Wednesday, December 28, 2016

timer cleaning + organization challenge

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I am easily sidetracked. I start the washer in the laundry room, and go to our bedroom to grab a load of laundry and before I know, I'm cleaning out my purse and sorting through receipts. I don't mind cleaning, in fact, I love a clean house and I love having things organized, my problem is staying on task, and actually getting more than one room neat and tidy before the day gets away from me. Years ago, I started this trick to getting the whole house clean in a matter of minutes, well 10 minutes per room that is.

I normally deep clean the house once a week, but a couple of times a week, I do a 10-minute tidy.  I set the timer for 10 minutes and go crazy in that room, stopping once the timer goes off and moving on to the next. It's amazing what you can accomplish in 10 minutes!

Here's what I do......normally starting in the laundry room: Set the timer for 10 minutes, turn up the music and GO....I start a load up of laundry, fold and put away anything left in the dryer. I tidy up the shelves above washer/dryer, shake the rug, and swiffer vacuum the floor. I mop on my more thorough cleaning day, unless it really needs it. If I have a spare minute, I'll glass plus the back doors.

10 minutes room clean. ✔️

I move to the next room and so on through the house, tidying up each room and getting as much done as I can in 10 minutes. Instead of spending the whole day fluttering around, getting sidetracked, and not really accomplishing anything, I take just over an hour of my morning getting the house clean and tidy, giving me the rest of the day to enjoy other things. It works!! :O) :O)


It's also that time of the year when I feel the need to organize EVERYTHING!!! Every January I do an organizing challenge, as well as a few more times throughout the year. The New favorite time to declutter! Here are a few challenges that you can print out, and there are tons more on Pinterest. I'll post weekly on my New Year Declutter Challenge - I can't wait to get started on Monday!

31 mini organizing projects - Easy DIY summer organizing project idea:

LIFE AS YOU LIVE IT: 30 Days of Decluttering:

Get Organized With the 30-Day Declutter Challenge:

* all images used in this post are from Pinterest

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