We have all been there – I am there now! I have a 9 month old and a 3 year old, so some days all I can muster is a once-over with the vacuum. But, here are 10 tips to get your house clean even when you don’t have any energy:
1. Set a timer: When you’re feeling overwhelmed, it’s easy to let tasks take longer than necessary or become distracted. Setting and sticking to a timer helps ensure that each task gets done in a timely fashion – without overworking yourself!
2. Prioritize the rooms that need attention: Clean the kitchen first, then the bathroom before taking on other rooms throughout your home. This way, you can feel accomplished after tackling two of the most important spaces!
3. Do it in phases throughout the day: break down the task into smaller chunks and spread them out over multiple days or different times of day if needed. For instance, clean one room each morning before work, or take fifteen minutes after dinner to tidy up your bedroom.
4. Put on a podcast for yourself to give you extra energy and motivation. I try to listen to a sermon or podcast and find it really really helps me stay focused and energized.
5. Recruit help: Enlist the help of family members or friends and divide up tasks to make it go faster. An extra set of hands can be a lifesaver when you’re exhausted!
6. Take breaks: As much as you may want to get everything done in one go, don’t forget to take a break every once in awhile for your own sanity! Taking small breathers throughout the task will prevent burnout and keep you energized for longer.
7. Reward yourself: Set mini rewards for yourself along the way as motivation – such as taking a bubble bath after cleaning the bathroom, or having tea and a muffin after cleaning the kitchen.
8. Have realistic expectations: Don’t expect everything to be perfect – sometimes good enough is better than having unrealistic expectations for yourself! Allowing
9. De-clutter and simplify: Removing items from your home that you don’t need can save time on cleaning. Likewise, investing in simple cleaning products, like a multi-purpose cleaner, will reduce the number of different cleaning supplies needed to tackle each task.
10. Just do it!: No matter how hard it seems at first – just start! Once you get into the groove of things, things may go faster than expected and even give you a boost of energy!
There you have it – 10 tips for how to clean your house when you don’t have energy. Remember, cleaning doesn’t have to be a chore if you break it up into smaller tasks and focus on one area at a time. And don’t forget to reward yourself with a little self-care after all that hard work! Happy cleaning!