6 months ago

How To Clean Your House In One Hour

Sunrise

I’m having one of those days where the sun is shining the birds are singing, and all I want to do is go back to bed. After sending my last child to school, I stopped and reflected on how much I enjoyed the silence. I went pass the morning dishes and headed straight for my bed. Cleaning my house was the last thing on my mind. Just a few minutes I told myself that’s all I needed. Yeah right said the little voice on my shoulder as I pulled the covers over my head.

Hubby was away on business, and the house was all mine. You could spend the day in bed and catch up on your favorite shows I thought to myself. But taking a day off comes with consequences in my house especially with six children. It always ends with an emotional hangover of regret the next day. Seems a bit dramatic but the thought of washing leftover dishes really sucks!!

Over the last month, I had been experimenting with ways to cut down on the amount of time I was spending cleaning my house. So, I set a personal challenge to see if I could clean my house in one hour. With much success, I must say it worked I was back in my bed and binge watching Netflix in no time.

Here's How I Cleaned My House In One Hour......

Set Goal/Personal Challenge - Clean My House in One Hour

Tools
Pick-Up Basket (Usually a laundry basket)
Timer
Bottle of all-purpose cleaner
Window Cleaner
Paper Towels
Broom and Dust Pan
Trash Bags
Essential Oil Air Freshener
Music

**This system worked perfectly for me. However, “Nothing is written in stone” please feel free to tweak things to fit your needs. Remember you're NOT detail cleaning today your goal is to be finished in one hour. **

Turn on Music, Start Timer and Go!!

Bedroom

  • Make your bed first it will serve as motivation
  • Put the dirty clothes in hamper
  • Place any items that DON’T belong inside your Pick Up Basket
  • Put everything that's out of place back in its original home
  • Throw Away & Empty Trash Basket in Trash Bag
  • Vacuum
  • Spray Essential Oil Air Freshener

Living Room/Study

  • Take all items out of your Pick-Up Basket that DO belong in this room and put them back into its home
  • Place any items that DON’T belong inside your Pick-Up Basket
  • Put everything that's out of place back in its original home
  • Throw Away & Empty Trash Basket in Trash Bag
  • Vacuum
  • Spray Essential Oil Air Freshener

Dining Room

  • Take all items out of your Pick-Up Basket that DO belong in this room and put them back into its home
  • Place any items that DON’T belong inside your Pick Up Basket
  • Put everything that's out of place back in its original home
  • Wipe down Dining Room Table
  • Throw Away & Empty Trash Basket in Trash Bag
  • Vacuum
  • Spray Essential Oil Air Freshener

Bathroom

  • Take all items out of your Pick-Up Basket that DO belong in this room and put them back into its home
  • Place any items that DON’T belong inside your Pick Up Basket
  • Put everything that's out of place back in its original home
  • Throw Away & Empty Trash Basket in Trash Bag
  • Spray counters, sink, shower, tub and toilet with bathroom cleaner
  • Start with counters then the sink, shower, etc. saving the toilet for last
  • Clean Mirror
  • Sweep Floor
  • Spray Essential Oil Air Freshener

Kitchen

  • Place any items that don’t belong in this room inside your Pick Up Basket
  • Put everything that's out of place back in it's original home
  • Empty dishwasher
  • Load dishwasher
  • Fill sink with soapy water to wash all remaining dishes
  • Wipe down stove, counters, refrigerator, microwave and kitchen table
  • Wash all remaining dishes then wipe down sink
  • Sweep floor
  • Take Out Trash
  • Spray Essential Oil Air Freshener

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