Very few people I know really enjoy housework but I'll tell you what gets me in the mood.
Firstly, I like to do it on my own. I like everybody out of the house. No other pulls on my time.
Secondly I have found that if I have the radio on I am more likely to potter about. Chosen music on the stereo is not as effective for me. I listen to City Park radio where I get a very broad variety of music, a bit of chitty chat and few advertisements. It's a community radio station run by volunteers.
Saturday afternoons is the best time for me to make pasta - when the Italian program is on of course!
Yesterday I worked 8hrs in my paid job but before I got there I had washed the floors and washed the ceilings and walls in the bathroom and hallway.
I don't know what it is about the radio but it puts me in a contented housework frame of mind. It could be that it triggers something like Pavlov's dog. I remember my grandmother in the outback always having the wireless on.
When I sit myself down to prep vegetables or fruit for bottling and preserving, the radio keeps me company over those hours.
So I can't sit here all day and I must go and turn my radio on. I sure hope after I wash another few walls that it will motivate me to sew that tea towel order I have waiting.
So what gets you in the mood? What is your motivator? Is it lists? Is it pinning on the pinny?