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While hanging out with a friend who is expecting a bundle of joy this summer, we were discussing how to get a handle on the clutter at our homes. I put all my blame on my husband and dog, as usual. (I mean, that sand isn’t tracking itself onto the floors!)
My friend told me about a brilliant way she was starting to save on the time it took to clean house. She and her husband spend 5 minutes a day on one room. They just do as much as they can in that 5 minutes and then leave it for later. That’s a tactic my husband and I could probably stick to.
Here’s my plan: Go to a room, get supplies, set a timer, and go! With baby toys, a shaggy dog, and a husband who has a million hobbies, things can get messy quick. But with a few minutes of work each night, we can keep things in slightly better shape.