house under control AND I can see my progress much more quickly (which only motivates me to do MORE).
I also LOVE using pretty containers to organize my stuff – that makes me happy and instantly boosts my mood!
These are my FAVORITE storage containers
They are airtight and they look GREAT sitting on my kitchen counters, in my cabinets and other storage spaces around my house!
I even use them for my desk and craft stuff - LOVE them!
If you just have too much STUFF and don’t know where to start to get all that clutter under control – try these decluttering tips for packrats – they are super helpful and very simple ways to start to get it all back in control (which really helps you feel better and less depressed!)
These clutter-free home tips really help too!
Most importantly – start SOMEWHERE. Do something small and achievable.
Don’t go jumping into a MASSIVELY MESSY closet and overwhelm yourself even further.
Start with the first spot your eyes land on when you walk in your door and straighten that area.
Just doing THAT will instantly make you feel better.
Then slowly work your way out and around that area all while being patient with yourself.
It’s ok to do all this at YOUR pace.
You can do it!
My House Was a MESS!
And my anxiety was through the roof!
I needed a plan to get it together - it was all pushing me over the edge.
Thing is - we LIVE here... I never had the fantasy that my home would ever look "Pinterest perfect".
I simply wanted more control, less clutter and much less anxiety.
I finally found something that worked for ME.
- My house is now easier to clean - I can now clean it in minutes, instead of hours.
- I can now actually FIND the things I'm looking for.
- I learned some simple decluttering systems that make me much more efficient every day - and I'm more relaxed and less overwhelmed all the time (finally)
- My house now looks pretty darn good almost all the time.
- Best of all - I no longer stress about guests unexpectedly showing up.
This is how I did it.
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