Welcome to this weeks edition of Homemaker Monday. Homemaker Monday is where we share tips and tricks for keeping your home and family organized with as little effort as possible. I invite you to link up below and share your tips and tricks that you use to make your life easier.
The 10 Minute Tidy
Today I am going to share a really simple trick with you to keeping your home looking clean-ish. It isn’t a secret and I have read about it tons of places but I swear by it. It is called the 10 minute tidy.
When I first read about the 10 minute tidy I thought it was pointless. Seriously what will 10 minutes accomplish? Well it will actually accomplish a lot.
Normally my living room looks like this.
The toy baskets are turned into blocks ala Angry Birds. Lego is all over the place. Pillows and blankets are turned into walls and roofs for the daily fort. Long story short, my living room is trashed. But that is ok. I have kids and it is their living room too.
Every day after lunch I do the 10 minute tidy of the living room. Toys all put away (this picture was from Big Brother cleaning up, he likes to put all the new toys on display), floors swept, funiture wiped down and dishes piled. Now I can truly put my feet up and relax while Little Brother peacefully naps.
Come bed time Little Brother goes up for his bath and now it is time for Big Brother to earn his keep. It is his turn to do the 10 minute tidy before he goes for his bath. Once the kids are in bed it takes no time for Tobei and I to get the rest of the main floor done. Within half an hour of the boys being in bed we are free to enjoy our evenings. I once rolled my eyes at the 10 minute tidy. Not is is my best friend.
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