One of the BEST parts about keeping on top of the housework and having a properly organised house is that when it comes to tidying up it’s really QUICK. And a quick tidy makes me happy as there’s more time for me to do all the other things I’d rather be doing.
Before I start my 5 minute living room tidy I always do these 3 things, which I find really motivating and mood lifting, and well if you’ve got to clean, may as well feel good doing it.
- Open the windows wide
- Turn the music up loud
- Set my timer for 5 minutes
So, in a 5 minute blitz of the living room I can usually fly through the chores below.
- Polish surfaces
- Neaten throws
- Plump cushions
- Tidy magazines and coffee table
- Run the vacuum over quickly
That’s it – just a simple 5 minutes before I leave the house in the morning means I’m coming home to a clean, fresh and tidy living room and I LOVE it!
The key to these really fast tidy ups as always is having a really well organised house and not hoarding clutter. Find out more about how I manage the housework and organise the house here and you can grab our room by room spring cleaning checklists here.
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