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15 Minutes to Clean!

February 02, 20242 min read

Cleaning and organizing is a practice, not a project. - Meagan Francis

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We've all experienced the joy of stepping into a clean and organized home—the sense of calm it brings, and the relief from the stress that clutter can impose on our lives. 😌

We get it! Life is gets busy and it can be challenging to keep your space tidy. This 15 cleaning hack is designed to be a rapid, yet effective way, to tidy up and maintain a presentable space, especially useful for unexpected guests or when you haven't had time for a thorough cleaning. Plus, it works in any room!

How a 15-Minute Cleanup Works: This 15-minute life hack is effective as it simplifies the tidying process by categorizing items into three groups:

  • Trash: Dispose or recycle any waste or items that are no longer needed.

  • Things that don't belong in the room: Identify and relocate items that are out of place.

  • Things that belong in the room, in a different place: Put away items that belong in the room but are currently in the wrong spot

This streamlined approach makes the cleanup process smoother. The 15-minute sessions are designed to be frequent, maintaining a room's cleanliness between more thorough cleanings scheduled according to your cleaning routine.

What a 15-Minute Cleanup Is and Isn't:

  • Is: A brief step-by-step guide to cleaning a room in 15 minutes or less.

  • Is: Intended to make a room presentable, even if it's not thoroughly cleaned.

  • Is: A great way to maintain a home between more intense cleaning sessions.

  • Isn't: The only cleaning regimen needed for a tip-top shape home.

  • Isn't: Intense cleaning; it's a brief pickup of a room.

  • Isn't: A replacement for more thorough cleaning efforts based on your cleaning schedule.

By dedicating just 15 minutes a day to tidying up, you can maintain a consistently organized and tidy living space. This approach is not only time-efficient but also helps prevent clutter from accumulating over time.

Embrace the power of small, consistent efforts, and watch as your home transforms into a haven of order and tranquility. Say goodbye to the overwhelming mess and hello to a tidier, more enjoyable living space!

Ready for a deep clean? Start with this 15 tidying hack before diving into more intensive cleaning tasks.

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