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Busy? Try One of These Bite-Sized Cleaning Tasks

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11.03.14

This post originally appeared on HellaWella, which takes the stuffiness out of the healthy lifestyle culture, and gives people tips on living healthy in the real world.

Daunted by the weekly cleaning drill? Lessen the load by splitting it up throughout the week. No matter how long you have, there's a quick task you can complete to make the weekend's work a little easier.

GOT 30 SECONDS?

Bathroom: Grab a pre-moistened cleaning wipe and scrub down the sink and faucet while you brush your teeth.

Bedroom: Toss dirty clothes in the hamper, rehang rejected outfits or tidy up the top of your dresser.

Living room: Pick up a load of things that don't belong and take them where they ought to be (think: dirty dishes to the kitchen, kicked-off shoes to the bedroom).

Kitchen: If you can't wash dishes right now, neatly stack them in the sink so they look more orderly.

Office: Wipe down your screen and keyboard for dust.  

GOT 5 MINUTES OR LESS?

Kitchen: Take out the garbage or recycling. Still got time? Load a few items into the dishwasher or wipe down the counters.

Bathroom: You've got just enough time to spray the shower and wipe it down, then give the toilet a quick scrub.

Bedroom: Make the bed.

Office: Clear off your desk, file papers and discard or shred any trash.

Anywhere: Sweep an entire room. (Head to the kitchen or entryway first — they tend to need the most frequent maintenance.)  

GOT 15 MINUTES?

Foyer: Organize a pile of mail and file it away. Neatly hang coats and line up shoes and boots, shake out the doormat and put away anything else that doesn't belong there.

Living room: Dust off surfaces like a media cabinet or bookshelf and then vacuum.

Laundry: Fold a load of laundry and put it away.

Anywhere: Break out the bucket and mop. Since you've swept all week, the floors are already prepped for mopping.

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