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post #21 of 52
I agree, 2 minutes is not so overwhelming

I just made our bed, too. Then I picked up any trash I could find upstairs (mostly in the bathrooms, like empty toilet paper rolls!)

Oh, and I transfered the laundry. Definitely didn't fold or put anything away I tossed all the contents from the dryer on the couch. That would take more than a couple minutes and I have no motivation ATM!
post #22 of 52
This is such a good idea. I'm going to print out that list in the original post to stick up on the kitchen bullentin board...I think it will help DH a lot. He has ADD and finds it very hard to complete a task, so maybe having some little things that don't take long to complete would be easier for him.
post #23 of 52
Ok, I'm going to go do 3 minutes! I'll be back...
post #24 of 52
Woo hoo!

I scraped out two pots on the stove that still had pasta in them from Friday (embarassing) and set them to soak in the sink. Then I spent the rest of the time decluttering the floor in my room, which is far from done, but looks better.
post #25 of 52
Thread Starter 
Our garage is the "bad" area of our home. We have just tossed stuff in there for months

so I did several 2 minutes and filled 2 huge bags with pop cans, 2 huge bags of newspapers

and flatened several boxes

now I hope to get rid of some of it tomorrow

Its going to take a long time -- but I cant wait until its organized and tidy in there
post #26 of 52
My two minutes got me motivated and I did more :

In about 15 minutes I:
Switched the laundry over
Cleaned the toys, garbage and laundry out of the bathroom
Swept the bathroom
Moped up a spill in the kitchen
Swept the kitchen
Cleaned up various garbage in the kitchen

And with that time spent, the rest of the house seems more manageable!
post #27 of 52
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stephenie View Post
My two minutes got me motivated and I did more :

In about 15 minutes I:
Switched the laundry over
Cleaned the toys, garbage and laundry out of the bathroom
Swept the bathroom
Moped up a spill in the kitchen
Swept the kitchen
Cleaned up various garbage in the kitchen

And with that time spent, the rest of the house seems more manageable!

::
post #28 of 52
Make my bed
Sweep hall and stairs
post #29 of 52
Thread Starter 
made a trip to the very stinky dump and got rid of a van load of stuff!!

I have done several 2 minutes bagging more stuff for garbage day tomorrow morning.

I have a few more 2 minute trips to the garage to do before the evening is done.:
post #30 of 52
I am loving how much I can get done in such a short time! It's been the best motivator for me so far with cleaning. I am not really the best at it.
post #31 of 52
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stephenie View Post
I am loving how much I can get done in such a short time! It's been the best motivator for me so far with cleaning. I am not really the best at it.

thats good :

why dont you post what you are able to do in a couple of minutes -- It might help someone else
post #32 of 52
Quote:
Originally Posted by Peppermint Leaf View Post
thats good :

why dont you post what you are able to do in a couple of minutes -- It might help someone else
Sorry if any of these are repeats

Pick up the whirlwind of toys in the living room
put a dent in the cleaning out of the fridge
put a dent in the laundry folding
clear off kitchen/bathroom counter/ kitchen table
spray a surface clean (stovetop, counter, etc)
put laundry away
take out garbage
sweep
quick clean up of my son's bedroom
locate a few things to donate to goodwill
put the books back on the bookshelf (my son pulls them all of at least once a day)
quick cleanout of closet
post #33 of 52
Oh I am glad I found this thread! I have been lazy since Christmas and my house shows it! I have tomorrow off of work so I will be doing a whole lot of 2 minute cleaning. I'll post later what I am able to do.
post #34 of 52
Let's see, in 2 minutes I can set up the scooba and let it clean the kitchen floor.

In 2 minutes, I can gather all of the dirty laundry and start the washing machine.

In 2 minutes, I can sweep under the kitchen table and wipe it down as well as the booster seats.

In 2 minutes, I can clean both toilets... or one toilet and start on one of the sinks.
post #35 of 52
Great thread. Of course I won't have time to read it properly until nap time, but I've found that I can get so much done in little chunks during the day -- even with both my wild boys home.
post #36 of 52
in 2 minutes I can
Scoop the cat box or
hang up all the coats on the entry way bench and put away the hats and mittens
post #37 of 52
Thread Starter 
Really tired today... however spent 2 minutes unloading dishwasher and 2 minutes loading it up again and turning it on.

not a lot but its better than getting nothing done
post #38 of 52
Thread Starter 
Well -- My family wanted pasta a for lunch --- so I decided to see how much work I could get done in the kitchen while the water was boiling and the pasta was cooking (approx 15 minutes total) .... well I got my whole kitchen cleaned up and the dishwasher loaded up and turned on !!! ..

Yeah -- Pasta cleaning :
post #39 of 52
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by umsami View Post
Let's see, in 2 minutes I can set up the scooba and let it clean the kitchen floor.

In 2 minutes, I can gather all of the dirty laundry and start the washing machine.

In 2 minutes, I can sweep under the kitchen table and wipe it down as well as the booster seats.

In 2 minutes, I can clean both toilets... or one toilet and start on one of the sinks.
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post #40 of 52
I just tried this - in 2-minute chunks I was able to:

-take the recycling out (including some boxes I finally broke down)
-switch laundry
-patch a pair of pants!

Thanks for the inspiration! :
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