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Day 2- Five Minute Clean Sweep
To clarify it is five minutes per room except for the kitchen.....unless it is just you making the dishes for one.
At night I like to go through at least half the house (because I am tired at the end of the day!) and spend five minutes picking up things and putting them in a box. You can use a laundry basket or whatever you want to deposit your random items. Ideally.... in the morning I just put the random things away.
If you only get to half the house the night before you can do the rest of the rooms with a five minute clean sweep in the morning. When I do this I feel more energetic about starting the day instead of dreading having to get up and spend hours cleaning.
I realize that for many of us where children are pulling things out constantly...five minutes is only the tip of the iceberg! Having your children help during the five minutes makes it like a game to see how clean they can get the room. I tell my older two boys that for every chore they do they have a certain amount of time on the computer to play games. This is a great incentive for them!!
I am going to try to do this EVERY night!! Try it and you will realize what a big difference this will make in addition to deep cleaning one room a day!!!
Leave me a comment and let me know how it is helping you!!