Spring cleaning is something we must all take care of around this time of year. If we neglect to do so, dust and cobwebs can occur in more places than just our home. A messy and unkempt home, even one that might be tidy but unclean in the hard to reach areas, can be difficult for your body and mind. This is because we are more connected to our environment than we ever imagine. Carrying out this duty can be an excellent start to your refreshed perspective in 2018. It’s not hard to imagine how cleaning up our homes could translate to cleaning up our schedules and responsibilities on a daily basis.
It can be hard to begin this task in a motivated and inspired way however. To do so you need to keep the goal of the entire operation in mind. If you do this, along with keeping the following advice close to heart, then your spring cleaning duties will become much more tolerable and even desirable to take care of.
While it might be the case that children do complain about chores, sometimes there’s no better activity for them than to work with you towards something that brings you all together. Not only will politely requesting your children help you out with the tasks potentially yield further hands to get the job done better and more effectively—but it can bring you guys together.
Children often do want to spend time doing a fun activity with their parents, and cleaning isn’t all bad. Categorizing the items they need and would like to throw away can be a fun activity in itself. It also helps you save storage space in their bedrooms, which might lead to future potential in redecorating the place. Perhaps it might be nice to celebrate your successes in cleaning by all heading to a local restaurant for dinner.
Make It Fun!
Cleaning is not an unbearable activity which takes time away from your schedule. In fact, it can serve as a really positive activity. You might spend this time catching up on your podcasts or audiobooks, and learn something profound in the process. It might be that you blast music throughout the household and shake your tail feather with every new room you begin to tackle. It could be that you organize a list of objects to sell at your next yard sale, potentially picking up tickets to that theatre show you like as a reward.
Sometimes, the act itself can be great fun. Dust-busting, vacuuming, using Jetwave Industrial Equipment (especially if cleaning out your small business offices) can all serve as a form of a meditative action. The best part about cleaning is that there is a 1:1 action and reward regarding your efforts towards tidying up the place.
If you reward yourself in increments, take regular breaks, continually keep the goal of your cleaning in mind and show your progress to those who can judge the improvement, you might find that spring cleaning of your home and business could be a phenomenal way to bring in the warmer months.
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