Tuesday, 28 October 2014
10 Minute Sweep
As anyone with kids knows it doesn't matter how much you clean. The second you turn your back, everything is everywhere! This is no different when you only have 1 child. Add 2 crazy shedding dogs into the mix and it's even worse! We have a system in our family that allows us to maintain a livable area without the bitching and whining of "I don't wanna clean!" We call it the 10 minute sweep.
The 10 minute sweep consists of exactly that. 10 minutes of your time once a day. We put on a timer and some music and run around the house cleaning any and everything we can.
Put your clothes away, tidy up the kitchen, vacuum, clean off tabletops, organize, line the shoes up....whatever it is you can think to do, DO IT! And hustle! When that timer goes off after 10 minutes of crazy running around, STOP! Go back to doing whatever it was you were doing, and don't clean for a second longer. You'll be amazed what can get done in 10 min if everyone works together. This works well for unexpected guests stopping by as well ;)
Do you have any tricks to keep your house livable??