Sometimes winter sucks- snow is falling, the wind is howling, and all you want is to park yourself in front of a fire with a glass of hot cocoa and wait until spring. We’re just lower energy in the winter; it’s natural and it happens to the best of us. We let some things slide over the winter months- sometimes healthy eating or time at the gym, sometimes hobbies, but more often than not it’s cleanliness. It’s hard to work up the energy to keep your home in order when you’re having trouble finding enough to roll out of bed. That said, there are ways to avoid the winter cleaning blahs, and
1-800 Rid-of-it has you covered there with our top 5 tips to avoid cleaning related winter woes.
Spice things up a bit
We tend to think of cleaning up around the house as a boring chore, just one more thing we need to do but never want to. If that’s the case, it’s time for you to rethink cleaning. Put your favourite show on or blast some music to rock out to in the background; raise the tempo and make cleaning fun again!
Get yourself a cleaning buddy
Like with just about anything else, cleaning is more likely to be a drag when you’re doing it alone, so don’t! Rather than giving your partner or kids a list of chores to get done on their own time, clean together. You can talk, laugh, and feed off of each other’s energy, and the work goes by notably faster with someone by your side.
Use cleaning to break up your work
Given road conditions, unreliable transport and the dreaded flu, winter involves a lot of working from home. If you’re anything like me, you probably have a tougher time being productive in the comfort of your own home than you do in at the office. If you are working from home and you hit a wall in your work, take some time off and clean! The change of scenery and focus should improve your productivity, if you’re lucky, l bringing order to your home will bring order to your thinking. Small chunk your work and your cleaning and both will benefit.
Set the mood
Like I mentioned earlier, sometimes all you want to do is bask in the glow of a warm fire with a hot mug of something or other and wait out winter. So why not do that and clean at the same time? Light a fire, drape yourself with a blanket and get to work! No one said cleaning needs to be unpleasant, so get comfortable and get to work.
Turn it into a workout.
I saved this one for last because it’s the furthest from left field. Exercise!? In winter!? Isn’t the whole point of winter to overeat and neglect your body!? Well, sort of… But we’re passed the holidays now and New Year’s resolutions should be just as important as holiday habits. Try to speed clean, alternate a set of pushups or situps with each room you clean or do some heavy lifting and clean under furniture. Your cleaning will be doubly efficient and doubly beneficial and that should motivate you to get it done.
There you have it. The winter blahs don’t need to get you down, get out there and get it done.