Procrastination is defined as, “to put off intentionally and habitually.” It's easy to procrastinate, but doing so comes with consequences. Think about it. If you go a few weeks without cleaning your bathroom, dirt, grime, and bacteria can build up. If you go a few weeks without cleaning your kitchen, it can put you at risk for food-borne illnesses. Life happens and can be very busy. Keeping a clean home is not an option, but a necessity. Every household is different. You may be single, married, or have multiple children. Whatever your story is, creating a realistic cleaning plan is vital.
To overcome cleaning procrastination, get to the root of your behavioral patterns.
Questions to ask yourself:
Do I struggle with avoidance?
Am I overwhelmed?
Is it easier for chores to be broken down into bite-sized tasks?
Is my schedule chaotic?
Are the chores divided amongst those in the house?
Do I have realistic cleaning expectations?
Am I lazy?
Do I avoid tasks because I do not like to do them?
Simple Steps to Begin
Breathe. You can get it done. Develop a positive mindset.
Get focused (Remove the distractions that cause you to get off course)
Write a plan (the plan should be simple and realistic) Use free online tools, resources, and YouTube to assist.
Break down cleaning duties into smaller, manageable tasks.
Give yourself a realistic deadline.
Ask yourself these questions and implement simple steps to begin your journey to hassle-free cleaning. We hope this helps!