Wednesday, May 27, 2009

20 Minute Cleaning

I hate to clean. If I could I'd never do it. Even now at home all day. I don't keep my house clean. I play so much with Girlygirl, do stuff outside, cook dinner everyday but I have a hard time cleaning. I know it is number one on Sweetdudes list to come home to a clean house. I know this so I try hard to clean my house house most days. My style of cleaning is well odd. Here is how I cleaning our living room.
My living room really did look like that. I set my timerSo I set the timer for 20 minutes. I got this idea from the FLYlady. She says 15 but I never finish in 15 minutes so I do 20. Then I pick up and put away all the big stuff that I can't sweep and put the dishes. 5 min in and one call from Girlygirl for help. My living room looks like this (picture below).Now what to do with that big pile in the mild of the room? I just put into smaller piles. Each room has a pile then I bring the whole pile to the room and put each thing in its place. After each pile has been put away the right way I clean the couch and sweep one more time to get the small stuff left. As you can see my room is not prefect but 90% better than before I started. 20 minute cleaning works for me. Go to We are that Family to see what works for others. Today I am going to say remember it is more fun to play in a clean your living space and enjoy it.


Multi-tasking Mommy said...

I loved FlyLady when I did her site!
Great job :)

pucktricks said...

I'm so with you on not wanting to clean. I'm big on timers as well. I also will go through and gather a basket of stuff. Then the kids and I will spend time putting away the basket.

Lisa said...

Its nice to see another living room that looks like mine does half the time!

Your Frugal Friend, Niki said...

My house needs the FlyLady desperately!