Isn't cleaning the most dreading thing ever? It's time-consuming and quite boring at times, especially if you have a large house/apartment.
A very few people think cleaning is fun and enjoyable. You might need additional help to get you through if you're like the rest of us and not to keen on vacuuming and dusting.
Cleaning doesn’t have to be as boring if you find some entertainment. Is it possible to be entertained while working? Luckily, the answer is yes.
Take a moment to read the article below as we discuss some of the best ways to stay entertained while cleaning. These are simple ways you can try the very next time you have some cleaning to do, so check them out.
1. Try beating the clock
Probably the best way to stay entertained while cleaning is trying to beat the clock. This is especially fun if you’re cleaning with someone as you can make the process a competition.
Figure out how much time you think you need for each task and set the alarm. Trying to complete the job before the alarm sets off is actually quite fun.
What you can do is reward yourself if you manage to complete before the time is up. This will motivate you even more and might even create momentum to continue cleaning.
2. Listen to music/podcast
This is an obvious one, but it’s also the one that helps the most. Listening to music is fun and helps distract you from the fact that you’re on all fours, scrubbing the floor.
However, it’s important to pick the right tunes for this. In other words, ballads and slow songs might not be the best choice even if you like them the best. This can slow you down.
Instead, you should go for upbeat music and songs you can dance to. Making a minute-long break to dance a bit is also a good way to enjoy cleaning.
Podcasts are also great to listen to while cleaning. It might not help you finish faster, but it’s definitely going to put you in a better mood. You won’t feel as grumpy about cleaning the entire house.
3. Watch your favorite show
Is there a show you haven’t had as much time to dedicate to? Sometimes, cleaning is the only time we have for ourselves, so why not use it to watch your favorite show?
Now, you won’t be able to look at the screen at all times, but you’ll hear what’s going on. So, you can glance at the screen when something interesting happens.
The best way to do this is if you have a big TV. If not, even a tablet will do. It’s a great way of passing the time and also getting a chance to catch up with your fave TV show.
4. Talk to someone
If you haven’t talked to a friend or relative in a long time, you can do that while cleaning. This is the type of multi-tasking that helps ease the pain and make cleaning more entertaining.
Talk on the phone while cleaning if you’re not making too much noise. You can arrange a cleaning date or just casual chatting while you’re scrubbing and dusting. It’s a great way of catching up with friends while still getting things done.
However, you’ll need a hands-free device so that both your hands are free to do the work. Also, make sure to be careful with the device, so it doesn’t fall into the water.
5. Involve your partner and kids
If you live with someone, you might want to get them involved in the work. Not only you can complete faster, but the process can be much more fun if you have someone to keep you company.
If you’re getting the kids involved, you should consider making it a game. There are several ways you can do this, although offering rewards might be the most effective one.
Cleaning with a partner can also be quite entertaining. It’s a great way of talking and bonding over cleaning the space you share.
6. Make up a story
This is the time to get creative. Make up a story and pretend that you’re on a TV show, renovating a house. Or, you can pretend to be a maid cleaning a mansion of your favorite celebrity.
You can also pretend you’re a celebrity on a host show, giving an interview or promoting something. It’s a fun game to play, and you’ll be surprised how fast the time passes.
The possibilities are endless since you can also pretend that you’re Cinderella, pirate, spy, or a detective looking for something in the house.
7. Make vacuuming fun
Cleaning the floors can be quite dreading, so there’s often not much you can do to make it more fun. Probably the best way to do this is by getting a modern, feature-packed vacuum cleaner. CleanThatFloor reviewed quite a few advanced models you’d enjoy using every time again.
Even if you don’t want a new vacuum, you can play a few games while cleaning the floor. Skate across a hard floor on a rag to wipe the area clean.
You can also play the lava game if you have colorful rugs or a combination of carpets and hard floors. Jump from one area to another while you’re cleaning or vacuuming. It might take some practice, but that makes it even more fun.
8. Use this time to workout
Neither cleaning nor working out is fun, but combining the two might be your winning option. Do squats and stretches as you clean the floors, upholstery, and other areas.
The great thing is that everything can be turned into a workout. Squatting when loading and unloading the dishes is one of the best ways of getting that exercise in. Another thing you can do is some lifting when carrying a laundry basket or a cleaning bucket.
This is an excellent way of combing the two things most people don’t enjoy. The results you’ll accomplish are quite astonishing, especially if you stick to that cleaning/exercising routine.