Do you occasionally look around and get that tinge of frustration at the mess in your home? Do you feel like tidying up your space, or just thinking about tidying up your space, takes up more space than is warranted in your mind? If you’re living with pets, kids or even roommates, do you find that you clean and within a day or two (or even hours) somehow everything has reverted to being a mess?
At the same time, are you able to spare some time to Netflix and Chill? Or spend some time playing Pokemon Go? If you reply yes, then you have at least 10 minutes a day to spare towards quickly tidying up; doing so reduces makes the problem bite-sized and manageable. It also alleviates some of the anxiety as you now have a plan to tackle that mess.
People get overwhelmed at the thought of cleaning up because they view it as a marathon that they need to book their Sunday off to do. It’s far more manageable to think of cleaning as a daily 10 minute sprint instead.
Here are 8 ways you can tidy up when you find you’ve 10 minutes to spare:
Tip 1: Get a Timer
It’s easy to rationalize 10 minutes, but it’s also easy to get distracted by phone calls, emails, children and other projects. Set your timer for 10 minutes and that way when it sounds you know exactly how much time you have left. If you find yourself off task it’s easy to get back on track.
Tip 2: Fluff and Stuff
Making your bed might be a daunting task, but it does make a huge difference on the way your bedroom appears. Always remember to make your bed whenever you wake up. You should fold up any blankets that are lying on the bed and fluff up the pillows.
Tip 3: Grab a Trash Bag
Another great way of cleaning and tidying up in a hurry is to grab a trash bag and start collecting all the things that are lying on the floor. Napkins, empty water bottles, and everything that has fallen on the floor and need to be tossed.
Tip 4: Freshen Up
A clean home always smells good, doesn’t it? Sprinkle a little amount of baking soda over the carpet and allow it to soak in for approximately 5 minutes and then vacuum it up. Baking soda eliminates odors that can get stuck in carpet easily. Spray the furniture to get them smelling fresh and clean again.
Tip 5: Wash those Dishes
Don’t allow the dishes to pile up, wash them up on daily basis. It takes less than 10 minutes to get all the dishes in the sink clean. While you’re in the kitchen, wipe off the counters using a wet wipe. Put things back in drawers and cabinets to ensure the kitchen looks tidy.
Tip 6: Wipe Down
Wiping down your bathroom will make a difference. If you’re having guests over, ensure the toilet is clean. Spray little freshener so that the room seems clean.
Tip 7: Shut the Door
If someone will be visiting your home, shut the doors to the rooms you don’t want them in. This is a simple way to make your home look clean and it keeps people out of rooms you don’t want on display.
Tip 8: Clean the Fridge
A simple way to clean your home in a hurry is to clean up your fridge. Eliminate the old foods that are starting to smell. Try to organize the fridge quickly to make it look nice and clean.