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  1. I have also in the past texted someone I know has the same reluctance as me and we have a race for specific tasks or rooms to see who gets done first. Works for us.

  2. As someone who hopes to be cleaner and more organized in her next life, I pinned these hints because they are excellent. Just starting, setting a timer for a short time are all helpful for those of us who do not love to clean.

    1. It definitely helps my husband, who is a very reluctant cleaner! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I love your trick of setting a timer and getting as much accomplished before it goes off. The 2-minute rule is amazing too! I never thought of it within a time frame like that, but it’s true. If i takes you a short amount of time then why put it off. Just get it done! Great tips!
    -Becca
    http://www.lexiandlady.com

    1. Thanks Becca! It really does make a big difference!

  4. I use to do my laundry and put it in front of the tv to fold(don’t have a laundry room). However, I got to where I would procrastinate and then decided to put my clothes on my bed and fold from there. It gets done quickly because, after all, we have to go to sleep at night and everything gets put away right then and there.

    1. Yes! I get the laundry put away so much faster when I dump it all on the bed, haha

  5. Amy Espinosa says:

    Thank you! I enjoyed reading this. I really think this will help my home.

  6. I can’t agree with you more! Great pointers and ideas.
    Thank you.

  7. Great tips thank you and here is another – do not leave a room without picking something up – there is always something that doesn’t belong there.

    1. What a great tip! Thanks, Kath!

  8. Thank you for the tips, I’m like the other lady I’ll watch my programs then I get up at commercials, I get a lot done this time. So I don’t stress about cleaning. Linda

    1. Such a great idea, Linda! I’m definitely trying this. ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Turquoisebluelover says:

    Hello everybody !
    I loved your tips . Here is mine.
    When i am watching my favorite series on tv and i am feeling guilty about not cleaning up my house, i get up from my couch during advertising and do as much things as possible! Very effective ! You can’t mop ALL the appartment /house but a incredibly big number of annoying things can be done this way.

    1. I do that too!! That’s a great tip!

  10. Ashwiinii says:

    Hi, I am glad to see someone having similar style of cleaning. I would like to share a few things I follow. If I am going from living room to bedroom I carry one item that belongs to bedroom with me so that I have less to sort at end of day. And second if I am too tired,I put all things that belongs to other room in one basket and sort it when I have more energy to clean it.

    1. Great tips! Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Great tips! I’ll add one that an older coworker shared (nonverbal-just by example): empty the trashin all rooms. You won’t believe what a difference-up there with making the bed …

    1. That’s a great tip!

    2. I love all your ideas i set the timer for 15 minutes and finished my room thank you

      1. Glad to hear they worked for you!

  12. homeimprovementnick says:

    Great tips you have shared over-there. I love one with timer time because often I let other things amuse me so I forgot about cleaning.

    1. That’s definitely one of my favorite tricks! ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. When I clean my house, I find myself working on multiple rooms at one time. It feels like I’m running around without a purpose half the time. It gets overwhelming. Thanks for the tips!

    1. Yes! I always feel that way if I try to do multiple rooms at once too, Andy. Glad it was helpful! ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. These are so great! My husband is actually more of a neat freak than I am (no complaints; he loves to clean!). We definitely use the timer method…it’s great setting a time and seeing how much you can accomplish. Plus you know you’ll only be cleaning for that amount of time, so it’s helpful to have that deadline in place.