I feel like after this summer I have let my house go a bit…..which honestly I am fine with because it means we’ve all had a great summer but I think for me it is time to take control back when school starts!
50 Five Minute Homemaking Tasks
I am calling this Part I of a Four Part Art of Homemaking Series that I mostly need for myself. But you are welcome to glean any information you can if it is useful to you as well! I am breaking up all of my household tasks into 5, 15, 30 and 60 minute jobs to keep me organized. Mostly because keeping a house with 6 people living in it is sometimes feels like more than I can handle.
If you are anything like me, I literally have to talk myself into doing cleaning tasks. Sometimes just walking around the house and seeing all that needs to be done on a daily basis puts me in cleaning paralysis. And then I get overwhelmed and don’t know where to start. So, I talk to myself. When I come upon a mess….I say, “This is only going to take me 5 minutes.” And then it seems doable. And most of the time…it really only does take 5 minutes! (If I work fast, or don’t get distracted that is 😉
So I spent a few minutes the other afternoon thinking of all the tasks that I can accomplish in 5 minutes or less. I tried really hard to keep them simple and doable to not let myself get cleaning paralysis so I can actually get things done.
And it’s a printable list…..just right click to save and print as an 8 by 10 inch page.
My plan is to put the list on the fridge and then take one or two tasks a day while I have time. And hopefully the result will be a cleaner house quicker!