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Depression & Having No Desire To Clean Your Home

Depression can leave you feeling deflated, it can be hard to find the drive to do anything. I’ve been struggling with finding the motivation to clean.

I’m lucky to have Ben around to help me and give advice on how to get things done, even when I don’t feel like it.

Here are some tips on getting through a depressive slump.

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Start small!

If you have small pieces around the place, like paper or cups, why not take them out of the room and deal with them? You’d be surprised how starting small can often motivate you to carry on.

Clean as you go!

I saw this piece of advice on, it has helped me, so I figured I’d share it here, too. Check their website for useful articles!

Sometimes keeping your house clean is as simple as not cluttering it up in the first place. Wash your dishes right after using them, rather than letting them sit in the sink, and store your tools once you’re finished with a project. By putting things away right after you’ve used them, you can prevent clutter from occurring in the first place — or from getting even worse

Avoid telling yourself that you’ll do it later!

Ah, these words are the bane of my existence! I’ll look at something and think “I can do this later”, that doesn’t happen. Things will pile up again then before I know it, I have a pile of washing, dishes and bags that I need to take out.
If there is something that needs cleaning urgently, do it. The whole “doing it later” mentality will only add to your woes!

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Thank you for your time, I appreciate you being here!

Stay safe and stay hydrated!


I'm Stacey and I'm 30 years old. I write about life, mental health, video games & everything in between!

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