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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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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Five Minute Challenge: Tame The Laundry Monster

Congratulations to summergr…..24@yahoo.com for winning last week’s $10 gift card! Thanks to everyone who left a comment to enter.

Guess what we’re going to accomplish this week fellow penny pinchers? We are going to fiercely attack the laundry monster in our home. . . who’s with me???

 

My goal is that by Friday, every stitch of laundry in our homes (yours and mine both. . . ) will be washed, folded, ironed, and put away. (We can do this, right?) To get started, last night I spent about forty minutes attacking my ironing, and it felt so good when I walked by the laundry room this morning. Here’s the before and after pics (so exciting, right?)

All done . . . woohoo!

 

I was thrilled to find a few tops of my own that I’d completely forgotten about, as well as dresses for my daughter that were completely hidden in that mess.  If you’re like me and the laundry in your home could use some tlc this week, let’s work together and see what we can get done.  I’m betting that if you just take five minutes to get started, you’ll be motivated to finish out the work all week long!

 

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 on the laundry for at least 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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Five Minute Challenge: One Area That’s Overwhelming You

Do you have one area in your home that just makes your stomach a wee bit queasy? ;)  (I wish I only had one!)  Today, hop away from that computer and spend just five minutes tackling it . . . and then see if you’re not motivated to keep right on going! 

 

I tackled the play room today at our house (I usually just try not to go in there . . . ) and am amazed at how much more I accomplished than I expected in right around fifteen minutes.  I promise it’ll feel so good to have a little part of your mess tidied up a bit!


 

I’d love to hear which area you choose in your home . . . Ready, set, goooooo!

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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Five Minute Challenge: The Kids Bedroom


 

Did you work on your five minute (ahem . . .forty five minute . . . ) challenge yesterday? Well besides cleaning out the clothes yesterday, I also tidied up my daughter’s (disastrous-and-very-tiny) room, and it’s amazing what a few minutes spent picking up can do. Here are the before and after pics.

 

Seriously, why do I share this stuff?

 Before 

 

After

Because her room is so small, it’s an absolute mess when her bed doesn’t get made (she’s learning how to make that bed, but at five she still hasn’t perfected it!)   There was definitely some other work to finish up there as well, but keeping those beds made is such an improvement.

 

 

Your turn now! Take five (or fifteen, or even forty five) minutes and tidy up a room in your home that’s gotten out of hand. It will feel so much better when you’re done, and if you’re like me, you might just be able to find your kids clothes int he morning!

 

Don’t forget that 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!

 

If you’d like to see more pictures of my Sweet Reagan’s room and how we frugally decorated it, go HERE.  When it’s clean, I love that place!

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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Five Minute Challenge: The Kids Clothes Take Over


Because my poor kids drawers are a disaster thanks to the crazy is-it-spring-or-is-it-winter weather we have right now in Alabama, I decided to forego the laundry room clean out and spend this week cleaning out a few drawers.

 

I just couldn’t take it any longer. (Eek!)

 

 

I spent a bit longer than five minute (ummmm . . . maybe 45 minutes instead?) but hopefully this will encourage you also to take a few minutes this week and tackle that oh-so-overwhelming job in your home. Here’s how it looked when I started (after dumping out the top two drawers.)

UGH!!! But I turned on my free Dave Ramsey App, grabbed a Diet Coke, and set to work. After just forty minutes, things were looking so much better . . .

 

And here’s what will be heading off to donate, consign, or to the trash can. (If you consign clothes, I highly recommend going ahead and putting them on hangers at the end of each season – it makes them so much more manageable to just tag them when the next sale comes up!)

 

 

Your turn now! Do you have a few drawers or closets in your home that could use some serious attention? Head on over and get to work . . . and let me know how it goes. Take even just five minutes and see what you can accomplish, and I’d love to hear how many bags you can fill up!

 

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 at least 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.

 

Looking for more ideas on organizing? Check out several ideas in the PPP 25 Days to a More Organized You series . . . hopefully they can help you out!

 

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Five Minute Challenge: The Laundry Room

 

Last week’s winner of the five minute challenges was cbush71@hotmail.com. Congratulations . . . and good luck this week everyone!

Ready for a quick five minute challenge this week? I know my house can use it! I decided we’ll spend this week in the laundry room, and I really think it will be fun to get that room tidied up a bit.

 

Here’s today’s challenge:

 

Set the timer for just five minutes, and thoroughly clean off the tops sides and front of your washer and dryer.

 

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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5 Minute Challenge: The Car


Here’s today’s quick and easy five minute challenge. . . I promise, you can do this!

 

Grab a grocery sack and head out to your car, and do as much tidying up as you can in just five minutes. Throw away any trash, take any extra items that need to go inside and put them away, and do a quick wipe down with a rag of any dust that’s accumulated on the dashboard. Ready, set, go!

 

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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