Tuesday, 28 October 2014

10 Minute Sweep

As anyone with kids knows it doesn't matter how much you clean. The second you turn your back, everything is everywhere! This is no different when you only have 1 child. Add 2 crazy shedding dogs into the mix and it's even worse! We have a system in our family that allows us to maintain a livable area without the bitching and whining of "I don't wanna clean!" We call it the 10 minute sweep.

The 10 minute sweep consists of exactly that. 10 minutes of your time once a day. We put on a timer and some music and run around the house cleaning any and everything we can.

Put your clothes away, tidy up the kitchen, vacuum, clean off tabletops, organize, line the shoes up....whatever it is you can think to do, DO IT! And hustle! When that timer goes off after 10 minutes of crazy running around, STOP! Go back to doing whatever it was you were doing, and don't clean for a second longer. You'll be amazed what can get done in 10 min if everyone works together. This works well for unexpected guests stopping by as well ;)

Do you have any tricks to keep your house livable??


  1. Love this idea! I actually so put the timer on when I clean because otherwise I get distracted and it takes twice as long to get finished! lol

  2. I will have to try this, because my house is always crazy lol

  3. I will have to try this, first time mom here and she is only five and a half months old and I am already so overwhelmed! Thank you!

  4. I love this idea!!! I'll have to try it this weekend!