Do You Reward Yourself for Housework?

Remember how I'm part of the Lysol Healthy Families Ambassador program this year?

This month we've been talking about how we reward ourselves during the summer months after completing our household chores. I have thought about this & I realized that I haven't really ever tackled a job with an end reward in mind.

Do you do this?

I guess I do these jobs because of the "natural reward". For example:

I want my house to be clean & tidy when company comes over.
I want my family to have a clean bathroom to get ready in.
I like the feeling of a clean & tidy kitchen.
I feel like I can really relax when the house is "picked up".

I do the work, and then I enjoy the good consequences of having done it.
Do you do the same?

Have you ever rewarded yourself in other ways? For example:

Promise yourself time to watch your favourite show.
Plan to take yourself out for your favourite treat.
Schedule some time post-housework to surf Pinterest.
Allow yourself a splurge & buy something you've been wanting.

I'm curious to know what you do! I could use more motivation for getting the housework done on a daily basis, so I'm always open to your great ideas! :)

Disclosure: I am part of the Lysol® Healthy Families Ambassador Program by Mom Central. I received compensation as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.


  1. Great post! never thought of rewarding myself, I have always said once I clean the house will look and smell wonderful,but now I will be rewarding myself I think I deserve that!

  2. OK - I think I will start rewarding myself too. Let's see... maybe a pedicure or quiet time with a good book?!


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