Here's the blazing truth: Everyday you HAVE to do the minimum. So, what's the minimum work you can do for the Maximum impact? Girl- I'm queen at this! Read on...
- Get up and Get Ready: We'll talk more about this later but have a little pride in your appearance and get that makeup on and wear shoes. You're gonna get through this morning routine so fast you'll have time to meet your girlfriends for lunch or a play date so be ready!
- Make the bed and do your breakfast thing and give yourself 10-15 minutes in the kitchen to tidy up after the nuclear mess your kids left before heading off to school.
- Devote 5 Minutes TOPS to each room! SOO Important! Just 5 minutes-- but the trick is that you have to race the clock. When I do this I break a sweat or break my neck. I work like I just won a trip to Tahiti and I have 5 minutes to clean the room or I forfeit. Remember to take care of the things in your line of site... don't get caught up organizing a drawer unless the room "looks" spotless. If the room is clean, go ahead and use the extra time to clean windows or vacuum, wash finger prints...work yourself deeper into cleaning. Always use your time wisely.
- Minimum Daily Maintenance time is sacred: Your family and your home come before the rest of the world. Ignore the phone, let the kiddos veg out to Sesame Street or if you're into resistance training, strap one to each leg... try not to get distracted (hint, don't check your blog!).
Tomorrow we'll talk about those "other" schedules. They might take more than 5 minutes but doesn't it feel great to have a beautiful, manageable home? Off to clean, Palace Guests! Can't wait to hear about your results:)