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Enlist the Family

Set up a cleaning or organizing block of time for a Saturday. Inform the whole family and have a reward for when it’s done. (A movie, dinner, or shopping trip). Let everyone in the family have a turn at controlling the music, and give some limited chore choices to keep your work-force happy. This works great for seasonal chores.

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Touring a model home, or looking at pictures of homes in magazines can be a great motivator to clean. Although these pictures may be the ideal because nobody actually lives in them, they can help us envision a perfectly clean home and motivate us to reach for that height.

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Planning a garage sale can be a great way to clear out clutter. You’ll be more likely to get rid of things if you think you can make a little money for something else you really want. Plan to donate the leftovers to charity, without even bringing them back in the house. Even kids will be more likely to let go of items if it means they've got some cash for their piggy bank.

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Trying a new product or a new scent of a favorite product can get us more motivated to clean. This works especially well if the product is supposed to save us time or money. We're always looking for bargains in those departments. So the next time you're dreading to scrub the shower stall, take a look on your cleaning aisle for a new product that might be fun to try.

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