5 Ways to Make Cleaning More Enjoyable

Make Cleaning More Enjoyable

Dishes pile up, clothes need washing, crumbs find their way under the kitchen table…

The cycle is ever constant. Life is messy.

Cleaning is necessary, but it doesn’t have to be miserable.

Here are a few ways to make cleaning more enjoyable:

Get help

Don’t you love that the first one is aimed toward having you clean less? 

If you have kids, get them to help.

Getting the kids involved can be more work at first, but eventually, you’ll be carrying a lighter load as everyone pitches in.

When the kids are young, try making a game out of cleaning to keep it from being quite so dreary.

One of our favorites is the speed-cleaning one song at a time game. We get the living room picked up in less than 4 minutes when we use this one.

If you’ve got a laundry mountain, try the laundry game. It works well with little kids.

Need help getting kids to clean their bedrooms? I feel your pain! Here are a few tips.

Consider hiring extra help. I have yet to do this, but my friends who have, say it’s made life so much easier! Even if it’s only once in a while.


Listen to a podcast

This works amazingly well for me. I could clean all afternoon if accompanied by an awesome podcast.

I especially love listening to entrepreneurial podcasts, and there are some awesome mothering ones too. Self-improvement and cleaning = win!

If you want to laugh and feel like you’re hanging out with friends, check out Sorta Awesome. It is the best!

Link cleaning an activity you enjoy

Is it possible to do something small (cleaning-wise) while watching your favorite show? Folding laundry is a good one.

Or reward yourself for a job well done by setting aside time to do an activity you love after the cleaning is finished.

Having something to look forward to is a great motivator.

Light a Candle

If you have a non-toxic one, that is. 

Something about lighting a candle improves mood. It’s a way to make the atmosphere a little more pleasant. It says, “I’m special and this is important.”

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Use good tools and nice smelling (non-toxic) cleaning products

Sponges that don’t scrub well, make the job harder.

Same with cleaning products that smell awful.

Cleaning is hard enough, you don’t need an extra headache to go with it.

I love to use my homemade cleaning products (with essential oils), but also enjoy a few I buy from Grove Collaborative. I can get delightfully scented, non-toxic, cleaning products shipped right to my door. 

I get excited whenever my order arrives (I always think it’s a bit strange to be giddy over cleaning products but I just go with it).

Sometimes you just need to spoil yourself after a hard day. Or any day — you know the feeling, right??

The team at Grove Collaborative (formerly ePantry) gets that, which is why they’ve put together this incredible Mrs. Meyer’s Everyday Luxury Set set for you — for FREE.


The set feels like something you’d get as a gift from a chic friend — the kind of gift where you’d say, “Oh, you shouldn’t have,” before eagerly tearing it open.

It includes a lovely Mrs. Meyer’s dish soap, Mrs. Meyer’s hand soap, Mrs. Meyer’s Candle, and Grove Collaborative Walnut Scrubber Sponges. So pretty and useful.

I especially love this Mrs. Meyer’s candle. It’s made with essential oils, vegetable waxes, and a lead­-free cotton wick for a clean, healthy burn. It lasts so much longer than conventional candles and the lavender scent reminds me of the flower market.

My secret? I love to light one of these just before guests arrive.

The scent is so fresh, they assume I’ve spent the whole day cleaning.

Of course, I do have a few tricks up my sleeve to make the house sparkle without spending hours on it.

Besides getting the kids to speed cleaning using my one-song-at-a-time trick, I use a walnut scrubber sponge.

The combination of super-absorbent vegetable cellulose and crushed walnuts helps me tackle messy countertops, cookware and dishes fast.

If you’re new to Grove Collaborative, you’ll get this set FREE + free shipping when you use my link and spend $20. There are so many beautiful, healthy household products to choose from at Grove Collaborative, I just can’t get enough.

With a few clicks, I can choose my favorite products and scents, customize my shipments, and have them delivered right to my door (carbon offset, of course). I love Grove’s scheduling feature because I never run out of dish soap or paper towels, which means no more last minute, expensive trips to the grocery store!.

That means more time to put my feet up, light my Mrs. Meyer’s candle, and curl up with a cup of tea.

If you’re already a Grove Collaborative subscriber, they want to pamper you too!

You’ll get a free Mrs. Meyer’s hand soap with your next order when you use this link.

They have lemon verbena, basil, and lavender – which all sound delightful!

There are a limited number of sets available, and this offer is only good while supplies last or until Sunday, May 1 — so grab yours now.

Here’s how:

1. Sign up for Grove Collaborative here. You’ll receive the Mrs. Meyer’s Everyday Luxury Set for free when you sign up!

2. Answer 4 quick questions about your home. This takes under 30 seconds, and Grove Collaborative will use this to customize your first basket.

3. Once you’ve answered the questions, you can finalize your basket of products to suit your household needs by adding or removing items.

4. To receive this offer, your order needs to total at least $20. Choose the combination of products and scents you love and receive in your first box.

5. Click “Finish & Pay” and place your order.

If you’re already a subscriber, use this link to get your free hand soap.

Have you found any ways to make cleaning less miserable and more enjoyable? Please share!

5 Ways to Make Cleaning More Enjoyable

Stacy Karen

Stacy is a DIY obsessed, healthy living advocate. A preacher's wife and mom of three, she loves to encourage others to live a natural lifestyle.

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