Once you have a huge mess in your house, the work involved in cleaning can make you procrastinate. Get over that by calling people over to your place, so you pressure yourself into tidying up before that deadline.
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It's familiar advice but worth following, Unclutterer suggests:
Invite people over. When things are in disarray, my usual response is to invite people to my house. This gives me a set deadline for when things need to be back together. Fewer things get me as motivated to clean, organise, and unclutter as knowing my friends will be stepping foot in my house.
You could avoid all this hassle if you just streamlined your household cleaning. Do it regularly on a schedule and you don't face a messy house with loads of cleaning.