Be a Housework Ninja! 30 Chores You Can Do in Under a Minute

26th October 2012 posted in Home Lifestyle

Be a Housework Ninja! 30 Chores You Can Do in Under a Minute

 

This might be a good way to get out of a housework rut, or a good way of starting if you feel overwhelmed by housework. I personally like to break the mammoth task of “housework” down into smaller bits, as it seems a lot more manageable that way. The following ten are tasks you can do in under a minute each (I’ve tested them) that are good for creating the feeling of a small win :)
 
 
  1. Clean the cutlery drainer. They can get yucky! Easy to wash and wipe with detergent in seconds.
  2. Wipe bathroom sink. Regular mini-wipings are the key to an always-clean sink.
  3. Dust the TV. Why do TVs attract so much dust?
  4. Remove lint from the tumble dryer.
  5. Wipe the soap and fabric dispenser area in the washing machine.
  6. Clean around a door handle or push-plate. Often we don’t notice dirt in these areas as they get grubby gradually.
  7. Wipe off the kettle. They often get random tea splashes on them.
  8. Clean a mirror (or a glass door panel). Vinegar and newspaper work really well.
  9. Water a plant.
  10. Make your bed. Just straighten the duvet and pillows, and your bed is made!
  11.  Laundry basket. Pick up any dirty clothes and put them in it.
  12.  Remove anything bad from the fridge
  13.  De-smell the fridge. A small bowl of sodium bicarbonate in the fridge will get rid of weird smells.
  14.  Change towels or tea-towels to new ones.
  15.  Wipe off a couple light switches.
  16. Wipe off your phone.
  17. Wipe off the remote control.
  18.  Put bleach or toilet cleaner in the loo (don’t forget to flush it later).
  19.  Put a load of washing in the machine.
  20.  Shake out the doormat
  21.  Put envelopes and junk mail in the recycling
  22.  Wipe off a couple door handles
  23.  Wipe the a kitchen cupboard door
  24.  Use your feet to wipe a wet towel over a small bathroom or kitchen floor. (Good if you’re in a hurry, but it will need cleaning properly every so often, too, of course).
  25.  Wipe off the soap dish or shower soap tray.
  26.  De-smell the bin. Again, by sprinkling magical baking soda inside.
  27.  Wipe off the toaster.
  28. Dust a surface, like a windowsill or side-table.
  29.  Wipe the tiles above the sink and cooker.
  30.  Treat yourself to a cup of tea and a biscuit.
 
Woohoo! Time to do all of them in 30 minutes? ;)
 
 
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