How to Start Spring Cleaning with No Motivation

Youtuber Gabbie Hanna has started a series on her channel where she has been cleaning up her apartment. As I have been watching this I have been getting in the mood to start decluttering my messy dorm room. But between classes, homework, and being tired where should I start?

  1. 1. PLAN TO CLEAN

    First, plan in your schedule times for cleaning. If one doesn’t work, there will be other penciled in times. Weekends or Fridays seem to be the best times for me.

  2. 2. LAUNDRY

    I would recommend doing your laundry first. If you start your laundry, especially in a dorm, you will need to be close by to collect it. This will provide you a reason to stay in your room and clean.

  3. 3. MUSIC

    Cleaning always seems to go faster when music is playing. If your roommate is there, simply grab some headphones. When I put on music first, I tend to be in a good mood while I’m tidying up.

  4. 4. WORK IN SECTIONS

    When I clean I like to divide my room into fourths. This makes the task more digestible and provides a clear point to have breaks. If your allotted time spills over you can always at least finish the section you were cleaning and have a clear reference point where to start next time.

  5. 5. SAVE TRASH FOR LAST

    After cleaning, you are bound to have a pile of stuff you want to get rid of. Saving all of this till the end will make you feel good. If you take multiple trips throughout your cleaning process, it will just tire you out. Also, it feels amazing to let a bunch of stuff go. You will feel relieved and accomplished by seeing all that you have done.

Good luck with your spring cleaning. Now I am off to do mine.