Five Minute Challenge: Clean The Top Of Your Fridge

 

Over the summer I got lazy (really lazy!) with our five minute challenges, but I decided it was time to start them up again! While I won’t post them every day, I will try to post a quick to-do item at least a few times a week, which hopefully will help us tackle a few of those household chores that often are forgotten about.  Here’s today’s challenge:

Hop off the computer for five minutes, set a timer for five minutes, and thoroughly clean the top of your refrigerator. If you have a minute or two leftover, wipe down as many shelves in the fridge as you can get to!

 

 

Do you any five minute challenge ideas you’d like to share? I’d love to hear them! Leave a comment to share those too . . . I’m always looking for new ideas. See previous five minute challenges.

 

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Five Minute Challenge: Tidy Your Fridge

I spent about five, ten, twenty minutes today doing a (quick?) cleanout of my fridge, and goodness gracious it’s so much better! For whatever reason that job is always at the very bottom of my to-do list, but whenever I take just a few minutes to work on it my whole house feels so much better.

 

I actually took before pictures but somehow they managed to get lost. ;) (Really, I did take them, but I think my iPhone knew they were so ridiculous that I had absolutely no business posting them.) And yes, we still have an entire box of Hershey Bars from our vacation a few weeks ago ~ I’m just hoping they’ll go away without me eating them!

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What do you need to get done this week? Take a few minutes and get it over with. I promise it feels so good when you’re done (really . . . whew!)

 

Do you know an unique cleaning tips? I’d love to hear them! Leave a comment to share those too . . . I’m always looking for new ideas. See previous five minute challenges.

 

 

 

Five Minute Challenge (Okay, Not Really Five Minutes But I Promise You’ll Thank Me . . . )

Have you washed your car lately? If not, it’s time! This morning I hauled my kids to the car wash, and oh my goodness my car feels so much better now.

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I tried out the new Car Wash Express 3 in front of Walmart on Hwy 72 (for you Madison, Alabama folks), and it was the best $6 I’ve spent in quite awhile. It was the nicest drive-thru car wash I’ve gone to, and they were giving away free air fresheners, plus they shampooed my car mats in their fancy car-mat-washer! (I think you usually pay a few dollars for this, but I’ll definitely be trying it again ~ surely they’ve got a more professional name for it?)

 

 

Do you have a nagging tiny chore at home that will take just a few minutes to complete? Today’s your day to DO. IT.  Take a few minutes and get it over with. I promise it feels so good when you’re done (whew!)

 

 

Do you know an unique cleaning tips? I’d love to hear them! Leave a comment to share those too . . . I’m always looking for new ideas. See previous five minute challenges.

 

Five Minute Challenge: What Can You Do In Five Minutes?

 

I’ve spent the last few days feeling completely overwhelmed by my home. love being a stay-at-home (*slightly working*) mom to my kids.  But in the summertime, when all the kids stuff and clutter quickly piles up, I start to go a little nuts.

 

So today I spent a solid hour doing some quick cleaning of our most used spaces. And, it got me thinking that there are several of them easy enough to tackle in five minutes or less if the cleaning in your home is a bit daunting also.

 

 

Here are a few ideas of what you can accomplish in just five minutes:

  1. Clean the top of the refrigerator.
  2. Wipe down the microwave.
  3. Vacuum out the couch (you might even find some money while you’re there!)
  4. Dust the dining room or kitchen table chairs and chair legs.
  5. Clean the top of the entertainment center.
  6. Do a quick sweep of the kitchen floor.
  7. Really (really!) scrub the kitchen sink.
  8. Wipe down the kitchen countertops.
  9. Clean a toilet. (Bleck!) While you’re at it, clean the bathroom sink off too.
  10. Wipe down all the door facings in your kitchen, family room and dining area.

 

What do you need to get done today? Take a few minutes and tackle at least one or two areas that are making you crazy ~ I promise it feels so good when you’re done (whew!)

Do you know an unique cleaning tips? I’d love to hear them! Leave a comment to share those too . . . I’m always looking for new ideas. See previous five minute challenges.

 

Five Minute Challenge: Clean the Screens

 

Do you have five minutes? (You know you do!) Stand up, walk away from the computer (I know it hurts!) grab a bottle of inexpensive window cleaner, and clean every screen in your home.

