With the novel coronavirus pandemic bearing down on our daily routines, it can be overwhelming to do much more than get through the day. It is understandable how cleaning your home might be the last thing on your mind, what with the daily stresses and uncertainties we all face in these times. Organised people are probably finding comfort in cleaning. They are likely doing fine with regard to housekeeping duties.
For the rest of us, though, cleaning is not something we would do cheerfully and is more of a duty than a treat. Add COVID-19 on top of that, and the entire matter becomes nearly unbearable. If you are finding it difficult to stick to a cleaning routine these days, here are a few things that might help you get by.
1. Use the Pomodoro technique
Pomodoro is a productivity principle that hinges on the idea that a big task can be accomplished in no time if you think of it in parts. Fit your cleaning duties into 15- to 20-minute increments, and give yourself five-minute rests in between.
Use a timer to alert you of how much time you have spent on a task. It is psychologically rewarding to accomplish a task on a deadline, and even just five minutes of rest will prime you well for your next chores. What’s more, giving yourself a deadline makes the task more concrete and prevents you from procrastinating.
2. Use fewer things at home
By now, everyone who keeps up with pop culture has learned of Marie Kondo’s method of tidying a home. According to her, you should only use things that “spark joy,” or that give you a sense of purpose or fulfilment.
Though there are still discussions about whether or not this is truly helpful in the long run, using fewer items at home really will help you keep your place tidy. When you use fewer utensils and cooking implements, you will have fewer items to wash, wipe, and store. That cuts down your time for chores and frees you to pursue other things that do spark your joy.
3. Make chores rewarding
Humans are wired for feeling nice—take advantage of this tendency by promising yourself some type of prize at the end of your housekeeping duties. That does not have to be food; you can reward yourself with a couple of hours’ worth of episodes of your favourite show, or a nice long bath. Having something to look forward to minimises the tedium of doing repetitive tasks.
4. Get outside help
Perhaps cleaning just isn’t your thing, or you have some circumstances that prevent you from cleaning your house yourself. Save yourself the worry of keeping your home clean by getting cleaning services. A professional cleaner can help save you time and energy, and hiring one will let you devote your energy to other tasks at home.
Keeping your house clean is an important part of owning a home. In these difficult times, though, what should be a simple task can often be impossible for people to accomplish. Cut yourself some slack, give yourself guidelines, and try our suggestions out.
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