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Quick cleaning tasks you can do in minutes.

11/6/2019 (Permalink)

A person carrying cleaning supplies. The person is wearing yellow gloves. Cleaning don't have to take a long time if you do a little each day.

Here are 30 cleaning tasks that each take 5 minutes or less. Take advantage of a few minutes here and there to get these tasks out of the way, and cut down your preparation time for when friends come over by a lot.

1. Empty small wastebaskets.

2. Put away clean dishes.

3. Make your bed.

4. Clear the dining room/main eating table.

5. Sweep one room’s floor.

6. Clean just-used dishes.

7. Take out the trash.

8. Spray and wipe down kitchen countertops.

9. Dust surfaces of one room.

10. Put in a load of laundry.

11. Put away personal belongings in one room.

12. Organize shoes.

13. Spray down plastic toys (I use a half-vinegar, half-water mixture) and let dry.

14. Throw away old receipts and mail.

15. Dust ceiling fans and lighting fixtures.

16. Surface-clean toilet and faucets in the bathroom.

17. Put away laundry (folding is another matter).

18. Spray and wipe down mirrors.

19. Mop/wipe down floor of one room.

20. Tidy shelves on a bookcase or bedside table.

21. Gather grimy washcloths, towels and dishrags and add them to the laundry basket; replace with fresh ones.

22. Surface-clean top of oven.

23. Disinfect doorknobs and handles.
24. Rearrange kitchen cabinet shelves (or just one).

25. Take down outdated items from the refrigerator door.

26. Take off old sheets and replace with fresh ones.

27. Clear cobwebs.

28. Vacuum the carpet or spray and wipe down the hardwood floors of one room.

29. Run a clean cycle on the dishwasher or clean kitchen items you use every day, like drying racks and water pitchers.

30. Clear old or expired food from fridge and shelves.

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