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5 Minute Cleaning Tasks

Get your house in order with these 5 minute cleaning tasks.

5 Minute Cleaning Tasks

Life gets busy and because of that, things tend to get pushed aside or put on the back burner.  More often than not, house cleaning is one of those things. 

When we think about keeping a tidy house, the amount of time it takes to accomplish a clean space can often feel overwhelming.  With the little free time we have in our day-to-day life, why would we want to spend it cleaning?  Well, most of us don’t! 

It may come as a surprise, but if you break down house cleaning into quick 5-minute tasks, you can get your home tidy in what seems like no time at all. 

Think about the extra minutes you have just waiting on things while at home. What? You say that doesn’t happen? Well, we beg to differ. What about the few minutes you have while you’re waiting for that water to boil? Or how about the time spent waiting for a series of commercials to pass before your favorite show comes back on? What about the minutes you spend waiting for the tub to fill up for bath time? If you take all of these ‘extra’ minutes and use them to do a quick and easy task, before you know it, you’ll have a clean house.  

Simplify house cleaning with this list of tasks that take 5 minutes or less!

5 Minute Cleaning Tasks

Quick Cleaning Tips

In the Kitchen

Here are 5 – 5 minute cleaning tasks to do while you’re waiting for that water to boil…

  • Wipe the counters
  • Load (or empty) the dishwasher
  • Wipe down the microwave
  • Trash the old food in the fridge
  • Take out the garbage

In the Bathroom

Waiting for the tub to fill?  Try doing one of these five simple chores…

  • Clean the toilet
  • Wipe down the sink
  • Sweep/mop the floor
  • Fold a pile of laundry
  • Clean out the medicine cabinet
5 Minute Cleaning Tasks

In the Bedroom

Try your hand at a 5 minute cleaning task while you’re waiting for your turn in the bathroom.

  • Make the bed
  • Dust the nightstands/dressers
  • Hang up clothes in the closet
  • Change the sheets
  • Clean the window(s)

In the Office

On hold during a call?  Put it on speakerphone and make use of that time with a 5 minute chore while you wait…

  • Organize your desk
  • Sort/file paperwork
  • Change that lightbulb
  • Trash all the junk mail
  • Delete unimportant emails
5 Minute Cleaning Tasks

In the Living Room

One of these 5 minute tasks will get you moving through the next commercial break during your favorite show…

  • Wipe down the baseboards
  • Vacuum
  • Flip and fluff the couch cushions
  • Dust the ceiling fan
  • Clean the television

Clean House in 5 Minutes

With all the additional minutes you have just now realized that you have, take some of that time to tackle some house chores.  Done in a jiff, these 5 minute tasks will give you a sense of accomplishment, and a clean house to boot.

So, what’s your favorite 5 minute task that you like to do?

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