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I remember awhile ago someone started a thread where the person above you assigned a number 1-10 and you had to clean for that many minutes.  I got so much done that night lol.  If anyone wants to do this with me  I'd love you forever.

 

 

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OK just spent 6 minutes cleaning the shower.

 

 

8 minutes.


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OK just spent 6 minutes cleaning the shower.

 

 

8 minutes.


Cleaned the kitchen for 8 minutes.

 

 

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ok I didn't time it this time, but about three minutes... still have more folding/ picking up to do but that little spurt was much more helpful than I would have thought. DD needs to go to bed and then there are several things that need a good 1-10 minutes of attention, lol.

 

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Well I set the timer for 4 minutes, but ended up it took me 9 minutes to finish the job!  But thinking I only needed to work for 4 minutes was what got me started on the job. 

 

 

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Whew! 9 min spent making beds and starting laundry for the day.

 

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Ok, 6 minutes unloading the dishwasher and making the kitchen sink pretty.

 

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Five minutes to finish folding once and for all!!

 

EIGHT MINUTES

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Awesome idea! 

 

Spent 8 minutes making DD's bed after washing her sheets and threw my sheets into the wash.

 

7 minutes!

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setting the timer for seven minutes.... that's how long i need to finish putting everything away and then we gotta get OUTTA HERE :)

 

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5 spent shifting laundry, clearing dishrack, putting away random countertops objects.

 

3 minutes


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Three minutes, I'm setting a timer on this one, LoL, let's see how much I can get vacuumed! I emptied the canister when I took out the trash earlier, the place is finally all picked up, etc. so this is the perfect time. Why wait until after bedtime when I can probably go over what really needs it and zoom thru the bedroom real quick too?! (I have a pretty small place!)

 

ETA: almost forgot :-P six minutes

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Done! I cleaned up my desk area... so cluttered!

 

Challenge: 8 minutes! :P


 

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OK just spent 6 minutes cleaning the shower.

 

 

8 minutes.


Can I veer off course a little bit and ask how you cleaned the shower in only 6 minutes? The tub and walls are one of my most hated chores. I feel it takes me too long so I put it off alot. The walls are what I'm most concerned about. I'm wondering if a squeegee would be the quickest way to clean them.

 

If I remember when I get home from work tonite, I will look this thread up and participate.
 

 

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sweetjasmine- Maybe the idea is, do the best job you can in 6 minutes! You could do the good 20 or 30 minute clean next time that chore comes around, or the point could be shorter but more frequent attention paid to the area. Of course for some things this doesn't work so well - like the laundry I partially/ repeatedly refolded that DD had a very fun time throwing around each time since it wasn't put away! But eventually if your shower is getting attention almost every day six minutes would do it, right?? If it's in a sad state now, maybe just spend five minutes scrubbing one wall and then rinse and come back to it for another six minutes later or tomorrow!

 

Follow-up on my timed three minute vacuum: I couldn't even believe it- I moved lightning fast & got what really *needed* to be vacuumed in about TWO minutes! Used that third minute to swing back thru the high-traffic areas. Yes I will probably do the thorough (15-20 minutes in my small place, including moving some stuff around) vacuuming next time I bother to pull the thing out, but never again will I hesitate to do just three to five minutes of vacuuming if that's all the time I have, it seriously makes 90% of the difference that the longer vacuuming session would have made!!!

 

Eight is my favorite number! Time to finally give the kitchen (eight minutes worth of) that big wipedown it so desperately needs!!!

 

Your challenge: TWO minutes!

 

 

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But eventually if your shower is getting attention almost every day six minutes would do it, right??

 


 

 


That's exactly right... although a six minute clean is not a deep clean, it is enough to give it a quick spruce up.

 

Sweetjasmine, it's always been one of my most hated jobs too, and I couldn't work out how to get the mould off....but I have now found a way of getting the mould off the tiles, I use washing up detergent!  And I use a scrubbing brush. Then I get the shower hose and rinse it all off.  It actually works really well.

 


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2 minutes gathering recycling for pickup tomorrow! :)

 

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Okay, I washed dinner dishes for 5 minutes while DD put dishes in the dishwasher and DH put clean dishes away (from side of sink). Fabulous!

 

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Okay, I washed dinner dishes for 5 minutes while DD put dishes in the dishwasher and DH put clean dishes away (from side of sink). Fabulous!

 

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I picked up the living room for 7.

 

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1 minute wiping up the bathroom sink and counter!

 

I needed one like that!

 

 

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4 minutes - finished folding the pile of clothes on the dining room table (still need to put them away)

 

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Spent 6 minutes hanging out the laundry.

 

 

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I picked up the living room for 7.

 

1 (I really want to see how fast you guys clean lol)

 

 

Maybe it'd be helpful to know DH grilled most of our dinner outside... winky.gif I had two pans to clean, plus their lids, a sharp knife, and glass cutting board. DD had four plates, three forks, one butter knife, serving utensils, grilling tongs, and a glass. DH had a dozen or less small items to put away.
 

 


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I spent the five minutes my coffeemaker was working putting away the clean dishes, filling the water jug, and replacing the bag in the kitchen garbage. :D

 

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5 this morning spent on the laundry routine, filling dishwasher.

 

How about 10 for all y'all who really need to work!


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10 minutes was a good start on my living room.  I need more though!

 

 

8 minutes

 

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8 minutes scrubbing the entranceway.  Yuck!

 

7 minutes! Go go go! :D


 

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But eventually if your shower is getting attention almost every day six minutes would do it, right??

 


 

 

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That's exactly right... although a six minute clean is not a deep clean, it is enough to give it a quick spruce up.

 

Sweetjasmine, it's always been one of my most hated jobs too, and I couldn't work out how to get the mould off....but I have now found a way of getting the mould off the tiles, I use washing up detergent!  And I use a scrubbing brush. Then I get the shower hose and rinse it all off.  It actually works really well.

 


Thanks ladies! Yes, that makes sense. I have to figure, too, that if I give everything a good cleaning now and then, in between times will go faster and I won't need to spend alot of time cleaning. I should have checked in last night because I think I got the kitchen cleaned after supper in record time!

 

Do you mean dishwasher detergent? It's not too

harsh on the tiles? If it works that well it would be much to cheaper to use.
 

 

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