Many homeowners consider housecleaning to be drudgery. Keeping a house clean and tidy involves chores like cleaning, scrubbing, dusting, and polishing. But you can still find ways to enjoy the time spent getting your home in order and making it look clean and neat. Here are a few ways to find joy in the housework.
Reorganize Your Work Areas
Washing dishes, doing laundry, and picking up the kids’ toys are quick ways to start putting your home in order. A second benefit is that you can rearrange the areas where you are working to make them more convenient. For example, you could move the clean dishes to a lower cupboard for easier access. You might want to put the kids’ toys in colorful laundry baskets instead of a toy box; later, you can reuse the baskets for storing items like extra linens.
Change Up a Few Accents
When dusting the living room, replace old throw pillows with colorful new ones that will immediately brighten a room. Add a vase of fresh flowers to any room for a nice accent. Replace bedspreads with newer styles to upgrade the bedrooms. Buy a few seasonal towels to jazz up the bathroom. You’ll be surprised how new the rooms look with a few minor improvements.
Add Appealing Scents
Air fresheners come in a variety of scents that can enliven any room. Plug one in or light a candle as you do your cleaning magic. A vibrant smell can be energizing while you work and leave a lingering pleasant odor to enjoy long afterward. Seasonal wreaths on the mantel and exterior doors add a fun touch to lift your spirits will cleaning those areas. Enjoy the fresh smell of laundry that has dried outdoors if you have a clothesline.
Get the Carpets Professionally Cleaned
If you’re tired of trying to remove old carpet stains, let a professional carpet cleaning company give it a try. With industry-strength tools and products, they have a high success rate of eliminating old stains and odors from your rugs and carpets. Many offer pickup service for area rugs so you can keep on cleaning the house while the rugs are cleaned at the shop. You’ll love the fresh-scented carpets with brighter colors minus the stains that will almost feel like new carpets have been installed.
You can also play some music and dance your way through the house with a dust mop in one hand and a cleaning cloth in another. You’ll love the exercise as you make your home look great.
By Lizzie Weakley
Lizzie is a freelance writer from Columbus, Ohio. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors and walks in the park with her three-year-old husky, Snowball.