We all know what it’s like to face the challenge of cleaning a messy bedroom. Sometimes, it can feel like you’re about to climb Mount Everest when all you’re really doing is putting some clothes and books away. Luckily, it doesn’t have to be as hard as scaling the tallest peak. Follow these simple steps to make cleaning your room a walk in the park rather than a mountain climbing race.
Play upbeat music. Before you start, put on an album or playlist that you love and that gets you pumped. Music with a faster beat will help ramp you up for your cleaning project. Stay away from more mellow, relaxing music. Choose music that motivates you rather than music that makes you tired or sad. Alternatively, you could listen to the radio.
If music doesn’t help you concentrate, try listening to a book, movie, a video or a podcast. Just be careful not to decide on something that may distract you from your cleaning!
Listening to natural sounds such as waterfalls, campfires, oceans, rain, and wind can act as background noise that helps you focus on the task at hand.
Try not to waste too much time changing to different music or going from album to album. Setting your iPod to shuffle will help you get the job done faster.
Shed some light on the task at hand. Open all of your curtains or blinds to let a lot of natural light in. Consider opening the windows to give yourself some fresh air. Letting lots of light into your room will keep your spirits up and give you energy.
If you’re cleaning at night, turn on all of the lights. Turning on the lights will keep you from getting drowsy during your cleaning process.