Sunday, February 8, 2015

The 10 Minute Tidy

It is Sunday afternoon, and as I survey the damage of a weekend lived full, my eyes see pockets of clutter here there and everywhere.  Every single room has been touched.

Stacks of opened mail, dirty clothes, dishes, cluttered bathroom counter tops, toys, cups times a million, and it can be overwhelming to know where to begin.

Try the 10 Minute Tidy

You will be amazed at what you can whip into shape in only 10 minutes.

Here's how it works.

-Set the timer for 10.  (I use the microwave timer)

-Work from left to right.  Picture breezing through your house in a circle.  I like starting in the Master Bathroom and working room to room from there. 

-Go fast.

-The ONLY thing you are doing is tidying every room, so you can't let yourself get sidetracked.  You are only putting things away as fast as you possibly can.  It can be helpful to grab an empty laundry basket. Toss the things that need to be put away in other rooms inside of it so that you can move quicker.

Stay focused and try to beat the clock.  You will be so proud to step back when the timer dings and see how far you got.

It is tempting to decide you want to rearrange your spice rack into alphabetical order but you have to stay strong my friend.

I can't tell you what a 10 minute tidy will do for the state of your home.  It took me 2 rounds tonight and I got this puppy whipped into shape.  There is still a layer of dust and crumbs everywhere, but the house is picked up and looks a million times better than it did. 

The 10 Minute Tidy will take you from sloppy and disordered to cozy and well-kept 10 minutes at a time!