MusicI've found that music is a great motivator in the cleaning process... usually fairly loud! Fortunately for me the boys love having music on in the house, and don't mind when we turn it up and really get to rockin'! (During nap time I switch over to my iPod and earbuds to continue working.)
Putting something on that is upbeat, and even fun to sing to (I have several worship CD's I like to choose from that really get the job done) can really elevate your mood while you're working away your day. Music really has the ability to change the way you do things... especially as you watch the kids skip down the hall as they're putting away their clothes... or entertain them with your best Fred Astaire moves as you're mopping the floor.
So head over to your stereo, find something fun and upbeat and hit that pile of laundry!
One of the great joys of keeping a clean home has to do with the benefits it provides when you are under the weather... which is where I've found myself the last several days. All my energy has been zapped... and yet my house is still clean. I knew I wasn't feeling well this weekend and that is probably going to get worse, so I took some time on Saturday (while Daddio was at his class in the morning) and did a few loads of laundry and cleaned the bathrooms. Stuff that I would typically wait to do on Monday and Tuesday. Yesterday and today it was simple maintenance... dishes and only one load of laundry.