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What motivates you to do housework?

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BusyBee2017 Mon 08-May-17 21:12:09

What motivates you to do housework?

What motivates you to get housework done quickly?

StealthPolarBear Mon 08-May-17 21:13:15


user1482079332 Mon 08-May-17 21:14:00

I live by lists and ticking things off, I used to suffer with depression and started really small ie get up shower, go buy food, ect. Loved getting to the end of the day and seeing lots of ticks, it's a habit that's stuck.

Funnyonion17 Mon 08-May-17 21:14:17

Seeing other peoples clean houses, guests

BusyBee2017 Mon 08-May-17 21:15:08

lol guests used to motivate me too... never cleaned or tidied unless somebody was coming over lol

Mum2jenny Mon 08-May-17 21:15:29

Crunchy floors grin

Tootsiepops Mon 08-May-17 21:15:37

Guests coming over, or my toddler finding and eating food she's found from goodness only knows where / when.

wobblywonderwoman Mon 08-May-17 21:15:43

I enjoy it. I like my home more than I like clothes and make up etc. So I feel proud of it.

BusyBee2017 Mon 08-May-17 21:15:53

Now it's lists and also have a clean and clutter free house

ShatnersBassoon Mon 08-May-17 21:17:53

Visitors. We get people calling round often, without warning hmm

BarchesterFlowers Mon 08-May-17 21:18:07

Guests here too - especially when my mother visits twice a month for lunch.

I find a squirt of polish in the hall (even if it is in the air wink) gives a good impression.

We seriously only thoroughly clean before guests, a manic morning and then peace for two weeks. DH vacuums every other day (dog) and I wipe down the kitchen and the bathroom sinks most days but a big dust, vacuum of sofas, mopping the floor, cleaning the bathrooms properly only happens twice a month.

Bluntness100 Mon 08-May-17 21:20:54

I've a cleaner and clutter free also, but seriously, I don't know what's wrong with me. I actually clean because I want to now. I was a right sloven when i was younger. The older I get the more of a clean freak I become. I draw the line at doing the bathrooms though. I just can't stand looking at mess or dirt. 😱

BarchesterFlowers Mon 08-May-17 21:22:58

We don't really have mess, the hoover/daily wipe down of bathroom sinks/kitchen deals with anything visible. It is only the other stuff I mentioned that we do and honestly unless you were looking you wouldn't really notice.

Enb76 Mon 08-May-17 21:24:43

Nothing much. Guests, I clean up for guests. Living room is currently an horrific nightmare and I currently close the door on it. Kitchen, little sitting room and daughter's bedroom was done today, bathroom yesterday, my room is a tip. Garden looks lovely though, all tidy and beautiful.

Funnyfarmer Mon 08-May-17 21:27:17

Cleaning porn!
I know it sounds sad. But if I'm struggling with motivation I watch cleaning videos on YouTube. Then I pretend I'm making one grin
Also shows like OCD cleaners and and how clean is your house gets me right in the mood.

moutonfou Mon 08-May-17 21:29:14

I never have guests, maybe that's my problem... grin

I'm motivated by how good I feel when it's done. Sometimes works, sometimes doesn't...

I also set myself a basic standard - clutter cleared, washing up is done, clean clothes put away and dirty clothes in the basket, do a load of washing if needed - enough to make the house a pleasant place to be in. So on a lazy day I will just pluck up the motivation to make that happen and leave the actual cleaning for another day.

Consideredintrusion Mon 08-May-17 21:39:14

Shame mainly. Or hormones.

Chocness Mon 08-May-17 21:45:27

Order, lists and guests in that order!

Glittermakeseverythingbetter Mon 08-May-17 21:49:09

Cleaning videos on YouTube for me as well. And Hoarders grin
Today they motivated me to wipe down the shelves in my bathroom cupboards.

Mysterycat23 Mon 08-May-17 21:51:50

Shame. Irritation. Dust bunnies.

Watching the hoarders tv show.

Haven't cleaned for visitors since I was early 20s..

BusyBee2017 Mon 08-May-17 21:53:26

Hoarders I've not heard of that one

Maybe I should watch that because I hoard my clothes - I just don't get rid of them unless they are ripped lol

Nospringflower Mon 08-May-17 21:54:52

I cant sit down and relax if there is too much mess or if I know guests are coming.

HorraceTheOtter Mon 08-May-17 21:55:52

Guests, feeling angry or DS/DH telling me I need to clean. Or when the floor feels a little crunchy.

HorraceTheOtter Mon 08-May-17 21:56:50

It's always tidy, I can't sit down if it isn't tidy. Just doesn't seem to extend to clean...

rollonthesummer Mon 08-May-17 22:12:36


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