What to clean if you only have 5 minutes

Our lives as moms can be SO busy. We don’t know whether we are coming or going a lot of the time. This can make it difficult to carve out time to truly clean our house. Eventually we will have to deep clean, but I wanted to share with you what you can accomplish even if you JUST have 5 minutes. While you are waiting on a kid to get ready, or the water to boil, try doing one of these below:

Things you can clean in 5 minutes

Five minutes isn’t a lot of time but if you’re efficient you can get a lot done. Here are a few ideas:

In the kitchen-

  • Put dishes in the dishwasher
  • Unload dishwasher
  • Wipe down countertops
  • Wipe up crumbs from the floor
  • Wipe fingerprints off appliances and cabinets
  • Clean sink 
  • Swiffer the floor

In the Bathroom-

  • Wipe down the toilet and the floor around it with a disinfectant wipe
  • Spray the inside of the toilet and swish it clean
  • Rinse out the sink, wipe the sink, faucet and counters clean with a hand towel, toss the hand towel in the dirty clothes, grab a clean hand towel
  • Empty trash, refill toilet paper, put items on counter away, straighten towels, shine mirror

In the Living Room-

  • Pick up toys
  • Pick up shoes, coats, and bookbags
  • Clean off and wipe down the coffee table
  • Fluff pillows, put pillows and blankets back up on the couch
  • Grab the Swiffer duster and dust all the surfaces in the living room

In the Bedroom-

  • Make the bed
  • Gather all the dirty clothes and start the washer
  • Close drawers, closet doors, fluff pillows, pick up shoes
  • Fold a load of laundry

If you have a few quick minutes pick the zone (kitchen, bathroom, living room, etc.) that needs the most help in that moment and tackle as much as you can! And don’t be afraid to get your kids in on the 5 minute frenzy!

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