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A minute at a time - gets the job done

post #1 of 52
Thread Starter 
Hello

I came across this great website that lists 30 things you can do around your house in 30 seconds or less.

So I thought it would be cool to start a thread of what all of you can do in say 2 minutes or less.
  • I know that for many of you its just overwhelming to even start decluttering and cleaning. so you dont even want to start
  • So instead of looking at it as a whole -- lets break it down into 2 minute jobs... and before you know it -- you have done minutes and we are all you.
  • So turn on some great musicand lets start listing our small 2 minute accomplishments.
I will start - I can do the following in 2 minutes or less:
  1. rinse the plates from dinner and stick in the dishwasher
  2. Stick a load of laundry in the washer
  3. ost my list of accomplishments here .. LOL
  4. Feed the dog :


Okay -- Your turn



http://housekeeping.about.com/od/tim.../30seconds.htm
post #2 of 52
Good idea.

I know that I can hand wash and fill 2 drain racks with dishes in 15 minutes or less. I often set the timer for that.
post #3 of 52
In 2 minutes I can wipe down the stove!

ETA: Great thread!
post #4 of 52
Thread Starter 
I just cleaned my toilet in under 2 minutes

you can all sit on it now !
post #5 of 52
I can...

...sweep the kitchen floor
...wash the table
...wipe down the counters
...spray the glass clean on the first floor
...do a quick "swipe" of the bathroom (wiping down the sink, toilet and spraying the tub)
post #6 of 52
Thread Starter 
It took me less than 2 minutes to make my bed this morning .. and now it looks so nice when I walk into my bedroom
post #7 of 52
throw out anything that's clearly past its prime in the fridge (i usually do that when i'm finished loading the dw and it's not quite full, to fill it up!)

have the babes help me throw any stray toys into a laundry basket to take back upstairs

take out the trash and recycling

spray and wipe down the table & kitchen counters

i cannot sweep a room in two minutes. i clearly need to sweep more often - both to increase my speed and to decrease the amount of stuff i'm sweeping up at one time!

eta: snips here and there DO add up! when i'm watching a tv show at night, i always clean/tidy during the commercials and it makes a difference.
post #8 of 52
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Originally Posted by doubledutch View Post
throw out anything that's clearly past its prime in the fridge (i usually do that when i'm finished loading the dw and it's not quite full, to fill it up!)

have the babes help me throw any stray toys into a laundry basket to take back upstairs

take out the trash and recycling

spray and wipe down the table & kitchen counters

i cannot sweep a room in two minutes. i clearly need to sweep more often - both to increase my speed and to decrease the amount of stuff i'm sweeping up at one time!

eta: snips here and there DO add up! when i'm watching a tv show at night, i always clean/tidy during the commercials and it makes a difference.



when ds was much younger (he is 17 now) .. we would play a game -- when the commerical comes on we run and get something done and make it back to the couch before the shows starts again.

It would be simple things like - I would fold the laundry while the show was on and then get him to put stuff away during the commerical etc etc
post #9 of 52
what a great idea! maybe it will inspire me to get a bunch of little things done here and there today. I really need to get this place clean and organized.

I did take the trash and recycling out earlier. It took me less than 2 minutes to drag them down to the road. feels cleansing in a way, to rid my garage of that stuff
post #10 of 52
Thread Starter 
I need to clean out my fridge today to get ready for all the christmas day turkey stuff etc:
post #11 of 52
I discovered that I can unwrap half a bag of Andes mints in under 2 minutes. It felt like it took forever though.
post #12 of 52
Thread Starter 
post #13 of 52
Quote:
Originally Posted by onlyzombiecat View Post
I discovered that I can unwrap half a bag of Andes mints in under 2 minutes. It felt like it took forever though.
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post #14 of 52
Thread Starter 
If any of you are like me -- I get overwhelmed very easily by a messy unorganized home. IT seems like it only takes a day of me not staying on top of it for it to be: ...... and then I almost dont want to tackle it .. and over the holidays with everyone home and extra company it seems to happen at a much faster rate!!!

so if you are like me -- lets try to get a few 2 minute things done so we dont reach the point of wanting to:
post #15 of 52
yeah, I'm like that too and it didn't even take a whole day for my house to become a disaster. We had company leave on Monday (it was pretty dang clean before they arrived) and within a few hours I swear my kids trashed the place. That, and I got really lazy after staying on top of things for days in a row while we had guests so I let the dishes and laundry pile up. Last night I got a good amount done but with the kids off from school and the neighbor kid who never goes home : it's a never-ending mess.

I think I'll take 2 minutes and vacuum the kitchen floor. When I get my butt off the computer, of course That might motivate me to get stuff done, I can't imagine adding christmas gifts and wrapping paper to this disaster zone, tomorrow!
post #16 of 52
Heading off to clean for 2 minutes...
post #17 of 52
I used my time to clean the mess that is my kitchen. And even that little bit made me feel better.

Edit, 1:09-

Well, this got me to clear the dining room table and the kitchen counter and wipe them down. Then I brought the clean laundry upstairs from the dryer for dh to put away, moved the wet clothes to the dryer and started another load in the washer.
post #18 of 52
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by phathui5 View Post
I used my time to clean the mess that is my kitchen. And even that little bit made me feel better.



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post #19 of 52
Thread Starter 
I am overwhelmed today --- haven't really done any housework for a couple of days -- just the basics.

So I am going back to doing some 2 minute chores. Anybody in with me on this one .......

I am going to take 2 minutes and make my bed and then relax with a fresh cup of coffee
post #20 of 52
2 minutes is a lot more do-able than flyladys 15 minutes even

i'll do a bunch today (lord knows my house needs it- 15 month old+christmas+dogs+rain and mud for a week= super messy house)
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