5 Minute Homemaking Routine

This entry is part 21 of 40 in the series Hope for Homemakers

5 minutes

We have made it to the last week of our 28 Days to Hope Challenge!  And I am definitely noticing a difference in my home.  I refused to go to bed last night until the kitchen was clean, floors swept.  And my bathrooms are basically clean, just needing a wipe down every now and then.  I am liking this!  And I think it is something I can keep up.

So, you might be wondering, “What in the world are we going to get to next? How am I going to get the rest of the house clean with one habit and in one week?”

I have some good news and some bad news for you.  The bad news: this habit will not “clean” the rest of your house in a week.  You will still have to do the work of vacuuming, dusting, sweeping, and mopping.  Fluffing pillows and changing sheets will still be done when you get the chance.  Your laundry will not be completely taken care of by this habit.  Sorry!

The good news is: this habit will only take you 5 MINUTES each day, including the first day.

Each week of this challenge when we have started a new habit, the first day has taken a lot longer than the subsequent days.  But today will take you exactly the same amount of time as every other day this week!  You can even time yourself!

Are you ready for the habit?

5 minute pick up

Yes, that is it.  Dana White suggests you do this task today in your most trafficked area of your home.  And she suggests you do it with a trash bag in hand.  Get rid of what really doesn’t belong in whatever room you choose (read:throw it away!) and put away items that have a home they haven’t seen in a while.

Your challenge for today is to take out a timer and set it for 5 minutes, right now!   Take a trash bag and attack your most used area of your home.  When the timer goes off, STOP!  Then come back here and tell me what you were able to accomplish in 5 minutes. You can share a comment here or on my Facebook page or take a picture and post it on Instagram (#hopeforhome).  Make sure you take a moment to mark the progress you can achieve in just five minutes.

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