Five Minute Challenge: The TV and Outlet/Lightswitch Covers

Here’s today’s five minute challenge for the day . . . and you might even find a few pennies if you’re lucky!


Set the timer for just five minutes, grab some Windex and a rag, and thoroughly clean your television and any outlet covers/light switch covers in your family room.  If you have an extra minute, wipe any door frames while you’re at it!


Don’t forget, each time that 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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  1. Awesome idea, I never think to clean the outlets, and rarely clean the tv. Thanks!

  2. Wow, it is amazing how much you can clean in 5 minutes! Thanks for the motivation!!!

  3. Joanne Turner says:

    Loved this challenge. With three little people running around, this was a much needed refresher for our family room.

  4. I clean the screen of the tv, but not behind as much.Thanks for the push!

  5. Wow I have never thought about cleaning the outlet covers. The door frames are also often forgotten, especially since the little hands are so much lower! Love these challenges!

  6. Good challenge. All done.

  7. Lisa Jones says:

    Awesome idea! Thanks!

  8. Sylvia Solis says:

    This was a great idea!! Thanks the TV needed it…..

  9. Wow, it’s a color tv! All clean and shiny…

  10. need to do this in the van & it’s touch screen radio~ we seem to overlook the everyday used things : germs, germs everywhere!

  11. I always clean the light swtich covers but forget the outlet covers! At least now the ones you can see are clean! 🙂

  12. Shannon Jones says:

    I always end up seeing these close to midnight and never can get up the energy to do them then. 🙁 I need to revisit this one in the morning.

  13. Great ideas!

  14. Great idea!!!! Thanks a lot 🙂

  15. Dawn Giehl says:

    Whatever you do, don’t spray Windex directly on the TV screen! I always use a microfiber cloth to clean the screen. I clean outlet covers after I have cleaned the bathroom countertop with Scrubbing Bubbles, makes those outlet covers release their fingerprints quickly!

  16. Thanks!

  17. No idea they could collect dust! Thanks for the inspiration

  18. This one I won’t do at work because we have a cleaning service that hopefully does some of that, but I will put it on my list of things to do this weekend!

  19. Did this tonight since I did not get it done last night.

  20. All done!

  21. The tv is so shiny we may have to have a movie night tonight 🙂

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