5 Ways to Make Cleaning More Enjoyable

Let’s face it, chores are just not fun, especially mom chores!  Somedays I’d like to go back to only being responsible for cleaning my own bedroom lol But alas, I’m stuck cleaning the whole house and you probably are too, so we might as well try to make it a little less….boring. 

5 Ways to Make Cleaning More Enjoyable

1.  Crank the Music

When I’m working at home I keep the house pretty quite, for some reason I can’t keep focused with background noise. So when I’m cleaning I love to crank the music up loud and sing along *cue singing into your broom like a microphone* It definitely keeps your spirits up and makes the time go by faster!

2. Think of it as a Workout

Did you know that cleaning actually burns calories? When you think of it like that than you can feel good about the time and effort you are putting into it. You are not only doing something great for the house but your body as well. Use a pedometer and see how many steps you take or use it to boost your daily average. Better yet, stick your phone in your pocket and use those steps to try to rack up some mileage playing Pokemon Go! Who knows you might just hatch an egg! Which brings me too….

3. Turn it into a Game

Pokemon Go is a great way to keep things fun and earn rewards as you play, but you can also set up little challenges for yourself as well. Set a timer and try to beat the clock or reward yourself for big tasks like moving the fridge and stove to clean behind. Who doesn’t need a new mani after that?

4. Get Everyone Involved

Cleaning is not just Mom’s job! Oh no! Everyone makes the messes, everyone needs to help clean it up! Assign rooms to the rest of the family members and the job will get done quicker. Make it a competition or create teams and collect points for various jobs. With everyone pitching in, the chore will be done in no time and there will be time for family board games etc after!

5. Make it Scentsational

Cleaning house can be a stinky job! From dirty bathrooms to bad smelling cleaners, it’s not always easy on the nose. Find a cleaner that you really enjoy the smell of to make the job more enjoyable! Pine-Sol Multi-Surface Cleaners cut through the toughest grease and grime and can do it all from kitchen to bathroom to floors (and even your garage!). Pine-Sol now comes in some pretty great scents such as Lemon Fresh, Mandarin Sunrise, Sparkling Wave and Lavender! I recently tried out the Lavender and enjoyed it but being a citrus girl myself, I can’t wait to get my hands on a bottle of Mandarin Sunrise! 

Lavender Pine Sol

Pine-Sol is available nationally at grocery, discount, drug, dollar and club retailers. 

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  1. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Ha ha, a workout it sure is. I do not like cleaning. It’s one of the jobs that is never done, an endless, thankless task.

  2. kathy downey says:

    Thanks,I’m for anything that makes the job more enjoyable!

  3. loucheryl says:

    Playing music helps! Also, getting your family to help you do it is the best idea!

  4. I’m definitely sweating by the time I’m done my floors!

  5. Victoria Ess says:

    I love the smell of lavender! Cleaning is a family effort in my house, which helps!

  6. I’ve been using the Lavender scent for a while now…..absolutely perfect!

  7. Good tips – anything to make the jobs easier and more enjoyable.

  8. nicolthepickle says:

    Making it scentsational is actually a good idea. I love it when my house smells nice.

  9. Chandra O'Connor says:

    I don’t know if it makes it more enjoyable but I love the lavender scent when I’m finished cleaning.

  10. Getting everyone involved makes such a difference.

  11. I always forget to turn the music on, but yes it really does help! I’ll have to remember to do it more often.

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