One Minute Chores
Get your housework done - and done faster.
One Minute Chores might seem like a way to avoid housecleaning but, in fact, they’ll help you get you get housecleaning done – and done faster.
Did you know?
98% of people feel good about themselves when their house is clean, and,
97% of people believe their families appreciate a clean home.
That said, housecleaning can be a very time consuming job and a bit overwhelming when you think you have to tackle the whole job at once.
Here are 10 Quick Tips to help keep your home clean without all the stress.
First of all, we know that when we think of all the chores that need to be done, it’s overwhelming. That housecleaning list seems to go on and on. One solution when you are time-strapped is to do a quick, short and sweet, chore.
One Minute Tip 1: Dust Just One Thing
It only takes a minute to choose one thing and dust it. You can either use a feather duster, a dust spray and a rag, or a dust wipe. Here are some things you can dust quickly:
One Minute Chores 2: Clean a Mirror
A clean mirror makes a room look cleaner. If you don’t have glass cleaner and paper towels, try vinegar and old newspaper. This is a lot less expensive and it works just as well.
One Minute Tip 3: Treat a Stain
Got an extra minute? Treat that nasty stain that you noticed last week.
Here are some tips:
Flush stains with water.
Blot the stain with a dry cloth.
Apply a mild cleaner and let set.
One Minute Chores 4: Take Care of Plants
A minute is more than enough time to care for your favorite houseplants. If they need water, fill a pitcher so you can water them all faster. Take a pair of scissors with you to snip off dead vines or leaves.
One Minute Tip 5: Fill the Sink
A good habit to start is filling your sink with hot soapy water every time you start to cook. This way you can “clean as you go.” As you get done with each pot or dish, wash it quickly. This makes clean-up a snap.
One Minute Chore 6: Have a Charity Box
It’s a good idea to keep a box or bag in your front closet that you put things you don’t need anymore. This really helps get rid of clutter in your home. When the box is full, simply drop it off at your local good will store.
One Minute Chore 7: Fridge
Cleaning your fridge can be a big job, but here are a few tips to make it a bit easier:
Toss out any bad food.
Start with wiping down the top shelves and work down.
Baking soda and water make a great cleaner and won’t leave your fridge smelling like harsh cleanser.
After you wipe out the crispers, line them with paper towels for easier cleaning next time.
One Minute Tip 8: Wipe Down
After the dishes are done and put away, don’t forget the wipe-down. This makes your kitchen have that extra clean look.
When you’re wiping down, don’t forget:
One Minute Chore 9: Pick Up
First do a quick pick up. Here are some important points:
Put everything in its place (remotes controls, magazines, etc.).Throw trash in the trash can.
Put things that don’t belong into laundry baskets, so they’re easier to put away later.
One Minute Chore 10: Make the Bed
Making the bed will make any room cleaner. It really only takes a minute, and it pulls the room together. It helps to have a thick, lightweight comforter that can easily be thrown on without a lot of smoothing or tucking. Pillows really make a bed look good as well. Not only will your room look better, studies show that you’ll sleep better, too, when your bedroom is tidy.
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