 

Wipe down those computers, laptops, televisions, iPhones, iPads, Androids and whatever else you own with a screen that needs a good cleaning.  When  you’re all done, come on back and check out the deals . . . I promise they’ll be right here waiting for you!

 

Doesn’t that just feel good? (I did mine too, so I know it’s worth it.) :)

Do you have any unique cleaning tips? I’d love to hear them! Leave a comment to share those too . . . I’m always looking for new ideas. See previous five minute challenges.

 

5 Minute Challenge: What Do You Need To Put Away?

 

Do you have a nagging tiny chore at home that will take just a few minutes to complete? Today’s your day to DO. IT.

After walking by my kids Easter baskets for a sold two weeks (seriously, it’s May . . . remember Easter this year was in March?) I finally had had enough. (I know, you’re so impressed, right?) Since apparently they won’t magically hop to the right place (and since I’m clearly the only person in my family with eyes), I finally did it.

 

Up in the attic.

Done.

 

(I was seriously tempted to just take a picture of the tidy floor after moving them out of the picture and not really put them away. Hence the picture of my attic . . . proof I completely the task.) ;)

 

What do you need to get done today? Take a few minutes and get it over with. I promise it feels so good when you’re done (whew!)

Do you know an unique cleaning tips? I’d love to hear them! Leave a comment to share those too . . . I’m always looking for new ideas. See previous five minute challenges.

 

Five Minute Challenge: The Laundry Is Done (Catch Up On Yours Too!)


How are you doing tackling this week’s laundry? After ironing, folding socks, and at least four-hundred-and-seventy-eight loads of laundry this week, my laundry is caught. up.

 

Um, but my son will be home from basketball practice soon and I’m pretty sure it’ll all begin again . . . ugh.

 

Right this second though, I’m way ahead of the game, and it feels so good! If you’ve got some laundry that could use some attention right now, go ahead and get to work. Set your time for five or ten minutes, turn some good music on, and see just how much you can get done . . . I know you can do it!

 

When you finish leave a comment on this or any of this week’s five minute challenge posts, and you’ll be entered to win a $10 Amazon Gift Card. (I’ll pick one lucky winner each Friday night.)  So, hurry and get to work for just five minutes, then come back here and let me know how it went!

 

Do you know an unique cleaning tips? I’d love to hear them! Leave a comment to share those too . . . I’m always looking for new ideas. See previous five minute challenges.

 

Five Minute Challenge: More. Laundry.


How are you doing tackling this week’s laundry? From what I read in the comments on Day 1 and 2 of this week’s Laundry Challenge, you all are way more caught up on laundry than I am, so I’m more than a little motivated to get my act together. ;)

 

Just in case you’re a little behind on your laundry like me though, here’s today’s challenge:

 

Set the timer for just five minutes, and hunt down every stitch of dirty clothes in your home. . . then head to the laundry room. (Make sure to have your kids help too!) Then get those clothes sorted and add a new load to your washer if you need to. And of course, fold any clothes that have been fluffed in the dryer one too many times in hopes that somehow they’ll fold themselves!

 

When you comment on any of this week’s five minute challenge posts, you’ll be entered to win a $10 Amazon Gift Card. (I’ll pick one lucky winner each Friday night.)  So, hurry and get to work for just five minutes, then come back here and let me know how it went!

 

Do you know an unique cleaning tips? I’d love to hear them! Leave a comment to share those too . . . I’m always looking for new ideas. See previous five minute challenges.

 

Five Minute Challenge: The Socks.


Anyone else need to work on a little laundry this week with me? After ironing yesterday, tonight I (ahem) my sweet twelve year old is tackling the socks, and my husband is even folding laundry while I catch up on a few deals. Here’s how those socks looked when I dropped them off with the boys . . .

 

 

Do you have a few mismatched socks that need some attention? Set your timer for at least five minutes and get to work!  You also might want to check out this smart idea if you have a house full of socks . . .

 

 

When you comment on any of this week’s five minute challenge posts, you’ll be entered to win a $10 Amazon Gift Card. (I’ll pick one lucky winner each Friday night.)  So, hurry and get to work for just five minutes, then come back here and let me know how it went!

 

Do you know an unique cleaning tips? I’d love to hear them! Leave a comment to share those too . . . I’m always looking for new ideas. See previous five minute challenges.

 



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