Do you feel like you are too busy and you rarely have time to properly clean at home? A lot of people feel like that and it is understandable, considering the busy lives we all lead nowadays. What if we told you there is a simple trick that will help you do the most out of very little time. By spending a tiny amount of time every day, you will be able to complete a much bigger portion of your chores, compared to when you attempt to have a full deep cleaning day.
Spending a whole day cleaning is not the favourite option for most people. Also, how often do you postpone your cleaning day just because you have better things to do? Do not let your chores pile up by using this simple method. It is the 5 minute cleanup method. Here is what it really is:
Instead of leaving all the household cleaning and chores for when you find a few free hours to do them ( which you probably do not have on a regular basis), spend 5 minutes a day doing simple tasks around the house. By doing this, you will reduce the work and will slowly but steadily put your house in order. The 5 minutes, of course, are symbolic. You can spend 7 or 10 minutes, if you want to. The idea is that you do not feel guilty when you stop in such a short time. This type of cleaning is supposed to fit cleaning in between other tasks we do on a daily basis and get work done without spending a lot of effort.However, if you are working full time and every minute after work is valuable to you, you can safely turn to professional cleaners to do the work for you. This will give you more time for family or friends.
There are two ways you can approach this cleaning method. Spending 5 minutes on a room or spending the same amount of time on a particular chore. In this article you will find some tips on how to make the most out of those 5 minutes, as well as what are the best chores that you can do in just 5 minutes.
• First tip we have for you is to be consistent. Five minutes are not a lot and if you actually do that every day, you will be able to see improvement soon enough. The important thing is to not give up and always remember.
• The next tip is for when you decide to spend the 5 minutes of cleaning on different rooms. This tip also works when you live on more than one floor – bring an empty basket with you. Whenever you tidy around and you find items that do not belong in the particular room, put them in the basket and return them to their proper place later. Do not waste time going back and forth between rooms, just use the basket.
• If you have more time, for example 10 minutes, spend it on more rooms. The idea is to spend a minimal amount of time but still complete some simple chores. This will not replace your general cleaning, of course but will significantly help you achieve more in your little free time.
Whenever you decide to try this method out, it is good to know what you can actually complete in only five minutes. Of course, depending on the condition of your house, some simple chores might require more time, but generally, there are a number of simple tasks that can easily be done in this tiny time frame.
Here are some of the simplest household chores that can be a part of your 5 minute cleanup routine.
Sweep the floor – Whenever you have five minutes, just quickly sweep the floor. This will remove any large debris, hairs and dust and reduce the need for a thorough vacuuming so often.
Make your bed – You will be surprised by the number of people who do not actually make their bed. However, a made up bed motivates you to be more organised and gives your room that neat look you are going after.
Clean your counters and sink – If you just had a snack, or you are having your afternoon coffee, put away any items that are on your countertop or around your sink. Give it a quick wipe and know you are one step closer to a clean home
Do your dishes – It is not such a big job, even though it seems to be. Blast some music and quickly give them a wash. If you have a dishwasher, load the dirty ones or unload the clean ones and put them in place.
Empty your bins – Collect all the rubbish bags from around the house and take them out. Put in new bags in your bins and rest assured you won’t be wondering where the smell is coming from.
Remove expired food – Open your fridge and check for expired items, rotting food etc. It will prevent more things from going bad and open up more space in your refrigerator.
Fold and put away clothes – If you are one of those people that like to stack clothes on chairs and sofas, now is the time to grab them, fold them and put them away. You will be surprised what this can do to any of your rooms.
Vacuum your couch – Grab your vacuum and quickly run it on your upholstery. Go between the cushions and don’t forget the back of it.
Change your sheets – If it has been a while, remove those old sheets from your bed and put on a new clean set. This will give your bedroom a clean, fresh look.
This is a great way to get rid of the majority of your chores at home. We know that after the long day at work, the last thing you want to do is start cleaning. If you manage to do the five minute cleaning before or after work, you will eventually have less and less to worry about. Pick a quick chore to do every time you have time on your hands. Your house will slowly grow to be the clean and tidy place you always dreamed of.