I’m back today with another 5 minute cleaning tip post. These posts are popular amongst my readers as we are discovering together just how much we can get done in 5 minutes. Many of you are busy working moms………whether you work from home or away from home. I rarely meet a mom who isn’t busy! Wait! Did I say rarely? I think that should read that I never meet a mom who isn’t busy. We are all busy cooking, cleaning, volunteering, cheering our children on to victory, and the oh-so-glamorous job of doing laundry. There is always so much to do and so little time. Cleaning our homes is often the last thing on our minds. Sweep the floors or collapse into bed in exhaustion? I know which one I’m going with. In fact, my husband and I joke together that at a certain time each night my legs just quit working. We try to get into bed before that happens.
Another bonus is that this 5 minute strategy works great for getting the kids involved too. I am teaching my kids to just move real fast and see how much they can get done in 5 minutes. My little guy especially loves to race the clock. Even his short attention span can last for 5 minutes. With these 5 minute clean-ups I’m not looking for perfection. That is saved for deep cleaning days. I’m simply looking to remove clutter and maintain the space. And let me tell you…………5 minutes is all I need to avoid being embarrassed when friends stop by unannounced. Go ahead………..stop by anytime. I can’t promise you sparkling clean, but there is no longer Power Ranger underwear in the middle of the living room and that fills pretty awesome.
5 Minute Living Room Cleaning Tips
Quickly clean up surfaces like tables and the entertainment stand. Straighten décor and remove items that do not belong on the table. My kids love to leave cups of water on the tables. I run those to the kitchen.
Place toys where they belong. If you have already decluttered the toys this should be easy. Place toys in their place. Baskets and plastic totes are big helps here.
Straighten pillows and fold blankets. It always amazes me how this simple task totally changes the look of a room. From messy to neat in 30 seconds.
Sweep or vacuum the floor. Quickly remove anything that doesn’t belong on the floor and replace it to its correct home. Now you are ready for the sweep or vacuum. I have a small area rug and hardwood floors in my living room. I usually vacuum both the rug and the hardwood. Takes hardly any time when you just suck everything up with the vacuum.
There you go………..a neat and tidy living room in just 5 minutes. Now, you can go on with the rest of your busy life. Less stress and less mess for your whole family.
What are the areas of your home that stress you out the most? What do you do to combat the mess? Who makes the biggest mess in your living room……..you?…… the kids?…… your husband??
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