Saturday, January 8, 2011

Quick Clean Up Ideas

Do you sometimes feel like you don't have time to do ANYTHING? Or you get overwhelmed at the thought of all the cleaning that needs to be done. I know I do! But if you really think about it there is so much you can get done in 10 minutes or less...or 5 minutes...or even 2 minutes. Really...there is...

You can get alot accomplished without ever really losing any time. In the time it takes to cook something in the microwave you could have knocked an item off of your to do list instead of watching the food hoping it will get done faster.

Here's some ideas:

2 minutes or less
Unload the dishwasher
Wipe down the kitchen counters (unless you have a really big kitchen)
Clean the faucet and mirror in one bathroom
Wipe a small spill in the refrigerator
Wipe down the washer and dryer
Clean the lint filter in the dryer
Wipe down your coffee pot
Wipe the switch plates in 1 room
Shake out door mats
Disinfect the door knobs in 1 room

See how much you can get done?

5 minutes or less
Dust 1 room
Sort through mail
Take out the garbage
Clean the kitchen sink
Clean out expired or unwanted items from refrigerator
Make the bed in 1 room
Wipe the fronts of cabinets in the kitchen
Set the table for the next meal
Rinse out kid's lunch boxes
Spray air freshener throughout the house
Fold a load of laundry
Make tomorrow's to do list
Balance your checkbook
Check your cleaning supplies and make list of what you need

Now we are making progress !!!

10 minutes or less
Sort through a junk drawer
Scrub the toilet, bath tub, and sink in 1 bathroom
Clean all the mirrors in your house
Vacuum 1 room (or more depending on the room sizes)
Sort dirty laundry
Load dishwasher
Organize 1 cabinet in the kitchen
Clean out your purse
Make a shopping list
Group all the clothes in your closet by category (pants, shirts, dresses...etc)

See how easy that was!!

By just taking a few minutes here and there throughout the day you can get so much done that you didn't think was possible! In just 10 minutes you could get 1, 2, or even 5 things marked off your to do list! If you are a fast worker you could possibly get even more done! The time for procrastination is gone...get up and get something!!
Don't put off what you can do NOW!

I'm headed to unload and reload the dishwasher so that I can wake up to a clean kitchen in the morning! Hope everyone has had a great weekend!!



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