Every morning Monday through Friday I do what’s called a 10 minute tidy. I do one before dropping the kids of at school and another once I get back.
Each time I tidy it’s not for more than 10 minutes.
We all know that chores are never finished so instead of trying to devote long stretches of time to doing something that really never ends, instead break it down into small do-able stages.
Here are the result from (2) separate 10 minute tidy’s or 20 minutes worth of work.
FIRST 10 MINUTES: (BEFORE DROPPING THE KIDS OFF)
Wiped out the stove after allowing it to self clean on Sunday.
Unloaded and reloaded the dishwasher
Wiped out the sink
SECOND 10 MINUTES: (AFTER DROPPING THE KIDS OFF)
Placed dinner in the oven. (Meat was marinated over the weekend)
Cleared and wiped the stove.
Cleared and wiped the counters.
Finally I swept the kitchen floor.
In just 20 minutes time, my kitchen is clean and a large part of dinner taken care of. if you’ve never tried a 10 minute clean but want to just set your timer and get too it.
If you’d like to share pictures of your accomplishments, I’d love to share them here on the blog. Send them to AProverbsWife@gmail.com and type 10 Minute Tidy in the subject line.